BACOLOD City – The Negros Occidental provincial government warned the public against engaging in unauthorized and indirect transactions when conducting business at the capitol.
Acting Provincial Administrator Lucille Gelvolea said her office received reports on possible scams involving job hiring and food reservations.
There were complaints about unscrupulous people collecting money from individuals in exchange for employment, said Gelvolea.
“The provincial government never authorized (anybody) to collect fees from individuals applying at the capitol,” she said Monday.
Capitol does not tolerate such acts, Gelvolea said, adding that the provincial government observes a systematic hiring process through the Provincial Human Resource Management Office.
Earlier she also warned food establishments about customers doing unauthorized transactions using the name of the Office of the Governor for their orders.
Some restaurants in this city have complained about receiving reservations from customers who charged the payment to the governor’s office, said Gelvolea.
“We would like to inform the restaurant owners that only personnel and staff of the governor’s office are authorized to transact business with food establishments,” she said. (PNA)