THE HIBALAG 2016 electricity cost was listed as the biggest expense reported by the Silliman University Student Government Committee on Audit during the assembly last Jan. 15.
Alpha Barillo, chairperson of the Silliman University Student Government Finance Committee said, “Based on the billing statement given by [Buildings and Grounds] to Mr. Gil Buenavista, it states that the light and power expenses during the Hibalag 2016 amounted to [Php] 39, 502.33.”
She added, “The total services cost (plumber, utility, and janitor) amounting to [Php] 73, 210.766 and labor cost for the installation of power supply lines amounting to [Php] 100, 000.”
When asked why the Silliman University Buildings and Grounds Department was not able to reflect it to the billing statement right away, Barillo said,” I do not know the exact reason why it takes time for [Buildings and Grounds] to release a billing statement, but it has always been the case before.”
Rep. Josh Elleso of the College of Arts and Sciences representative, during the recent assembly said, “We need to release the final electricity billing for transparency and accountability.”