BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Two Capitol employees were reinstated to service by Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson after their respective 60-day suspension had lapsed.
In separate memorandum orders dated Sept. 10, Lacson ordered the lifting of suspension of provincial assistant department head and former officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Care Program (NOCHP) Ma. Mina Pellejo, and lawyer Ariel Cuaycong of the Provincial Legal Office.
Lacson, in his memorandum, said he temporarily designated Pellejo to the Economic Enterprise Development Department and tasked to coordinate with EEDD head Lucille Gelvolea in formulating measures for the economic recovery of the province from the Covid-19 pandemic.
She is instructed to report directly to the Office of the Governor to give updates on the effective implementation of the tasks given to her.
On the other hand, Cuaycong will resume his duties and responsibilities, and to report to PLO head Alberto Nellas Jr.
Lacson said his order takes effect immediately and shall remain in full force and effect until revoked in writing.
Cuaycong and Pellejo were both suspended for 60 days after facing administrative complaints.
Provincial Budget Officer Jose Percival Salado Jr. and Mambukal Resort head Ellen Marie Jalandoni were also slapped with preventive suspension, pending the investigation of administrative charges filed against them.*