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Barangay officials to receive allowances

/ 12:42 PM December 05, 2011

CEBU City barangay captains and councilors will start receiving their P5,000 and P3,000 financial aid from the city starting this week.

But Mayor Michael Rama said the city can only release the funds computed starting September when the City Council passed the P28 million appropriation for the allowances as part of Supplemental Budget 2.

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Rama said he was still uncertain if the release of retroacted allowances computed starting last January would be allowed by the Commission on Audit (COA).

The mayor made the announcement during the second general assembly of the Barangay Councilors League Cebu City Chapter held late last Saturday night at the Waterfront Hotel in Lahug.

Councilor Rey Zamora, the league’s executive vice president mentioned about the release of their financial assistance in his welcome message.

“I’ve heard that some already sold their allowances to loan sharks,” he said. Correspondent Edison delos Angeles

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