PBA party-list Rep. Jericho “Koko” Nograles has found the alleged corruption of Sulu State College president Abdurasa Arasid after the latter requested his workplace to concern a Certificate of Appearance for the plenary debates on the college’s proposed 2018 finances on September 6.
Instead of giving him as Certificate of Appearance as requested by Arasid, Nograles issued a “Certificate a Disappearance” to attest the official “disappeared from the halls of the House” when he was supposed to current and defend the finances of the SSC.
“This certification is being issued so that no public funds will be dispensed to reimburse the travel and other related expenses, since the official purpose was not fulfilled,” the certificates learn.
In a press release, Nograles slammed Arasid for the alleged misuse of SSC’s funds.
For one, Nograles mentioned that Arasid has allotted for himself a journey allowance amounting to P8.6 Million this yr or P716,666 per 30 days. This quantity represents all the annual journey allowance of all of the officers of the three state schools in Mindanao such because the Adiong Memorial Polytechnic College (Php2,952,00zero), Basilan State College (Php2,715,00zero) and Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College( Php1,482,00zero).
“Who spends P8.6 Million a year just for travel? I’ve never known any official who spends this much for travel. We have a jet-setting state college president courtesy of our tax payers,” Nograles mentioned.
Nograles, who can be Board of Trustee of SSC additionally questioned Arasid for intentionally excluding him throughout their board of trustee conferences, particularly on events the place the agenda is about faculty funds.
“He refused to invite me as a board of trustee to the quarterly board of trustee meetings. He intentionally did not invite me because I’ve always questioned and disapproved multiple items that may constitute malversation of public funds as well as technical malversation,” the lawmaker mentioned.