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Guv: Reorganization
committee will be fair


Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday assured that members of the committee he is set to create to make recommendations on the total reorganization of Negros Occidental provincial government personnel will be fair and impartial.

The governor gave the assurance amid fears raised that an alleged small clique at the Capitol would be calling the shots in the reorganization.

There will be no single group that will dictate on how the reorganization will be conducted, the committee will be well represented and will comply with Civil Service Commission requirements, he said.

The governor, who is in Manila, is attending a meeting of the League of Provinces of the Philippines today.

The league is set to pass a resolution today opposing the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s plan to tax local government units, he said.

Camarines Sur Gov. Luis Ramon Villanfuerte has denied the claim of the BIR that his province has paid for taxes imposed on it by the bureau, Marañon said. In fact Villafuerte will strongly oppose the BIR’s taxing of LGUs, Marañon added.*CPG




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