Revenue code amendment Danao City conducts public hearing
Jose P. Sollano (The Freeman) - December 18, 2014 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines – A public hearing was conducted by the Danao City government for the proposed amendments of its revised omnibus revenue code which aims to improve its tax collection, as well as the financing of the different priority projects of the city and delivery of basic services for the residents.

The public hearing was aimed to get the sentiments of the representatives of the different sectors on the proposed amendments of the city’s revenue code.

Stallholders, meat and hog dealers, water consumers, drivers, and fish vendors attended the public hearing at the Danao City Civic Center.

The public hearing was conducted by the City Council led by Danao City Vice-Mayor Ramon “Red” Durano VI.

Durano said that the activity was set to inform the city’s residents on the significance of the revenue code as one of the factors in determining the status of the city.

“Ang aim is to make the economic enterprises of the city economically viable,” Durano explained.

The vice mayor further emphasized that the revenue codes’ purpose is “to give fair rate to all” and in no way will be used in any form of corruption.

Section 191 of Republic Act 7160 states that “LGUs shall have the authority to adjust the tax rates as prescribed herein not often than once every five years but in no case shall such adjustment exceed ten percent of the rates fixed under this code.” The city’s code was last revised in 2006.

During the public hearing, department heads also presented reports of their respective departments, including the different activities they have initiated.

Market division head Anabelle Arado, City Veterinarian Roque Noya, and Waterworks head Marivic Macapaz presented updates for the market, slaughterhouse, and waterworks division, respectively.

Gina Sullano and Roland Laping also reported updates on the city’s terminal and fish port division.

According to City Councilor Jorge John Cane, the results of the public hearing will be likely presented to the committee on finance, budget and appropriations this coming December 23.

He, meanwhile, urged the youth to also participate and be active in government activities.

Also present in the activity were local finance committee members Romanico Ocampo, Anecia Caputolan, and Emilia Oliverio; Public Information Officer Ramonette Cynthia Mahinay; SP members Roland Reyes, Dr. Cynthia Duterte, Juvelina Enriquez, Alejandro Lawas, and Celso Meca; and SP Secretary Cheryl Juanico.

Other attendees were CLGOO Edmund Lao, who served as the moderator of the hearing, as well as barangay officials and city constituents. —/ATO

ALEJANDRO LAWAS ANABELLE ARADO ANECIA CAPUTOLAN CELSO MECA CITY CITY COUNCIL CITY COUNCILOR JORGE JOHN CANE CITY VETERINARIAN ROQUE NOYA DANAO CITY DURANO
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