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Cebu town mayor tenders resignation

CEBU CITY — Mayor Augustus Caesar Moreno of Aloguinsan town in southern Cebu has tendered his resignation as mayor of the town, barely two weeks after he filed a motion for reconsideration to contest the order of dismissal from service meted against him by the Office of the Ombudsman.
He cited "personal problems" as his reason for giving up his position.
"Due to personal problems that I am presently facing and in order not to hamper the services that the municipality deserves, I am formally tendering my resignation effective February 15, 2017," said Moreno in a one-page letter addressed to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) offices in Region 7 and province of Cebu, the Cebu governor and the vice mayor of Aloguinsan.
DILG 7 Director Rene Burdeos said the resignation will only be effective upon acceptance by Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III.
The resignation will likewise take effect upon the lapse of 15 days without any action on the part of the governor.
Burdeos said his office is merely furnished with a copy of his resignation but it is ultimately up to the governor to accept it.
Moreno's son, Ignatius Caesare Moreno, is currently holding the vice mayoral position.
Moreno said the vice mayor is already aware of his decision to resign.
Moreno was dismissed from service by the Ombudsman, with his wife former Mayor Cynthia and BAC members for purchasing food items from the bakeshop owned by the Moreno family.
On the other hand, his wife Cynthia Moreno, who was the former mayor, is in hiding after the Sandiganbayan ordered her arrest as well as other municipal officials after they were found guilty of the graft charges. (PNA)
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Last Modified: 2017-Aug-17 03.20.25 UTC+0800