SC finds judge guilty of being "lasenggero"

In Geocadin v. Hon. Remigio Peña, a judge found guilty of knowingly rendering manifestly unjust orders, partiality, and drunkenness (pagiging lasenggero). The Supreme Court agreed that respondent committed acts unbefitting an occupant of a judicial office but in view of his serious illness which prevented him from presenting evidence other than his comment/answer to the complaint, the constitutional presumption of innocence in his favor and the investigator's recommendation of benignity, respondent judge was merely reprimanded and made to suffer the forfeiture of 3 months of his salary, to be deducted from whatever retirement benefits he may be entitled to under existing laws. (A.M. No. 1092-MJ, 30 October 1981, 108 SCRA 519)

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