Action vs nursing reviewer in ‘leak’

By Tetch Torres

The president and owner of Inress Review Center who allegedly leaked questions in the 2006 nursing licensure examination may now face up to the consequences of his actions after the Court of Appeals dismissed his appeal Thursday.

George Cordero may now be subject to administrative proceedings by the Professional Regulation Commission, according to Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo of the court’s Special Twelfth Division in a one-page resolution.

The appeals court said the arguments raised by Cordero are “mere reiterations…which have already been discussed, considered, and ruled upon in the decision sought to be reconsidered.”

The appeals court, in a decision early this year said PRC’s Board of Nursing acted will within its jurisdiction and did not abuse its discretion when it proceeded with the hearing of the administrative complaint against Cordero.

Cordero was charged for violation of Section 15 of Republic Act 8981 (Professional Regulation Commission Modernization Act) and the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002.

The appeals court nixed Cordero’s claim that there must be a complainant first aside from the BoN before the Board could proceed with the hearing, saying the provision in the PRC rules “does not negate the right of the Board by itself to initiate the administrative case, after a prima facie finding, by filing a formal charge and in effect, be the complainant.”


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