THE Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (Pace) has asked Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. to release their P5,000 uniform allowance in full.

Pace president Ruben Diamante said this is the consensus of the Capitol employees because instead of paying for a single tailor for more than 2,000 Capitol employees, they would rather have their personal tailor do their uniforms.

Pace passed a resolution regarding their clothing allowance after Provincial Budget Officer Jose Percival Salado Jr. issued a statement, saying there will be deductions on the employees’ clothing allowance for the tailoring of their new uniforms.

Diamante said some employees complained that their previous uniforms didn't fit them well and when they had these repaired, the tailor failed to return their uniforms.

"What happened was that some of the uniforms did not fit, some were too tight or too loose," he said.

The employees want that the uniform committee only decide on the design, color and type or clothing, Diamante said.

Meanwhile, Diamante said Pace held their general assembly and election of directors last Monday at the Negros Occidental Multi- Purpose Activity Center (Nompac).

Engr. Leo Galvez, Dino Gasendo, Ma.Josefa Cabasac, Al Cerabo and Elmer Espeja were unopposed.

The five will join hold-over directors who include Diamante, Renelo Lastierre, Alfredo Dinoy, Maureen Ga, Nimrod Sarmoy and Remy Grcae Manalo.

Diamante said the directors will elect among themselves the executive officers.