Metropolis Agriculture head requested to resign over negligence


City Agriculture head asked to resign over negligence, 'palpak' service, CEBU CITY councilor CAD

Cebu Metropolis Councilor Jun Alcover | Screengrab through Sangguniang Panlungsod Cebu Metropolis -Secretariat Fb dwell

CEBU CITY, Philippines –”Palpak” was the phrase that Cebu Metropolis Councilor Jun Alcover Jr. described the service of the Metropolis Agriculture Division (CAD) to its constituents.

In his privilege speech through the council’s common session on Wednesday, April 4, Alcover suggested the top of the Metropolis Agriculture Division (CAD), Joelito Baclayon, to step down from his place to avoid wasting the destiny of the farmers in Cebu Metropolis.


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“I might give a pleasant recommendation to Mr. Joelito Baclayon to step down as head of CAD to avoid wasting the destiny of farmers and the management of Mayor Mike Rama(in)  this time of drought,” Alcover mentioned.

He mentioned that he requested the companies and workplaces together with CAD to supply an motion plan in preparation for El Niño.

“Mr. Chairman, I might reiterate that I submitted on March 28, 2023, a report back to the chief division along with our suggestions after I known as a gathering with the representatives of the involved companies and workplaces upon the verbal order of the Mayor,” Alcover mentioned.

He added that Baclayon and CAD had no clear plans till now.

Alcover even counseled the farmers for having an initiative to take motion in opposition to El Niño.

“Mas nangamdam pa ang mga farmers o mag-uuma sa kabukiran kay niadto pang miaging tuig nisumiter na sila og request sa mga kagamitan sa panguma,” he mentioned.

(The farmers within the mountains are even higher within the sense that they had been even taking motion to arrange as a result of final 12 months they submitted a request for farming gear.)


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In the meantime, he revealed that CAD didn’t make the most of its entire price range final 12 months.

In accordance with Alcover, out of P85.9 million, solely P21 million was used final 12 months.

He added that the nationwide authorities added P7 million to the Bayanihan program in 2021 however was left unused.

Alcover mentioned that these circumstances had been thought-about “gross negligence” beneath Civil Service Guidelines and Laws on public staff.

“Ang nakasakit Mr. Chair, gilingog-lingogan ra ang mga requests sa mga mag-uuma nga ila unta kining gamiton karon sa El Niño,” Alcover mentioned.

(What hurts, Mr. Chair, is that the request of the farmers had been ignored that the farmers may have used now in El Niño.)

Over 11,000 farmers within the metropolis might be affected as a result of El Niño.

“Ang mga mag-uuma nagpa-eskwela sa ilang mga anak. Tungod niining kapalpak (I’m sorry to make use of this phrase “KAPALPAK”) sa CAD nga gitahasan niining mga lakang, posibli nga maapektohan ang ilang pagtungha,” he added.

(Our farmers ship their kids to highschool. Due to the failure of CAD that had been tasked to make these strikes, the education of those kids had been affected.)

CDN Digital has already reached out to Joey Baclayon however now we have not but obtained an official response from the CAD head.

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