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CIRCULAR NO. 12-92.
CIRCULAR NO. 12-92
 
TO:  THE COURT OF TAX APPEALS, SANDIGANBAYAN, COURT OF TAX APPEALS, REGIONAL TRIAL COURTS, SHARI'A DISTRICT COURTS, METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS IN CITIES, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURTS AND SHARI'A CIRCUIT COURTS

SUBJECT:  OMBUSDMAN MEMO CIRCULAR NO. 1, SERIES OF 1992, RE:  CLEARANCE FOR RETIRING/RESIGNING PUBLIC OFFICERS.

Quoted hereunder, for the information and guidance of all concerned, is Memo Circular No. 1, Series of 1992 of the Hon. Conrado M. Vasquez, Ombudsman of the Philippines, to wit:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary

"MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. I
Series of 1992

"TO: ALL HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS, OFFICES, BUREAUS AND AGENCIES OF THE NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, INCLUDING GOVERNMENT-OWNED AND CONTROLLED CORPORATIONS RE: OMBUDSMAN CLEARANCE
"Section 12 of Republic Act No. 3019, as amended, otherwise known as the 'Anti-graft and Corrupt Practices Act' provides that '[N]o public officer shall be allowed to resign or retire pending an investigation, criminal or administrative, or pending prosecution against him, for any offense under this Act or under the provisions of the Revised Penal Code on bribery.'   "In order that the foregoing prohibition may be strictly observed, all concerned are hereby enjoined not to allow the retirement or accept the resignation of any 'public officer' as defined under said Act without first securing/presenting a clearance to the effect that he has no pending criminal or administrative case with this Office.   "Any person found to be not complying with this circular may be punished for contempt pursuant to Section 15(9) of Republic Act No. 6770 [Ombudsman Act of 1989].

"This Circular takes effect immediately.
  
"February 11, 1992.
"[Sgd.] CONRADO M. VASQUEZ
Ombudsman"
For strict observance and compliance.

February 19, 1992.

[Sgd.] JOSUE N. BELLOSILLO
Court Administrator  
           
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