SORSOGON CITY — The retirement of Noel Dreu this March 10, 2020, upon reaching the mandatory age is now in limbo after an insider disclosed that his application for retirement clearance will be set aside for now because of his involvement in the illegal logging at Cabarbuhan and San Vicente Bacon district
Dreu’s name was tagged by Ronando Gerona, City ENRO during his appearance last Tuesday upon the invitation of the city council here as the person involved and of those who hauled the lumbers using city government vehicles and equipment. It now becomes clear that an administrative case will be filed against him with the civil service commission.
The filing was upon the instruction of the City Mayor Ester Hamor to Atty. Roberto Labitag, city legal officer who revealed that information on the same venue that day using the evidence gathered by the inspection team of the city environment office.
Without naming Noel Dreu as the subject of the administrative case, but because of the disclosure of the city ENRO and other witnesses that he was responsible, it will be his administrative case.
Articulating the course of action taken, the legal office prepared a concise judicial affidavit of witnesses was on hand describing the destruction’s of the eco-park preserve. the affidavits were believed given by barangay officials.
According to a lawyer who was monitoring the case even the Barangay council of the affected barangay can file the case either to the city council or at the civil service commission for administrative sanction, the court or that of the ombudsman for criminal liability. However, the first one to conduct among them shall have the jurisdiction of the case. [Felix ‘Boy’ Espineda, Jr. / Bicol Today]