THE CPDO, or City Planning and Development Office of Mabalacat City, headed by Rosan S. Paquia, EnP, is a department composed of visionary planners, a virtual think tank which plans and conceptualizes projects to improve the city's image and infrastructure build-up.
The staff is directed to think (out of the box sometimes) and translate their ideas into concrete, acceptable and aesthetically-sound projects suggested by the local chief executive, the legislative council and the public.
It is open to constructive criticisms and comments which can further improve the whole system of governance.
Fresh from its highly successful CBMS or Community-Based Monitoring System for which the CPDO received a Certificate of Recognition from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), its head, Rosan is being tasked to spearhead the very ambitious project of the new city government complex in Barangay Mabiga.
Rosan, by the way, has been appointed chief of staff by Mayor Crisostomo C. Garbo, after his stint as City Administrator which Rosan has very efficiently and effectively dispensed with.
City Planning and Development Office has been granted ISO Certification 9001:2015, meaning, it has achieved the taxing requirements of quality service in governance.
Now, one of its staff, Iry D. Lising, has passed the June 2019 Architectural board exams giving CPDO added fame and prestige.
This soft-spoken lady is indeed an achiever and a hard worker. Always ready with her courteous smile, Iry is a model or example of focus, determination and ambition. She definitely deserves the City Government and CPDO's accolade. Congrats, Iry!
The purge is on. As is now well-known, the job order contract holders of previous councilors (those who lost in the last May 13 elections, that is), were all disengaged and, of course, the incoming councilors would have a new team of their own.
Even casuals were not spared. They were given hints that their contracts will not be renewed and the "permanent" ones were reportedly "floated"especially those associated with, or with links to, the losing tandem of Christian C. Halili and Boking Morales. Such goes the wheel of fortune.
"Minsan nasa taas, minsan naman ay nasa ibaba."
I am aware that several parameters were observed in laying off the job orders and casual employees and the reassignment or transfer of regular employees. Mayor Cris and his team must have exercised maximum leniency and judiciousness in doing so as the laying off of employees is a sensitive matter.
I wish to extend my condolences to the family of the late Dennis Cudia de Guzman for his untimely albeit self-inflicted demise last week. He was the finance officer of the Mabalacat City College. May you rest in eternal peace, Dennis.