The public clamors for the city accountant and city auditor to reveal the complete list of cash advances by city officials and employees amounting P6.5 million that remain unliquidated as exposed in the 2007 Commission on Audit Report.
This as city accountant Kurt Bungabong and city auditor Teresita Irig rejected the request of Tagbilaran City
Vice Mayor Jose Antonio Veloso to release the details of the unliquidated cash advances.
In a radio survey over "Radyo Merkado" of Station dyRD yesterday, a resounding 100% of the respondents expressed disapproval on the refusal of both city officials to release the list containing the personalities involved in the P6.5-million
unliquidated cash advances as confirmed in the 2007 COA Report.
In said COA Report, it is only this "unliquidated cash advances" that did not have supporting document while the rest of the issues raised by the commission was backed up by supporting documents in the appendix section of the COA report, acccording to City Kagawad Djingo Rama who delivered a privilege speech regarding the points raised in the audit report.
The respondents said that the people of Tagbilaran deserve to be enlightened and clarified on how taxpayers' money entrusted to the city government is being administered.
On Tuesday, Veloso asked for the city accountant and the city auditor to be provided with the complete list of unliquidated cash advances as of December 31, 2007 as reported by the City Accounting Office.
The list, Veloso said, was not included in the 2007 COA report which should have been part of the responsibility of the COA "to keep the general accounts of the government and to preserve the vouchers and other supporting papers pertaining thereto." source: Bohol Chronicle