Ombudsman suspends Danao City
exec for 6 months for ‘dishonesty’

June 23 2016 11:21 AM

Office of the Ombudsman from City Administrator Jesus Durano was slapped a six-month suspension after he was found to have falsified his personal data sheet (PDS) in 2011, the Office of the Ombudsman said Thursday, June 23.

The Ombudsman said it found Durano guilty of dishonesty for false statements in his PDS.

Investigation showed Durano had stated under oath that he has not been formally charged, according to the Ombudsman.

However, the Ombudsman cited a certification issued by the Municipal Trial Court in Danao City about his three pending criminal cases.

“(A)ll his actions reveal an intention to conceal the fact that he was formally charged with criminal cases, constituting dishonesty… (N)o good faith can be attributed to him,” the Ombudsman said.

Durano admitted he failed to disclose the pending criminal cases even if he knew of their existence, it added.

After issuing the six-month suspension, the Ombudsman warned Durano that committing a similar or graver offense in the future “shall be dealt with more severely.”

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