Graft, bribery charges filed vs ex-human rights commissioner
MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the Ombudsman has filed criminal charges before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan against former human rights commissioner Cecilia Rachel V. Quisumbing.
Quisumbing was indicted for one count each of graft, direct bribery or extortion, and violation of Section 7(d) of Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials an Employees.
The cases stemmed from a complaint of her co-terminus staff, Regina Eugenio, who accused Quisumbing of promoting her to a higher position, and then collecting her salary differential.
Eugenio alleged Quisumbing promoted her from administrative aide VI to senior administrative assistant III, then demanded and collected her salary differential totaling P41,292.85 from January 2013 to July 2013.
State prosecutors said the former CHR commissioner had disregarded the policies of the Civil Service Commission and made the decision “for the purpose of obtaining the subordinate’s salary differentials.”
They recommended that bail bond for the accused be set at P30,000 for the graft charge, P20,000 for direct bribery, and P10,000 for violation of RA 6713.
The Ombudsman ordered Quisumbing's dismissal from the service in 2014. – Rappler.com