SC Rules in Case Against Pichay, Jr.
April 27, 2023
The Supreme Court, during its En Banc deliberations on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, ruled in G.R. No. 257342 (Mary Elizabeth Ortiga Ty (Ortiga-Ty) v. House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal and Prospero Arreza Pichay, Jr. (Pichay, Jr.), through Associate Justice Maria Filomena D. Singh, and declared as moot and academic the Petition for Certiorari filed by Ortiga-Ty, which sought to declare as immediately executory the accessory penalty of perpetual disqualification imposed on Pichay, Jr.
This is by reason of the finality of the Court’s Resolution, dated November 11, 2021, in the consolidated cases of G.R. Nos. 211515 and 236288 entitled Prospero A. Pichay, Jr. v. Rustico B. Tutol, Luis DG Estrada and Carmen F. Amores, which affirmed the Decision of the Office of the Ombudsman finding, among others, Pichay, Jr. liable under Section 52-A, Rule IV of the Uniform Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service, and imposing upon him the penalty of dismissal and the accessory penalties of forfeiture of all benefits, except leave credits, and perpetual disqualification to hold any public office.
The Supreme Court Public Information Office will upload a copy of the ruling once it receives the same from the Office of the Clerk of Court En Banc. (Courtesy of the Supreme Court Public Information Office)