Cebu City freezes aid for Cordova seniors

05/25/10 - THE Cebu City government will not release its financial aid of P2,000 for each senior citizen of neighboring Cordova town if the municipal government doesn’t meet its audit requirements first.

Cebu City Mayor Tomas OsmeƱa yesterday announced this after showing copies of a notice of suspension issued by the Commission on Audit (COA) for Cebu City’s separate P500,000 financial aid given to Cordova town in 2006. The money was for the purchase of uniforms for liason officers assigned in Cordova town for the 2007 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Cebu.

The COA team said the amount given by the Cebu City government to Cordova was suspended in audit due to several deficiencies.

These include the absence of an agreement between the two LGUs and the absence of official receipts.

The COA called on former Mayor Arleigh Sitoy, who was elected to the Provincial Board last May 10, municipal accountant Jaime Sumagang and payee recipient Danilo Booc to complete the audit requirements. (Inquirer.net)

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