Tancinco faces complaint before CSC-A A +A
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A FORMER radio blocktimer has filed an administrative complaint against Assistant Regional Director Arnel Tancinco of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 before the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for allegedly holding on to his position without valid appointment.
Joefrey Quiñones, who claimed to be a media practitioner but did not divulge his media outlet, alleged that Tancinco was appointed by President Benigno Aquino III as acting director 1 of LTO 7.
Quiñones said that because the appointment is temporary and took effect on Nov. 2,
2010, this is only valid until Nov. 1, 2011. Quiñones cited that Tancinco did not meet the qualification requirements because the latter is not a third level eligible.
He said because Tancinco’s appointment was not renewed, the same shall be considered lapsed and ineffective as of Nov. 2, 2011.
He added that in the context of the Civil Service Law, Tancinco’s appointment is temporary in nature with a validity period of not more than 12 months pursuant to Section 27, Title 1, Book V of the Administrative Code of 1987.
When sought for comment, Tancinco said that his appointment signed by Aquino has no expiry date.
“They should know that my appointment is co-terminus with the appointing authority, the President. But I am serving the public at the pleasure of the President. If the President found out that I am effective in my job, he may retain me. If he doesn’t like what I’m doing, he can replace me anytime,” Tancinco said.
Tancinco said that recently, Malacañang reshuffled all the LTO directors in the country. Some of the presidential appointees were replaced. However, regions 2 and 7 were not affected.
Quiñones is not new to filing cases against LTO officials.
In November 2001, he filed a case against former LTO 7 director Porferio Mendoza before the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas for alleged falsification of public documents that enabled him to marry twice.
In 2007, Quiñones filed charges for grave threats and slander by deeds against then LTO 7 director Alex Leyson for mauling him inside the LTO building.
But in 2003, Quiñones and three others were banned by then congressman Antonio Cuenco from his office because they allegedly engaged in extortion activities.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 18, 2012.