Lawmaker explains 5-day rotation work in La Carlota-A A +A
Monday, March 11, 2013
NEGROS Occidental Representative Jeffrey Ferrer (4th district) clarified that there is nothing illegal about the five days work rotation in the City Government of La Carlota.
He said this, in fact, is purely a political issue hurled against him in line with the coming May 13 elections.
Ferrer said, though, that he is very positive the people will still prefer him in the elections, because they are very much aware of the projects he delivered in the entire fourth district of the province.
He said such kind of job offering is also being practiced in other localities, like in Bago City.
The lawmaker added that the five days work rotation is a job opportunity given by members of the City Council of La Carlota for daily casuals, so that more residents of the city could help their respective families.
"It is a given fact that many of our constituents desire the job. We cannot give them all permanent jobs so our city councilors came up with this kind of scheme so that we can share the jobs to several constituents," Ferrer said.
He, meanwhile, labeled as purely political issue the allegation that there are threats in La Carlota City against those who are not supporting him.
"There's no truth to that. The people of La Carlota can vouch that there is no truth to this allegation and that this is purely an issue made out of nowhere against me. We are very peaceful in La Carlota and I am confident of the full support of the people of La Carlota for our administration," Ferrer said. (TDE)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 12, 2013.