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Oil tax hike to feed inflation—Recto By Macon Ramos-Araneta

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SENATE President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Thursday warned that if the government increases taxes on oil next year, this would clearly increase prices and stoke inflation. He added that while the November inflation rate has come down to 6 percent,

that is still high. “We can only hope that oil prices will continue to go down,” Recto said, adding that the government should help those affected by rising prices just as fast as they raise taxes. “Equally important is to spend those taxes wisely,” he added.

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PUV drivers threaten to go on strike Piston protests jeepney modernization timetable

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HE government on Thursday urged a major transport group to discuss their concerns about the jeepney modernization program before going on a two-day strike in January. In an interview on GMA-7, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board executive director Samuel Jardin said a dialogue would help both sides come up with a solution that would benefit everyone. The Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston) had earlier announced a two-day strike in January to protest the modernization program, which it said would disenfranchise many drivers and operators. The program will require operators to replace old jeepneys with new units costing P2 million each that comply with Euro 4 emission standards. None of the old jeepneys, Jardin said, could possibly comply with the Euro 4 standard, which would cut pollution by 45 percent.

Piston has also complained about the March 18 deadline for jeepney operators to form corporations or cooperatives, which the LTFRB said would enable them to take advantage of tax exemptions. Meanwhile, Senator Grace Poe took the LTFRB to task for issuing policies and taking action without public consultation. “The LTFRB seems to be crafting policies and issuances without hearing the side of the PUV operators, drivers and passengers. It doesn’t get the complete picture, the result is a mess,” said Poe, who chairs the Senate committee on public services. “We are reminding them that the passengers, commuters and operators and Next page

Briguez named Air Force ‘top gun’ PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Lt. Gen. Rozzano Briguez as the new commanding general of the Philippine Air Force, Malacañang announced Thursday. In a letter dated on Wednesday, which was released by the Palace on Thursday, Duterte wrote to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to designate Briguez, commander of the Western Command, as the new PAF chief. Briguez will replace the Lt. Gen. Galileo Kintanar Jr., who is 13 months away from retirement. According to Lorenzana, Kintanar, who leads the 19,000-strong Air Force, has opted for early retirement. He is scheduled to step down in January 2020. Briguez graduated the PAF as a class topnotcher from the PAF Flying School in 1988. Next page Lt. Gen. Rozzano Briguez

I SUBMIT. His left index up to make a point, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol tells the Samahang Plaridel Kapihan breakfast forum at the Manila Hotel Thursday that, in the spirit of transparency, he wants to submit himself to a lifestyle check effective immediately. To his right is Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Dante Jimenez. (Related story on A3) Lino Santos

Agri chief submits self to anti-graft lifestyle audit By Vito Barcelo AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said Thursday he had volunteered to submit himself to a lifestyle check to erase doubts he is involved in financial transactions in the importation of rice after he was named head of the National Food Authority. Piñol became chairman of the NFA Council after President Rodrigo Duterte

issued Executive Order 62, which returned the agency to the Department of Agriculture from the Office of the President. “Since the transfer of the NFA to the DA, I have observed a pattern of media stories apparently insinuating that there are financial transaction of rice importation that I am involved with,” Piñol told reporters. Because of the allegations, Piñol said,

ICC bent on probing PH drug war THE Hague-based International Criminal Court’s prosecutor appears determined to continue looking at drug warrelated criminal allegations against President Rodrigo Duterte, only months away before Manila’s withdrawal from the tribunal becomes effective. Manila’s withdrawl from the ICC becomes effective on March 17 next year. But in its report, the ICC said it “retains jurisdiction with respect to alleged crimes that have occurred on the territory of the Philippines during the period when it was a State Party to the [Rome] Statute.” The ICC, intended to complement existing national judicial systems, has the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for the international crimes of genocide,

crimes against humanity, and war crimes. In a report published Wednesday, the ICC’s Office of the Prosecutor said it was continuing its assessment of available information to determine if there is “reasonable basis” to believe that the allegations fall under the ICC’s subject-matter jurisdiction. Other countries included in the ICC jurisdiction report are Myanmar, Bangladesh, Ukraine, and Venezuela. ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda opened a preliminary examination of accusations of crimes against humanity against Duterte in February this year. Based on Bensouda’s report, Duterte and other senior government officials are accused of promoting and encouraging

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2 solons deny pork ‘insertion’ charges By Nat Mariano

