City environment chief submits her resignation
Cebu City Environment and Natural Resources Office chief and former city councilor Nida Cabrera has tendered her resignation before the Office of the Mayor.
Cabrera told reporters she wanted to rest from public service so that she can concentrate on her private practice as an advocate for the environment partnering with private organizations.
“Wala may problema, rest lang sa g’yud ko sa public service. Naa koy lain nga partner sad, naa koy trabahoon lain,” she said.
Cabrera said her plan was to resign from her post either this coming January or February as she still has some responsibilities to the city, but in order for the mayor to look for someone to replace her, she told him about her resignation as early as now.
“Dugay-dugay nana nako nga plan ako lang gi-submit in advance para maka-prepare ang mayor, nagpadala nalang ko,” she said.
Cabrera served the city as councilor for two terms and CCENRO chief for four months.
Councilor Eugenio Gabuya Jr., who received the resignation letter of Cabrera as it was copy furnished to his office, said he respects her decision.
However, as of press time, Human Resource and Development Office chairwoman Marie Velle Abella said her office has not yet received the resignation letter.
“I did not receive any resignation letter from councilor Nida Cabrera. Usually, the process is all resignation letters are endorsed to HRDO for the preparation of letter of approval resignation, so we can’t prepare the letter of approval yet because we have not received the resignation letter,” she said.
Abella said the mayor can disapprove the resignation letter unless Cabrera will insist to resign.
Mayor Tomas Osmeña said he is already aware of Cabrera’s planned resignation. When asked if he will accept it, he said he will do so “with reluctance.”
Cabrera first mentioned about her resignation in Facebook.
“My heart bleeds to say goodbye to all my staff and friends in government. It’s nice working with you, extending my sincerest thanks to all of your cooperation and hard work extended to the office of CCENRO during my time. I may no longer here with you but see you then in my next journey of private service,” her post read.
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