Angeles barangay officials suspended for violating Covid-19 protocols
Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. has suspended the chief of Barangay Malabanias for 90 days and three kagawad for 60 days for violating safety protocols during a meeting, according to a Sun Star Pampanga report.
The mayor issued Executive Order 10 reaffirming the 90-day suspension of Reynaldo Gueco and the 60-day suspension of Edwin Nacu, Crisino Pantig and Alexander Flores, the report said.
Under EO 10, the suspension was imposed on Gueco “in furtherance of the ongoing administrative investigation for alleged misconduct, gross negligence and abuse of authority in relation to violation of RA No 11332 and Ordinance 522, S-2020.”
According to the report, complaints were filed against the officials after they failed to observe Covid-19 guidelines during a meeting in the barangay.
Gueco, Pantig, Nacu, and Flores were also accused of grave misconduct, gross negligence, and abuse of authority in relation to violation of Ordinance 533, the report said.
The additional 30-day suspension was lodged against Gueco for grave misconduct, gross megligence and abuse of authority in relation to violation of Republic Act 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Disease and Health Concerns Act, the report said.
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