Zambo co-terminus 100 employees to lose jobs

May 31, 2013 10:38 am 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, May 31 — Thousands of government employees serving in co-terminus positions in Congress and local government units (LGUs) will lose their jobs when the new set of officials will assume office by the end of June.

In this city, about 100 employees for the last nine or three years, at city hall and the city council, will lose their jobs as the new set of elected officials will replace incumbents who already served their terms or lost in their reelection bids in the elections of May 13.

These so-called co-terminus employees have been hired during the term of these elected officials and who are directly under the service and supervision of these officials.

At city hall, City Mayor Celso Lobregat served for three terms or nine years and most of those hired during his term will lose their jobs.

Included among the co-terminus employees are City Administrator Antonio Orendain Jr., executive assistants for barangay, Muslim affairs and similar positions and the city legal officer.

Newly Elected Mayor Maria Isabel Climaco is expected to bring in her own staff, mostly from her congressional office as she was the representative for District I for two years.

At the city council under Council Secretary Zenaida Jaime, those who will lose their jobs include stenographers, researchers, secretaries and drivers of councilors who served their last term or run for reelection and lost.

The two congressional offices (one each for District I and II) will also have new representatives, last termer Mayor Lobregat who won the seat for District I and last termer Councilor Lilia Nuño who won the seat to represent District II in Congress.

Most of the employees in these congressional districts will lose their jobs both in congress itself and in their offices in Zamboanga.

Those who will lose their jobs can reapply but that will depend on the new elected officers who will be bringing in their own staff to serve them, mostly said to be in “confidential positions.” (PNA)

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