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Philippine official dismissed after Facebook photo

By Associated Press


MANILA, Philippines » A Philippine official has been dismissed after Facebook photos showed him attending a high school reunion at an island resort when he was supposed to be at work.

Nueva Ecija provincial information officer Maynardo Valdez was accused of gross misconduct and dishonesty.

Philippine Information Agency chief Jose Fabia said Wednesday that Valdez closed his office for four days last year without permission and did not respond to calls and texts from his superiors.

Fabia said officials tried contacting Valdez through his Facebook account and instead saw pictures of him at the reunion on Boracay Island.

He alleged Valdez neglected his other duties like producing daily reports and surveying the sentiments of the people in the province.

Valdez says he will appeal the decision.

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ejkorvette wrote:
Wow, this is a real newsworthy story.
on July 4,2012 | 04:16AM
Manapua_Man wrote:
What a Ba-booze. But Face Book is evil and helps people get in trouble.
on July 4,2012 | 07:03AM
atilter wrote:
so - no do bad stuffs - should be da rule den - no? if you cheat, no mattah how you get caught, you voluntarily making da choice fo' chance 'um. so how you figah? no can blame f/b - find da person who wen' post 'um.
on July 4,2012 | 06:18PM
Anonymous wrote:
My pilipina I lub u!
on July 4,2012 | 07:05AM
Anonymous wrote:
You know, it never ceases to amaze me how VAIN people can be...even to the point of putting yourself in a situation where you can't explain away the cold, hard, TRUTH. Not only is this guy dishonest, he is S-T-U-P-I-D!
on July 4,2012 | 06:24PM
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