NEWS: No more P4.66 per liter jack-up if City buys oil on cash – Millan

By Cha Monforte

Tagum City Councilor Raymond Joey Millan has bared that the city government can save at least P4.66 per liter or more than P.8 million in a year if it buys gasoline on cash basis than the usual credit mode from the suppliers.

In a privilege speech on Monday’s brief session of the city council, Millan that the amount of savings made through cash purchase was “quite substantial” which he said could already build numerous two-classroom buildings and deliver the much-needed basic services to the city constituents.

The councilor said his renewed call for the city to seize on advantages of making cash purchase of the high-priced oil was just a reiteration to what he made some three months ago.

Showing his proof based on the last weekend’s gasoline prices, Millan bared that last Saturday gassed up his government service vehicle for an amount of P1,000 from the city gasoline supplier and received a credit invoice of purchasing a total of 18.9 liters at a pump price of P62.87 per liter.

On next day, Sunday, Millan said he had gassed up his private vehicle for an amount of P500 and received a cash receipt of purchasing a lower P58.21 per liter.

He added that the difference of P4.66 per liter if multiplied in days of the month and year and on the estimate that the city government is spending 500 liters in a day could result to savings amounting to at least P69,900 in a day and P838,800 in a year.

Earlier on his speech, Millan called on his colleagues to join in Mayor Rey Chiong Uy’s call for cost-saving measures to address the problem of high priced oil products like the carless day, which is scheduled to be first day of the week, which Millan claimed he observed last Monday and will observe every Thursdays thereafter.

The councilor also suggested that their P6,000 gasoline allotment could be personally shouldered by the councilors subject to liquidation and reimbursement by the city government so they could “buy more liters of the gasoline.”

The city council entertained Millan’s proposal and moved to subject it to further discussions with the Atty. Roland Tumanda, the chairman of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) and the city treasurer Edgar de Guzman.

Several city councilors were seen taking their government service vehicles after they moved to adjourn after taking one of their shortest sessions which lasted only to about 1 hour and 10 minutes. They adjourned at 10:10 A.M.(Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)

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