Acting treasurer in Negros Occidental town appeals dismissal from service
BACOLOD CITY — The acting treasurer of Isabela town in Negros Occidental, who was dismissed from service for bringing and losing government funds at home, has filed an appeal before the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Quezon City on Wednesday, May 24.
Nenette Escarda, represented by his lawyer Cesar Beloria Jr., opted not to file a motion for reconsideration before Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson who removed her from office for the unauthorized removal of P2,600,000 in cash and P3,800,000 in checks from the Municipal Treasurer’s Office of Isabela in January.
According to Escarda, the money and checks were then stolen from her house.
Beloria said his client does not believe the penalty meted by the governor is commensurate with what happened although there was an admission that some money had been lost.
Escarda’s family, he said, is raising funds to compensate for the lost amount.
“Family members are selling properties to raise the funds,” Beloria said.
Isabela Mayor Irene Montilla earlier said they have not recovered any of the P2.6 million in cash, but have retrieved the majority of the funds covered by checks.
Beloria said his client has also already liquidated P972,000 in cash advances which did not go to her personally.
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