ST.BERNARD, Southern Leyte- An official of a multipurpose cooperative based this town has claimed that he was illegally ousted from his post.
Rogelio Gorne alleged that he was removed from his post as chairman of the board of directors of the Saint Bernard Multipurpose Cooperative (SBMPC) without following due process.
Gorne also said that he was barred from entering their office on November 6, purportedly upon the order of the management but insisted.
This resulted to a commotion which resulted for Gorne to get injured. Local policemen pacified the tense situation.
Vergil Saludo, officer-in-charge of SBMPC, said that they did not allowed Gorne to enter the office to avoid trouble.
Saludo explained that Gorne and the rest of the members of the board were ousted from their posts due to their unjust expenses and over expenditures.
He added that during their recently-held annual general assembly, Gorne and the other former directors were invited to explain their side on the issue but failed to do so.
During the said assembly, the cooperative members agreed to have an election for new set of board of directors of SBMPC reason why Gorne and the other former of the board were replaced.
But this act of the SBMPC official was not recognized by Gorne saying it was illegal.
Gorne believed that the issue of ousting them stirred when they filed a complaint against some delinquent members, four of them were elected as new board of director members during the annual assembly .
The ousted BOD chair sought a temporary restraining from the court as he prayed for the immediate resolution on the issue. (RONNIE ROA)