NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. will create another investigating committee to probe the alleged misbehavior of another Capitol employee.

In a meeting held Tuesday last week, second district Board Member Miller Serondo was allegedly subjected to the disrespectful attitude of an employee when he queried about some procedures and guidelines in the awarding of lots at the Provincial Government properties in Panaad and Paglaum Village, Bacolod City and in Barangay Minoyan, Murcia.

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Serondo asked Jed de Leon, head of the Government Assets Management Office (Gamo) if he had followed the guidelines and procedures in the awarding of the Panaad lots. Instead of answering the board member's query, de Leon allegedly pushed some documents to Serondo and told him to see for himself if there is a vacancy.

Also in attendance at the meeting were third district Board Member Patrick Lacson, chairman of the Committee on Government Assets, who called the meeting, Lucille Pines of the General Services Office and the Accounting Office and Dorothy Abalos who represented Board Member Pedro Zayco.

Though de Leon later apologized for his actuations, Serondo said he felt it is necessary that the matter be raised to the attention of Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. so that appropriate action can be taken against de Leon.

Marañon will issue an executive order for the creation of the Investigating Committee that will come up with a recommendation on de Leon's case.

He, meanwhile, said that the investigating committee assigned in the case of provincial accountant Merly Fortu is set to finish its investigation before the 60-day preventive suspension lapses next month.

Fortu was subjected to an investigation also for alleged disrespect and misbehavior towards the government officials. The complaint against her was lodged by Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez. (TED)