MACTAN-CEBU AIRPORT GM SUSPENDED FOR ALLEGED ANTI-DUMMY LAW VIOLATION
Ombudsman Samuel Martires has ordered the six-month suspension, without pay, of Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) General Manager Steve Dicdican over an alleged violation of the Anti-Dummy Law.
In an order issued by Martires, it said that Dicdican, who also faces administrative charges for grave misconduct, gross neglect of duty, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service, is likewise prohibited from entering his office to prevent him from interfering with the pending case.
The Ombudsman said “evidence on record suggests that the evidence of guilt is strong.”
Earlier this month, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) filed criminal complaints against Dicdican, officers of GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp., (GMCAC) and 11 foreign nationals over allegations that foreigners are operating the MCIA.
They are accused of violating Section 2-A of the Anti-Dummy Law, which prohibits arrangements that would allow otherwise unqualified persons to exploit properties or businesses reserved by the Constitution to Filipinos.