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 Teofisto T. Guingona, Jr. issued the first questioned order dismissing Prosecutor Suyat, Jr. from the government service with forfeiture of all benefits under the law as earlier adverted to.
Governments and its civil servants will experience likewise demands from its citizens on service-levels and accessibility. 9 of the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers against the respondents before the Office of the Ombudsman instead of a judicial relief for resolution of the jurisdictional issue and declaration of nullity of the administrative proceeding.
Fourth, officers lower in rank whose appointments the Congress may by law vest in the President alone. First, Section 15 of Presidential Decree No. 957 provides that the decisions of the National Housing Authority (NHA) shall become final and executory after the lapse of fifteen (15) days from the date of receipt of the decision.