NOT FIRECRACKERS, CHILDREN. Pupils of the General Roxas Elementary School blow horns at the launch Wednesday of the annual ‘Oplan Iwas Paputok, Fireworks Display and Patok’ campaign of the Department of Health in Barangay Roxas in Quezon City. PNA

THE senior vice chairperson of the House committee on appropriations has vehemently denied Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson’s claim that congressmen allegedly inserted pork barrel in next year’s national budget. Compostela Valley Rep. Maria Carmen Zamora, the main plenary sponsor of the national budget and a senior vice chairperson of the panel, said the allocated funds under House Bill (HB) No. 8169 or the national budget for various districts, including that of Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s second district of Pampanga, originated from the figures submitted by the Department of Budget during the time of former Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez. “You can’t say that it is congressional insertion because the realignments in the proposed budget were also recommended by district engineers of the DPWH [Department of Public Works and HighNext page ways],” said Zamora.

he would submit himself to a lifestyle check to be conducted by the PACC effective immediately. “I don’t live a lavish lifestyle, I don’t go to casinos, I have stopped drinking and smoking,” Piñol said. PACC chairman Dante Jimenez welcomed Piñol’s decision and called on all other presidential appointees to undergo Next page the same scrutiny.

Trillanes facing ‘hold order’ for sedition, libel raps By Rey E. Requejo THE Department of Justice has asked the courts in Pasay City and Davao to issue hold departure orders against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who has been charged with inciting to sedition and libel. The DOJ made the move after Trillanes was able to secure travel permit from the Makati City Regional Trial Court, Branch 150, where he has a pending rebellion case, allowing him travel abroad. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday revealed that prosecutors Next page

Panelo warns of FB scams PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESMAN Salvador Panelo said Thursday he had deactivated his official Facebook account and warned the public against the rise of online scams inNext page volving his name.


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drivers should be the center of their mandate to hasten the transport of our people,” she said. Poe’s committee recently held a hearing on the operation of the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, which has bumped into problems over the rationalization of routes and the issuance of franchises. The new measures being implemented at Metro Manila’s new land port were blamed for the long queues of passengers at the Mall of Asia transport terminal last week. Reports reaching the senator’s office tell of some commuters, including senior citizens, waiting for as long as three hours to get a ride home to Cavite. “It is really disturbing that the basic law of supply and demand is not even readily apparent to LTFRB and DOTR,” she said, referring to the Department of Transportation. “Imagine, they stop buses at PITX and have the passengers disembark before allowing them to enter Metro Manila with nobody onboard,” she said in Filipino. The lack of public consultation results in either a glut or a lack of PUVs in many areas, Poe said. “There really is a problem with rationalizing routes and franchises being given out by the LTFRB,” she added. Macon Ramos-Araneta

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Senator Aquilino Pimentel III said the House has started tackling measures scrapping or suspending the excise tax on oil. “We should also entertain the same idea to, scrap the excise tax on fuel. Let this be a lesson to all of us,” Pimentel said. He questioned the wisdom of imposing an excise tax on an item whose price was volatile and complete beyond the country’s control. Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV said it was “good news” that the House was taking up measure to correct the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law to do away with the excies tax on fuel, which pushes prices up. In the Senate, Aquino filed the Bawas Presyo Bill in May as well as a joint resolution repealing the excise tax on fuel. Senator Francis Pangilinan said the joint resolution signed by opposition senators is pending before the ways and means committee. “We do not have the numbers to have it passed. It’s up to the majority now to act on it,” he said. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, chairman of the Senate committee on economic affairs, said the social mitigating measures provided for in the TRAIN Law have been plagued by inefficiencies and delays, which means the 30 percent poorest of the population would bear the brunt of “creeping inflation.” He added that the country’s economic managers themselves have admitted that they failed to account for the indirect effects of TRAIN on inflation.

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Jimenez said the commission had jurisdiction over presidential appointees nationwide. “This will ensure the smooth implementation of the anti-corruption campaign of the Duterte administration,” he said. Duterte created the PACC through Executive Order 43 that he signed on Oct. 4, 2017, to aid him in curbing corruption in the Executive department.

