Monthly maintenance, operation expenses allocation now given directly to police stations: RCD chief

SAN FERNANDO CITY – The monthly maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) allocation is now given directly to the police stations, a police official stressed this during a seminar held at the police regional office here recently.

Senior Supt. Antonio P. Mendoza, Jr., chief of the regional comptroller division, said the new procedure in the distribution of the MOOE allocation prescribes that the police regional office  directly gives the MOOE to the police stations.

“This is a departure from the usual practice in which the MOOE is channeled through the police provincial offices (PPOs),” Mendoza explained.

The police regional office 1 (PRO1) through its regional comptrollership division (RCD) has initiated the conduct of a series of seminar-workshops on the PNP cash management and control system for chiefs of police and finance officers in the region.

Mendoza said the activity is intended to impart to the target audience a working knowledge of the system, particularly on the new procedure in the distribution of the (MOOE) allocation to police stations.

“This would entail adjustments on the part of the chiefs of police and finance officers, since they will be required to prepare and submit liquidating instruments on a monthly basis,” Mendoza added.

The seminar was first conducted last November 22 at the regional special training unit building here and attended by personnel from PRO1 headquarters and La Union PPO.  The lecturers included Mendoza and representatives from the regional finance service office 1 (RFSO1), PRO1 accounting office, and the local office of the Commission on Audit (COA).

Subsequent seminars will be held at the Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte and Pangasinan PPOs within the week.

In his message, PRO1 deputy director for administration Senior Supt. Roman A. Felix urged the participants to make every effort to gain a thorough understanding of the new system and help improve the PNP’s overall fiscal management.

“You should have a total awareness of your responsibility and accountability in handling the finances of your station or office.  Considering the inherent risk of loss, or opportunity for personal gain, created by the nature of cash transactions, you are expected to use common sense and observe prudent conduct in properly safeguarding our government assets,” Felix said.#