ISABELA Mayor Irene Montilla said the Provincial Government will assign a temporary municipal treasurer in their town after their town treasurer reportedly lost a total of P6.4 million worth of cash and check in municipal funds to a burglar who allegedly ransacked her house in Bacolod City.

Montilla said she got advice from Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz II after the robbery incident at the house of the municipal treasurer.

Montilla said the municipal official reported that she lost the municipal collection amounting to P2.6 million in cash and a check worth P3.8 million after her house in Barangay Taculing was ransacked on January 21.

Montilla said Escarda is not allowed to bring home such government funds and she was not authorized to deposit the money to the bank.

She said in a radio interview that she refers the case to the Provincial Legal Office because the Provincial Government has jurisdiction over the municipal treasurer.

The Bacolod City Police Station 6 is still conducting a thorough investigation to determine the identity of the suspects who allegedly ransacked the house of the Isabela municipal official.

Captain Dax Santillan, commander of Police Station 6, said Wednesday, February 1, the complainant, whose name is being withheld, reported that around 6:30 a.m., they discovered that unidentified men ransacked their house and took the money and several checks placed inside her room.

He said the stolen money was part of Isabela's funds that were scheduled to be deposited in a bank.

Investigation showed the burglars destroyed the screen of the window in the victim's room and detached six blades of jalousies. The burglars then took the money and checks placed inside the brown envelope.

Santillan said during the investigation, the complainant declared that she lost P2 million in cash, but in the follow-up investigation, she changed it to at least P3 million.

He said around 4:30 a.m., the complainant asked her husband to take her to Lopue's East to take a ride going to Bacolod-Silay Airport. Only their child was left at home, who also did not notice the incident.

When her husband's returned to their house, he discovered that their window was already destroyed and the cash and checks were missing, he added.

"We will prove if they were robbed or not. It's all an allegation of the complainant," Santillan said.

Santillan said they are still investigating the incident due to the inconsistent statement of the municipal treasurer.