City en­vi­ron­ment chief sub­mits her res­ig­na­tion

The Freeman - - NEWS -

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.

Odessa O. Leyson/BRP

JOY TORREJOS

Boni­fa­cio Street in Barangay Par­ian, Cebu City, is flooded af­ter heavy rains yes­ter­day morn­ing.

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