Don’t hold us hostage
in political war: PACE
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Capitol employees are calling on the Negros Occidental Sanggunian to spare them from becoming “collateral damage” in a political war, and to instead grant them their P20,000 incentive bonuses and the fourth tranche of their wage increases, Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees spokesman, Rene Lastierre, said yesterday.
Lastierre said the PACE officials met yesterday and are issuing an official statement today appealing to members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to grant their request.
The members of the SP allied with Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr., who is running against Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. in the May polls, have refused to approve the 2013 budget, saying the governor should provide a more itemized listing of its contents in the spirit of public accountability.