Magpale wants to replace provincial treasurer

Posted on January 2, 2013

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Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale asked the Bureau of Local Government Finance to replace Provincial Treasurer Roy Salubre for submitting an inaccurate financial report.

In a press conference this morning, Magpale said Salubre sent inaccurate data for the Capitol budget. She said this caused her to lose trust in him.

The Provincial Board approved last month P50.8 million for the Christmas bonus of the Capitol employees and volunteers.

The employees expected to receive P30,000 and a sack of rice while volunteers like barangay health workers and tanods expected to receive P2,500 and P1,500 respectively.

Until now, the funds were not yet released. Last week Salubre told the press that the province has P90 million cash available in its general fund. He said there were nothing inaccurate in the data he submitted.

Pending action from the BLGF, an agency under the Department of Finance, Salubre will continue in his post. He said he respects Magpale’s decision and won’t hesitate to leave once BLGF grants Magpale’s request.

Magpale also directed PB Members Peter Calderon and Arleigh Sitoy to meet the Sugbo TV staff this afternoon. She will extend the contracts of the outsourced personnel of Capitol for two months, while casual workers will be extended for one month./Correspondent Christine Emily Pantaleon

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