Mayor slammed for including wife’s name in job order list

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Thursday, November 29, 2012


ANGELES CITY -- Barangay Lourdes Northwest council member William David slammed Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan on Wednesday for including the councilman’s wife in the job order (JO) appointments without her knowledge, adding to the list of “ghost employees.”

David questioned the inclusion of his wife’s name in the list of JOs after his father, veteran broadcaster Medardo “Med” David, revealed the names of questionable JOs in his radio program last Friday (November 23).

The councilman said his wife, Irene, has no knowledge about her name being included in the list of the City Government’s JOs and does not even go to the City Hall to collect her supposed salary.

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Irene was designated as an administrative assistant in the PhilHealth Program under the Office of the Mayor and is given a daily rate of P500 or P11,000 a month. Her appointment was issued on June 29, 2012 until December 31, 2012 and was signed by secretary to the mayor Leonardo Galanza and approved by Mayor Pamintuan.

“Malaking panlilinlang ang ginagawang ito ng administrasyon ni Mayor Pamintuan,” said David, “Kung nagagawa nila ang ganitong panlilinlang sa mga kagawad, paano pa sa mga ordinaryong mamamayan?”

David also hit Barangay Pandan councilman and Councilmen’s League of Angeles City (CLAC) President Arlon Lacson for allegedly conniving with this scheme by the Pamintuan administration.

David is the CLAC vice president for external affairs.

He encouraged his fellow barangay officials whose relatives’ names have been listed as JOs without their knowledge to come out in the open in order to stop this practice.

“Ang malaking katanungan, kung hindi alam ng mga nakalistang tao na kasama sila sa mga JO, sino ang pumipirma ng payroll ng mga taong ito kada buwan?” he asked.

David also hit Pamintuan for lambasting his father Med David, who aired the issue on the exorbitant number of JOs in the City Hall.

“Tinitira nila ang tatay ko, ngayong base sa appointment papers ng mga JOs, lumalabas na totoo lahat ng sinasabi niya tungkol sa mga ‘ghost employees’ ng City Hall,” David said.

Newsman Robledo Sanchez also called Pamintuan out for having several relatives of barangay officials listed as JOs under the City Government.

On October 19, 2012, Sanchez filed a complaint against Pamintuan, City Accountant Wilfredo Tiotuico, City Budget Officer Fe Corpuz, City Treasurer Juliet Quinsaat and other department heads before the Office of the Ombudsman in relation to the 2,506 job order employees of the City Government.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on November 29, 2012.

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