Former MPSPC official lashes out at dismissed professors

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LUNA, Apayao  – The former president of the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) lashed out at the leaders of the twelve professors who were ordered dismissed by the Cordillera office of the Civil Service Commission (CSC-CAR) for grave abuse of authority, grave misconduct and insubordination over their continuous squid tactics to muddle the issue and mislead the people on the true facts of their case.

Dr. Nieves A. Dacyon, former MPSPC president and now Apayao State College (ASC) president, said the refusal of those involved in the failed July 1, 2011 siege that caused the unauthorized stoppage of public service in the State-run higher education institution to accept the CSC-CAR ruling against them and their unprofessional act to muddle the issue is a sign of cowardly act worthy of being punished by the concerned institutions.

She cited the facts of the case as stated in the 46-page CSC-CAR decision convicting them of grave abuse of authority, grave misconduct and insubordination are clear that the cases against them were filed on December 1, 202 after the failed mediation proceedings administered by the officials of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), which is contrary to their claim that the cases against them were filed earlier than the mediation proceedings.

“We are happy because we are happy because the CSC-CAR ruled in our favor. We are sad because those involved in the case continue to muddle the issue and mislead the people on what really happened then,” Dacyon stressed.

She recognizes the right of the convicted professors to appeal the CSC-CAR ruling but they should not resort to squid tactics just to hide the facts of the case that caused their eventual conviction for their misdeeds.

Dacyon expressed her gratitude to the leadership of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC), the Solid North group of SUCs, the Cordillera Administrative Region Association of SUCs and all other individuals and groups who supported her and provided her with the moral support during the failed siege and the tendency of the case, saying that they were true professionals who really worked hard to understand and evaluate the facts of the case and found merit to it.

She claimed the arrogance and insensitivity of those involved in the case just shows their absence of professionalism in dealing with what they have done, thus, they deserve to suffer the penalty imposed upon them by the CSC-CAR.

Earlier, twelve college professors of the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) were ordered dismissed from the service by the Cordillera office of the Civil Service Commission (CSC-CAR) after having been found guilty of grave misconduct, conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service and insubordination for leading a failed siege against the former president of the State-run higher education institution that resulted to the disruption and stoppage of public service on July 1, 2011.

In a 46-page decision promulgated last December 8, 2014, lawyer Marilyn E. Taldo, CSC-CAR regional director, named the dismissed MPSPC college professors as Dan Evert C. Sokoken, Sr., Dario F. Guinayen, Daniela P. Chumacog, Terrence Lief Fang-asan, Peter Puma-at, Eric F. Fulangen, Brueckner B. Aswigue, Jayson A. Omaweng, Charlie Wraykan S. Engngeg, Nellie B. Diaz, Beverly Ann B. Chaokas and Angelita D. Bayle, all faculty members of the MPSPC in this capital town.

Aside from being dismissed from the service, the twelve embattled professors were also meted the accessory penalties of cancellation of eligibility, forfeiture of retirement benefits, perpetual disqualification from holding public office and barred from taking civil service examinations.

On December 1, 2011  Dacyon filed a complaint against the dismissed professors allegedly on account of their either individual and/or collective acts as participants in a strike at MPSPC on July 1, 2011 which was joined by the community, students and MPSPC faculty members.

By Dexter A. See

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