The services of former Gov. Rafael Coscolluela and 11 others as consultants of the provincial government of Negros Occidental has been extended for six months.
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental yesterday approved the consultancy agreements to be entered into by the provincial government and the 12 consultants for the period of six months, starting January 1 to June 30 this year, as endorsed by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr.
Aside from Coscolluela, who is the consultant on Investment Promotions, Trade and Export Development and Inter-Agency Coordination, the 11 others are Roy Balicas - consultant on Finance and Administrative Concerns, Nestor Bayona – Community Development and Special Projects;
Marilyn Manuel – Research and Development as well as Allied Concerns; Leoncio Jamora Jr – Vocational, Technical, Engineering Education and Other Related Tasks; Manuel Lopez – Energy Management and Other Allied Concerns;
Rosemary Caunca – Local Governance and Inter-Local Government Aliance for Agricultural Productivity; Felix Silva Jr. – Housing Projects; Milo Ibrado Jr. – Peace and Security as well as Special Concerns, Ma. Therese Malundo – Food Service and Product Development and David Pedrosa – Pathology .
The consultancy agreements will end on June 30, when Marañon steps down as governor of Negros Occidental.
Board Member Salvador Escalante, chairperson of the SP committee on Finance, said that the salaries of consultants range from PP91,000 to salary P42,000 a month.*
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