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Alfonso LGU Faces Scrutiny Over Unserviceable Assets Worth Over P8 Million

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In a recent report by the Commission on Audit (COA), the Municipality of Alfonso in Cavite has come under scrutiny for failing to dispose of unserviceable properties valued at P8,416,316.86. 

The report highlights a breach of Section 379 of Republic Act No. 7160, also known as the Local Government Code of 1991, which mandates the disposal of properties that are no longer serviceable or required by the local government unit (LGU).

The properties in question, which include various pieces of machinery and equipment, have been left to deteriorate, leading to a significant reduction in their economic value. This situation has raised concerns about the LGU’s asset management practices and the potential loss of public funds, the COA said.

According to the COA report, the General Services Office (GSO) staff of Alfonso has initiated the process for disposing of these assets and is currently awaiting appraisal. 

The report further recommends that Municipal Mayor Randy Salamat instruct the Municipal Accountant and the GSO to expedite the disposal process to prevent any further decline in the value of these properties.

In response to the COA’s findings, LGU Alfonso Municipality has assured that the disposal of all unserviceable properties will be completed within the calendar year 2023, alongside a comprehensive one-time cleansing of assets.

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