Friday, February 3, 2012

Dishonesty in public service, a lesson for Chief Justice Corona

Click on, 3 feb 2012,5:34 am : Dishonesty enough to convict Corona, says prosecution

We wish to emphasize the following excerpts:

Quezon Representative Erin Tañada, another deputy spokesperson of the prosecution, said the Supreme Court did not consider dishonesty a petty crime when it upheld the dismissal from office of a Bureau of Internal Revenue executive in a 2008 decision.

The executive was found to have accumulated properties and investments grossly disproportionate to her income and earning capacity as a government employee, and not disclosing these in her SALNs.

Tañada said the high court, in the case of Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. Peliño, ruled that “dishonesty is classified as a grave offense the penalty of which is dismissal from service at the first instance.

“So if someone of a lower level can be dismissed on the basis of dishonesty, what more the top magistrate of the Supreme Cour?” he pointed out.

We agree with the prosecution panel on this one. Let us save the people's millions of the people's tax money on continuing the impeachment trial. Let Chief Justice Corona begone!

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