Workers Revamp at Provincial Capitol

      Even before the impact of the feared reengineering plan was felt by affected officials and employees, a middle level revamp is now in the offing affecting three personalities. 

      This developed after a  bridging set up was put in place pending completion of the Information Education and Communication (IEC) phase of the revamp plan. The initial salvo of the reshuffling scheme affected three heads of offices where more demanding tasks  need focus.

      The Capitol rigodon affected the offices of the Bohol Poverty Reduction Management Office (BPRMO) through its head Antonieto Pernia, Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) of  John Titus Vistal, and Chief of Staff Emmanuel Caberte. Their assumption to their new posts was effective September 16.

       Governor Erico Aumentado has given Pernia, also the head of the Provincial Government Media Affairs (PGMA), a more demanding task of establishing the cultivation of jatropha in 10,000 hectares in Bohol by 2010. The project is set in motion with Pernia at the helm to catch up  with the governor's term expiration in 2010. The operation of the BPRMO has been added to Vistal's functions.

      Vistal will be assisted by Glicerio Doloritos as his point man in the day-to-day business, together with a casual employee, Paul Inting. Doloritos and Inting are Vistal's staff at the PPDO.

      A permanent head of the BPRMO will be appointed after the reengineering, considering that Pernia has, since at the start, declined the governor's offer of a permanent position in the government.

      Pernia also replaced Emmanuel Caberte as chief of staff of the Governor's Office after the latter, a former vice-mayor of Sevilla and an engineer by profession, has been assigned to the Provincial Engineer's Office to focus on the gigantic Sevilla waterworks project that would serve all 13 barangays of the town.

      As point person of the provincial government's jatropha project, Pernia's additional tasks entail a lot of traveling that may cause him to sacrifice some BPRMO functions if he holds on to the office.

      Moreover, his designation as chief of staff anchors on the governor's trust and confidence which he could conveniently deliver as having been the governor's spokesperson being head of the media affairs office. - Sunday Post