PILI, Camarines Sur – Anti-corruption group, Citizens Crime Watch (CCW), has volunteered to dig more pieces of evidence regarding Camarines Sur Provincial Government’s very low tax and revenue collections and meager revenues from the province’s Economic Enterprises.
Aside from these, is the questionable low collection of property taxes in proportion to the big land area of the the province.
Carlo Batalla, Secretary General of CCW, will dig deeper over the reports by CPA-Lawyer Salvador del Castillo, former Executive Director of the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF), and those reported by the national daily newspaper, Philippine Star.
CCW will ask help from the Commission on Audit (COA) and BLGF for documents that will guide its investigation.
Batalla is the former Camarines Sur Board Member who filed several graft and corruption cases against former Governor L-Ray Villafuerte and other Capitol officials.
As (then) board member, Batalla has inside knowledge over the mismanagement of public funds by Capitol officials, and had suspected that (then) Governor Villafuerte had knowledge and benefitted from the anomalies.
This time, Batalla is eyeing on incumbent Governor Migz Villafuerte, son of L-Ray, over questionable transactions and alleged illegal public funds use as reported in COA Audit Report 2014.
CCW is a volunteer citizen’s group with a mission to expose and fight corruption in the government.
“We need more evidence to file again new cases against Migz Villafuerte,” Batalla said.