SC affirms invalidation of Itogon municipal agriculturist's appointment

SC affirms invalidation of Itogon municipal agriculturist’s appointment

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The Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) invalidation of the appointment of the municipal agriculturist of Itogon, Benguet.

In a recent 2-page notice, the SC 2nd Division denied the appeal of Paz Chalipo on the Court of Appeals’ (CA) November 29, 2017 decision in favor of the CSC.

The SC said the CA correctly declared Chalipo to have failed to meet the educational and eligibility requirements under CSC Memorandum Number 19, series of 2007, which was the applicable rule when Chalipo was appointed in December 2012.

Chalipo held a Bachelor of Science in Home Technology degree, which was not listed among the requisite degrees for the position of agriculturist.

She also failed to obtain the required eligibility under Republic Act Number 1080 prior to her appointment, as she only obtained her license on May 27, 2013.

Chalipo thus failed to “sufficiently show that the CA committed any reversible error in upholding the invalidation of her appointment,” read the notice signed by Division Clerk of Court Maria Lourdes Perfecto. #

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