Conduct Prejudicial to the Service

When a final decision says it's a private monetary obligation, never pay out of public funds. Some learn this the hard way. Take a look at this November 10, 2015 Supreme Court decision in the consolidated cases of Office of the Ombudsman v. Roger F. Borja; Lorna S. Prudente and Damaso

NCC Articles 19,20,21: Hope for Abused Job Orders?

Job orders. They were my topic in a previous post entitled - The Ordeal of Job Orders in the Government. For some reason, I am drawn to the job orders' predicament - working hard because they need to be earn, but never truly rewarded in ways they should be. Now this decision I came across

Administrative Rules Must Be Read in Harmony

To remind ourselves of the importance of harmonization in policy making, let us study this August 12, 2015 Supreme Court Decision in the consolidated cases of Winston F. Garcia et al. vs. Angelita Tolentino et. al & Melina I. Garcia et al. vs. Winston F. Garcia, et al. Facts: On May 30, 1997, Republic

Passive Recipients of Disallowed Benefits Not Required to Reimburse

Picture this. Government employer declares giving of bonus, employee rejoices, receives the money and spends it all. A year later, government employer asks the employee to give all the money back because the Commission on Audit disapproved the disbursement. Seen it? The recent case of Faustino A. Silang, et al

2012 SC Decisions Involving Civil Service Rules

CSC vs. Court of Appeals, et al (G.R. No. 176162) and Atty. Cueva vs. Court of Appeals (G.R. No. 178845) En Banc, October 9, 2012 > CSC has jurisdiction over cases filed directly with it, regardless of who initiated the complaint. Correspondingly, CSC has jurisdiction over administrative cases filed directly with

2014 SC Decisions Involving Civil Service Rules

Civil Service Commission vs. Maricelle M. Cortes (G.R. No. 200103, April 23, 2014) FACTS: The Commission en banc of the Commission of Human Rights approved the appointment of Maricelle M. Cortes as Information Officer V. Eligio P. Mallari - Maricelle's father, was a CHR Commissioner but he abstained from voting and instead requested CHR to

2013 SC Decisions Involving Civil Service Rules

CSC vs. Arlic Almojuela, G.R. No. 194368, April 2, 2013 (En Banc) > The CSC has standing as real party-in-interest and can appeal CA’s decisions modifying or reversing them, when it would have an adverse impact on the integrity of the civil service. This is the Dacoycoy Doctrine (G.R. No. 135805,