The fields have turned from green to gray in dry spell hit Man-uling in Cauayan, Negros Occidental.* (Joelyn Librado photo)
The Commission on Audit has called the attention of the Negros Occidental provincial government to its lump sum appropriations, unsettled cash advances, and lack of lists of recipients for assistance released in its audit of accounts and operations for 2014, that was released on January 11 and posted on its website yesterday.
The COA said the provincial government charged P132,503,269 in expenditures against lump-sum appropriations without prior authority from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, contrary to a prior Supreme Court decision.
The provincial government, in response, said is that it will ensure that lump-sum appropriations will be discontinued despite the absence of flexibility, to make room for regularity and transparency. It also committed to resort line budgeting.
Don't play politics.
This was stressed by Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo in a dialog yesterday with police chiefs of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office and Bacolod City Police Office.
“Just do your job”, Garbo, the PNP Deputy Chief for Administration, said.
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Majority of poll ‘watchlist'
areas in NegOr 1st district
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Senior Supt. Harris Fama, officer-in-charge of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, said yesterday that majority of the election watchlist areas in the province are in the first congressional district.
The district comprises the cities of Canlaon and Guihulngan, and the towns of Manjuyod, Bindoy, Ayungon, Tayasan, Jimalalud, La Libertad and Vallehermoso.