Anao town in Tarlac hit for keeping unserviceable properties
State auditors scored the municipality of Anao in Tarlac for keeping its waste and other unserviceable properties within its premises in 2015.
In a 2016 report, the Commission on Audit (COA) said waste materials and other properties amount were still kept by the Municipality in its premises “despite their unserviceability,”
This runs counter to an audit circular, which states that the municipality should dispose of its supplies or properties to the general services officer if these items are no longer serviceable.
The general services officer in turn should file an application for disposal with the auditor who would inspect the unserviceable supplies or property.
Auditors said the failure of the municipality to dispose the properties “expos(ed) (these) to natural elements, resulting in further deterioration and reduction of their salvage value.”
“Ocular inspection conducted at the Municipality’s stockroom and other agency’s premises revealed an undetermined amount of unserviceable properties and waste materials, most of which have been in this condition for more than five years,” the auditors said.
Auditors added that the property custodial has no inventory report.
Auditors said these unserviceable items would continue to deteriorate and therefore lose its salvage and appraised value.
“The continuous exposure of unserviceable properties and waste materials hastens their deterioration, resulting in the decrease in salvage value and appraised value, if dispose thru sale, hence, less income will redound to the Municipality. It is also possible that the properties may be lost thru theft and if this will happen, no income will go to the agency,” the auditors said.
The COA urged the municipal mayor Edgardo Felipe to have the Disposal Committee follow the guidelines and prepare an Agency Appraisal Report to facilitate proper evaluation and disposal of unserviceable properties and waste materials.
The COA also recommended that all unserviceable properties and waste materials be properly recorded and accounted for.
The management told the auditors that some properties for disposal were donated while others lacked the necessary documents for disposal.
It vowed to dispose the properties with complete documentation in 2016.
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