IN ROSALES: Municipal administrator’s office gets ‘one peso’ 2011 budget

November 26, 2010 at 9:00 pm Leave a comment

By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

ROSALES- The Sangguniang Bayan of this town has approved a “one peso” budget for the Office of the Municipal Administrator during the deliberations of municipal budget for the year 2011.

The decision of the Sangguniang Bayan was contained in a report of the Committee on Budget and Appropriations chaired by Councilor Harry B. Bernabe which was approved by the majority members during their regular session recently.

Former Vice Mayor, now Councilor Romeo L. Sim said that the proposed budget submitted by the Office of the Municipal Administrator was even bigger than the budget submitted by the Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar and the Municipal Budget Office- two offices with full staff compared to the municipal administrator who is alone in his department.

“The Office of the Municipal Administrator has proposed a total budget for 2011 in the amount of P846,622.24. What is not acceptable is that being alone in that office, he proposed P100,00 for office supplies and P100,000 for other expenditures,” Sim said.

He further said that the “one peso” budget is appropriated for the said office because until now, the appointment of Municipal Administrator Emil John Serafica, who was appointed by Mayor Ricardo V. Revita in August this year was not yet confirmed by the Sangguniang Bayan.

“His appointment as municipal administrator is not yet legal and valid up to this time. We (Sangguniang Bayan) already sent our comments last September 3, 2010 to the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Provincial Office why was his appointment approved by the said agency even without our concurrence and confirmation as members of the legislative body as provided for in the local government code of 1991,” Sim said.

Serafica was the appointed municipal administrator of Mayor Revita during his second term as mayor of the town. After winning the mayoralty last May 10, 2010 elections he reappointed Serafica to the said position. However, the appointment did not pass through the screening of the Personnel Selection Board and the confirmation and concurrence of the Sangguniang Bayan.

The Personnel Selection Board is chaired by Revita with Vice Mayor Dominador “Jojo” Pajela, Jr. as co- chair, with the Human Resource Management Officer and Sangguniang Bayan officials as members.

“When the said office will be occupied by a legitimate municipal administrator, the office will be given budgetary allocation through a supplemental budget,” Sim further said.

Sim said that he also noted a budgetary insertion in the proposed budget for 2011 in the amount of P554,463.91 as “accounts payable” for Oxcon Enterprises without appropriate supporting papers attached.

He said that said item was deleted in the proposed 2011 budgetary appropriations.

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