BAGUIO CITY-The lawyer Beverly Milo, the current chief assessor of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in the Ilocos region, described as "pure harassment" the six-month suspension order meted on her by the Ombudsman and claimed she was denied her constitutional rights to answer charges against her.
"I was suspended without knowing what were the charges.Up to the present, I did not receive any suspension order from the Ombudsman neither did I receive any formal charge nor was I informed of an ongoing investigation.My constitutional rights were violated," Milo
told Baguio journalists in a press conference.She
added: " The charges and suspension order was haphazardly prepared and intended only to harass and prevent my impending promotion," Milo
is qualified to assume the position of regional director.News reports said that Milo was suspended after failing a lifestyle check based on the complaint of a certain lawyer Maria Olivia Elena Roxas, a graft investigator, on an administrative order case for dishonestly and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service.
The report added that Milo
failed to declare in her
SALN conjugal property, which include a building constructed on a lot covered by Transfer Certificate of Title T-70120 in Baguio.
explained to reporters that the supposed graft investigators failed to recognize the fact that there was an increase in her
SALN after she
got married to a scion of a prominent family in Baguio and Tuba, Benguet.
"They refused to recognized the fact that I got married in 1995 and under the Civil Code as well as the Family Code, whatever was brought into and acquired during the marriage are considered conjugal property," she
further claimed that her
husband has been a registered businessman since 1994, but she
was surprised to discover that the documents pertaining to the businesses of her
husband cannot be accounted for at the Bureau of Internal Revenue
also pointed out the graft investigators failed to consider her
other extra income outside the bureau office.She said she has been a professor at the Saint Louis University for several years.