CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The new chair of one of the hotly contested barangays here in the last election, Lapasan, vowed to go after his predecessors who did not turn over barangay-owned assets when he assumed into office last Saturday.
In his inaugural speech, new barangay chair Julito Ogsimer said he was dismayed throughout the month-long transition period that no official from the outgoing administration reached out to him or his staff so they could have records of all the barangay assets.
Ogsimer admitted that his staff, including the new set of kagawads, will start from scratch in reconstructing the records of the barangays because the outgoing administration of barangay chair Omar Labuntog apparently did not turn over any document.
“Wala may nag-turn over nako og asset labi na nga nakoy nadunggan nga report nga ang motor daw belonging to the barangay ila pud gikuha og apil,” he said.
Ogsimer warned that if these former barangay officials failed to return all assets in the barangay, Ogsimer will start a trace regarding the whereabouts of these assets and file graft complaints against these ex-officials.
“Ang katawhan sa barangay Lapasan ang tag-iya anang mga butanga, gi-purchase kana sa ngalan sa barangay, dili kana inyong mga personal nga butang,” he pointed out.
Ogsimer won by a narrow margin over reelectionist Labuntog last May 14.
He ran under the platform of crime prevention and sitios-based governance and development.
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