Facts: Petitioner filed a complaint for libel against respondents. The proceeding provided for is merely administrative and summary in character, in line with the principle that administrative rules of procedure should be construed liberally in order to promote their object and to assist the parties in obtaining just, speedy and inexpensive determination of their respective claims and defenses.” The formalities usually attendant in court hearings need not be present in an administrative investigation, provided that the parties are heard and given the opportunity to adduce their respective evidence.
The Court of Appeal reviewed the Administrative Court’s view on aggregation of public interest, and determined that the Administrative Court had erred in not following this approach. Given the skill of debtors to conceal their properties however, the decision of the respondent Judge should be set aside and held pending in the archives until petitioner tracks down the whereabouts of the defendant’s person or properties.
In response, the Executive Secretary issued a memorandum stating his concurrence with the recommendation of Secretary Drilon, and recommended to President Fidel V. Ramos the approval of the proposed Administrative Order dismissing Prosecutor Suyat, Jr. The Office of the President of the Philippines thru then Executive Secretary …
Facts: Petitioner filed a complaint for libel against respondents. This is in line with the rule in statutory construction that an administrative rule or regulation, in order to be valid, must not contradict but conform to the provisions of the enabling law. The Court finds nothing legally objectionable to PAGCOR’s denial of petitioner’s request to re-schedule the conference because his counsel would not be able to attend.
It is the COA and not the RTC which has primary jurisdiction to pass upon petitioner’s money claim against respondent local government unit. Since private respondent did not possess the appropriate civil service eligibility required of the position at that time, she was only extended a temporary appointment as Executive Assistant II which was noted by the MSU Board of Regents.
In the ensuing elections, petitioner won by placing first among the candidates, while respondent lost. Finding herself bereft of further administrative relief as the Career Executive Service Board which recommended her CESO Rank IV has been abolished, petitioner filed the petition at bench to annul, among others, said resolution.
Petitioner Governor Joson was filed a complaint before the Office of the President for barging violently into the session hall of the Sangguniang …
Facts: Petitioner filed a complaint for libel against respondents. HELD: the petition is hereby GRANTED, The CA decision affirming the Ombudsmans dismissal of petitioner IGNACIA BALICAS from office is REVERSED and SET ASIDE, and petitioners REINSTATEMENT to her position with back pay and without loss of seniority rights is hereby ordered.
By following the accepted rule in constitutional and statutory construction that an express enumeration of subjects excludes others not enumerated, it would follow that only those appointments to positions expressly stated in the first group require the consent (confirmation) of the Commission on Appointments.
But apply the provisions of the Anti-Graft Law, which authorizes the forfeiture to the State of property of a public officer or employee which is manifestly out of proportion to his salary as such public officer or employee and his other lawful income and the income from legitimately acquired property.
When, on the other hand, the administrative rule goes beyond merely providing for the means that ca facilitate or render least cumbersome the implementation of the law but substantially increases the burden of those governed, it behooves the agency to accord at least to those directly affected a chance to be heard, and thereafter to …