The provincial government of Cebu bought 800 sets of school supplies and 100 history books worth 34,000 pesos which were supposed to be distributed to Grade 3 and Grade 4 pupils last June.
But apparently, these books and school supplies were instead sold by a Capitol employee for 4,000 pesos to a junk shop in Barangay Canduman, Mandaue City.
According to the Head of the Provincial General Services Office (PGSO) Bernard Calderon, the employee who has been working for about 30 years in the Capitol, admitted that the school supplies and books were sold at the junk shop after he was instructed to clear the warehouse where the items were stored.
A concerned citizen tipped them off that the Capitol-owned school supplies were being sold in a junk shop. The name of the employee has not been made public while the matter is being investigated by the Capitol’s Committee on Discipline and Investigation (CODI).
Each set of school supplies was placed inside a plastic envelope with one notebook, one pad paper, and a pencil.
Based on the investigation, the capitol employee had earned 4,000 pesos after selling the items at 1 peso per kilo.
TAGS: Barangay Canduman, Bernard Calderon, Capitol employee, Capitol’s Committee on Discipline and Investigation, Cebu City, junk shop, Mandaue City, Provincial General Services Office, provincial government of Cebu, school supplies and books