Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. yesterday challenged 112 newly hired and promoted provincial government employees to show the people of Negros Occidental that they are a different breed of civil servants, they are performers.
The governor led the oathtaking of the 112 employees, 18 of whom were newly hired, 68 contractual turned permanent, and 26 promoted, at the provincial Capitol in Bacolod City.
The governor said the Capitol is hiring and promoting more than 500 workers in about three batches.
He said the provincial government nurses are among the highest paid in Negros Occidental.If they had more job openings private hospitals would lose their nurses, he said.
Marañon told the 112 that they were privileged because among the hundreds applying for jobs at the Capitol, they were chosen.
“I expect you to perform. You must thank God because this all came from Him,” the governor said.
“We are just administrators of God Almighty’s resources. We must thank Him for all the things we have received and are about to receive,” he added.
The governor said if the Capitol employees perform well, progressin Negros Occidental will grow rapidly.
The Capitol is working on making its contractual workers, especially in hospitals, permanent employees.
The governor, in an interview yesterday, said labor contractualization or “endo”, a practice of some employers of hiring workers for short periods of time, must be abolished.
Multinationals firm, who hire workers for 6-month periods at a time, and make big profits should not be allowed to get away with it, he added.*CPG
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