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Old July 22nd, 2010, 04:43 PM   #3521
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the witch hunt begins which is a clear indication that something fishy is going on at mcia. he should resign himself and be replaced for his poor leadership.
for the sake of delicadez. he should resign....
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Old July 24th, 2010, 01:34 AM   #3523
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More bonuses paid by MCIAA
By Rene U. Borromeo (The Freeman) Updated July 24, 2010 12:00 AM

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=596216

CEBU, Philippines - The Commission on Audit (COA) described as highly illegal the granting by the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority of at least P118,2000 to each of the 10 members of the MCIAA board as collective negotiation agreement bonus.

Senior state auditor Anecita Pilapil, tasked to supervise the audit of financial transactions of the airport, claimed that except for airport general manager Danilo Augusto Francia, who received P144,736.44 CNA bonus, other members of the board are not entitled to such benefit.

The MCIAA board has 11 members, including Francia.

Pilapil said unlike Francia, the 10 other members of the board are not organic personnel of the airport and should not be entitled to the CNA bonus, which was given last month.

These 10 board members are representatives from government agencies and the private sector.


The CNA is equivalent to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in the private sector.

Documents obtained by THE FREEMAN showed that the MCIAA had released P1,182,000 CNA bonus to 10 members of the MCIAA board through Cash Voucher dated June 28, 2010.

Francia’s CNA bonus amounting to P144,736 was released through a separate cash voucher. Although his bonus was legal, it was prepared on the same date.

The members of the 11-man board, previously chaired by then Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Secretary Leandro Mendoza, rated their performance as very satisfactory in availing themselves of the bonus, which is equivalent to three months salary plus P30,000.

The airport’s rank and file employees are being rated by their supervisors while the supervisors are being rated by the division managers.

The division managers are being rated by department managers while the department managers are being rated by the general manager.

Every member of the board is being rated by the entire board.

Those granted with P118,200 CNA bonus are Mendoza, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, Civil Aviation Authority director general Ruben Ciron, Justice Undersecretary Jose Vicente Salazar, Department of Finance director Ma. Lourdes Dedal, private sector representatives Valeriano Avila, Renato Osmeńa, Gordon Allan Joseph, Winglip Chang and former tourism regional director Patria Auroa Roa.

Aside from the CNA bonus, the board had also granted Roa P500,000 severance pay, whose legality is now being investigated by the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas.

Roa is reportedly willing to return the money if the Ombudsman found out that the giving of the severance was illegal.

The MCIAA board also granted severance pay to former DOTC Undersecretary Carina Valera in 2003 but COA disallowed such benefit and ordered its refund.

But the MCIAA officials refused to comply with the COA’s order.

They brought up the issue to the Supreme Court, claiming that the MCIAA charter allowed the granting of retirement benefits to its personnel, including members of the board.

Another document obtained by The FREEMAN showed that MCIAA also spent P100,000 (P75,000 intelligence funds and P25,000 extra ordinary allowance that was granted to Francia last month) through Cash Voucher dated June 22, 2010.

COA said the release of the intelligence funds needs the approval of the Office of the President.

An airport employee said: “The release of the P100,000 intelligence funds is anomalous because the same had been previously disallowed by COA during the time of former airport manager Benito Diamos. That time P50,000 raman gani to. Karon sa time ni Francia, gibalik nasab niya gipadak-an pa g’yud.”

Pilapil said MCIAA is still governed by the COA rules contrary to the claim of Francia that they are only complying with the provisions of its charter.

However, the board claimed that the giving of benefits to its members is legal.

Francia said the board members are officers of the MCIAA because they are part of the management.

“They are part of management, as officers. So they entitled (to such benefits). Also the Charter is clear on this. The power of the Board is there,” Francia said

Joseph also supported Francia’s statement.

“Let them questioned it because we will also stand to our arguments that under the MCIAA Charter we are entitled to such benefits,” he.

Meanwhile, Francia and airport lawyers Glen Napuli and Allan Talisaysay appeared before Assistant Ombudsman Virginia Palanca-Santiago for a conference yesterday morning on the controversy surrounding Roa’s severance pay.

Following the meeting, the three refused to say anything to reporters about what was being discussed.

Santiago also refused to say anything but assured the media that the Ombudsman has been doing something about the issue. — /LPM (THE FREEMAN)
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Old July 24th, 2010, 02:15 AM   #3524
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Grabiha pangurakot no. That is double dipping. They cannot take twice into the same pocket using different title but the same person. The board was created to prevent anomalies but they themselves created the anomalies by playing the word games of its charters. The tax payers are srapping money to pay their taxes and fees but the board are spending money like there is no tomorrow.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 03:39 AM   #3525
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Grabiha pangurakot no. That is double dipping. They cannot take twice into the same pocket using different title but the same person. The board was created to prevent anomalies but they themselves created the anomalies by playing the word games of its charters. The tax payers are srapping money to pay their taxes and fees but the board are spending money like there is no tomorrow.
because there is no more tomorrow! look at the dates and match it against
the background of Pres. Aquino's assumption to office. grabeha naman sad -
ang P100,000 Intelligence Fund gihurot og withdraw June pa gani, and without
authorization .... tsk tsk tsk.

