Suspension order vs. Guv Tallado served

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The Office of the Ombudsman’s suspension order against Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado has finally been served at the provincial capitol.

However, Tallado wasn’t around when Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Director Elouisa Pastor served the decision last Wednesday, September 21, Provincial Public Information Officer Sherwin Mata said.

At that time, Tallado was at Pili airport for the arrival ceremonies of President Rodrigo Duterte.

It can be recalled that a six-month suspension was slapped against the Bicolano politiko for disgraceful and immoral conduct over a sex tape with his mistress. The video had earlier become viral, prompting an local employee to file charges against him.

The Ombudsman issued the suspension on August 8.

Tallado had earlier said that he would respect the Ombudsman’s decision. However, he did not discount the execution of legal remedies on his part, if he would he given the opportunity.

Mata said the governor will release an official statement soon.