Lacson orders reinstatement of two suspended execs


Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson reinstated two Capitol employees to service after their respective 60-day suspension had lapsed.

In separate memorandum orders dated September 10, Lacson ordered the lifting of the suspension of provincial assistant department head and former officer-in-charge of the Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Care Program (NOCHP) Ma. Mina Pellejo, and lawyer Ariel Cuaycong of the Provincial Legal Office (PLO). (

Cuaycong and Pellejo were both suspended for 60 days after facing administrative complaints.

The governor said he temporarily designated Pellejo to the Economic Enterprise Development Department and tasked to coordinate with its head Lucille Gelvolea in formulating measures for the economic recovery of the province from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cuaycong, on one hand, will resume his duties and responsibilities, and to report to PLO head Alberto Nellas Jr.

Lacson’s order takes effect immediately and shall remain in full force and effect until revoked in writing.