Magpale hires Greg’s daughter for ‘P1 a year’-A A +A
Sunday, August 12, 2012
VICE Gov. Agnes Magpale has hired Grecilda Sanchez-Zaballero as a consultant in monitoring projects in Cebu Province with a compensation of “P1 a year.”
Aside from working for the vice governor, Zaballero is also a consultant of Pinamungajan Mayor Geraldine Yapha.
Since Zaballero is now into public service, she wants to pursue the projects that her father, the late Vice Gov. Greg Sanchez, started and planned.
She told Sun.Star Cebu she does not mind not getting any compensation since all she wants is to render public service.
Zaballero said when Magpale offered the position, she did not hesitate to accept since her father was a public servant. She started two weeks ago and is still familiarizing herself with her job.
Zaballero said Magpale assigned her to different towns and cities to check on water issues, medical missions, and road and livelihood projects.
She said her father had a project for mountain barangays where he had donated water tanks.
“I am also hoping that at least I will have an avenue to push for my dad’s projects, such as the trans-axial highway, fish ports and others,” Zaballero said in a text message.
She also would want to know if the Kepco-Salcon Power Corp. (SPC) still dumps its coal ash in the Balili property in Barangay Tinaan, Naga City. She said this is one thing that her dad opposed.
She said she wants to know about the matter as a concerned citizen.
‘Worth a look’
“I also would like to look at where Kepco dumped their waste. (I) hope it’s not dumped at the Balili lot. That is worth looking at,” said Zaballero, a chemical engineer, in a text message.
When asked if she will run in the coming elections, she said she will wait until it is her call to enter politics.
Zaballero, who expressed support for Magpale, said Liberal Party gubernatorial candidate Hilario “Junjun” Davide III was his father’s running mate and is “part of their family.”
“Whoever is his (Davide) running mate we will support,” Zaballero said.
Sun.Star Cebu tried to contact Magpale for comment, but calls were not answered.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 12, 2012.