[A.M. No. 01-5-271-RTC. October 8, 2001]
REQUEST OF JUDGE BALINDONG FOR
TEMPORARY DETAIL TO RTC BR. 11.
hereunder, for your information, is a resolution of this Court dated OCT 8 2001.
A.M. No. 01-5-271-RTC(Request
of Judge Rasad G. Balindong for temporary detail to Regional Trial Court,
Branch 11, Malabang, Lanao Del Sur.)
For resolution is the
letter dated 22 August 2001 of RTC Judge lsmael G. Bagundang, Al Haj, Branch
15, Cotabato City, by way of compliance with the Resolution dated 13 August
2001, which required him to explain his non-compliance with Administrative
Order No. 61-97 dated 25 June 1997 under pain of administrative sanction. In
his letter, Judge Bagundang states that immediately upon the receipt of the
Order directing him to help in the disposition of the cases left pending by the
resignation of Judge Romeo S. Sucaldito, RTC Branch 20, Tacurong City, Sultan
Kudarat, he complied therewith and has decided more than 50 cases. Attached to
said letter is a Certification issued by the Court Legal Researcher II and
OIC-Clerk of Court Pelagio C. Hilario, Jr. of RTC Branch 20, Tacurong City,
enumerating therein the 56 cases decided by Judge Bagundang and promulgated on
various dates. Judge Bagundang also explains that after the assumption of Judge
Francisco G. Palmones as Presiding Judge, RTC Branch 20, he stopped rendering
decisions in cases pending in said Branch because of his impression that since
Judge Palmones was already appointed to that sala, he no longer had the
authority to decide cases pending therein.
WHEREFORE, the Court RESOLVES to ACCEPT AS SATISFACTORY the
letter/explanation dated August 22, 2001, of Judge Ismael G. Bagundang, Al Haj.
Very truly yours,
(Sgd.) TOMASITA M. DRIS
Clerk of Court