administrative cases may proceed independently of criminal proceedings, and may continue despite the dismissal of the criminal charges

On the second issue, it is wrong for petitioner to say that since the estafa case against her was dismissed, she cannot be found administratively liable.  It is settled that administrative cases may proceed independently of criminal proceedings, and may continue despite the dismissal of the criminal charges.[17]

http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/2011/march2011/178454.htm

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Born on December 28, 1965, Surallah, South Cotabato, Southern Mindanao, Philippines.
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