Capitol promotes, hires new personnel

The Cebu Provincial Government filled up key positions in its seven executive departments.

At least 29 Capitol employees who were either promoted or newly hired, were sworn in by Governor Hilario P. Davide III last April 16.

Governor Davide said some of the employees were stuck in their previous positions long enough that they deserved promotion.

The said 29 employees were from the Provincial Engineering Office (6), Provincial Budget Office (1), Cebu South Bus Terminal (1), Provincial Accounting Office (1), Provincial General Services Office (6), Information Communication Technology Office (8), and Provincial Assessor’s Office (5).

For those who were working at the Capitol for over 30 years, they look at it as an apt tribute of their career when they retire in a few years time.

“I’m very thankful to the governor for giving us the opportunity to rise through the ranks. My last promotion was in 2002 and few years from now I will be retiring. So this is a perfect send-off for me,” said Exuverancia Oliverio.

Oliverio along with Epifania Montejo and Carmelita Reyes now equally held supervisory positions as local assessment operations officers (LAOO) IV of the Provincial Assessor’s Office.

For Montejo, she said she was finally put into the right place. She explained that she has been coming to work as LAOO IV since 2005 while holding the position of LAOO II.

Montejo said she does not think of retiring yet as her three children have not yet finished their studies. She said she married late so she can still help her parents and her siblings before she starts her own family.

LAOO IV is the third highest rank in the assessor’s office echelon. If she is given the chance, she will make herself available and more equipped for the higher positions.

Human Resource Management Office Chief Noli Valencia said the next set of new and existing personnel to be hired would be coming from Provincial Planning and Development Office, Provincial Agriculturist’s Office, and Provincial Health Office.