San Juan bgy chief faces raps for violation of RPC

  • Written by Arlene Rivera
  • Published in Metro
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A barangay chairman in San Juan City is facing administrative and criminal charges after he
allegedly made to sign blank documents the petitioners of the recall election.

In a six-page complaint-affidavit, Dennis Pardines, chairman of Bgy. San Perfecto, should be
held liable for violation of Article 287, paragraph 2, of the Revised Penal Code (RPC) and grave
misconduct, conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service.
    
The complainants, identified as Abegail de Asis, Danalyn de Asis, Evangeline Ferriol,
Joynalyn Collado and Alma Dee, are signatories of the recall petition against Mayor Guia Gomez that
the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in an en banc decision found sufficient in form and substance.
    
The petition was signed by more than 30,000 residents of San Juan.
    
The five residents accused Barangay San Perfecto Chairman Dennis Pardines of light coercion
in violation of Article 287, grave misconduct and conduct prejudicial to best interest of service.
    
The complaint said that the five women said that they were asked by Pardines about the
recall petition against Gomez that they signed on Jan. 23, 2018.
    
Later on, he allegedly tricked the signatories of the petition to ink a “seemingly blank
affidavit.” He, according to the complainants, reminded them of the help he had given them.
    
The women said that they decided to file a complaint after speculations came out that they
were bribed by the camp of the incumbent mayor.
    
The complaint was filed on Sept. 13, 2017.
    
Guia, the former partner of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, went against former Vice Mayor
Francis Zamora in the 2016 mayoral elections. She was declared winner of the mayoral race after
garnering 28,828 votes, while Zamora had 27,604 votes.