Ex-NEDA regional director convicted of sexual harassment

17 Oct

A former regional director of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has been found guilty of sexual harassment and sentenced to six months imprisonment.

In a decision, the Sandiganbayan Third Division said erstwhile NEDA Region 7 director Jose Romeo Escandor abused his position to force his amorous attentions on a female staff.

The victim, a married woman, resigned in November 2003 as she could no longer take Escandor’s advances toward her, court records show.

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