Should Chavit Singson be removed from public office due to his current issue?

Philippines
September 8, 2009 1:18am CST
According to the latest news, National Security Adviser Undersecretary Chavit Singson hurt his live-in partner when the he learned that she is cheating on him. The case is now under investigation, and the result may take too long to be released. Now, Malacanang is urging Singson to leave his post but the latter said he will not leave not unless he will be removed by the president. According to him, leaving the office will mean that he is guilty. Now, do you think Chavit Singson should be removed from public office? No hurting words, please.
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15 responses
@mimiang (3769)
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
Before one can be removed , investigations of the has to be done to know if the accusation is true. If it is proven true, he must be removed for criminal cause
• Philippines
14 Oct 09
hello, I believed he should. why would he stay there if he has issues, he's a public servant and should act like a role model to the people. but beating your wife isn't one of them, and chavit chose to do just that. he should have just channeled his hate to do something else instead of beating his wife.it shows how controlling he is, and how evil he can be in the household.. am glad that her wife is leaving him for good she didn't deserve to be beaten.
• Philippines
29 Sep 09
I believe the issue was nto on the news these days, so my reply to discussion is this. I still believe he have a lot of explanation to do by using his power to investigate about his live-in partner. Although he denied it , it is still obvious he had use his power.If he has a conscience he should resign from his office. He should atleast leave a respect for himself.
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
DEFINITELY!!!! Chavit Singson should have been removed from his position and any public offices a long time ago. He is also a criminal like any other Malacanang officers. These people are the primary reason why I'm ashamed of the government system in our country. I think that he just use this issue to get the public's sympathy and to make his live-in partner suffer. That's how dirty he is.
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
hello fatherblogger, In my own opinion since I've already heard from both party - Singson and his live-in partner, I think so. For what he did to her was against women's right. I saw her face in TV and she was bitten terribly. I think that is not a good gesture for a public figure like him. No matter what she is still the mother of their two children. She don't deserve to be treated that way. If he has a problem with her, I think they need to talk by themselves. If they can not solve it, seek for attorney's advice and not use his strength against her.
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
I really don't have any knowledge on public officials' proper conduct and decorum. What I do know is that Chavit beat his wife and that is an unjustifiable act. For me, men should never lay a finger to his wife. At least that's my motto.
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
No. He can be on leave pending investigation so that there will be no impartiality. It is but proper for government officials who have been involved in cases like this to go on leave so that the people will not speculate that there is a white wash in the investigation.
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
9 Sep 09
It's kinda weird to see all political personnels being pressured to leave their setas or office whenever there's a scandal or happenings going on.. haha =D This scenario had happened in thailand and malaysia many times before, whereby they say they wont leave office.. BUt in the end, they still do it, and coming back again during re-elections.. lol =D So, i dun see any difference if they are removed from the office now or not.. haha =D
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
he should be afforded his day in court just like any other fellow.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Yes, he should be removed from office, in fact, he should not have been given a position in the government in the first place. He has a long list of criminal offenses all to his credits. Beating his ex-live in partner is very characteristic of him, he is a living monster coated in gold. He should go to jail.
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
Mr. Singson should not disregard Malacanang's recommendation to take a leave of absence and in his defiance even dared to just fire him instead. Is this the type of leaders you want for our country? I'm really disappointed and I am very aware that there must be change in this coming elections. But in my opinion he should be sacked from his position ASAP since pending the cases are filed against him.
@iceydon (342)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
Chavit should be removed from office. He is better off to his balwarte with his tigers. He can wip them in all force he wants.At least the animals can take it and if god wills it he can be bitten.
@rsa101 (29957)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
Well I think leaving his post would mean that he allows the investigation to go without his influence over the investigation. It is just proper for him to at least submit to voluntary leave to prove that he is open to investigation. It would make the investigation hard if he is around the office. It is not admission og guilt of he decides to leave his present position.
@laydee (12809)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
The problem with our government, I guess, is that there are too much emotion involved in everything. What has his actions as a partner (common-law husband) and his common-law wife is cheating? I mean, yes it does say something about his personality, but I doubt it could affect him as an undersecretary of National Security? I don't really care about him or his personal life, but it makes me grow tired of listening to how politics and personal lives are discussed like show business. Anyhow, whatever their decision may be, on the personal level, I for one would start hurting a person who cheats on me. Only they know what truly happened and I don't think it should affect a person's work unless he is the campaign manager of Women's Rights or something like that.
@ally12 (1203)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
i got no enough knowledge when it comes to laws for people in the gov't who underpass an alleged criminal offense if what should be done to them,but for my own views of the story it was done by Chavit as a response to what his partner did that damaged his ego.its a personal affair and if that matter would not interfere of whatever his responsibility to his work then i would say he should not be removed from public office until proven guilty.im not on his side for i am a woman too but i also strongly condemned the action of his live in partner that leads to her physical abuse