Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan reported a total of P191,248,188.25 in January 2011 that the city treasurer’s office (CTO) was able to collect compared to last year’s P160,989,724.28 an increase of P30,258,463.97.
“With reenergized revenue generating measures via a vigorous tax information campaign and intensified and honest-to-goodness tax collection efforts, we were able to surpass last year’s collection,” Pamintuan said.
The city collected P105,964,638.03 in business taxes which is 26 percent higher than last year’s figures of the same period, real property tax collection amounted to P80,086,241.87 or 10 percent, community tax P3,620,254.18 or 17 percent, and P1,577,054.17 or 45 percent increase in economic enterprise.
Pamintuan attributed the improved revenue collection on the restored trust and confidence of the Angelenos to the city government, saying that it was known that last year, the city government has implemented stringent fiscal management and streamlining measure in order to meet its goals to sustain the delivery of basic social services and other priority programs.
“The city government has exerted strategies aimed to maximize revenues from business taxes, fees, charges, and economic enterprises,” Pamintuan said, adding that the taxpayers had been encouraged to pay taxes on time.
“We can better serve our people if they pay the right taxes and if they do, the Angelenos ought to receive quality service from us, and this shall be delivered”, Pamintuan added, and he lauded the business community for their support and cooperation and at the same time commended the offices of the City Treasurer, Assessor, Business Permit and Licensing Office and other revenue generating agencies. (Jason de Asis)