Thursday, June 20, 2019

Town told: Prove meal expenses

THE Commission on Audit (COA) wants the Municipality of Minglanilla to present documents supporting its use of P296,000 for barangay visits charged to the Office of the Mayor in 2016.

The money was supposedly used for meals and snacks for those who were part of the visiting team.

If the Municipality cannot show accomplishment reports, this will be a violation of COA Circular 2012-001, dated June 14, 2012.

The circular says a local government unit must submit receipts and certification signed by concerned officials that the money was used for its intended purpose.

The COA said that if the Municipality cannot comply with the requirement, the disbursement will be disallowed and those behind the project will be held accountable.

Municipal Administrator Concordio Mejias said they have already submitted the documents demanded by COA, such as the activity design and post evaluation reports about the barangay visits in 2016.

In last year’s audit report, COA said that Minglanilla officials and employees visited 19 barangays from Oct. 3, 2016 to Nov. 21, 2016.

These were Barangays Manduang, Tubod, Tunghaan, Pakigne, Calajoan, Tulay, Ward I, Tungkil, Linao, Tungkop, Camp 8, Camp 7, Ward III, Guindarohan, Vito, Cadulawan, Ward II, Cuanos ug Ward IV.

The total disbursement for the visits was P296,400. (SCG)


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