No dismissal order yet for Quezon town vice mayor
The local office of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has not yet received a copy of the dismissal order for Quezon municipality Vice Mayor Eugene Ayod. “I have yet to receive the copy. Gusto ko muna mabasa kung ano ang nakalagay sa order,” Marissa Barba, CSC provincial director told Palawan News in a text message. Since news of Ayod’s dismiss- al broke out on September 18 for serious dishonesty and grave misconduct, the local CSC maintains it has not received its copy to implement. The five-page decision against Ayod was signed by Alicia dela Rosa-Bala and concurred by Commissioner Leopoldo Roberto Valderosa Jr., and attested by Dolores Bonifacio, director IV Commission Secretariat and Liaison Office. It said Ayod was ordered dismissed for a November 17, 2004, case when she was the Quezon town treasurer. order to be promoted to a permanent position from being an assistant municipal treasurer to treasurer, Ayod allegedly cheated in the 1997 when she had someone take the civil service eligibility exam for her. Ayod submitted a personal data sheet (PDS) dated June 16, 2004, indicating she had passed the Career Service Professional Examination (CSPE) conducted on February 16, 1997, with a rating of 82.16 percent, the CSC order said. However, upon verification of the picture of the examinee on record in the Picture Seat Plan (PSP), the one who took the examination was a male. The CSC order said Ayod’s PDS did not match the record of the male examinee when the examination was held “Thus, it was obvious that Ayod caused another person to take the February 16, 1997, CSPE in Puerto Princesa City, for and on her behalf,” a copy of the CSC order obtained by Palawan News said. In a recent interview, Ayod’s kin said they are taking the case seriously, they also strongly believe it was politically motivated. “Paulit-ulit na lang ang issue na ‘ yan. Alam niyo naman ang politika, [at] malakas kasi dito si mama at magpapare-elect siya. Kaya sabi sa amin ng abogado, ‘wag na magsalita about dyan kasi malalim na usapin na ‘yan at balik-balik na lang,” Ayod’s son Leonard Vincent, barangay chairman of Alfonso Trese, said.