The Commission on Elections has ordered a top-to-bottom reshuffling of
assignments of virtually all election registrars in Negros Oriental which
will take effect very shortly.
At the same time, the controversial Land Transportation Officer Roland Ramos has been odered assigned to Jagna town in Bohol by the regional LTO. He was replaced by Atty. Vicente Gador of Carcar Cebu. Gador hails from Negros Oriental. He paid a courtesy call on Mayor Sagarbarria last Friday. Gador’s intensity and enthusiasm on the helmet law implementation could not yet be determined. It could not be confirmed whether Ramos’ reassignment to Jagna, Bohol is part of the LTO’s propagation of the helmet law of which Ramos was a passionate advocate. There are unconfirmed reports that the customs bureau here is with holding a sea-van full of motorcycle helmets reportedly consigned to a certain Mr. Ramos. Customs has yet to confirm or deny this report or to which Mr. Ramos is this shipment for.
For a starter, the provincial election registrar here, Atty. Eddie Aba is reassigned to Cebu province. Aba will be replaced by Atty. Gerome Brillantes concurrent election officer for Tanjay.
As the election countdown draws nearer, election registrars are now drawn farther from their familiar grounds so that they will exert utmost impartialiy in the exercise of their duties.
But impartial observers say the Comelec reshuffle came too early , five months before elections, giving them enough time to familiarize with its people and terrain.
This covers the provincial levels, down to the city and municipal election officers. Immediately, there were overtures from politicians to “reshuffle the reshuffled” assignments, obviously to work in their favors. But this was not entertained by their Comelec superiors.
The following are the new assignments of Comelec city and municipal election officers:
William Nacua from Amlan to Mabinay; Virgilio Quibal fom Ayungon to Bindoy; Rodelina Araula from Bacong to Valencia; Atty. Andre Villasis from Bais to Canlaon cities;
Eva Valero from Basay to Sta. Catalina; James Aba from Bindoy to Ayungon; Atty. Martin Cornelio from Canlaon to Bais cities; Felixberto Gonzaga from Dauin to Bacong;
Carmencita Cañares, OIC of Dumaguete; Atty. Jerome Brillantes from Guihulngan to Tanjay cities; Roy Aragones from Jimalalud to Vallehermoso; Carlos las Piñas from La Liberad to Tayasan;
Zenaida Dayang from Mabinay to Pamplona; Alan Yap from Manjuyod to Jimalalud; Rigida Catacutan from Pamplona to San Jose; Doribeth Ruales from San Jose to Sibulan;
Ursel Tubio, from Siaton to Zamboanguita; Roberto Remolano from Sibulan to Amlan; Edgar Ridad from Sta. Catalina to Basay; Atty. Ian Macaraya from Tanjay to Bayawan cities;
Teresita Advincula from Tayasan to La Libertad; Vincent Merced from Valencia to Dauin; Nicholas Alcantara from Vallehermoso to Manjuyod; and Genaro Trumata from Zamboanguita to Siaton.
This assignment was signed by Atty. Eddie Aba, provincial election supervisor, who will be assigned to Cebu province during the election period from January 13 to June 12, 2013.