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“For the umpteenth time, I’m cautioning the public to be wary of scams using my name,” Panelo told reporters. “As a result of this, I have decided to cut all my Facebook accounts, Messenger and everything so that they can no longer use it. “Anybody who uses my name and anybody who comes out with a Facebook account―that’s a fake. I’m cutting everything.” Panelo said he had reported the incident to National Bureau of Investigation Director Dante Gierran for investigation. He said this was the fifth scam that he had heard about the use of his name where money had been deposited to accounts in the name of other people. “It appears in that note that there are exchanges coming from me that I was asking for money,” Panelo said. “I wanted to curse like the President,” he said, adding he could not imagine why people he personally knew entertained the scam. “I really cannot understand why these people who are supposed to know me would be believing that,” Panelo said. “The only reason I can conclude is that my name seems to be very credible, so they’re using my name.” PNA

Facing tax evasion cases, Rappler vows to fight back T HREATENED with prison and closure of the news site she co-founded, Philippine journalist Maria Ressa says there is one clear response to the government onslaught she faces: Fight back.

The site, Rappler, has taken a critical stand on President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly anti-drug crackdown and now finds itself the target of grinding, unrelenting attacks from the authorities. Ressa turned herself in this week to face one tax evasion charge, but could still face arrest on four other counts that she insists were crafted to bring the site to heel. “I have nothing to hide. We have done nothing wrong. I’m willing to challenge the government and I will hold them accountable,” she told AFP at Rappler’s Manila headquarters. “I’m not afraid of what it’s [the government] doing. In fact, I call them on these lies. We’ll fight them in court,” she added of the charge that carries up to 10 years behind bars. She is due to be arraigned Friday on the first case, which stems from allegations Rappler and Ressa did not pay taxes on 2015 bond sales that netted $3 million. The investments are at the heart of a case that led the Philippines’ corporate watchdog to void the news site’s license in January. That case is still pending.

“They want to intimidate. They want to harass,” she said. “The end goal of all that is to [force us to] pipe down. Stop doing the stories.” The government said this week Duterte had no hand in the charges, saying “we will never interfere with the function of the judiciary.” Rappler has been among a clutch of Philippine news outlets that have questioned the methods of the president’s signature crackdown, which police say has killed nearly 5,000 alleged dealers and addicts since 2016. The odds ‘a bit stacked’ Rights campaigners say the true toll is triple that and could amount to crimes against humanity. Yet, the site and its roughly 30 journalists, a majority of whom are women in their 20s, has kept publishing stories on the drug war. Its most recent series quotes vigilantes who say they were paid by Philippine police to kill drug suspects or criminals under the banner of Duterte’s crackdown. Ressa insists the site is not anti-Du-

terte, saying it is just doing its job to hold the government to account. In doing so, it has invited a steady stream of online vitriol since Duterte came to power over two years ago. Ressa’s position at the head of the site meant getting, by her own estimate, up to 90 hate messages per hour online at one point toward the end of 2016. “I feel like Rappler has been under attack for two and a half years,” she said. The attacks are nothing new, but with the filing of criminal charges against her the stakes have now reached a new level of menace. Her fate will be decided by a judicial system which is notoriously responsive to pressure applied by the powerful. “I still believe there are men and women inside the government who want to hold the line, who believe in the values of the Philippine Constitution,” Ressa said. “We’re going to fight it in court, but it looks a little bit stacked,” she added. Ressa admits to being baffled by the logic of the tax case against her and Rappler, which alleges the site became a dealer in securities—not a media outlet —once it engaged in the bond sales. “It’s like saying yellow is blue,” she said “How do you fight against somebody who is trying to convince other people that yellow is blue?” AFP

CHILD-FRIENDLY CITY. President Rodrigo Duterte confers the 2017 Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities, Independent Component City Category trophy on the local government units of Dagupan City, during the awarding ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on Dec. 5, 2018. Receiving the award is Dagupan City Liga ng mga Barangay president Dean Kua. Assisting the President is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. Presidential Photo

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“the killing of suspected or purported drug users and/or dealers, and in such context, members of PNP forces and private individuals [such as vigilante groups] have carried out thousands of killings throughout the Philippines,” particularly in Metro Manila. It cited 12,000 deaths due either to involvement in drug use or drug-dealing, mistaken identity, or as collateral damage in the anti-drug operations of Philippine police. Of this number, the report said 4,800 deaths allegedly took place during police operations. It also noted claims thousands have been killed by unknown assailants, and that police officers were behind or themselves committed vigilante-style killings. The Court shall have jurisdiction in respect of war crimes in particular when committed as part of a plan or policy or as part of a large-scale commission of such crimes. 2. For the purpose of this Statute, “war crimes” means: (a) Grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of Aug. 12, 1949, namely, any of the following acts against persons or property protected under the provisions of the relevant Geneva Convention:

