DILG serves Ombudsman's suspension order to CNorte Gov. Tallado

DAET, Camarines Norte, September 22, 2016 (Bicol Standard) – Governor Edgardo “Egay” Tallado has been served an order from the DILG directing him to complete the remaining 118 days to cover his one-year suspension for grave abuse of authority.

The suspension order reads: “You are hereby ordered to cease and desist from performing your duties and functions as Governor of Camarines Norte for a period of 188 days upon receipt of this ORDER.”

Of the 365 days, Tallado has already served 247 when the one-year suspension order was served on October 27, 2015, according to the report.

The order was personally handed by DILG Bicol Regional Director Elouisa Pastor, who was assisted by Provincial Director Renato Alaurin at 1:45 p.m. yesterday.

Tallado, however, was not in the office when Pastor and Alaurin came to serve the order.

He was in Pili, Camarines Sur to attend the arrival of President Rodrigo Duterte at the 9th Infantry Division.

Pastor and Alaurin thus proceeded to the Office of the Provincial Legal Counsel, which received the order.

They also went to Vice Gov. Jonah Pimentel and directed him to assume office as acting governor.

Furthermore, they told Board Member Mike Canlas, the senior board member, to assume office as acting vice governor.

The suspension stems from the original complaint filed by Dr. Edgardo Gonzales, former provincial veterinarian.