THE Board of Directors of Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) Tuesday, August 15, installed lawyer Juliana Carbon as general manager of Baciwa.
Director Mona Dia Jardin said Board chairman Lorendo Dilag called for a special meeting, and they approved a resolution for the installation of Carbon after she submitted her clearances from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday.
Those who voted for the installation of Carbon were Dilag, Jardin, and Cecilia Henares. Director David Villanueva was in Cebu City.
The Baciwa Board had earlier approved a resolution affirming the Civil Service Commission (CSC) decision for the reinstatement of Carbon, provided she submits the necessary clearances from the DOJ, her last employer, prior to her actual assumption and installation into office.
The CSC earlier ordered the reinstatement of Carbon after invalidating the appointment of general manager Mario Macatangay.
The decision promulgated on July 12, 2017 ordered the payment of Carbon’s back salaries starting August 18, 2015 until her reinstatement is affirmed. The appointment dated December 1, 2015 of Macatangay as general manager is invalidated, it stated.
Last week, Macatangay filed a case before the Court of Appeals in Cebu City for a temporary restraining order or status quo ante.
Jardin said that on August 7, Macatangay filed a leave of absence that will end on August 18.
“The decision of the CSC is final and executory and we did not receive a temporary restraining order,” she said.
She added they will support, cooperate, and work hand-in-hand with Carbon for the betterment and improvement of Baciwa.
Carbon said that she is thankful to the Baciwa Board for implementing the CSC decision.
“I’m very happy and this is justice for me. I know I have a mission to fulfill for the water district and for the City of Bacolod,” Carbon said.
She said she will conduct an assessment of the present situation of Baciwa.
“I will see what I can do, but the foremost is the improvement of water service,” she added.
Published in the SunStar Bacolod newspaper on August 16, 2017.
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