PACE head fears ‘retaliation’ following PHRMO’s relief

By Dolly Yasa


BACOLOD City – Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE) president Renelo Lastierre expressed fear that former Provincial Human Resources Management Office (PHRMO) head Atty. Anabelle Palic might retaliate after she was transferred to the Governor’s Office.

Palic was ordered relieved from her post by Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson last week in response to a petition from capitol employees accusing the former of making their life “miserable.”

Palic has been replaced by Felomina Guzon as PHRMO officer-in-charge

Lastierre claimed that they learned of “moves of retaliation” after Palic’s reassignment.

Around 560 provincial government employees signed the petition asking for her relief.

Lastierre said even though they do not have plans to bring their complaints to other forums, he said they are also prepared to do so if needed.

As of now, they are contented and happy with Lacson’s decision as it proved that he was listening to their calls and he is a “pro-worker.”

Lastierre also said they are now processing the return of the leave credits which were allegedly de-credited to some of the Capitol’s employees when they underwent quarantine due to COVID-19.

He further said that they are also helping retired employees process the requirements for their benefits.

“We will also try our best that there will no longer be any delays for the salaries of the job orders,” Lastierre said.