• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod approved a resolution Wednesday granting Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez authority to sign the contracts of service entered into by and between the City of Bacolod and six persons, which include two former councilors of the city.
Budget Officer Ma. Imelda Williams certified that there are available funds for the Other Professional Services Account of the City Mayor’s Office, intended for the contracts of service of the following: former councilors Bartolome Orola Sr. and Sonia Verdeflor, Patrick Lacson, Lizel de las Alas, Emmylou Iman, and Maria Louie Jomero.
Orola, Verdeflor and Lacson ran under the Asenso Bacolod ticket of Benitez during the May 2022 elections, but lost.
The contract of service between the city and Orola states that he is to provide management services on socio-economic services and development, while that of Verdeflor states that she is to provide management advisory services to the city mayor on social services with emphasis on women, children, the youth and family, and such other related services.
Lacson, based on his contract of service, is to advice the city mayor and make recommendations on matters related to traffic and transportation services of the city.
Under the contracts of service of Orola, Verdeflor, and Lacson covering the period July 1 to December 31, they will receive a monthly pay of P50,000 each.
On the other hand, the contract of service of De las Alas states that she is to render management service and conduct human resource evaluation, review and examination of employee engagement based on data analytics, and use data insights to inform organizational design and performance trends and analysis of the functioning of human resource structure and manpower complement. She will be paid P40,000 as actual service rendered to the city and that the term of her contract will commence on June 1 and will expire on August 31.
Based on the contract of service of Iman, she is to render management advisory services to the city mayor on reorganizational, reengineering, redesigning, and refocusing of human resource structure and manpower development, and will be paid a monthly rate of P80,000 from June 1 to August 31.
Meanwhile, Jomero is to render management services to conduct human resource evaluation, review and analysis of the functioning of human resource structure and manpower, and will be paid P50,000 a month covering the same period as De las Alas and Iman.*