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THE Supreme Court (SC) has suspended a lawyer for five years for repeatedly ignoring several resolutions of the Court in connection with the administrative case filed against him.
In a recent ruling released by the SC, it ordered the suspension of Atty. Alexander Del Prado for the lawyer's continuous failure to comply with the orders of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) and the high court.
The SC said that Del Prado's repeated failure to attend court hearings and his failure to comply with the Court’s Resolutions requiring him to comment on the case constitute utter disrespect of the judicial institution.
The case against Atty. Del Prado stemmed from a complaint filed against him by a certain Myrna Deveza for his failure to pay his debt for the lot in Caloocan City which he bought to former amounting to P565,950.
The SC upheld the recommendation of the IBP to suspend the lawyer for five years. It also warned the lawyer that repeated acts can constitute to a higher penalty of the Court. (Sunnex)
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