THE Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (Pace) is hoping for a fair investigation after 18 personnel from the Negros Occidental Provincial Disaster Management Program Division (PDMPD) were issued with show cause orders for alleged irregularities and rude behavior.

Pace president Renelo Lastierre, said they do not tolerate stubborn employees among the Capitol's employees, although they want due process for the 18 personnel.

“The latest action made by the Provincial Legal Office (PLO) should serve as a lesson for all provincial government workers to always follow regulations as well as show respect to both their fellow employees and clients in order to avoid any problems,” he said.

Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Alberto Nellas Jr., said 13 drivers, three administrative aides, a utility worker, and a special operation officer were issued show cause orders.

Nellas said they found irregularities with the trip tickets filed by the 13 drivers, saying they were not following procedures to submit trip tickets immediately.

The other personnel, meanwhile, were called out for rude behavior to their fellow co-workers.

Nellas said almost all of the respondents have already submitted their reply.

After which the PLO will decide whether or not they will sanction the involved personnel.

The latest incident also came after five employees from the provincial government's Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) were each slapped with a 60-day suspension after they committed grave misconduct for engaging in a drinking binge while on official travel in Victorias City back in July.

The five were also accused of misuse of government property.