City Treasurer Embattled For Criminal, Admin Raps

Posted in: Press Releases- Jan 27, 2012 No Comments

The Finance Department’s anti-corruption unit, Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS), uncovered undeclared personal assets as well as non-filing of sworn Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) perpetrated by MANUEL E. LEYCANO, JR., City Treasurer of Pasay City.

 

RIPS stated in its Complaint that there were evidence to support that Leycano did not report his 2002 Isuzu Wagon Utility Vehicle in his SALNs that he filed for the years 2006 and 2009.

 

Leycano’s 2007 SALN as well as records from the Land Transportation Office (LTO) revealed that the respondent acquired the Isuzu Wagon for eight hundred fifty thousand pesos (Php 850,000.00) and had the same registered with the said Office on May 29, 2002. The vehicle was last registered on June 2, 2011. 

 

Aside from the Isuzu Wagon, it appeared from respondent’s 2006 and 2009 SALNs that he owned generic “motor vehicles”, obtained through car financing for two hundred seventy thousand one hundred seventy pesos (Php 270,170.00), which, however, were not correspondingly reported in his 2007 SALN, suggesting that Leycano had been amiss in his obligation as a public officer to submit a true and detailed SALN, in blatant violation of Section 7, Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and Section 8, Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards of Public Officials and Employees.

 

Adding up to the Pasay City Treasurer’s grave infractions is his downright failure to submit his SALNs for the years 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2008, which RIPS discovered in the course of its investigation.

 

Such non-submission was likewise both confirmed by the Office of the Ombudsman and the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF), in separate certifications dated January 18, 2012 and July 4, 2011, respectively.

 

As mandated by Executive Order 259, series of 2003, RIPS conducts lifestyle and graft investigations and files the proper criminal and administrative actions against erring officials of the revenue-generating bureaus and agencies under the jurisdiction of the Department of Finance. ###

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