THE Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) Board of Directors will still decide on the application for optional retirement filed by general manager Juliana Carbon effective June 17, 2015.

Carbon said she “feels that it is high time for her to also attend to her peace” after she acknowledged that there were a lot of issues hounding her office and person being employed by Baciwa for 32 years.

Her resignation has nothing to do with the bulk water supply project and other programs being implemented by Baciwa, she added.

Carbon filed her application with the Labor Management Consultative Council and she also wrote the Baciwa Board informing them that she has already filed her letter of application before the Council composed of members of the union and management.

She said she filed her application “because she believes she has sacrificed enough and she does not deserve to sacrifice more especially for the wrong reasons, adding that “she has a name and reputation to protect.”

Baciwa board chair, Lawyer Maria Aida Torre, said over Aksyon Radyo Bacolod, "I only knew it when I read her resignation letter. She has not even bothered to inform me ahead of her plan to resign."

The Board unanimously passed a resolution on June 11, 2015, requesting the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) to extend the term of interim general manager Mario Macatangay and Baciwa director Alfredo Bayanin for one year.

The managers of Baciwa requested her to withdraw her application and not retire, she said.

LWUA assigned Macatangay as intermin general manager of Baciwa to oversee the water district after Carbon was preventively suspended by the previous Baciwa Board last year.

“If there are two leaders, who will the people obey?” Carbon asked. To avoid conflict, she has decided to retire, she added.