CdeO City Hall adopts cost-cutting measures
Cagayan de Oro City (15 October) -- The City Government of Cagayan de Oro has adopted austerity and other cost-saving measures while the country's economy is still reeling due to the devastating effects of typhoons in recent weeks.
In his Memorandum No. 310-09 issued recently, City Mayor Constantino "Tinnex" Jaraula enjoined all department heads and chiefs of office at City Hall to adopt and strictly observe austerity measures in their respective offices.
One of the measures adopted by the city government is the limitation of travels within and outside the city, except when it is absolutely necessary or in the exigency of public service.
Mayor Jaraula also disallows the attendance at conventions and seminars, especially those which are held out-of-town and / or charge with registration fees.
In order to save up funds intended for office supplies expenses, the City Mayor at the same exhorted department heads to minimize the requisition of office supplies and economize its use by reusing and recycling as much as possible.
Purchase of equipment such as computers and others shall not be allowed for the remaining months of the calendar period, the City Chief Executive order's further stressed.
Fuel allocations for office vehicles and equipment, which must be garaged at the City Hall compound after working hours, will also be limited. (CIO-CdeO) [top]