Cebu Provincial Government
Cebu Provincial Government


PSWDO Chief reinstated

IMG_0443Governor Hilario Davide III reinstated Evelyn Senajon as officer-in-charge of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) effective on Wednesday, July 3.

She replaced Marivic Garces, the former PSWDO head during the administration of then Governor Gwendolyn Garcia. Garces was reassigned to the office of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office Chief Neil Sanchez.

In a press conference at the Capitol, Davide said he just signed the appointment of Senajon to head the PSWDO and added that there will be more changes looming at the Capitol.

The governor also stated he will review the current policy of the Capitol in hiring employees, specifically the outsourcing of personnel. The Capitol’s contract with two manpower services companies, the LBP Service Corporation and the Best Source Professionals Inc., have yet to end in February next year.

Currently, there are 762 outsourced employees working for the provincial government including doctors and nurses in the district hospitals across the province.

“Yesterday, I dropped by Oslob District Hospital and sought the opinion of the chief of hospital about the outsourcing. Ingon siya mas maayo gyud og regular employees kay kung ma-outsource lagi wa man gu’y sense of commitment (She said it is better to have regular employees for the sense of commitment that can be derived),” he said.

In his inaugural speeches delivered at his oath taking ceremony and during the Provincial Board session, Davide vowed to improve the Capitol’s health services. For the 400 casual employees whose contracts also expired last June 30, Davide said he is not yet done reviewing their individual performances.

Davide is also waiting on the recommendation of Provincial Information Officer Ethel Natera concerning the fate of Cebu TV and Cebu Monthly. He said the Capitol-owned media outlets, which were both programs of the past administration, are still under review.

Meanwhile, Davide admitted he recently had breakfast with Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama. He said they have not yet talked anything specific but agreed to cooperate and unite for the good of Cebu.

Davide and Rama were previous colleagues at the Cebu City council, when the governor was then councilor and the mayor was vice mayor of the city. (Xerxes Alkuino)