NCSC Chairman Quijano Suspended for 90 Days as a Precaution – Palace

By: Gabriel Pabico Lalu34 minutes ago

National Commission on the Elderly (NCSC) Chairman Franklin Quijano has been placed on a 90-day preventive suspension over allegations of gross dereliction of duty and grave misconduct, Malacañang confirmed on Thursday, July 11, 2024. | PHOTO: Official Facebook Page of Prosecutor Franklin Quijano

MANILA, Philippines — National Commission on Aging (NCSC) Chairman Franklin Quijano has been suspended for 90 days over allegations of gross neglect of duty and grave misconduct, Malacañang confirmed on Thursday.

“Yes, please,” Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Cheloy Garafil replied in a message to when asked about Quijano’s suspension.

No other details were provided.

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However, last month, news emerged that five of the six NCSC commissioners, namely Mary Jean Loreche, Edwin Espejo, Reymar Mansilungan, Rainier Cruz and Enriqueta Rodeles, had asked Quijano to resign.

The five commissioners said on June 21 that they had informed Malacañang about the problems involving Quijano.

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Senior Citizens party representative Rodolfo Ordanes, chairman of the House Committee on Seniors, supported the decision to remove Quijano as head of the NCSC.