e. December 16, 1988- Preventive suspension for failure to submit the required Medical Certificate within 48 hours from the first date of the sick leave.[Private respondent failed to report for work from Nov. 28, 1988 to the time such Memorandum was issued on December 16, 1988].f. February 22, 1989- After formal administrative investigation, suspension of five (5) working days without pay for unauthorized absences on November 28, 1988 to December 2, 1988. Absences from December 2, 1988. Absences from December 9-19, 1988 were charged to private respondents vacation leave credits for the calendar year 1989.g. May 30, 1989- Suspension of ten (10) working days without pay for unauthorized absences from May 17-19 1989, with warning that penalty of dismissal will be imposed upon commission of similar offense in the future.1Due to his numerous infractions, private respondent was administratively investigated for violation of Meralcos Code on Employee Discipline, particularly his repeated and unabated absence from work without prior notice his superior specifically from August 2 to September 19, 1989.After such administrative investigation was conducted by petitioner, it concluded that private respondentwas found to have grossly neglected his duties by not attending to his work as lineman from Aug. 2, 1989 to September 19, 1989 without notice to his superiors.In a letter dated January 19, 1990, private respondent was notified of the investigation result and consequent termination of his services effective January 19, 1990, viz:Mr. Jeremias C. Cortez, Jr.16 E Jacinto StreetMalabon, Metro ManilaDear Mr. Cortez:Official findings of formal administrative investigation duly conducted by the Companys Legal Services Department established the following:
1. You incurred unauthorized and unexcused absences from work starting August 2, 1989 up to September 9, 1989. On September 20, 1989, you were allowed to return to work but without prejudice to the outcome of an administrative investigation. By your unauthorized and unexcused absences from work, you have grossly violated Section 4, par. (e) of the Company Code on Employee Discipline which prescribes (u)nauthorized and unexcused absences from work which exceed five (5) consecutive working days penalized therein with dismissal of the erring employees from the service and employ of the Company.x x x x x x x x xThe foregoing instances plus your series of violations of the sick leave policy clearly show your gross and habitual neglect of duties and responsibilities in the Company, a condition which is patently inimical to the interest of the Company as a public utility vested vital public interest.x x x x x x x x xBased on the foregoing, and considering your series of violations of the Company Code on Employees Discipline, Management is constrained to dismiss you for causes from the service and employ of the Company, as you are hereby so dismissed effective January 19, 1990, with forfeiture of all rights and privileges.