By Helen Castaño | 02:37 PM September 05, 2022
Former Cabinet Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco Jr led on Monday the launching of the Office of Governance, Accountability and Reform (OGAR).
As new anti-corruption czar in the province, Evasco would lead the six-man team to probe anomalous and questionable transactions made by the previous administrations.
OGAR was created by Gov. Aris Aumentado thru Executive Order 2 on the day of his inauguration last July 1.
Introduced during Monday’s launching were consultants of OGAR who would operate as a collegial body whose task is to build up cases for filing.
They were former Provincial Prosecutor Macario Delusa, retired Judge Suceso Arcamo, former Tagbilaran City Mayor Dan Lim, retired Justice Gabriel Ingles, Atty. Jordan Pizarras and Emmanuel Ramasola.
Aumentado said questions regarding the legalities of those actions have been raised in both mainstream and social media, and that answers must be given to the entire population.
“The Office of Governance Accountability and Review or OGAR is created primarily to fulfill a major campaign promise I raised during the campaign period, which is a platform of clean governance and prioritizing the welfare of the Boholano first or the battle cry of “Limpyong panggobyerno ug unahon ang Bol-anon,” Aumentado said in his message.
He said graft and corruption hinder development.
“We are determined to address those issues, and we are committed to fulfilling such. Together, we will fight this together and face a brighter future ahead,” Aumentado added.
However, no investigations have been conducted as they are in the process of listing anomalous transactions.