“Reminder sa nagdumala ug ginsakupan sa atong administrasyon, apil ta tanan ani busa magtinarong kita dinhi sa Kapitolyo,” Gov. Aris Aumentado said during the formal launching of the Office of Governance and Accountability Review (OGAR) on Monday at the Capitol.

Aumentado signed Executive Order No. 2, one of the first EOs he signed on June 30, 2022, his assumption into office. The governor thanked OGAR head, Former Cabinet Secretary, Leoncio Evasco for heeding the call to lead OGAR which Aumentado stated fulfills his campaign promise to investigate and identify allegations of irregularities and questionable transactions of the past administration.
“Graft and corruption delays development, affecting the poor” Aumentado quoted with resonance to Pope Francis’ statement on corruption and inequality. Introduced during the launching were consultants of OGAR who will operate as a collegial body which task is to build up cases for filing in appropriate agencies. The body includes Former Mayor Dan Lim, Retired Judge Suceso Arcamo, Retired Justice Gabriel Ingles, Atty. Jordan Pizzaras, Retired Provincial Fiscal Macario Delusa, and Willy Ramasola.

No investigations have been conducted as they are in the process of listing anomalous transactions, the body said during the launch which was also graced by Vice Governor Victor Balite, Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Handel Lagunay, Provincial Administrator Aster Caberte, Chief of Staff Atty. Antonio Amora, Jr.