THE Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of criminal charges against Iloilo's second district Representative Augusto Boboy Syjuco, then director general of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda), and 10 others over irregularities in Tesda projects.
The Ombudsman, in indicting Syjuco
and company, resolved two principal issues on a Tesda procurement established to have been overpriced by at least P60.9 million.
, in his
defense, maintained innocence on the questioned dealings, saying he
was merely acting on the recommendation of the Tesda
board and that his
right for due process was violated.
As such, three counts of violation of Section 3(e) of RA 3019 and three counts of violation of Section 3 (g) of RA 3019 were ordered against Syjuco
, Peyuan, Del Rosario, Beltran, Sanico, Mondejar, Docdocil, Belda, Montemayor, Fang and Roxas.
Guilty verdict too was made on Syjuco
, Peyuan, Beltran, Sanico, Mondejar, Belda, Fang and Montemayor on the administrative charges that found liable of serious dishonesty, grave misconduct, gross neglect of duty and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service.
has since left Tesda and won back his
congressional post in the second district of Iloilo while Mondejar resigned in 2012, thus the alternative penalty of "fine equivalent to one year salary of each respondent…with the same accessory penalties thereof."