Bacolod mayor-elect Alfredo “Albee” Benitez said his Truth Commission will dig deep into previous transactions in the Bacolod City government and will file charges if there is evidence to do so.
The Truth Commission will investigate, audit and asses all the transactions that happened in the past in response to public demand, Benitez said, at a dinner he hosted for the media Monday night, May 30.
His instructions are to “go as deep as you can because Bacolod deserves to know everything that happened in this past administration” he said.
He wants to do that because he wants to start from a clean slate moving forward so he is not blamed for what happened in the previous administration, Benitez said.
Benitez said he will announce the names of the members of the Truth Commission soon.
He thanked the media for their objective reporting and called on them to continue asking questions whether they are for or critical of his administration for the good of the city.
Sometimes there will be things that he will not be aware of and the media will bring them to his attention, so it is very important that they do not hold back, Benitez said.