What’s this I heard again from the rumor mill in Camp Aguialdo that civilian employees of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRM) are demoralized these days not only due to its head’s incompetence at work but also for bringing with him to the said agency almost one battatlion of staff.
According to the same report, Director Eduardo Del Rosario brought with him to NDRRMC his “mistahs” who are also retired generals and colonels.
Worse, Del Rosario, a retired army general himself, gave his classmates the juicy positions, meaning high level jobs within the agency even though they have no experience at all in disaster management just like him.
Employees at NDRRMC are wondering why retired generals Romeo Fajardo was given the deputy administrator post, Honorato Delos Reyes as Executive Officer, Juanito Dalmas as the training chief, Loreto Rirao was appointed as NDRRMC’s Region 11 chief, Jun Ochotorena as head of the BASULTA director, and retired colonel Dante Balao, as planning chief. All of them have no disaster management training.
Not contented, Del Rosario also brought with him an active duty officer from the AFP, a certain Maj. Reynaldo Balido, to head the operations department.
According to the employees, Maj. Balido would have been an asset as a junior officer of the Army working in the field rather than utilizing him in an office like NDRRMC where his skills as a combat officer will not be that useful in a disaster management environment.
I can feel the sentiments of the rank and file over at NDRRMC because the supposed positions they have been aspiring were all given to the retired generals instead, causing now a backlog in the promotional canal of its organic personnel.
I have been trying to figure out these past few days, why Del Rosario was appointed by Pnoy to head the country’s disaster management office when this nincompoop do not have any idea on search and rescue?
One wonders if Del Rosario and his retired general friends are also red cross certified since they are in the search and rescue outfit now.
Gen. Del Rosario and your “mistahs”…get the f#@%& out of NDRRMC!!!!! You and your friends have no business running that agency. You guys will be perfect in a retirement home!!!!!
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A former colleague who is now a consultant for a mining firm in Bicol called me up to explain the side of their company which has been under scrutiny lately for, according to reports, operating already even without mining permit.
My friend explained that the report must have meant that Investwell Minerals Development Corp. is allegedly mining without permit.
However, their company, Investwell Resources Inc. (IRI) was mentioned on the report instead.
He said what the Department of Environment approved the Deed of Assignment of the mineral production sharing agreement between Trans-Asia and IRI, which is not a mining permit yet.
According to my friend, IRI’s owner, Yii Ann Hii, was not barred by former DILG Sec. Robredo from mining in Bicol.