Oro, Ili­gan make DSWD 'shame list'

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Front Page - By Al­wen Salir­ing

CA­GAYAN de Oro City has been named among the Lo­cal Govern­ment Units (LGU) tagged by the Depart­ment of So­cial Wel­fare and Devel­op­ment (DSWD) as hav­ing failed to sub­mit liq­ui­da­tion re­ports on funds ear­marked for the Sup­ple­men­tary Feed­ing Pro­gram (SFP).

Char­maine Tad­las, spokesper­son of DSWD for North­ern Min­danao, said the cities of Ca­gayan de Oro and Ili­gan have al­to­gether ap­peared in the 'shame' list re­leased by DSWD dur­ing the bud­get hear­ing in the se­nate.

Tad­las said the so­cial wel­fare of­fice reg­u­larly down­loads funds for SFP and the LGU is obliged to sub­mit liq­ui­da­tion re­ports.

"Mean­ing, sila ang pinakataas og mga unliq­ui­dated nga funds. Hi­nay man ang liq­ui­da­tion maong sa bud­get hear­ing sa Manila nan­gayo si Se­na­tor Le­garda sa list sa mga LGUs nga taas og nonliq­ui­da­tion so, mao `to na-present sa cen­tral of­fice which is apil ang CDO and Ili­gan," Tad­las said.

From 2011 to 2016, Ca­gayan de Oro has unliq­ui­dated bal­ance of more than P16 mil­lion and more than P20 mil­lion for Ili­gan City.

But, Tad­las said as of Wed­nes­day, Ca­gayan de Oro has unliq­ui­dated bal­ance of P9,919,299.51 that must be com­pleted be­fore this year ends.

"Cov­ered ni siya sa six years nga pag­pondo. Nag-dia­logue na ang re­gional of­fice sa LGU sa CDO para ma­pas­pas ang liq­ui­da­tion by the end of this year," Tad­las said.

Tad­las said the amount of bud­get al­lo­cated by the DSWD is based on the sub­mit­ted list of chil­dren en­rolled to the pro­gram.

Ca­gayan de Oro has 10,630 re­cip­i­ents for SFP from the 167 day care cen­ters.

Tad­las said the LGU should use up the en­tire al­lo­ca­tion so it will not be taken by the Bureau of Trea­sury as unuti­lized fund.

“ki­na­hanglan gyud siya hut­don kay base mani sa list sa mga bata nga ilang gi-sub­mit and for some rea­son nga dili mag­a­mit mauli ang kwarta sa Bureau of Trea­sury which will be taken as unuti­lized fund,” Tad­las said.

Tad­las said the city govern­ment as­serted that the rea­sons of the de­lay of liq­ui­da­tion are the prob­lems on pro­cure­ment and some­times change of lead­er­ship and quan­daries re­lated to pol­i­tics.

“Hi­nay ang liq­ui­da­tion kay ang prob­lema daw is pro­cure­ment kay beyond sa ilang con­trol kay lim­ited ang in­dige­nous food nga gi­na­hatag sa day care cen­ters and aside ani kan­ing mga po­lit­i­cal nga panghitabo ug change of lead­er­ship,”Tad­las said.

Tad­las said the DSWD cannnot down­load ad­di­tional funds for the pro­gram if the LGU fails to sub­mit com­plete liq­ui­da­tion re­ports.

Tad­las ex­plained that the Com­mis­sion on Au­dit (COA) will also run af­ter the DSWD for the non-liq­ui­da­tion.

The DSWD-10 is ask­ing the city govern­ment to has­ten the liq­ui­da­tion re­ports not just for SFP but to all pro­grams of DSWD coursed through the LGU so that ba­sic so­cial ser­vices are not de­layed and ham­pered.

“Un­til De­cem­ber da­pat ma 100 per­cent na ang liq­ui­da­tion kay ang im­pact ani is dili mi ka-down­load og ad­di­tional funds which is looy kaayo ang mga ben­e­fi­cia­ries kay malan­gan ang ser­vice,” Tad­las said.

Tad­las said apart from the SFP, the city govern­ment also failed to com­plete the liq­ui­da­tion for the so­cial pen­sion pro­gram funded by the DSWD for se­nior cit­i­zens.

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