[A.M. No. RTJ-99-1480. October 8, 2001]
JULIO TECAN vs. JUDGE SENECIO O. TAN
hereunder, for your information, is a resolution of this Court dated OCT 8 2001.
A.M. No. RTJ-99-1480(Julio
Tecan vs. Judge Senecio O. Tan Regional Trial Court Balaban, La Union, Branch
Before us is an undated
letter from Associate Justice Jose L. Sabio of the Court of Appeals, stating
that the instant administrative case may be ordered terminated and dismissed
for the following reasons.
"1. The dates indicated in the Ominibus Motion of
Complainant were not among those covered by the August 23, 1999 Resolution of
the Honorable Supreme Court directing and authorizing then Justice Salas to
conduct an investigation."
"2. The dates
originally complained of by complainant as allegedly the dates when respondent
was guilty of absenteeism were proven to be wrong, in that either respondent
was not absent on said dates or if absent, the said absence was duly covered by
a duly authorized leave of absence."
"3. The additional
dates ,which are after thoughts, when the original dates could not be
substantiated, really appear to be a fishing expeditions and would be unfair to
say the least, to respondent judge, of not violative of his right to due
process not to mention the unnecessary anxiety and harassment felt by said
The Court, however, has
yet to receive from Justice Sabio his formal report on the case.
WHEREFORE, the Court hereby requires Justice Jose L. Sabio to
submit his report containing findings of fact and recommendation and to submit
the same to the Court within thirty (30) days from his receipt of this
The undated letter of
Justice Sabio is NOTED.
Very truly yours,
(Sgd.) JULIETA Y. CARREON
Clerk of Court