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Reorg funds not in
2013 prov’l budget


Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan yesterday said the funds for the reorganization of provincial government personnel were not included in the budget preparation of the province for 2013.

This was after the CPRM consultancy firm failed to give them an update or feedback, on their comment on its findings, after being reviewed by the Committee on Reorganization created by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., Pinongan said.

A consultancy firm was hired by the Negros Occidental provincial government to study the reorganization of provincial government personnel. It had recommended the merger of some offices, and the creation of additional positions in some departments.

Pinongan said the executive department has until October 16 to submit to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental the proposed budget for next year, which is more than P2 billion for deliberation and approval.

He said the recommendation of the Committee on Reorganization should be included in the study of the consultancy firm. But until now “We have not received any feedback from them,” Pinongan said.

“Should the consultancy firm be able to do so, we may include it in the budget preparations,” Pinongan added.

CPRM had earlier recommended the merger of the Public Information Office with the Provincial Library, and the Public Affairs, Sports and Youth Development and Panaad offices, as another unit, the transfer of the of the Maintenance Division from the General Services Office to the Provincial Engineer’s Office, as well as the creation of additional positions at the Provincial Veterinarian’s Office. * GPB

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