Though he had recently passed his Certificate of Candidacy for re-election, Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado is now facing the suspension order of the Ombudsman regarding a abuse of authority.

According to the statement released bu the anti-graft office, Tallado had refused to reinstate Edgardo Gonzales as a provincial veterinarian in 2013 though he had a directive from Civil Service Commission.

Camarines Norte Governor Found Liable for Abuse of Authority
Due to his refusal against the CSC directive, Tallado was found to be administratively liable of grave abuse of authority and guilty of oppression. Together with Tallado, supervising administrative officer Mario dela Cruz and provincial legal officer Sim Mata Jr are also found guilty and will face suspension for a year without salary.

Furthermore, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales stated in the official order that the three had acted against Gonzales and this makes them liable for Oppression/Grave Abuse of Authority.

Next year, Tallado will be running for re-election, but instead of running under Liberal Party, he is now with the Nationalist People’s Coalition after he was kicked out by LP due to the scandal that had gone viral last June.

It was in October 2014, when Tallado went to the media to ask for help as his wife was supposed to have gone missing. A few days later, his wife had surfaced revealing that she had actually hidden from her husband as he had threatened her life after she allegedly posted on Facebook his sex video with his supposed mistress. LP kicked him out as it found Tallado guilty of immoral conduct.

Liberal Party holds the motto ‘Tuwid na Daan,’ and it deems that Tallado’s grave immoral act in his personal life shows he could not be in leu with their vison as their members must uphold honor at all times.

Tallado’s wife also passed her COC to run for Camarines Norte’s congresswoman of the first district. And though Tallado is facing suspension, he can still run in the elections.

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