BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Sitting Mayor Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez is keeping a keen watch on the inventory of all government motor vehicles and has required the General Services Office to submit a final report on all serviceable, unserviceable, and missing service vehicles.
Benitez had recently said he has requested the office to “reconcile” all assets so the records can be synchronized with that of the City Accountants Office.
Benitez had also announced earlier that 77 out of 122 vehicles earlier reported missing have already bern “accounted for” but have not yet been “physically seen.”
The persons assigned these vehicles will be asked where the items are while the 45 others will be issued notices to explain.
He added they will be requiring these accountable persons to submit a property return slip for proof that they actually returned the items.
GSO Supply Officer Victor Espina, who is in-charge on the inventory and inspection of the lost vehicles, said their office had already submitted an explanation to the mayor, which will then be endorsed to the City Legal Office for appropeiate action.
A new system is also proposed to make government assets QR coded for easier inventory.