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Question where to file complaints against government employee

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2 years 11 months ago #8223 by Action Officer 18
Action Officer 18 replied the topic: where to file complaints against government employee
As a matter of policy, the Commission refrains from rendering categorical opinions on matters and issues that may later be a subject of an administrative proceeding before the Commission either via an appeal or a complaint. This is to preclude the possibility of prejudgment should an actual administrative case be commenced or instituted based on the said matters or issues.

Nevertheless, in response to your queries:

Under the Rules on Electronic Evidence (A.M. NO. 01-7-01-SC), electronic document is defined as:

(h) “Electronic document” refers to information or the representation of information, data, figures, symbols or other modes of written expression, described or however represented, by which a right is established or an obligation extinguished, or by which a fact may be proved and affirmed, which is received, recorded, transmitted, stored processed, retrieved or produced electronically. It includes digitally signed documents and any print-out or output, readable by sight or other means, which accurately reflects the electronic data message or electronic document. For purposes of these Rules, the term “electronic document” may be used interchangeably with electronic data message”.

Further, Section 1 and 2 of Rule 3 of the Rules on Electronic Evidence provides:

RULE 3: ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS

Section 1. Electronic documents as functional equivalent of paper-based documents. – Whenever a rule of evidence refers to the term of writing, document, record, instrument, memorandum or any other form of writing, such term shall be deemed to include an electronic document as defined in these Rules.

Section 2. Admissibility. – An electronic document is admissible in evidence if it complies with the rules on admissibility prescribed by the Rules of Court and related laws and is authenticated in the manner prescribed by these Rules.


With regard to the Certification/Statement of Non-Forum shopping, "Forum shopping consists of filing multiple suits involving the same parties for the same cause of action, either simultaneously or successively, for the purpose of obtaining a favorable judgment. "x x x This is the very evil that the proscription on forum shopping seeks to put right. In Guaranteed Hotels, Inc. v. Baltao, the Court stated that the grave evil sought to be avoided by the rule against forum shopping is the rendition by two competent tribunals of two separate and contradictory decisions. Unscrupulous party litigants, taking advantage of a variety of competent tribunals, may repeatedly try their luck in several different fora until a favorable result is reached. To avoid the resultant confusion, the Court adheres strictly to the rules against forum shopping, and any violation of these rules results in the dismissal of the case." (G.R. No. 173590 December 9, 2013).


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2 years 1 month ago #10447 by Kristen
Kristen replied the topic: where to file complaints against government employee
Where can one report the email addresses of the government agencies, which are unresponsive to the applicants of their job ad? It is not fair for them not to receive a response especially if the applicant is a board passer and he/she has civil service eligibility as well as submitted the complete documents that were indicated in the CSC job ad

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