City may sus­pend tan­ods’ al­lowance

The Freeman - - NEWS - — Odessa

The Cebu City gov­ern­ment might tem­po­rar­ily sus­pend the hon­o­rar­ium for tan­ods in barangays Car­reta, Er­mita and Lahug for their fail­ure to sub­mit ac­com­plish­ment re­port.

Cebu City Of­fice for Sub­stance Abuse Pre­ven­tion (COSAP) head Garry Lao rec­om­mended the sus­pen­sion of the tan­ods' hon­o­rar­ium amount­ing to P4,000 each as they failed to com­ply with the or­der of Mayor To­mas Os­meña is­sued in Novem­ber last year di­rect­ing all barangays to sub­mit ac­com­plish­ment re­ports of barangay tan­ods ev­ery 5th and 25th of the month in­stead of a weekly sub­mis­sion.

A let­ter dated Jan­uary 11 ad­dressed to Os­meña states that from De­cem­ber 5 to 27, 2017 the three barangays failed to sub­mit ac­com­plish­ment re­ports of barangay tan­ods.

"In this re­gard, as au­tho­rized by your of­fice, may I rec­om­mend for the tem­po­rary sus­pen­sion of the city gov­ern­ment's al­lowance of the non­com­pli­ant tan­ods for the month of De­cem­ber…This is a bla­tant de­fi­ance or an act of in­sub­or­di­na­tion to the man­dat­ing author­ity, thus the need for sanc­tion against their glar­ing dere­lic­tion of duty," the let­ter stated.

Last year, Lao was au­tho­rized by the mayor to eval­u­ate the per­for­mance of the barangay tan­ods as a re­quire­ment be­fore the city gov­ern­ment re­leases their monthly al­lowance. Os­meña im­ple­mented this af­ter he learned that a num­ber of barangay tan­ods are not do­ing their job ef­fi­ciently.

In a press con­fer­ence last Fri­day, Os­meña said he has yet to see Lao's let­ter but he is in­clined to sign it know­ing that the said barangays de­fied his or­der.

The sus­pen­sion will be lifted once the barangays sub­mit the tan­ods' ac­com­plish­ment re­ports.

O. Leyson/MBG

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