We will consider all requests: Acusar-A A +A
Thursday, March 14, 2013
THE Provincial Capitol will deal directly with the beneficiaries of the financial assistance requested by Deputy Speaker Pablo Garcia.
Lawyer Dara Acusar, spokesperson of Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale, assured, though, that each request for disbursement from Garcia will be considered.
“We will consider each of this request and we will deal directly to the beneficiaries,” Acusar told Sun.Star Cebu.
The amount comes from Garcia’s Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) placed in the Capitol’s trust funds.
Earlier, Garcia cancelled his request for lump sum appropriations of P55 million for the municipality of Dumanjug to erase doubts.
Garcia clarified that the amount was not intended solely for Dumanjug. The town would
only serve as a depository where the amount will eventually be distributed to the other towns in the second district.
Last Wednesday, Garcia sent a letter to Acting Provincial Treasurer Emmanuel Guial informing the latter about his intention to withdraw his request.
In his letter, Garcia cited that the amount was not intended only for Dumanjug but for the second district.
He recalled that in his letter dated Dec. 14, 2012 addressed to former Provincial Treasurer Roy Salubre Jr. it stated that the P55 million is for the rehabilitation of barangay roads, electrification and others in the second district of the Province of Cebu.
Garcia will submit requests of disbursements to the provincial treasurer and accountant indicating the barangay or town with its purpose and amount.
He cited for instance Barangay Casay, Dalaguete, where P350,000 is needed for the water system.
Garcia said if Magpale wishes to distribute the checks, it is alright with him.
Acusar said they will still check if the request is in accordance with the special allotment release order.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 15, 2013.