Cebu debt payments short by P100M

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A police officer keeps watch at the capitol building of the Cebu provincial government as tension eases over the refusal of suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to leave the governor’s office. JUNJIE MENDOZA/CEBU DAILY NEWS

CEBU CITY—The province of Cebu would be unable to pay all its obligations immediately as its general fund is short by at least P100 million, according to the Office of the Provincial Treasurer.

Roy Salubre, Cebu provincial treasurer, told reporters that the provincial government is P100 million short of cash in its general funds “if it were to pay the P200 million payables” for this year.

Salubre added that as of Thursday, the province only has around P90 million in cash left in its general fund.

According to a report from the treasurer’s office, the provincial government has P387,451,403.14 in bank deposits that are not part of the general fund.

Catering

Acting Gov. Agnes Magpale, who presented the document in a press conference on Thursday, said her office received bills of payables that included collections for catering, purchase of tourist buses and cement supplies, among others.

The Laguna Catering and Commissary Center, in its summary of receivables, has billed the province a total of P649,464 for catering services in 2011 and P2,746,620 from Feb. 10 to Dec. 20, 2012.

The Laguna Garden Cafe is trying to collect P177,933 for services rendered June 7, 2010 to Dec. 3, 2012.

The capitol has been providing food through the catering services for functions and meetings at the social hall, including those held at the Cebu International Convention Center

(CICC).

The Perfect Clean General Services, which provides medical, paramedical and other services to the capitol, is trying to collect P13,943,828.45 for services rendered from January to November 2012.

In a letter addressed to Magpale, Perfect Clean general manager Marietta Bucao said the company has not released and will not be able to release the 13th month pay of its employees “unless the overdue accounts are settled.”

Buses, incentives

Aside from the amount the provincial government owed the three companies, it also has other payables, Salubre said during the press conference.

These included P68 million for the purchase of 24 tourist buses; P60 million in incentives for village watchmen, health workers and daycare workers; P6 million for the Sarmiento Construction for the asphalting of Alegria Road; P2.7 million for cement from Holcim and P20 million for school supplies.

Salubre added that the provincial government’s payables are higher since other companies that have work or supply contracts with the capitol have yet to submit their billing.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5EV2FNQUSNLESIPZKVIR43JSCI Juan Dela cruz

    Nasaan na ang mga taga Audit ng Gobyerno? Anong ginagawa nila? Bakit
    kulang na kulang ang kita ng CEBU kung mayaman nitong lungsod na
    silasabi nila. Dami ng collection pero saan napupunta? Plus yung PORK
    BARREL ng Congressman ng CEBU saan napupunta? Puro corruption talaga…
    wala man lang maitulong sa mga mahihirap nating kababayang CEBUANO! 

    • http://imjinah.blogspot.com/ imjinah

      Buong Cebu hindi yung Cebu City lang

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Kung tutuo, anong klaseng fund management meron ang Cebu?
    As a treasurer, papaano mo na certify na may budget sa mga pinagka kautangan ninyo?
    Lalong lalaki ang deficit ninyo dahil sa kunsumo ng koryente sa capitol 24/7. Dagdag pa ang ibang utilities.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5EV2FNQUSNLESIPZKVIR43JSCI Juan Dela cruz

       Nagtataka din maraming tao kung bakit ang daming expenses pero wala naman pambayad, parang si dating president GMA na trillion ang budget ng Gobyerno dati tapos pagdating ng calamity walang budget… puro diversion ang ginagawa nila sa income at tax money ng mga tao… kaya dapat lang na umpisahan nilang linisin ang bawat Municipality at Provinces!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/T67LYYZTTCOLCEN3VZQM7FTUV4 Zaman

    ano daw sabi ng former governor ng Cebu?solvent daw … ayon nagsalita na ang provincial accountant .hahhahahahah c gwen talaga parang c pablo pero hindi yong bagyo yung tatay nyang congressman na 80 yrs na hahahhaha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NOMBBSLZPGCELF545RBCZMOWLA dante

    Too much budget for catering?  I’m just wondering if the Cebu Provincial government is  going into a ‘feeding program’ for the rich and famous businessmen at  the CICC.  The hard earned tax money from the poor farmers in the hinterlands is used to pay the Laguna Cafe catering services to feed the rich businessmen.  And they enjoyed their sumptous meal under the over-priced multi-billion CICC building whose  interiors looks like an NFA warehouse than a cultural center.  

