Kalinga governor completes one-month suspension-A A +A
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
KALINGA Governor Jocel Baac resumes office after being penalized for a month suspension.
Baac revealed he spent his one month suspension wisely attending to some family matters, business, and attended to some of his friends and relatives. He added he took time to see the people whom he never visited because of work schedules.
Earlier, President Benigno Aquino III suspended Baac on July 9 after he was found guilty of conduct unbecoming of a public officer. Aquino also warned Baac that committing same acts in the future will be dealt with severely.
The suspension was a result of the June 7, 2010 incident occurred in a government – run radio station DZRK – Radyo ng Bayan in Tabuk, Kalinga.
Baac allegedly barged into the radio station and allegedly hit broadcaster Jerome Tabanganay with a microphone.
Malacañang’s suspension on Baac sustained the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s earlier recommendation to penalize him for a month.
Baac openly accepted his suspension saying that the incident was purely accidental and not intentional.
He defended himself saying that he was about to get the microphone to stop Tabanganay from telling to the public some accusations but the microphone accidentally hit the face of the broadcaster.
An administrative case was filed by the National Press Club of the Philippines which resulted to Baac’s suspension.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 04, 2012.