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.
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. /