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..... Documents obtained by THE FREEMAN showed that the MCIAA had released P1,182,000 CNA bonus to 10 members of the MCIAA board through Cash Voucher dated June 28, 2010.

Francia’s CNA bonus amounting to P144,736 was released through a separate cash voucher. Although his bonus was legal, it was prepared on the same date.

..... Another document obtained by The FREEMAN showed that MCIAA also spent P100,000 (P75,000 intelligence funds and P25,000 extra ordinary allowance that was granted to Francia last month) through Cash Voucher dated June 22, 2010.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 04:48 AM   #3526
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Pagka-baga og nawong anang Francia oi...Taga-diin ba na siya...Paka-uwaw lang na siya iyang kaliwat...
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Old July 24th, 2010, 06:50 AM   #3527
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Please understand, the money they got probably won't be enough to pay legal fees once they are summoned. Also, they need cash to prepare for the great escape!
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Old July 24th, 2010, 07:13 AM   #3528
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a revamp on the airport board is needed.. rally!!!! hehehe
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I wanna see the MCIA's board of directors in the next episode of CPDRC's dancing inmates...
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Old July 24th, 2010, 07:19 AM   #3530
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the airport is neglected.. all they cared about is their pockets lang pala... IMO..
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Old July 24th, 2010, 07:24 AM   #3531
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Will the ombudsman really take this case seriously? I haven't heard anybody involved in lamp post scandal being jailed..
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Old July 24th, 2010, 11:28 AM   #3532
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Or the overpriced convention center...
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Old July 24th, 2010, 04:43 PM   #3533
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I hope the President, P-noy, will go after these anomalous deeds in MCIA, and make an example of the results. But I think one of the board member is already kissing some a** to aliviate its consequence.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 05:01 PM   #3534
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http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/mercado-whistleblower-2
Mercado: Whistleblower 2

Saturday, July 24, 2010

AT the Mactan Cebu International Airport, Manager Danilo Francia loosed probers who’ll finger whistleblower(s). He wants to know who leaked to the press information on the half-a-million-bucks severance pay for board member Patria Aurora Roa.

Below is unpublished information on the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA).

Francia need not create “Whistleblower 2.” We’ll give him the name of the source. She is Maria Irma Purog, state auditor IV. Data that Ms Purog gives is spelt out in the latest Commission on Audit (COA) report on MCIAA. Excerpts:

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Only 63 out of 767 parcels of land owned by the airport are covered by titles. “We were not able to satisfy ourselves as to the Authority’s ownership over the remaining 704 parcels.” Except for 30 lots, the rest are assessed on 1994 values. “Land should be recorded at cost or its fair value.”

Two contracts for reconstitution of original certificates of land titles worth P14.6 million were authorized. “Irregular expenses were incurred.” This was a negotiated contract, not open bidding to other qualified workers.

Release of full payment of P3 million was made despite lack of DENR approval—-“the most important item for reconstitution” in court. COA could not ascertain reasonableness of contract price.

MCIAA did not comply with COA’s notice of suspension. It’s threat to disallow payments were shrugged off with a curt: “A notice of disallowance is not in order.”

“Fringe benefits, without legal basis, and ‘discretionary/intelligence expenses without supporting documents’ were continuously granted.” In calendar year 2009, anniversary bonuses crested at P19.9 million.

This isn’t the first dip into the airport cookie jar. In 2007, COA warned the grants were illegal. In 2008, MCIAA ran up a bill of P19.1 million. But the Department of Budget and Management spiked P13.7 million of that.

The airport board of directors burned P1.1 million in unsupported discretionary expenses. Another P1.2 million went for intelligence expenses, again without following established rules for such funds.

“All MCIAA officials, including members of the board, should refund the amounts,” COA said. No further grants should be made until the court’s decision on MCIAA’s petition for “declaratory relief” is handed down.

To operate MCIAA, it drew up a budget of P1.22 billion. COA balked since the budget had not been approved by the budget department. But MCIAA insisted: Its charter does not require DBM approval.

Unresolved deadlocks spawn confusion. The airport incurred an overdraft of P58.6 million. No such thing, the airport says. “It was agreed that this matter be elevated to the Department of Budget and Management so that the issue can be settled once and for all.”

Recall travel tax clipped whenever you fly. That topped a nifty P536.9 million last year. The airport excludes that from its income tax return. If BIR disagrees, “this will have a negative impact on cash resources of the Authority.”

Payables and unliquidated obligations added up to P77.4 million. The validity, reliability and existence of (such claims)…is doubtful…A review of 2009 unliquidated obligations found that 86 percent of P67.2 million recorded obligations were not properly approved….”

“These liabilities were recorded even if there was no receipt of goods or services and/or there was no authority for their incurrence.”

