Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rosario bewails Cerezo’s Extravagance

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

Rosario: Judicious practice of public spending
BINMALEY – The mayor of this burgeoning town bemoaned his predecessor’s splurging of the Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) at the expense of this town's coffer. 
In his State of the Municipality Address held recently at the town’s gymnasium, Mayor Simplicio Rosario cited how former Mayor Lorenzo Cerezo spent P3,153,375.18 in July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 for  fuel consumption and lubricant expenses compared to what he spent on the same goods by P2,739,799  in July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
Nakatipid tayo ng malaking halaga na mahigit P413,575.93,” he stressed before the thousands of his constituents who attended his SOMA.
Rosario declared  to his constituents that as long as he is the incumbent mayor here he would not used even a litter of fuel for his private car.
“Samantalahin ko  po ang sasabihin ko sa inyo,  habang ako ang mayor sa tatlong ta-on hindi ako papayag na isang private vehicle na hindi sasakyan ng government nagkakarga ng gasoline. Maski ako na mayor, maski si vice mayor (Pedro Merrera) at lahat ng municipal officials,” he stressed.
Cerezo: Splurging on municipal funds?
He told the spectators that this started during the onslaught of Typhoon Peping when he told this town late Administrator  Armenio Escat Jr. that they would not use municipal fuel to run their private vehicles when they would be in the position.
“Nakatipid tayo ng P441,754,02, napakalaking tipid ang ating natitipid sa dating pag-gastos ng motor vehicles”.
He cited that this town saved P8,819,980.60 on MOOE in July 2013 – June 2014 compared to the same preceding period under Cerezo.
He cited that the judicial use of the public funds by his administration was responsible for the savings.
The revenue of this town spikes by P1,703,705.43 this year compared to the collection of his predecessor in the same period last year.
Due to the aggressive and wise collection of business permits the goal of P5,032,532.56 for this year has nearly reached by the collections of P5,485,000 in the first six months of  this year.

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