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Monday, March 18, 2013
LAWYER Tristan Dwight Domingo is set to leave his post as acting chief of the Business Bureau after Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio appointed him as assistant city administrator.
Erwin Alparaque, chief of Human Resource and Management Office (HRMO), said Duterte-Carpio approved the appointment of Domingo on March 4, or a day before her maternity leave started.
Alparaque said that he and acting city administrator Zuleika Lopez have started to orient Domingo on the things to be acted upon as soon as he assumes his new position.
He said there has to be a transition and this was the reason they had a meeting with Domingo.
Alparaque also held the post as assistant city administrator for administrations before he was named to the HRMO post.
Before the appointment, Alparaque said everything went through the process of selection like posting of the requirements, short-listing and interviews conducted on the applicants.
He said there were more than 20 employees who were considered for the post but that only a few met the requirements.
"Among those who sent notices, only three sent their interest so an interview was immediately scheduled for them," Alparaque told Sun.Star Davao. He refused to name the other two applicants for the position.
However, a staff from the HRMO said the other two applicants were Roy Ryan Rigor, chief of the city's Housing and Homesite Development, and lawyer Joseph Dominic Felizarta, officer-in-charge of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro).
Alparaque left the post as the acting assistant city administrator for administrations on August 18, 2012 after the City Council concurred his appointment as the chief of the HRMO.
On the other hand, Domingo assumed the position as Business Bureau chief on October 3, 2012 after lawyer Jhopee A. Agustin resigned on September 5, 2012 citing personal reasons.
Alparaque said the position of Business Bureau chief will be temporarily vacant.
In a separate interview, Domingo said he is looking forward to his new assignment.
"In totality, it is still public service. Mao man na atoang commitment. Padayon lang ta. I hope I would be able to live up to the standards. Kung pwede mapantayan ang accomplishments sa akoang nasundan diha. Kung pwede pa gyud pangitaan ug paagi nga malabwan nato," Domingo said.
He said he is confident that he will be leaving the Business Bureau in good hands, attesting that his staffs are hardworking despite the deficiencies in terms of equipment and training.
Domingo said he only knew about his appointment based on the notice posted by the HRMO in its bulletin board.
After that, he said he was called by Lopez for a meeting duly attended by Alparaque and the mayor’s chief of staff Lemuel Ortonio.
"They emphasized it's a bigger task. Bigger gyud daw ang scope of work," he said. "I am still waiting for the marching order or specific task gyud na gusto gyud ipabuhat sa atoa and from then on mao to atoang paningkamotan trabahoan."
The mayor also appointed Dra. Esther Cherrie Rayos as assistant city veterinarian and Paz Ibarra as assistant city budget officer.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 19, 2013.