Carbon to Re-assume as BACIWA GM

Atty. Juliana B. Carbon is re-assuming her post as Bacolod City Water District (BACIWA) General manager on August 1, according to BACIWA insiders.

This, after the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Central Office in Quezon City has ordered her reinstatement to her position as general manager of BACIWA, after invalidating the appointment of Mario Macatangay as GM.

The CSC decision was promulgated July 12, and ordered BACIWA to pay Carbon’s back salaries starting August 18, 2015 until her actual reinstatement.

The decision signed by chairperson Alicia de la Rosa-Bala, Commissioners Robert Martinez and Leopoldo Robert Valderosa Jr, and attested by Dolores Bonifacio, Commission Secretariat and Liason Office, also dismissed the petition for review filed by former Baciwa Board chairman Ma. Aida Torre under CSC VI Decision No. 160061 dated June 23, 2016 and Resolution No. 160162 dated Sept. 20, 2016, for lack of merit.

The Commission found not in an order, CSC VI Decision No. 160061 dated June 23, 2016, declaring Baciwa Board of Directors Resolution No. 135 dated June 11, 2015 requesting/approving the Local Water Utilities Administration to extend Macatangay’s designation as interim general manager for another year (from Aug. 27, 2015 to Aug. 26, 2016), BOD Resolution No. 146 dated July 14, 2015 accepting and approving Carbon’s voluntary retirement, and the letter of Atty. Maida Torre, then chairman of BACIWA Board, dated July 15 notifying Carbon that her application for voluntary retirement is approved.

The CSC invalidated CSC VI Resolution No. 160162 dated Sept. 20, 2016 modifying its earlier decision insofar as the appointment dated Dec. 1, 2015 of Macatangay as general manager, because the subject position is not vacant in view of Carbon’s reinstatement to the service.

It also affirmed that the appointment of Macatangay was issued in violation of the prohibition provided for in Section 5, Rule Vll of the Omnibus Rules Implementing Book V of E.O. No. 292 and Section 13, Rule Xlll of CSC MC No. 40, s 1998, as amended.

According to one of the members of the Board of Directors of BACIWA, Macatangay is at the pleasure of the Board, so they gave in to his appeal to extend his appointment until December, when he is set to retire from service.

Reportedly, Macatangay said he is willing to step down now that the CSC has come up its decision with finality, restoring Carbon as BACIWA GM.

The CSC directed the Baciwa Board to implement the Decision of the Commission. Their continuous refusal to implement the same will constrain the Commission to cite them indirect contempt of the CSC.

In her letter dated July 14 to the Baciwa Board, Carbon requested for payment of her back salaries on or before July 31, 2017.

Carbon asked that she be given time until July 31, 2017 for she will be facilitating her transfer from the |Department of Justice to BACIWA, and she will yet turnover her responsibilities and accountabilities to the DOJ.

The employees of BACIWA are excited to welcome back Carbon as BACIWA GM for she has been reportedly a consistent supporter of the employees’ benefits.*



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