BONTOC, Mountain Province – To provide more human resources to attend to the needs of its growing constituency, Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan Jr. swore into office 91 newly-hired and promoted employees to public service from the different departments of the provincial government during a mass oath-taking ceremony at the Multi-purpose Building of this capital on November 26, 2016.
Thirty-nine employees joined the workforce of the provincial government, 43 were promoted, and 8 were re-employed while one was transferred according to Provincial Human Resource Management Officer Leonila Milagrose F. Malla-ao.
The filled items were newly-created positions and unfilled vacancies from the first to second quarter of this year which remained unfilled due to the election ban, the untimely demise of the late governor Leonard Mayaen, political tensions and austerity measures adopted by the current administration.
The Bontoc General Hospital got the most number of employees that were appointed to meet the needs of an increasing number of patients, followed by the Provincial Security Office which secures the provincial government facilities and perimeters.
The governor, in his message, advised the employees to be humble public servants and committed to their assigned jobs in the implementation of the various programs of the provincial government.
Malla-ao reported that her office has a plan for seminars/training ro develop an effective customer service-oriented and professional workforce in the ensuing years.
She added the focus of the training will be on empowering employees at Level 1 positions such as utility workers, drivers, mechanics, maintenance men.
According to her, the lower ranks are given priority in increasing their awareness, skills, and knowledge in basic office protocols and standard operating procedures, professional ethics, rights and privileges, values re-orientation, and even supervisory training courses to prepare them for future promotions.
By Alfredo F. Macalling