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MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A Philippine official has been dismissed after Facebook photos showed him attending a high school reunion at an island resort when he was supposed to be at work.

Nueva Ecija provincial information officer Maynardo Valdez was accused of gross misconduct and dishonesty.

Philippine Information Agency chief Jose Fabia said Wednesday that Valdez closed his office for four days last year without permission and did not respond to calls and texts from his superiors.

Fabia said officials tried contacting Valdez through his Facebook account and instead saw pictures of him at the reunion on Boracay Island.

He alleged Valdez neglected his other duties like producing daily reports and surveying the sentiments of the people in the province.

Valdez says he will appeal the decision.


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