May 5, 1998 – DO 41, s. 1998 – Designation of DECS Lawyers to Handle Election Related Cases
May 5, 1998
DO 41, s. 1998
Designation of DECS Lawyers to Handle Election Related Cases

To:        Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau Directors Regional Directors Schools Superintendents
District Supervisors
Elementary and Secondary School Principals

1.   Pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement entered into by and between the Commission on Elections and the Department of Education, Culture and Sports dated April 8, 1998, the following DECS lawyers are hereby designated to constitute a committee to handle Election-related cases (criminal and/or administrative complaints) involving teachers, DECS supervisors and support personnel who will render election duties during the May 11, 1998 national and local elections:


DECS  Central  Office  :
Asec.  Reno A. Capinpin
Atty.  Felipe Millo
Atty.  Macur  Marohombsar
Atty.  Domingo  Blanquisco
Atty.  Isaias  Melegrito
Atty.  Deusdedit  Quijano
Atty.  Clodualdo  de  Jesus
Region  I     –       Atty.  Armando Aquino
Region IV     –       Atty.  Florante Dinozo
Region VI     –       Atty.  Jessica Sapalo
Region VIII   –       Atty.  Farolito  Batoctoy
Atty.  Alberto  Escobarte
Region IX     –       Atty.  Carol  Elumba
Region  X     –       Atty.  Paquito  Balasabas
Region XII    –       Atty.  Jose  M. Estaniel
NCR           –       Atty.  Luis  V. Lao , Jr.
Atty.  Ricardo Sibug
Atty.  Evangeline de Castro
Atty.  Cesar  Francia
Lawyers in the regional offices will handle initially cases in their respective regions. If necessary, assistance may be requested from the Central Office and the Public Attorney’s Office, Department of Justice.
In the absence of a lawyer in the region, the lawyers from the Central Office will handle the cases together with lawyers of the Public Attorney’s Office whose services have been offered by the Secretary of Justice, Hon. Silvestre Bello III, in his letter dated April 15, 1998.
Requests for legal assistance should he addressed to Atty. Reno A. Capinpin, Assistant Secretary for Legal Affairs of this Department.

2.   Widest dissemination of this Order is requested.

                                         ERLINDA C. PEFIANCO


Reference: DECS Order: No. 35, s. 1998


Allotment: 1-3—(D.O. 50-97)


To be indicated in the Perpetual Index
under the following index: