Nov. 4, 2011
KABALIKAT CIVICOM ASSOCIATION INC.
NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Dear Sir Gil (10-01) ,
This is to respectfully appeal the decision of the Kabalikat Civicom Laguna Provincial Council which is already final and executory to disband the Kabalikat Civicom 4th District of Laguna Chapter as a regular chapter effective July 10, 2011 due to gross violations of Constitution and By-Laws.
We regret the said decision of the Council because we were not accorded due process in the said case as provided for in Section 4. Article XVI of our Constitution.There was no notice and hearing where we could have been given the chance to present evidence and effectively explain our side.
Second, we firmly believe that it is only the National Executive Council who has the power and jurisdiction to disband a chapter and not the Provincial Council. Our Constitution in Section 5. Article XVII states that “ No other Kabalikat Chapter or group shall be officially recognized in the same or unless the same is chartered through by the Kabalikat National Founder.” From this statement it can be deduced that impliedly the National Council has also the sole jurisdiction and power to disband a chapter.
Thirdly, we do not approve of the way the Provincial Council communicated the disbanding of our chapter. A letter was sent to Hon. Governor Jeorge “E.R.” Ejercito Estregan informing him that the Kabalikat Civicom 4th District of Laguna Chapter was disbanded and no formal letter was sent to us but only a handwritten note with no signatory.Some members learned of the verdict only thru the said letter sent to the governor.As longtime and active members of Kabalikat Civicom who have served the public unselfishly, we deserve a little bit of courtesy by being the first ones to be informed of the decision and not thru other channels.
Lastly, there is no legal basis for