Termination looms for
BY CARLA GOMEZ
About 100 contractual workers at the 11 hospitals of the Negros Occidental provincial government are faced with notices of termination, with the continued refusal of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to approve the 2013 budget, Board Member Melvin Ibañez, chairman of the SP Committee on Health, said yesterday.
However, Ibañez said he has asked the Economic Enterprise Development Department of the provincial government to withhold the serving of the notices of termination for 10 working days, while the performances of these 100 hospital workers are being reviewed.
To renew the services of contractual workers a supplemental budget needs to be passed allocating their salaries, he said. And a supplemental budget can only be tackled if the 2013 budget is operational, he added.