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Joe III sacks official for alleged city school mismanagement

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Mayor Jose “Joe III” Espinosa III has fired Iloilo City Community College (ICCC) administrator Ma. Mathilde Treñas Octavio from her job upon the recommendation of the City Legal Office.

Espinosa also ordered an investigation on the alleged anomalies at the ICCC.

The city college was established in 2012 during the administration of then Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog to provide education for poor but deserving students of Iloilo City.

Earlier four teachers, namely Anelyn Janaban, Maria Fe Alejandria, Rezlie Martinez, and Arthur Soqueña called the Sangguniang Panlungsod to investigate the college’s operations and its budget utilization.

The college, they alleged, does not strictly adhere to the Magna Carta for Teachers.

For her part, Octavio described the allegations against her as “blatant lies” and “unfounded.”

These are only meant to “defame” and “malign” her, she added.