‘Ghost’ workers get 2 QC councilors, staffers barred from gov’t service | Inquirer News

‘Ghost’ workers get 2 QC councilors, staffers barred from gov’t service

By: - Reporter / @MRamosINQ
/ 12:03 AM January 21, 2016
Second District Councilor Roderick “Dick” Paulate

Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate

ACTOR and Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate has been perpetually barred from government service by the Office of the Ombudsman after he was found administratively liable for hiring “ghost” employees.

Rawnsie Lopez, acting chief of the Ombudsman’s Public Information Office, confirmed on Wednesday that Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales had approved the resolution finding Paulate guilty of falsification of official public documents, serious dishonesty and grave misconduct.


Besides Paulate, also ordered dismissed from government service were fellow Quezon City Councilor Francisco Calalay Jr. and his staffers Flordeliza Alvarez and Vicente Bajamunde.

Lopez said Paulate and Calalay had made it appear that they hired 60 individuals who served as field inspectors, district coordinators and office aides in 2010. They were placed under preventive suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman in 2012.


Aside from the lifetime ban on joining the public service, the antigraft body also forfeited the civil service eligibility and retirement benefits of Paulate, Calalay and his staffers.

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