There were 122 out of about 500 vehicles owned by the Bacolod City government that were not accounted for during a final inventory conducted at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) grounds on Saturday, Secretary to the Mayor Karol Joseph Chiu said Monday, January 30.
Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez has directed the Public Order and Safety Office to look for the 122 vehicles.
Employees who were issued city government vehicles were required to bring them to the BCGC grounds for inventory.
Only 378 vehicles were accounted for on Saturday, Chiu said.
City employees who cannot account for vehicles assigned to them could face malversation raps, Chiu said.
The mayor plans to have the city government vehicles repaired and those that are unserviceable bidded out, he added.
The mayor introduced the Mayor Albee Bantug Benitez Cab or MABB Cab system on Saturday.
MABB Cab is a mobile app that is similar to any ride-hailing apps, wherein any government office that needs transportation service assistance can book a ride to conduct their field work or services.
This initiative is one way to monitor the condition of vehicles and to ensure that all the drivers of the city government will function according to their duties, especially since there are offices that need transportation assistance, he said.*