Wednesday , April 25, 2018

Former GM asks Baciwa to release her back salaries

LAWYER Juliana Carbon, former general manager of Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa), has asked the Board of Directors to release her back salaries by July 31, 2017.

She made the request in her letter dated July 14 addressed to the Board.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Quezon City had earlier ordered the reinstatement of Carbon after invalidating the appointment of current general manager Mario Macatangay.

Carbon, who is presently connected with the City Prosecutor’s Office, said her transfer from the Department of Justice (DOJ) to Baciwa will be facilitated and she asked to give her time until July 31 to turnover her responsibilities and accountabilities to the DOJ.

The CSC decision promulgated on July 12, 2017 ordered the payment of Carbon’s back salaries starting August 18, 2015 until her actual reinstatement is affirmed.

Consequently, the appointment dated December 1, 2015 of Macatangay as general manager is invalidated.

The decision signed by CSC Chairperson Alicia de la Rosa-Bala, Commissioners Robert Martinez and Leopoldo Robert Valderosa Jr., and attested by Dolores Bonifacio, Commission Secretariat and Liason Office, also dismissed the petition for review filed by former Baciwa chairman Ma. Aida Torre of CSC-6 Decision No. 160061 dated June 23, 2016 and Resolution No. 160162 dated September 20, 2016 for lack of merit.

The CSC-Negros Occidental Field Office is directed to reflect this decision on the personnel records of Carbon and Macatangay, the ruling said.

It is further directed to monitor the implementation of this decision and to submit a report within five days from receipt hereof.

The Baciwa Board of Directors is also directed to implement the decision of the CSC. Continued refusal of the Baciwa Board of Directors to implement the same will constrain the Commission to cite them in indirect contempt, it added.