COA, scapegoat ng Lim administration sa missing documents
One Week of UnliSerbisyo
By Belen Fernandez
SIGURO naman you listened to my First 100 Days Report ever since ako ay bumalik as your mayor ng Dagupan.
Marahil naiisip ninyo na masaya ang maging mayor ng Dagupan. Subalit, mali kayo dahil puro problema ang aking nadatnan when I began my term.
Hindi lang yun, hindi na nga ginawa ng aking predecessor ang kanyang tungkulin to improve the situation, he left us an administration that was in complete disarray.
The administration that came before me was never transparent. It lacked accountability. Responsibility nito ang mag-turnover ng lahat ng mga official documents relative to its transactions, especially if they were financial transactions.
Subalit, kulang-kulang ang mga documents that were turned over to us. Many documents were missing and that transactions in two offices were intentionally deleted to hide evidence of corruption.
As we discharge our UnliSerbisyo, sa totoo lang, we are still groping in the dark because of the incomplete official documents turned over by the past administration.
Bago pa namin masimulan ang aming trabaho, we spend time to find these missing documents upang malaman namin kung saan kami magsisimula.
Alam nyo ba na ang mga computer files ng Public Order and Safety Offices (POSO) were deleted or were intentionally deleted. There was no back up files and paper trails provided.
We are at a loss kung ilang fines ang nakulekta mula sa mga kawawang mga tricycle at jeepney drivers who violated our traffic regulations.
Ang masama nito, ang mga drivers ay nahihirapan ngang bayaran ang kanilang mga multa, yon pala may posibilidad na ang kanilang mga fines disappeared like magic, taken by vultures in that office as evidenced by delated computer files.
Something was definitely wrong because while the drivers were made to pay their fines directly sa POSO, hindi sa One Stop Business Center, bakit walang nakakaalam kung magkano ang remitted sa OSBC?
Hindi natin malalaman because pati ang mga computer files ng OSBC deleted din para maitago ang acts of malfeasance and graft and corruption by some well-placed past officials.
Pangalawa, ang ayuda na nagkakahalaga ng P245 million from the national government sent to the city in different batches for our people was never accounted for.
Wala silang maipakitang listahan kung sino ang mga nakatanggap ng ayuda sa ating mga kababayan. May itinatago ba sila na hindi natin dapat malaman? This alone indicates na talagang walang transparency at accountability ang ipinatupad ang dating administration.
Alam niyo ba na pati mga gamot para sa mga matatanda at mahihirap ay pinag-interesan pa ng mga ganid na opisyal. Yong kanilang transition report ang nagsasabi na P17 million na kantidad ng gamot ang nakalistang iniwan nila.
Nang nagsagawa sina Dr. Opal Rivera ng physical inventory, may mahigit na P3 million na kantidad ng gamot lamang kanilang nakita. Nasaan ang P14 million?
Nung mga senior citizens at mga mahihirap ang nagtanong where they can find free medicines, they were told lang na the CHO had run out of medicines for the city’s poor. Aba hindi pwede yan!
Yong Implementing Rules and Regulations para sa scholarship ordinance ng past administration ay hindi makita. The former Mayor didn’t submit the IRR to the Sangguniang Panglunsod, patunay ni City Secretary Ryan Ravanzo. Again, they told us “to go to the COA”.
Kung walang IRR ang dating administrasyon, paano nag-select ng scholars at paano naka-release ng funds for scholars. The ordinance creating the scholarship program was never enough kung walang ipinasang IRR.
The majority in the SP is asking us if we have an IRR for our own scholarship program. We have, duly approved by members of the scholarship committee that I chair.
Now, because of the incomplete documents that were turned over to us and the other documents withheld from us, including the deleted computer files of POSO, OSBC and the other offices, I will meet all department heads on Monday to discuss the suggestion that we will ask for an special audit of the books and all records of the city by the Commission on Audit.
Kasi, pag hindi na-account ang mga missing documents, funds, mga equipment at iba pang gamit ng city government na nawala , our administration will be blamed.
Hindi puede ang sagot sa akin ng mga dating mga opisyal na nananatiling nasa serbisyo ay parating “itanong sa COA” ang mga missing at incomplete documents that we are looking for.
Sana, pumayag ang COA sa ating request for special audit in the city of Dagupan. This is for Dagupeños to know – saan napunta ang mga pera ng Dagupan.
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