Reyes Jr v. Cristi : AM P-04-1801 : April 2, 2004 : J. Callejo Sr :
Second Division : Decision
[A.M. NO. P-04-1801.
April 2, 2004]
JUDGE JOSE C. REYES, JR. Executive Judge, Regional Trial
Court San Mateo, Rizal,
RICARDO CRISTI, Cash Clerk II, Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional
Trial Court San Mateo, Rizal, Rizal,
D E C I S I O N
CALLEJO, SR., J.:
A Letter-Complaint dated December 23, 1999 was filed against
Ricardo F. Cristi, Cash Clerk II, Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial
San Mateo, Rizal, for habitual absenteeism and dishonesty.
The letter-complaint was written by Atty. Fermin M. Ofilas, Clerk
of Court of the said RTC and addressed to Executive Judge Jose C. Reyes, Jr.1 Atty. Ofilas averred that he purposely did not sign the daily time record (DTR)
of the respondent corresponding to the period of June up to November 1999, as
it might be construed as a condonation of the acts of the latter, which are
valid subject of serious disciplinary action.
It appears that over the said six-month period, the respondent reported
to work for only seventy-five (75) days and was absent for fifty-seven (57)
days, as follows:2