SC junks disbarment complaint versus corporate secretary of ‘TV box’ company
The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed a disbarment complaint filed against abogado Raymond Gerardo Tansip, the corporate secretary of a company marketing a “television box” device.
In a recent 3-page notice of resolution, the SC 3rd Division said it “finds no adequate support” regarding the allegation of complainant Lydia Resuello that Tansip swindled hundreds of investors through promises of large returns of investment.
Resuello alleged that the F8 Digilink Television Box produced by Facil-IT-8 Communications Corporation was fake and bogus, and did not produce the income promised by Tansip and other individuals.
The SC said Resuello failed to discharge the burden of proving her allegations by clear, convincing and satisfactory evidence.
It was “unconvinced” that the failure of the product constituted deceit, malpractice, or other gross misconduct under Section 27, Rule 138 of the Rules of Court.
“Indubitably, the degree of proof indispensable in disbarment or suspension cases against lawyers was not met,” read the notice signed by Division Clerk of Court Wilfredo Lapitan.
“The complaint failed to sufficiently allege the acts which is supposedly tantamount to a violation of respondent’s oath of office. Absent any showing that Atty. Tansip overstepped the bounds of propriety as a member of the Bar, the instant complaint must fail,” it added.