Osmeña, 45 others face complaint before Ombudsman for stripping office bare

Published July 8, 2019, 3:23 PM

by Patrick Garcia

By Calvin Cord0va

CEBU CITY – A complaint for theft, malicious mischief, grave misconduct, grave neglect of duty, conduct unbecoming of a public official and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service have been filed against former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña before the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas for stripping the mayor’s office bare when his term ended last month.

MB File- Mayor Tomas Osmeña
(Mayor Tomas Osmeña / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Also included in the complaint filed by Mejelito Cajes of the Building Maintenance Services were Osmeña’s executive assistants Raymund Paul Climaco Taboada and Francisco Fernandez, 10 city hall workers; Perciles Dakay, owner of Dakay Construction and Development and 32 “John Does” believed to be workers of the construction company who were hired to remove the office fictures.

Osmeña lost to then vice mayor Edgardo Labella in the May elections.

In his complaint, Cajes said on June 28 or two days before Osmeña’s term ended, the respondents “willfully, unlawfully feloniously destroyed and demolished” the Mayor’s Office “by removing tiles cemented to the floor and walls, by removing pipes, the toilet, lavatory, and faucet; by removing ceiling installations, by pulling out cables and wires, taking away the Mayor’s Seal and all other fixtures attached to the immovable property owned by the City Government of Cebu.”

The complaint estimated the damage at P857,713.14.

Osmeña said there was nothing wrong when took some fixtures since he was the one who spent for the renovation of the office.

 
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