BUKIDNON Gov. Jose Ma. Zubiri Jr. has officially announced the resumption of office of Vice Gov. Rogelio Quiño through an inter-office memo he sent to the capitol’s department heads and other government offices.
Zubiri said Quiño has reported back for work and the resumption has been acknowledged by the provincial board through Resolution no. 2018-2997.
The resolution recognized “the cessation of the temporary incapacity” of Quino “in view of the issuance of the Court of Appeals (CA) of the finality of judgment on his administrative case thereby removing any hindrance for him to reassume his post as vice governor and as presiding officer of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in the Province of Bukidnon.”
The appellate court has reversed a decision by the Office of Ombudsman to dismiss Quiño for grave misconduct.
Quiño, Zubiri’s running mate in 2016, served only less than 10 months after the ombudsman dismissed him for grave misconduct.
The dismissal stemmed from a case filed against him and another coespondent when he was mayor of Manolo Fortich town.
While he was away, it was provincial board member Alex Calingasan who took over as vice governor. Calingasan stepped aside and allowed Quiño to take back his old post. (Lito Rulona)