Former Negros Occidental provincial treasurer Nilda Generoso denied that she had anything to do with the illegal removal of government documents from the Treasurer’s Office at the Capitol in Bacolod City in the evening of November 26, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said today, December 7.
Diaz had issued a show cause order against Generoso, who retired on December 1, to explain what he called the clandestine removal of documents from her office by a job order (JO) worker in two black bags and a white sack.
The JO worker said he brought the documents, which included summary of receipts and collection reports, out on instructions of Generoso, Diaz said in the order.
Generoso in her answer to the show cause order before the Provincial Legal Office in gist said what happened was illegal and she had nothing to do with it, Diaz added.
She agreed that bringing out papers from the Provincial Treasurer’s Office at that hour was not right and was illegal, he added.
Diaz said the JO worker will be asked to explain his side.
He said they are checking if the removal of the documents on the night of November 26 was the only incident to determine the gravity of the situation.
Acting Provincial Treasurer Amy Grace Bolivar has been asked to evaluate if there are important documents missing from the treasurer’s office, because if everything is intact then there will not be any problem, he added.
If the gravity of the situation of the documents affects the performance of the new acting treasurer, the provincial government may pursue the show cause order complaint, Diaz said.
However, if all is intact, the case will not be pursued and the processing of the retirement benefits of Generoso will not be delayed, he said.*