BCDA: Executive vice-president appointed by government body

CLARK FREEPORT -- The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has denied allegations that one of its top executives has no legal appointment.

"The allegations are baseless because the position of [BCDA executive vice president (EVP) Aileen Roa Zosa] is approved by the Governance Commission for Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GCG)," BCDA said in a statement issued Wednesday, September 25.

BCDA also said Zosa's "position was never abolished as the BCDA Restructuring Plan was never fully implemented."

BCDA made these statements after anti-crime group, Citizens Crime Watch, filed a usurpation of authority and graft complaint.

The complaint said Zosa has held the position and has performed the functions of an EVP "without any legal appointment and yet she continues to receive salaries, benefits and emoluments to the damage and prejudice of the government, the BCDA in particular."

The group also alleged that Zosa has received almost P15 million in government money in forms of salaries and benefits from February 2016 to present.

BCDA has yet to receive a copy of the complaint.

"[Zosa's] appointment has been duly approved and validated by the Civil Service Commission. Under Civil Service rules and regulations, an appointment shall remain effective until disapproved/invalidated by the CSC," BCDA said.


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