CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar — After the Regional Trial Court Branch 27 dismissed all the petitions filed by Samar Board Member (BM) Alma Uy relative to the proposed 800 million pesos capitol loan, the lady BM is seeking the intervention of the Office of the Ombudsman to come in and investigate the processes to which the proposed capitol loan had undergone.
BM Alma Uy in her letter to the Ombudsman for the Visayas pointed out that Samar Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Ordinance 14-062-15 had given Samar Governor Sharee Ann Tan the authority to loan of about P851 million pesos which is way beyond the proposed loan agreement with the Land Bank of the Philippines pegged at P800 million pesos.
“There is this P51 million pesos discrepancy, and we don’t know why there should be an excess amount that huge when the proposed loan with the LBP is only 800M, but the authority given was to loan for P851M pesos” BM Alma Uy stressed.
She added that she already pointed the matter out with her colleagues in the SP and even to the governor but allegedly no one made the effort to clarify the issue which has been hounding the capitol during the past few months.
“I am requesting the Ombudsman to conduct a fact-finding initiative relative to this, basically to avert the prejudice it will cause to the people of Samar, who will be paying out for this debt for 15 years” BM Uy said.
The Ombudsman request was filed with the copies of the Court TRO and earlier legal documents submitted to the RTC Branch 27 as attachments.
Meanwhile, Samar Governor Sharee Ann Tan in a message vowed to answer and clarify the issue as soon as she is back from a meeting in Manila with some investors.
“It seems that they’re out looking for someone who could declare a proper and legal thing illegal, it manifests a desperate act of trying to twist something that is right and make it appear to be wrong, I want to personally explain this next week, once and for all” Governor Tan said in her message. Aksyonradyocatbalogan.com/Rommel Rotur.