By: Dolly Yasa
BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson on Monday asked provincial government employees to respect his decision of reassigning Atty. Annabelle Palic back to her post as head of the Provincial Human Resource Management Office (PHRMO).
Lacson issued the statement following reports of a signature campaign among Capitol employees who oppose Palic’s designation to PHRMO.
“During my first flag ceremony as governor, I told the provincial government employees to give me the benefit of the doubt, to trust in the people that I choose. So I hope that they will respect that because at the end of the day if I choose the wrong people, it would reflect on my position. I hope the provincial government employees will respect my decision,” Lacson said.
The governor said he has not heard yet of the signature campaign against Palic.
But he assured that if the signature campaign is real, he will immediately go over the concerns of the signatories.
“If indeed there is a petition, I will look into their concerns,” he said.
Former Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. transferred Palic to the Office of the Governor after the Department of Budget and Management came out with the opinion disallowing the creation of the human resource management office.
Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz said that there was no formal order to abolish HRMO, a matter that must come directly from the Civil Service Commission. (Photo Courtesy: Bong Lacson, Negros Occidental Governor/ Facebook page)