Lolita Hizon, chairwoman of Conscience Inc., said it has monitored some "anomalies," particularly the alleged recycling of quarry tax receipts, that deprive the province of revenues "to the enrichment of some people and therefore worthy of an investigation."
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In a letter submitted to Provincial Administrator Vivian Dabu last November 22, Hizon
said 11 out of the 18 trucks that passed a quarry checkpoint within two hours last October 26 presented receipts bearing license plate PCY-875.She
said the receipts had different validation dates.
"Something anomalous was taking place.It was evident that receipts already validated were re-used on October 26 between 9:30 p.m. to before midnight, which could not be logged anymore, to the prejudice of the province," Hizon
stated in the letter.She
said such "discovery" makes one ask if the re-use of the same receipts had not been done before and will not be done again.
part, Dabu said there was no truth to the alleged recycling of validated quarry receipt issue raised by Hizon's
"It's plain and simple.
Rodriguez believed that the person who gave the alleged information to Hizon
was one of the former quarry checkers who were dismissed from service for some reasons.
According to him, one of them (quarry checkers) was dismissed after he
was caught possessing marijuana while on duty.
told Dabu that her
group was surprised to receive a letter dated November 20 from the Office of the Provincial Administrator."We do not remember having written to you, as the letter we wrote was to the governor who had requested for the documents to be transmitted to him," she
also informed Dabu that when she
colleagues formed Conscience, Inc.
, "the governor was present and encouraged us to give advice and even criticisms for better governance."(JM/Sun.Star Pampanga/Sunnex)