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CIRCULAR NO. 9-2000.
CIRCULAR NO. 9-2000
            
TO: THE COURT OF 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, SHARI'A CIRCUIT COURTS AND THE INTEGRATED BAR OF THE PHILIPPINES.  

SUBJECT: DISBARMENT OF ATTY. MANUEL R. TUCAY.  

Quoted hereunder for the information and guidance of all concerned are pertinent portions of the resolution of the Court En Banc in Administrative Case No. 5170 entitled "Lilia Ferrer Tucay vs. Atty. Manuel R. Tucay" dated November 17, 1999, to wit:chanroblesvirtuallawlibrary 

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"The IBP-CBD, through Commissioner Jaime V. Vibar, gave neither credence nor validity to the explanation of respondent and recommended to the IBP Board of Governors the disbarment of Atty. Tucay for gross misconduct and failure to maintain the highest degree of morality expected and required of every member of the Bar. On 13 December 1997, the IBP Board of Governors passed Resolution No. XIII97-164 which "RESOLVED to ADOPT and APPROVE" the report and recommendation of the investigating Commissioner after being satisfied that the latter's findings were amply supported by the evidence on record.  

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"The Court concurs with the IBP-CBD and the IBP Board of Governors in their findings and thus accepts their recommendation that respondent lawyer, having ceased to meet and possess the qualifications required of every lawyer, must forthwith be disbarred.  

"ACCORDINGLY, the Court resolved to disbar respondent Atty. Manuel Tucay immediately upon his receipts of this Resolution. x x x"

February 1, 2000.  
      
       
[Sgd.] ALFREDO L. BENIPAYO
Court Administrator
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