Negros Occidental prov’l employee fired for grave misconduct
BACOLOD CITY—Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has approved the dismissal of an employee of the Negros Occidental Provincial Engineer’s Office found guilty of grave misconduct, vicious habits, disgraceful and immoral conduct, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service.
Lacson approved the dismissal of engineer Noel Barredo from the service effective immediately, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said Thursday, Oct. 21.
The governor’s decision was based on an investigation report by Provincial Legal Officer Alberto Nellas Jr.
The investigation report and notice of termination prevent Barredo from entering or approaching the vicinity of any of the offices under the provincial government.
The notice states the Office of the Provincial Administrator received an endorsement from the Provincial Human Resources Management Office of several complaints against Barredo.
These include allegations that Barredo, who was under the influence of liquor, disturbed joggers and Zumba dancers, violated health protocols, and urinated inside the Capitol Lagoon Park.
He was also accused of harassing medical representatives at the Lions Park Restaurant, forcing his way into the EB Magalona Healing Center for COVID-19 patients without masks, and exhibiting violent behavior towards personnel at the motor pool compound, among others.
“Your past and current actions have proven that you have gone past reason and have become a danger to your peers and society,” Nellas said in the notice of termination to Barredo.
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