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The untangling begins: Albee wants Truth Commission to dig deep for him to start clean

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Apart from untangling unsightly spaghetti wires atop poles, the mayor-elect here has started to unravel issues ahead of his formal assumption to City Hall a month from now.

What he knows so far: an average of at least P1 million a day is being spent for job order casuals or JOs as they are called here.

Benitez, in a fellowship dinner with the local press, said he was informed just recently that the Mayor’s Office here allocates an annual budget of P365 million for the salaries of JO casuals.

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He did not elaborate on the data source.

Benitez also said he has asked the members of a Truth Commission he has created to “dig deep” into transactions by the local government.

The Commission, he added, will assess, audit and investigate all transactions.

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Leonardia, has served for two straight three-year terms from 2016 to 2022 after he went back to City Hall after a three-year term in Congress.

He has also served intermittently as mayor since 1992 and has been reputed as the longest serving chief executive for a total of 18 years.

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