By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE) expressed their concerns yesterday that former Provincial Human Resources Management Office (PHRMO) head, Atty. Anabelle Palic, might retaliate against them after she was relieved from her post last week.
PACE President Renelo Lastierre said following Palic’s reassignment to the Governor’s Office, they have started hearing of “moves of retaliation.”
Palic was ousted from her post in the PHRMO after around 560 provincial government employees signed a petition for her relief.
Lastierre said even though they don’t have any plans of further escalating their complaints to other forums, he pointed out they are also prepared to do it if needed.
However, as of the moment, Lastierre said PACE is content and happy with the decision of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, as it proved that he is listening to their calls and he is a “pro-worker.”
Lastierre added 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 after falling ill to COVID-19.
They are also helping the retired employees process their requirements in order to get their benefits, while they will try their best that there will no longer be any delays for the salaries of the job orders.
Last week, the capitol-based union PACE forwarded a petition calling for Palic’s relief which stemmed over allegations that several employees of the provincial government who have approached them claimed they were “de-credited” when they underwent quarantine due to COVID-19.
Palic has been replaced by Felomina Guzon as PHRMO officer-in-charge./DGB, WDJ