PROBE EYED ON USE OF 2 CH CARS IN CAR­MEN

Records of the Depart­ment of Pub­lic Ser­vices show that one of the ve­hi­cles was as­signed to Councilor Ar­cilla while the other was as­signed to Barangay Cam­binocot.

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Two ve­hi­cles owned by the Cebu City Gov­ern­ment were seen in a pri­vate sa­fari and monastery in Car­men town dur­ing the week­end.

On Face­book, for­mer Calape, Bo­hol mayor Ernest Her­rera posted a photo of a Toy­ota Gran­dia van with plate num­ber SKN 781 in Cebu Sa­fari last Satur­day.

“What is this gov­ern­ment van (do­ing) at Cebu Sa­fari? Of­fi­cial trip? From what agency?” he asked.

Apas Barangay Cap­tain Ramil Ayu­man also posted a photo of an L300 van with plate num­ber SKZ 910 in Our Lady of Manaoag Monastery in Car­men last Sun­day.

How­ever, as of last night, Ayu­man took down the post.

Sought for com­ment, Mayor To­mas Osmeña said it should be deter­mined if the City re­ally owns the ve­hi­cles.

Based on their records, Depart­ment of Gen­eral Ser­vices chief Ron­ald Mala­cora con­firmed that the City owns the ve­hi­cles.

The Gran­dia van was as­signed to Councilor Alvin Ar­cilla while the L300 van was as­signed to Barangay Cam­binocot.

Asked if the trips of the two ve­hi­cles were of­fi­cial, Mala­cora said they will look into it.

“The use of ve­hi­cles will rely on the head of of­fice or the per­son to whom the ve­hi­cle was as­signed,” he said.

Mala­cora said he will ask Ar­cilla and the barangay cap­tain of Cam­binocot to sub­mit an ex­pla­na­tion about the mat­ter and the ve­hi­cles’ trip tick­ets.

Ar­cilla, when sought for com­ment, said his trip to the zoo was of­fi­cial but his son and his class­mates went with him. /

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