MANILA, Philippines — The First Division of the Supreme Court docket declared as invalid the 90-day suspension slapped in opposition to Stefani Saño, former Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority official, almost a decade in the past.
Saño, former SBMA Senior Deputy Administrator for Enterprise and Funding, was suspended by former chairman Roberto V. Garcia after he was dragged into the questionable cargo of 420,000 luggage of Indian rice again in April 2012.
Saño appealed his 90-day suspension earlier than the excessive court docket claiming he was denied due course of. He asserted there was no preliminary investigation performed by the SBMA previous to his suspension.
The SC First Division later gave advantage to Saño’s argument, saying that the order of suspension was issued with out complying with the necessities and processes laid down beneath the Revised Guidelines on Administrative Instances within the Civil Service (RRACCS).
The Court docket additionally dominated that “the questioned 90-day preventive suspension lapsed with out an injunctive reduction from a court docket of regulation… the problem of the propriety of the preventive suspension continues to be a justiciable concern,” thereby granting the previous SBMA official to again pay.
“The cost of again salaries owed to Stefani C. Saño shall be both within the type of go away credit, if he’s nonetheless lively in authorities service, OR go away credit monetized on the present charge for the place he previously occupied, at his choice,” the court docket dominated.
Saño was glad that the case has lastly been resolved.
“The favorable choice of the Supreme Court docket brings pleasure not solely to me but in addition to my household, colleagues and associates who all suffered due to the unjust and atrocious therapy I obtained from sure officers of a earlier administration of the SBMA. All of us really feel relieved with this vindication,” Saño mentioned in a press release.
“The emphasis is on due course of. It is a constitutional proper which can’t be violated by anybody.”
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