There’s more in this official whistleblower’s report. But Sidebar has a cap of 2,800 characters without space. And this column is now 2,985-–an overdraft like MCIAA.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 25, 2010.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #3535
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Man, it sucks when things like these happen in the Philipines. I hope that one or two forummers here wouldn't blame it on tagalog people again. It seems like they always connect tagalogs into corruption and no other pinoys commit these..LMAO PEACE
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Waaaaaaaaaah! Mao na ni hala nhalungkat na ang ubang baho. Maayo ra!!

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http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/coa-mciaa-return-p33m

COA to MCIAA: Return P33M

By Elias O. Baquero

IN THE last two years, employees, officers and members of the board of Mactan airport received at least P33.6 million in anniversary and performance bonuses.

The Commission on Audit (COA) has asked them to return the money.

It said the bonus amounted to P19.9 million in 2009, or not less than P10,000 per employee, but lacked a legal basis.

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In 2008, the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) budgeted P20 million for anniversary and performance bonuses, but the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) disallowed P13.79 million.

These findings are revealed in the annual audit report on MCIAA transactions as of Dec. 31, 2009. Copies were sent last month to General Manager Danilo Francia and the MCIAA board.

“We requested all MCIAA officials and employees, including members of the board, to refund the amount collected,” state auditor Ma. Irma Purog, team leader, said in the report submitted to the COA regional office.

“We further recommended that management refrain from granting personnel benefits which are contrary to existing laws, rules, regulations, and those which are explicitly disallowed in the COB (Corporate Operating Budget),” she said.

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Asked to comment, retired general Francia said the MCIAA Charter empowers the board to appropriate such bonuses.

“Read our charter. Every year, that is their (COA’s) comment, and every year, we mention that that the Charter is our basis. That has been going on long before I arrived (at MCIAA). In other corporations, it’s the same thing. So why make public these things only now?” Francia said in a text message.

He added even COA and the Office of the Ombudsman have incurred disallowances.

“Disallowances do not mean that we violated the law. It only means that COA has a different interpretation of the law. Sometimes they are correct and sometimes they are wrong. The final judge will be the Supreme Court. Everything that we do is based on our mandate in the Charter and other relevant laws,” Francia said.

The audit report states MCIAA went to court in January 2008, suing both COA and DBM, to assert the airport board’s right to approve benefits for all officers and employees.

“The case for declaratory relief is still pending resolution as of the writing of this report,” COA said.

Fringe

These “fringe benefits without legal basis” were granted every year since 2007, it added.

The MCIAA board’s recent approval of P500,000 in severance pay to a former member of the board is being reviewed by the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas.

The same audit report said that in 2008, MCIAA also granted P20.33 million in collective negotiated agreement (CNA) incentives, although this violated conditions set in Budget Circular 2006-01.

That circular states the incentive can only be released if the airport spends less on operating expenses than the approved corporate operating budget (COB).

Also, only half of the savings can be released as incentives. At least 30 percent must go to improvements in working conditions, while 20 percent needs to be retained for operations, like productivity improvement programs.

But there were no savings in 2008, COA said, so there should have been no CNA incentive that year.

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Instead, the MCIAA spent P625.1 million that year on personnel, maintenance and other operating expenses—at least P174 million over its DBM-approved operating budget or COB.

The audit team also discovered that P2.3 million in disbursements of discretionary and extraordinary expenses (or the so-called intelligence funds) were not supported by receipts or other evidence of how these were spent.

Auditors asked the general manager to submit the receipts for all these expenses, as well as an approval from the Office of the President “of the intelligence expenses incurred.”

The COA report, dated May 31, 2010, also cited flaws in the procurement and payment of two consulting service contracts for the reconstitution of land titling project of MCIAA.

Dating back to 2008, these contracts were worth P14.620 million.

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COA said the consultant’s full payment was authorized even if the required services have yet to be completed.

However, MCIAA Legal Officer Glenn Napuli said the consultant has already complied with his task of gathering the necessary documents for land titles and submitting these to the Office of the Solicitor General.

Auditors said the MCIAA failed to submit its P1.22-billion operating budget for 2009 to the DBM, for review. This is required under Executive Order 518.

The same COA report quoted the airport management’s answer to this finding. It reportedly said that “by law, it is the MCIAA board who will approve the budget” and “it does not need another approval by DBM or any other agency. Otherwise, the law should have said so.”

Both MCIAA and the COA team agreed in the exit conference to ask the DBM to resolve the issue, once and for all.


Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 25, 2010.

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It is only pang-kurakot if its illegal...MCIAA's action is legal so its not pang kurakot...
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It is very for us to claim to be christians, but also very to do a non-christian thing of judging people...
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It is only pang-kurakot if its illegal...MCIAA's action is legal so its not pang kurakot...
But you seem to be judging its legality already. Are you a part of the organization by any chance?

IMO, Audit Reports are useful tools in determining the health of an organization, especially if used as such. The fact that the agency challenged these Audit Reports and discarded them is a breach in effective management standards. Legal, my foot! The fact that COA required them to reimburse 33 Million shows that the transactions are irregular. It is unchristian to judge, it is more unchristian to get and use what is not rightfully yours which belong to other people.
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