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May araw din kayo! Guevarra: Dismissal of Bucor execs in GCTA scandal a warning

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The decision of the Ombudsman Samuel Martires to dismiss three Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials should serve as a warning against engaging in anomalous activities.

“May this decision of the OMB (Office of the Ombudsman) serve as a stern warning to all personnel of the BuCor who are minded to undermine the integrity of their own agency,” Guevarra told reporters on Wednesday (Jan.).

Recently, the OMB issued a resolution which found probable cause to charge three BuCor officials with graft and direct bribery before the Sandiganbayan over the alleged anomalous implementation of the Good Conduct and Time Allowance (GCTA) law.

They are BuCor Officer-in-Charge of Inmate Documents and Processing Section Ramoncito Roque, New Bilibid Prison (NBP) Correctional Senior Inspector Maria Beinda “Mabel” Tudor Bansil, and NBP Custodial Officer Veronica “Boday” Bustamante Buño.

In the same resolution, the OMB ordered the three dismissed from service after finding them guilty of grave misconduct and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service.

“I have now given instructions to the BuCor administration to implement the judgment, as directed by the OMB, without prejudice to the resolution of any appeal that the respondents may take,” Guevarra said.

The OMB conducted an investigation against the three officials following a Senate inquiry over allegations of the anomalous implementation of the GCTA law.

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