Provincial Administrator Arnel Francisco is unfazed by the threat of a certain Andrew E. Amaro, who lately has been making noises about suing a personality close to Governor Roel Degamo possibly before the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedly using the contract of services he entered into with the Governor and for forging his signature to collect his supposed monthly compensation, even if he has already signified his disinterest to perform his tasks.
“If he allows himself to be used for partisan objectives by the Governor’s political rivals then he must be prepared for the legal repercussions of his action,” said Francisco.
He warned that Amaro must be careful not to drag the “good name of the Governor” and to just focus on resolving his dispute with one of the Governor’s trusted aides.
Amaro, whose contract of services stipulates that as Community Affairs Officer 1 he will be compensated with P 14, 198.00 to do several field tasks in the first district.
But Amaro claims that the personality close to the Governor keeps on collecting his entire remuneration and when he finally refused to sign the monthly checks or to render any more services, the personality continued to use his name and forged his signature to collect the monthly compensation.
Francisco acknowledged that indeed Amaro was contracted by the Governor since 2011, in fact, the Provincial Administrator was present when Amaro signed another contract last January 2012. However, after the signing of the contract the Governor had no more meetings with Amaro as the latter only deals with Francisco, who, as his direct superior also signs his Daily Time Record.
“I signed Amaro’s DTR considering that my office receives his monthly outputs and all other supporting documents appeared to be in order,” Francisco said. He deplored the fact that Amaro’s case is allegedly being exploited for political gain. The Commission on Audit has already furnished Amaro all the documents requested to advance his case and the auditors expressed readiness to conduct an investigation should they be directed by their superiors. (by Dems Demecillo)