THE Supreme Court has dismissed from service a process server in Iloilo City for his violation of the laws in serving court orders.
A court process server is the individual tasked to deliver documents to parties involved in court proceedings. This can include subpoenas, complaints and court orders.
The Court in its session last Tuesday ordered the dismissal of former Iloilo Regional Trial Court branch 35 process server Eric Caldito, after it found him guilt of "grave misconduct, falsification and dishonesty."
The SC upheld the ruling of the Office of the Court Administrator (OCA) who opined that falsifying an order of the Court and soliciting money from a law firm with a pending case--both filed against Caldito--constituted falsification, dishonesty and gross misconduct.
These offenses, according to the OCA, is punishable by dismissal.
OCA also said that the resignation of Caldito was only a strategy to escape from his administrative liabilities.
Aside from his dismissal, the High Court also imposed upon Caldito other penalties, including forfeiture of his retirement benefits, except accrued leave credits, and perpetual disqualification from holding any office in the government. (Sunnex)