Several heads of offices has been assigned to other positions and offices in Bacolod City barely a month after the new administration took over.
Those affected by the reassignment were Marlon Amago, a foreman of the City Engineers Office, who has been assigned to the Bacolod Mental Health Office, Officer 4 Gilda Luisima, head of the Human Resource Management Office, who is now at the City Agriculture Office, Rex Rille, who was detailed at the BAYS Center, and is now assigned to the Department of Public Services.
Others affected were City Cooperative and Livelihood Development Office head, Brenda Burdeos, who has been assigned to the Department of Social Services and Development, and was replaced by Elvira Tipo from the Bacolod Housing Authority; Stella Rose Rayos of the Permits and Licensing Division, who was assigned to the City Hall and was replaced by Belinda Gerongalin from the same office.
Luisima was employed during the administration of former Mayor Alfredo Montelibano, while the rest are identified with the administration of Bacolod Rep. and former Mayor Evelio Leonardia.
Barangay Captain Anthony Jose Ayco of Brgy. 15 is reportedly being considered as head of the Public Employment Services Office, and Brgy. Captain Rufino Alcala of Brgy. Punta-Taytay as head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office.
Bacolod City Administrator Rolando Villamor yesterday said he could not confirm the reports because he has not yet seen the list of executive assistants and department heads.
Earlier, Villamor said Mayor Monico Puentevella reinstated Linda Ablanque as head of the DSSD, replacing Sally Abelarde, and Dr. Jovy Vergara was designated officer-in-charge of the City Health Office, while Dr. Salome Biñas has filed for leave.
Josephus Serna was designated head of the DPS, replacing Nelson Sedillo, and Isidro Sun as head of the Office of the Building Official replacing Ephraim Hechanova.
So far, the Sangguniang Panlungsod has only concurred in the appointment of Villamor as City Administrator, and that of his daughter Sarah Villamor as City Legal Officer of Bacolod.*CGS