BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 188
MODIFYING ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 63 CONCERNING MR. LORENZO M. QUITCO, MUNICIPAL JUDGE OF VILLADOLID, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
By virtue of Administrative Order No. 63 dated July 1, 1963, Mr. Lorenzo M. Quitco, then Justice of the Peace of Villadolid, Negros Occidental, was considered resigned from his position for undue delay in the trial and promulgation of his decision in Criminal Case No. 1155 and making untrue statements in his monthly certificates of service that he had no case pending decision for 90 days to enable him to receive his salary for certain months of the year 1959.
Respondent has sought reconsideration which has been favorably recommended by the Department of Justice. After a review of the case, this Office is satisfied that the penalty of separation imposed on respondent is rather too severe. Considering that he has been out of Office for almost two and half years, he may now be reinstated to his former position.
Wherefore, Administrative Order No. 63 dated July 1, 1963, is hereby modified by reinstating immediately Mr. Lorenzo M. Quitco as Municipal Judge of Villadolid, Negros Occidental, and considering the period during which he was out of office as penalty equivalent to suspension without pay.
Done in the City of Manila, this 29th day of December, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and sixty-five.
(Sgd.) DIOSDADO MACAPAGAL
President of the Philippines
By the President:
(Sgd.) RAMON A. DIAZ
Source: Malacañang Records Office
Office of the President of the Philippines. (1965). [Administrative Order Nos. : 1 – 191]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.