Public assured: No terror groups in C. Visayas
ONE of the Cebu mayors who did not make it to the millionaire mayors list despite having assets of P1.12 million is Alcantara Mayor Beatriz Caburnay.
Mayor Beatriz Caburnay, who filed a joint statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) with her husband, Dominico, has a net worth of P146,000 because the couple’s liabilities from salary and personal loans are worth P1.12 million.
The mayor’s husband is Alcantara’s municipal planning and development coordinator.
According to a copy of the couple’s 2016 SALN provided by a member of Caburnay’s staff in Alcantara Municipal Hall to CEBU DAILY NEWS, the bulk of the couple’s assets come from two agricultural lots and two other residential lots they own in Alcantara town, a fifth-class municipality located nearly 100 kilometers southwest of Cebu City. The four parcels of land have a total value of P980,000. The couple also owned two motorcycles that costs P60,000 each, appliances amounting to P60,000, a laptop and iPad both valued at P50,000, and jewelry worth P50,000.
In 2014, Caburnay, who was then the vice mayor, took over as the acting mayor after then mayor Alfredo Cañete passed away. She ran for the post in May 2016 elections and won.
Caburnay is one of the mayors whose SALN the Office of the Ombudsman said they were still locating because of the volume of documents stored in the office. Caburnay’s copy showed that the document was submitted and received by the Office of the Ombudsman last April 17, 2017.
According to the 2016 SALNs from the Visayas Ombudsman,suspendedToledoMayorJohnHenryOsmeñais the richest mayor in Cebu with a net worth of P138 million, while Madridejos Mayor Jay dela Fuente has the lowest net worth at P61,000. A POLICE regional intelligence official has assured the public that Central Visayas is free from the presence of any terrorist group.
Senior Supt. Jonathan Cabal, chief of the Regional Intelligence Division in Central Visayas (RID-7), made the assurance after the police started investigating a message sent to CEBU DAILY NEWS’ Facebook page discussing about an alleged plan of the Maute Group to stage a commotion at a university in Cebu City.
Cabal said that they have not monitored any terrorist group inside the region.
“But we still have to validate it. We cannot simply dismiss that as fake news or anything,” Cabal said.
The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), for its part, is investigating and is trying to trace the person who sent the message.
Senior Insp. Narolf Tan, deputy chief of City Intelligence Branch (CIB) of CCPO, said that they are already verifying the account that sent the message and had referred the matter to the Anti-Cybercrime Unit of Central Visayas.
“They are more capable to validate the account when in terms of social media,” Tan said.
Tan said that when the person of the account would be identified, a case could be filed against the person.
Cabal, for his part, also warned people, who planned to post or send fake information about terror groups on social media, could get into trouble.