Capitol officials and employees who hold coterminous positions will officially end their term of office by June 30.
This was stated by Provincial Administrator Alfonso Damalerio II, whose term is coterminous with that of outgoing Governor Edgar Chatto, during the weekly “Kita ug ang Gobernador” on Friday last week.
He said the transition teams of the outgoing and the incoming provincial administrations will start discussing administrative management this week to determine which job orders and contracts will be needed by the new Arthur Yap administration.
Employees under contracts and job order arrangements will also end their term on June 30.
Damalerio explained that by noon on June 30, the new governor will take over the Capitol and new signatories of contracts and appointments will be known which are part of the normal process to establish authority in official acts of public officers and employees of the Capitol.
The first official working day at the Capitol under the new governor will start on July 1, since June 30 is a Sunday.
Damalerio also said that, with the approval of Chatto, he allowed Yap’s transition team to occupy a space at the new Capitol starting this week in time for the start of the administrative management discussion.
Next week, Yap’s team will start discussing the process in the evaluation of every office or department under the Governor’s Office that will include the job orders, contracts, and coterminous positions.
He explained that with this, it is possible that some job orders and contracts will continue even after June 30 but will have to be under the new provincial administration.
As to the ongoing programs of the Chatto administration, Damalerio shared that there was a positive response from Yap that the weekly media interaction through the radio program, Kita ug Ang Gobernador, would continue.
However, Damalerio explained that Chatto’s transition team, which he leads, will still have to formally present this to Yap, along with the other existing radio programs of the provincial government.
Tootsie Escobia, head of the Capitol’s information arm, Effective Development Communication Unit, has been there to spearhead the media interaction every Friday, said Damalerio.
He also said that they would present the Kita ug Ang Gobernador weekly interaction with the media as a channel for the people to participate in governance.
It has been a way for the provincial government to reach out to the people through the media, since they usually course their concerns through the media, Damalerio added.