TRO stops Ombudsman, DILG from barring Ecija gov from assuming post

MANILA, Philippines -- The Court of Appeals has temporarily stopped the implementation of Office of the Ombudsman's decision issued in 2016 that perpetually disqualified Nueva Ecija Gov. Aurelio Umali from holding public office after finding him administratively liable for mishandling his pork barrel fund worth P15 million. In a three-page resolution, the Appeals Court's 7th Division through Associate Justice Apolinario Bruselas, Jr., granted the petition filed by Umali seeking the issuance of a TRO and/or a writ of preliminary injunction to enjoin the secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) from implementing the assailed decision of the Ombudsman pending r...

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