Lastierre to seek CSC opinion over Pace chair removal
RENELO Lastierre said he will seek the help of the Civil Service Commission over his removal as chairman of the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (Pace).
"It was a violation of the constitution and by-laws of Pace," Lastierre said.
He added that the election of new officers of the union was unauthorized.
He also said he respects the position of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson that he will not meddle in the affairs of the union.
The governor officiated the oath-taking of the new set of officers of Pace led by Engr. Ruben Diamante on Tuesday, July 25.
Nine of 11 Pace directors ousted Lastierre in an emergency meeting on Friday, July 21.
Diamante clarified that their move to elect new officers is not influenced by the ongoing perceived conflict between Lastierre and officials at the Capitol.
"I believe that the union and the provincial government should peacefully co-exist," Diamante said.
Diamante also strongly denied insinuations that Pace is taking sides.
Lastierre said his fellow directors conducted the no-confidence vote without allowing him to be present.*