The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has dismissed Quezon municipal Vice Mayor Eugene Ayod from public office for serious dishonesty and grave misconduct after she asked another person to take the eligibility examination in her behalf.
The five-page decision against Ayod, who was the Quezon municipal treasurer in 2004, was signed by Alicia dela Rosa-Bala, Commissioner Leopoldo Roberto Valderosa Jr., and attested by Dolores Bonifacio, director IV Commission Secretariat and Liaison Office.
The order directed the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to implement Decision No. 150371 that was made on June 10, 2015, after the CSC denied Ayod’s motion for reconsideration.
The case stemmed in 2004 where a certain Rogelio Lauros of Quezon town accused her of sending a male examinee so she could pass the eligibility examination in 1997.
In a September 18, 2018, motion for execution, the CSC also ordered the DILG to strip Ayod of her civil service eligibility, forfeiture of retirement benefits, perpetual disqualification from holding public office, and bar her from taking any CSC-related examinations.
She shall, however, retain “but with modification her personal contributions to the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and accrued leave credits.”
The CSC said Ayod’s dismissal as vice mayor of the municipality of Quezon is based on the accessory of the penalty that states her “perpetually disqualified from holding public office.”
On November 17, 2004, Ayod was accorded a “permanent promotional appointment” as assistant municipal treasurer.
Ayod submitted a personal data sheet (PDS) date 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 does not match the record of the male examinee.
“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.
Ayod has filed a motion for reconsideration in 2015 but it was denied by the CSC.
She also made an appeal before the Supreme Court (SC) but this was also denied in February 2016.
Sought for comments, Ayod did not release any statement to Palawan News.
Meanwhile, Mario Daquer, DILG provincial director said Thursday they have not yet received a copy of Ayod’s dismissal.
“Wala pa kaming natatanggap tungkol diyan,” Daquer said in a text message.