GOVERNOR Alfredo Marañon Jr. said the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental is now the biggest employer in the Visayas, both in the government and private sectors.
Marañon said this during the oath-taking rites of the 193 newly-hired and promoted employees of the Capitol held at the Social Hall Monday.
At present, the Province of Negros Occidental has a total of 1,804 permanent employees, 719 contractual employees, and 489 job order workers, which is even higher than the number of employees of the Mactan Export Processing Zone in Cebu.
The governor said that 45 percent of the total Capitol employees are assigned in the Provincial Health Office and in the different provincial government-run hospitals.
“I congratulate all of you for this significant event in your life, and I urge all of you to be proud of being a member of the provincial government workforce,” Marañon told the new and promoted employees.
He also advised them to unite and help each other in the delivery of the basic services to the people, and do their share in government service because they represent the provincial government.
Presidential Lingkod Bayan 2016 Awardee Dina Genzola of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist was also recognized during the program.
The employees also attended a job orientation seminar with Supervising Personnel Specialist Beethoven Tiano of the Civil Service Commission-Negros Occidental Office.
The activity was spearheaded by the Provincial Human Resource Management Office headed by lawyer Anabelle Palic. (NLG)