An audit of senate bills uncovered colossal overstocking of important gadgets — together with some 6,400 rolls of toilet paper ordered in 2016.
In response to the report by the Commission on Audit (COA) senators have at the moment (Wednesday, July 5) agreed an investigation into the extreme spending.
Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III stated: “It’s greatest that that is investigated. Let’s discover out who did the procurement and why. That’s one of the best factor to do now whether it is actually overstocked.
“This has to be accountable, and it is the people’s money.”
Senator J V Ejercito agreed, saying extreme procurement of provides would harm the integrity of the Senate.
“If the COA finds something irregular, then that has to be looked into. Some heads must roll if they are guilty,” he stated.
“Things like these haven’t any place within the Senate as a result of we within the Senate, we’re actually cautious.
“We are very much sensitive to the pulse of the people, so we are very careful.”
Writing on Facebook, Senator Panfilo Lacson, chairman of the Senate accounts committee, stated “someone has to be jailed” over the obvious oversupply.
In its report, the COA revealed that 1.four million pesos of the entire excess have been workplace provides — together with over half one million pesos spent on toner and ink cartridges.
The most overstocked gadgets have been envelopes, with greater than 25,700 in storage, together with 17,750 folders and 14,120 markers.
The report additionally discovered that the Senate had an excess of 6,392 rolls of toilet paper in its 2016 stock value greater than 37,000 pesos. It additionally stated that provides value greater than 1.6 million pesos have been both left unused or stored in inventory for lengthy durations attributable to inefficient procurement planning.
The report concluded: “Wastage of government assets from overstocking and obsolescence of inventories could have been prevented had procurement of supplies and materials been properly planned and periodic assessment of inventory movements been undertaken to ascertain the minimum quantity of items required for stocking.”