  • ofwme2807

    ask the suspended ex-Gov. Gwen where are the monies of the Province of Cebu??See kaya ayaw bumaba sa pwesto mabibisto ang sosyal na matronang si Gwen na ngaun ay sinisingil na ng mga utang???o baka namn kaya kapit tuko kasi gustong i-withdraw ang pera ng Cebu sa mga bangko sabi ko na gustong simutin muna ang pera ng Province of Cebu bago bumaba grabe sa katakawan sa power itong ex-Gov, na ito…

  • Wei888

    Iba yung Province of Cebu, at iba yung City of Cebu.

    Kung pwede lang sana maka boto kaming taga Cebu City kung sino gusto naming Governor, hindi maka upo itong si Madam Gwen. Sobra na kapal mukha ng mga Garcia. Matapos ang  term ng tatay niyang si Pablo as Gov, si Gwen na naman naka 3 terms, ngayon, gusto na naman kapatid lalaki na si Pablo John mag Governor., Tapos, mag congresswoman na naman si Gwen next year. Nag ambition pang mag senador…pwe!!..Kung pupunta ka sa ibang lalawigan ng probinsya, epal mga mukha nila naka plaster sa mga poste. 

    Ano gawin niya sa mga tourist bus? para sa kanyang Suroy Suroy Sugbo?..eh wala namang paki nabang yun dagdag gastos pa sa mga lalawigan kasi pakainin pa lahat ng mga “turista” kuno.

  • kismaytami

    Wala pa ba yung bill sa Xmas party ni garcia sa kapitolyo?

    • batangsulpok

      Kaya pala piyestang-piyesta ang xmas party dahil mga cebuano ang magbayad, yan ang napala ninyo sa paglagay sa pamilya Garcia, puro kurakot, pati pagkain ay libre pa kaya ang tataba.

  • speedstream2

    Could it be that this is the proverbial tip of the iceberg? Why doesn’t she stand down and step aside in compliance with a legal order? Are public posts now subject to something similar to a torrens title?

  • dukaponte

    Suspended Gov Gwen, will you please explain without using political propaganda as your defense? As the saying goes, numbers don’t lie.

  • LegalJustice

    No wonder why she doesn’t want to leave the Capitol.

    I think its now time to do an audit on her 3 terms going  down to her father  term.

     I can tell you they will find something unusual.

    Attention: C O A

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    Grabe, pati catering mula noong 2010 hindi pa nabayaran??????

  • joboni96

    ‘Laguna Catering and Commissary Center, in its summary of receivables, has billed the province a total of P649,464 for catering services in 2011 and P2,746,620 from Feb. 10 to Dec. 20, 2012′

    ang daming eating meetings na ito a

    busog mga sugboanons

    ang hirap i audit ito
    nasa cr na ang resulta

    waste in the government

  • sakinlang

    Kaya pala sumasawsaw yung 3 old men and the pygmy, ang daming kupit ni Governor! Pera pera lang talaga yan!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

    Tsk, tsk, tsk, ginatasan ung kaban ng bayan dahil sa malupit na pansariling interes. Pano ngaun yan Gwen, pano mababayaran? Magbibigay ba ung mga ninong Erap, Binay at Enrile mo para mabayaran yang utang ng Cebu? Ung mga empleyado ng Perfect Clean hindi makakatangap ng 13th month pay pero kaw at ang pamilya m ang sarap ng kain nun Noche Buena. Eh paanong hindi sasarap eh galing sa _____ ung pambili ng pagkain

  • basilionisisa

    kaya pala the Garcias want to keep the governorship in the family, they have something to hide… kumusta kaya ang SALN ng mga iyan?

    time to throw her out of office by FORCE before her suspension lapsed, and be asked to EXPLAIN where the money of the Treasury went.

    Ano kaya ang masasabi ng Three Blind Mice: Binay, Enrile, Estrada? Birds of the same feather… Why not try to help Gwen now? Why not convince her to SING and FLY and step down from her position quietly and with dignity (if you are as honorable as you say you are)?

    End to Political Dynasties! UNA-una lang yan! di ba Binay, Enrile, Estrada?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VY25ZOHU3FJFFX6CYSH5W4AX3I sugbu

    Pastilan !!!! pagka katol baya sa ulo !!!

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