EX-ILOILO MAYOR MABILOG'S PLEA TO REVERSE OMBUDSMAN DISMISSAL ORDER JUNKED
The dismissal order issued against former Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog that stemmed from his alleged ill-gotten wealth was affirmed by the Appellate court.
This comes as the latter denies his petition to reverse the Ombudsman's decision.
The dismissed official, who was among the President's narco-list, took the wrong mode of appeal according to CA's Special First Division.
Instead of citing Rule 43 of the Rules of Court that allows an appelant to question a ruling by the Ombudsman, Mabilog's camp invoked Rule 65, which is normally used to question lower court orders and government actions before the Supreme Court.
The CA's decision was penned by Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando and concurred by Acting Presiding Justice Remedios Salazar-Fernando and Justice Zenaida Galapate-Laguilles.