BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said yesterday that Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson has approved the permanent designations of three Capitol employees occupying key positions in the provincial government of Negros Occidental.
Diaz said Lacson approved the recommendation of the Selection Board for the designation of lawyer Julie Ann Bedrio as the new Provincial Environment Management Office chief in a permanent capacity.
Bedrio replaced former judge Danilo Amisola, who had reached the mandatory retirement age of 65 in the government service.
However, the appointment of Bedrio will still need the concurrence of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental, Diaz said.
Lacson also approved the appointment of Dr. Mary Ann Maestral as hospital chief of the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.
Maestral has been serving as TLJPH officer-in-charge, following the retirement of Dr. Maria Estrella Ledesma from government service.
Diaz also said that Renelo Lastierre is now permanent as chief of the Capitol Security and Safety Division.
Lacson has yet to name the permanent head of the Office of the Provincial Agriculture, where Dina Gensola serves as officer-in-charge.*