DILG to Probe Ransack of Bago Office

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the province will investigate the ransacking of its office in Bago City over the weekend.

DILG Provincial Director Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag yesterday said that the incident was discovered by one of her personnel assigned in the Bago City office last Saturday.

“He had it recorded at the Bago City Police Office,” Madayag said.

She added that the personnel is now conducting an inventory of the items that were stolen from their office.

“What I am sure is that per the report I received, one of the items that was stolen is our desktop computer where all our files are stored,” she pointed out.

She added that she has no idea what is the motive behind the robbery in their office, as they do not have money and they have no confidential documents.

Madayag said the DILG office in Bago is located in an old building which they are sharing with the City Social Welfare and Development.

On April, the Bago City Treausurer’s Office was also victimized by still unidentified suspects who carted away two damaged cellphones, two blank checks and a liquor bottle.

Last year, the Mayor’s Office was also ransacked and robbers managed to take half a million worth of camera equipment.

Mayor Ramon Torres said the city government will appropriate funds for CCTV installation, adding that the public bidding for interested suppliers will be scheduled soon.

Aside from Bago, Escalante City Hall and municipal halls of Hinobaan, Cauayan, Valladolid, Moises Padilla and Calatrava were also burglarized last year.

Meanwhile, Madayag said she will request from Secretary Mar Roxas for a vehicle which they can use in their monitoring activities in the province.

“We also have a pending request from the provincial government for a vehicle,” he said.* (Eugene Y. Adiong)




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