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Republic of the Philippines

NATIONAL POLICE COMMISSION
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION POLICE OFFICE
QUEZON CITY POLICE DSTRICT
DISTRICT ANTI-ILLEGAL DRUGS – SPECIAL OPERATION TASK GROUP
Camp Karingal, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
Email: daid.qcpd@yahoo.com
In re Summary Proceedings
NCRPO-QCPD-AC No. 052-080516
For: Less Grave Neglect of Duty
(AWOL-June 11, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
24, 26, and 28, 2015)

against
PO1 Dennis Abejero Marasigan
RPHAU, NCRPO
Respondent,
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REPORT OF INVESTIGATION
Herein respondent PO1 Dennis A Marasigan, formerly assigned at Police
Station # 6 (Batasan Police Station) of this District was administratively charged for
Less Grave Neglect of Duty defined and penalized under NAPOLCOM Memorandum
Circular 2007-001, committed as follows:
“That the above said respondent while being an active member of the
PNP, assigned at Batasan Police Station (PS-6), QCPD and within the
disciplinary jurisdiction of the District Director, QCPD, did, then and there,
unjustifiably, absent oneself from duty on June 11, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 24, 26 and
28, 2015 without having filed the necessary application for leave or secured
approval from his superior officer.
Contrary to existing PNP laws and rules and regulations.”
ANTECEDENT FACTS
This case was elevated purposely to determine the extent of administrative
liability of the respondent why he was not able to render his duty on the aforementioned
dates, without filing or securing official leave, or the approval of his immediate officer
prior to the alleged infraction to the rule.
Upholding the cardinal rule of due process, Summons/Notice was sent to P01
Dennis A Marasigan (PO1 Marasigan for brevity) on September 6, 2016, September
13, 2016 and September 23, 2016, appraising herein respondent of his rights and the
obligation to submit depositions to refute or affirm the allegations herein referred for
summary hearing.
Record shows that respondent PO1 Marasigan was a member of Police Station
6 (Batasan Police Station) and within the administrative jurisdiction of this District prior
its re assignment to the RPHAU, NCRPO.

Complainants have the burden of proving by substantial evidence the allegations in the complaint”. Persons are entitled to be notified of any pending case affecting their interest so that. DISCUSSION The right to NOTICE and HEARING is essential to due process and its non observance will as a rule invalidate the administrative proceeding. “In administrative proceedings. No mitigating circumstance was alleged and proven for herein respondent as result for his failure to show up and submit his ANSWER. 2016 and the Pre Charge Evaluation Report dated August 5. . they may claim the right to appear therein and present their side or refute the position of the opposing parties. Section 3 of Memorandum Circular Number 2007-001 which reads. It is noteworthy.The respondent allegedly commits nine (9) days unauthorized intermittent absences on the stated dates in the charge sheet evidenced by PCEIB charge Sheet dated August 18. failure to submit his ANSWER is an evident disregard to rules. Due process was inculcated when the respondent was given the necessary summons and was given enough time to submit the necessary documents to support the administrative case filed against him. 2016 and were subsequently marked as exhibit “A” and “B” respectively). ISSUE WHETHER OR NOT respondent is guilty of Less Grave Neglect of Duty for allegedly committing nine (9) days unauthorized intermittent absences and WHETHER OR NOT respondent is guilty of the charged imputed against him in this administrative proceeding. in an administrative proceeding. Hence. regulations and authority of this office and should be appreciated as an aggravating circumstance. the undersigned relied on the documentary evidence by the complaining party. if they are minded. the quantum of proof necessary for a finding of guilt is substantial evidence or such evidence as a reasonable mind may accept as adequate to support a conclusion. having no evidence submitted or present to negate or to contradict the result of the pre charge investigation. Despite due notice. herein respondent never bother himself to attend the same for him to submit his ANSWER on the above administrative complaint. The essence of due process in an administrative proceedings is the opportunity to explain one’s side or a chance to seek reconsideration of the action or ruling complained of. the respondent failed and deliberately ignore the summons which is a clear manifestation of denial of the right to present evidence and be heard. On the above mentioned scheduled hearings. The undersigned will conduct the summary hearing proceeding automatically based on the evidence submitted. Under Rule 17.

“Failure of the respondent to file and ANSWER within the reglamentary period shall be considered as a general denial of the charges. clearly manifests the respondent‘s intent to disrespect the duly authorized authority. he cannot just leave or abandon his office without authority regardless of reason then later decide for himself when to come back. the undersigned Summary Hearing Officer respectfully recommends that the administrative penalty in its minimum period be imposed. based on the time honoured principle that a public office is a public trust. Sikatuna Village. WHEREFORE premises considered. As a police officer. dedication is mandatory because it concerns the general public. Since the respondent has no evidence submitted or presented to negate or to contradict the result of the pre charge investigation. to suffer the penalty of suspension for a period of thirty-one (31) days and/or forfeiture of salary. Quezon City. “Whereas it is of judicial and public notice that the police service is a special branch of government service and by its very nature is always and at all times regarded as demanding and exacting profession”. primarily on the PRE CHARGE EVALUATION REPORT itself. Police service connotes “ a special branch” that requires day to day duty to uphold peace and order. This finds in NAPOLCOM MC # 95-017 which reads. ACCORDINGLY RECOMMENDED: Resolved this 10th day of October 2016 at Camp Karingal. Likewise. RECOMMENDATION By failing to appear and comply with the orders and processes of the designated summary hearing officer.” CONCLUSIONS The purpose of an administrative proceeding is to protect the public service. the undersigned relied on the documentary evidence presented by the complaining party. JOHN WAYNE G VERZOSA PSINSP PNP Summary Hearing Officer . it is worthy to note that in the police service.

Sikatuna Village. Above references. 4. DPHRDD/D1) SUBJECT : Resolution of Admin Case against PO1 Dennis A Marasigan (RPHAU) DATE : October 10. 2016. 2016 1. QCPD dated 5 August 2016 2.Republic of the Philippines NATIONAL POLICE COMMISSION PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION POLICE OFFICE QUEZON CITY POLICE DSTRICT DISTRICT ANTI-ILLEGAL DRUGS – SPECIAL OPERATION TASK GROUP Camp Karingal. JOHN WAYNE G VERZOSA Police Senior Inspector Summary Hearing Officer . References: a) Memorandum from Chief. pertains to the directive of Chief. District Personnel and Human Resource Development Division dated August 24. b) Approved Pre-Charged Evaluation Report from Chief. 2016 designating PSINSP JOHN WAYNE G VERZOSA as Summary Hearing Officer against PO1 Dennis A Marasigan (RPHAU) for Less Grave Neglect of Duty under NCRPO-QCPD AC # 052-080516.qcpd@yahoo. DPHRDD/D1 directing the undersigned as Summary Hearing Officer in the Administrative Case against PO1 Dennis A Marasigan (RPHAU) for Less Grave Neglect of Duty under NCRPO-QCPD AC # 052-080516. Quezon City (Attn: Chief.com MEMORANDUM FOR : The District Director Camp Karingal. conducted by the undersigned last September 28. Quezon City Email: daid. 3. Attached herewith and forming part of the above mentioned nineteen (19) pages case folder are pieces of evidence consisting of three (3) pages of the Report of Investigation of the Summary Hearing Proceedings and summons. DIDMD and signed by Acting District Director. Request Acknowledge receipt. Sikatuna Village.