OF THE 500 government issued vehicles in Bacolod City, 378 units were already inspected by Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez along with the General Services Office (GSO) on Saturday, January 28, Secretary to the Mayor Atty. Joseph Karol Chiu said Monday, January 30.

Chiu said it’s an annual inspection and evaluation of the government vehicles to determine if its still serviceable.

He said the GSO was also tasked to inspect other vehicles that were deployed onsite for the ongoing projects which it includes the heavy equipment.

“We already assessed 74 percent of the government issued vehicles and we expect to finish the inspection of the remaining 122 units this week,’ he added.

Chiu noted that the mayor earlier issued a memorandum directing all employees who were given a memorandum receipt (MR) of the government vehicles to ready the units for an inspection at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC).

Chiu said the government employee who fails to present the issued government vehicles may face malversation complaint.

“We will continue the inventory of the vehicles so we can start the implementation of the Mayor Albee Benitez (MAB)-Cab program. Most of the vehicles are still in good conditions while some units are need to be repaired,” he said.

The MAB-Cab is a digital booking application to determine the travel location of the city government employees, and its motor pool will be located behind the BCGC.

Chiu said the MAB-Cab system was already explained to the city’s employees to avail the program.

City Administrator Pacifico Maghari III earlier said that the government property should stay in government premises.

He said the mayor noticed that some government vehicles were on standby the whole day, while some were also being used personally.

Meanwhile, Chiu said the city will also dispose the unserviceable vehicles and they are preparing for the bidding.*