Mayor faces probe over cash advances
TUDELA Mayor Erwin Yu is facing an investigation by the Ombudsman-Visayas over his alleged unliquidated cash advances amounting to P369,136.49.
A certain Petronilo Talimpuros requested Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Paul Elmer Clemente to investigate Yu on allegations of malversation of public funds and violation of Presidential Decree 1445 or the Government Auditing Code of the Philippines.
Talimpuros cited a Commission on Audit report which showed that Yu was issued a check worth P500,000 for an “executive and legislative agenda activity” on Sept. 30, 2013.
Of the amount, the mayor was able to liquidate just P390,555.50.
State auditors also said that Yu was also given cash advances worth P264,691.99. However, he only settled P5,000.
COA cautioned Yu to settle his cash advances, but the mayor allegedly failed to comply with the directive.
Sought for comment, Yu said he has yet to receive a copy of the complaint.
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