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Monday, December 4, 2023

Bacolod: ‘Truth Commission’ to audit City Hall

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Bacolod City – Stressing that he wants to start a clean administration, Bacolod City Mayor-elect Alfredo “Albee” Benitez tasked the “Truth Commission” he created to “go deep as you can” in the conduct of the audit and assessment of all transactions that happened in the past.

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“Bacolod deserves to know what happened in the past,” Benitez, who hosted a thanksgiving dinner for local media and social media influencers on Monday night, said.

The final composition of commission is now being finalized by Benitez.

What is illegally done should be properly addressed, he added, without elaborating further.

“It is not only me, but the public demands it, that we do a thorough audit of all transactions that has happened. Or else it will be left hanging. If I were the previous administration, I would feel better to prove that I did nothing wrong. I will welcome it,” Benitez further said.

He also justified the creation of a “Truth Commission” in the spirit of transparency.

On the other hand, Benitez said all the appointments of all job employees of City Hall will be immediately terminated effective June 30.

“We will only appoint only those necessary for particular positions,” he added.

Asked how many will be hired, Benitez said they will assess first.

Benitez said his first executive order will be requiring all personnel to return to their mother units, noting that assignments are all mixed up.

He, however, said he may exempt personnel assigned at the City Health Office from an order to return to mother units, in order not to hamper their services. (Gilbert Bayoran via The Visayan Daily Star (TVDS), photo courtesy of TVDS)

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