Capi­tol HR head, bud­get of­fi­cer bicker over DBM opin­ion

Sun Star Bacolod - - Front Page - BY TERESA D. ELLERA

DE­SPITE the con­tro­ver­sial opin­ion from the De­part­ment of Bud­get and Man­age­ment, the head of the Pro­vin­cial Hu­man Re­source De­part­ment is not re­sign­ing from her po­si­tion.

“Who is he to tell me to re­sign and be re­lieved from my po­si­tion?” Atty. Annabelle Palic said of the state­ment of Pro­vin­cial bud­get of­fi­cer Jose Per­ci­val Sal­ado who said he wants the re­lief of Palic af­ter the DBM is­sued an opin­ion dis­al­low­ing the cre­ation of the Hu­man Re­source De­part­ment.

The re­lief of Palic will give the pro­vin­cial govern­ment ‘fair play’ on how to deal with DBM opin­ion, he said.

Palic said that she won’t give fur­ther com­ment be­cause she has al­ready

per­son­ally talked to DMB Re­gional Direc­tor May Chua for the in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the DNB opin­ion and that she said that the up­grad­ing of their of­fice is up to the con­cerned lo­cal govern­ment unit.

The DBM in an opin­ion ear­lier dis­al­lowed the cre­ation of the HR de­part­ment and all po­si­tions in the dis­al­lowed de­part­ment as well as the ap­pro­pri­a­tions for per­son­nel ser­vices.

Gover­nor-elect Eu­ge­nio Jose Lac­son said the pro­vin­cial govern­ment will fol­low the DBM rec­om­men­da­tion to re­vert the HR de­part­ment to a di­vi­sion.

Sal­ado said her re­lief is needed be­cause she is “in­volved in it.”

He said if not for the elec­tion ban on the May 13 elec­tions, he could have rec­om­mended for Palic’s re­lief ear­lier.

“On the first place who is he (Sal­ado) to press for my re­lief. He doesn’t know the opin­ion of the DBM that’s why I want to show it to the me­dia when I come back to­day from Iloilo,” she added.

She fur­ther pointed out that if the province has ex­ceeded on its ex­penses then why is it that the bonuses which were based on the sav­ings of the province were given.

She fur­ther lamented that the DBM is just look­ing at the ac­tual ex­pense if it ex­ceeded from the ap­pro­pri­a­tions, then the province can­not pass a sup­ple­men­tal bud­get.

“They should see first the con­tent of the DBM opin­ion and de­ter­mine the story sur­round­ing such controvers­y,” Palic fur­ther lamented.*

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