THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Cebu served around 10 a.m. Wednesday, Friday 15, the dismissal order against Dumanjug Mayor Efren Guntrano Gica.
Gica was not around when DILG-Cebu Provincial Director Gerome Gonzales served the order issued by the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas at the mayor’s office.
No one from the mayor's staff also received the order.
Gonzales said he just posted the order on the door of the mayor’s office.
The Ombudsman-Visayas dismissed Gica for grave misconduct and dishonesty for allegedly tampering with a restaurant receipt in 2014. Gica allegedly tampered the receipt to bloat the amount to P21,435 from P11,435.
Gonzales said that Vice Mayor Rainerio Asentistqa will take over as the new mayor and first councilor Cesar Baricuatro as vice mayor. (EOB/SunStar Cebu)
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