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have filed motions for issuance of an HDO against the arch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte before the Pasay and Davao RTCs where he is facing inciting to sedition and libel cases, respectively. Trillanes is scheduled to fly to The Netherlands, Spain and United Kingdom from Dec. 11, 2018 to Jan. 12, 2019, and the US from Jan. 27 to Feb. 10, 2019 to meet different groups and attend various activities as part of his official duties. However, Guevarra said the new motions in Pasay and Davao courts are “coincidental” and were not filed following the decision of Makati RTC branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda on Nov. 29 that granted Trillanes’ motion to travel in exchange for a P200,000 travel bond. “It has no connection with that [ruling of Makati RTC]. Those are cases which are independent of the rebellion and coup d’ etat charges in Makati. These are not related at all. There are different complainants here and they are pending in other courts. And just like in any

(i) Willful killing; (ii) Torture or inhuman treatment, including biological experiments; (iii) Willfully causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or health; (iv) Extensive destruction and appropriation of property, not justified by military necessity and carried out unlawfully and wantonly; (v) Compelling a prisoner of war or other protected person to serve in the forces of a hostile Power; (vi) Willfully depriving a prisoner of war or other protected person of the rights of fair and regular trial; (vii) Unlawful deportation or transfer or unlawful confinement; (viii) Taking of hostages. Duterte’s previous announcement the Philippines was withdrawing its membership from the ICC has been challenged before the Supreme Court on constitutional grounds. The United Nations Secretary General was notified of the pullout last March 17. Under the rules, the withdrawal will become effective in a year. Since it began its examination, Bensouda’s office said it had reviewed information from a “wide range of sources” on crimes allegedly committed in the context of the “war on drugs,” the Duterte administration’s deadly campaign against illegal narcotics. This information includes public inforcase where the jurisdiction belongs to the RTC, it is the right of and prerogative of the prosecution to ask for the issuance of an HDO,” Guevarra said. “It’s not planned. It just so happens that there are other cases pending against Senator Trillanes--some for inciting to sedition and some for libel. These are pending elsewhere in other RTCs and the prosecution has the right to file a motion for the issuance of an HDO in those courts,” he said. The Davao RTC handling the libel case filed against Trillanes filed by presidential son and former Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte will hear the DOJ’s motion Friday, he said. The inciting to sedition case before the Pasay RTC, on the other hand, was filed earlier this year in connection to a privilege speech where Trillanes supposedly suggested that the military might use an M60 machine gun against President Duterte for his alleged hidden wealth. The rebellion case before Makati RTC branch 150 stemmed from the senator’s role in the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege. A separate coup d’etat case before the Makati RTC Branch 148 was filed against him for leading the Oakwood mutiny in 2003.

mation and those from groups, individuals, and non-governmental or intergovernmental organizations, the report said. It explained that the analysis involves recording “relevant alleged incidents” and the circumstances under which they occurred, the profiles of alleged victims, the identity of the perpetrators, and the modus operandi used. Stakeholders have also been engaged and consulted, such as in “meetings at the seat of the Court.” “The Office has further closely followed relevant developments in the Philippines and will continue to do so,” the report stated, adding any future alleged crimes related to the war on drugs “could” also be included in its analysis. “Accordingly, the Office will also continue to record allegations of crimes committed in the Philippines to the extent that they may fall within the jurisdiction of the Court,” the ICC said. Duterte faces charges before the ICC for drug war-related crimes allegedly committed since at least July 1, 2016, when he assumed the presidency. He and his senior officials are accused of promoting and encouraging the killing of alleged drug users and dealers in the conduct of a campaign that has seen thousands of casualties, purportedly at the hands of police forces and vigilante groups. The President has repeatedly claimed the ICC has no jurisdiction over him.

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“Hindi po nabuhusan ng proyekto [ang distrito ni Speaker Arroyo]. Wala pong gaanong kalaking increase. May allocation na po ang districts under the proposed budget of the President],” she said. Zamora said it was not correct to say that Mrs. Arroyo’s district was a favored area, explaining other districts got bigger funding based on their needs. “It’s unfair to single out the second district of Pampanga,” said Zamora. “There are other districts, too [with bigger allocations]. I just can’t name the districts [offhand].” Lacson said he traced the alleged huge insertions in Pampanga, and the other in Camarines Sur. Earlier, he alleged that a congressman would get an additional P1.5 billion while a congresswoman got an additional P1.6 billion in next year’s national budget. But Zamora said that Arroyo’s district was given funding of P1.4 billion in the National Expenditure Program based on

Dope test not for Du30 but for Trillanes, Palace says By Nat Mariano and Macon Ramos-Araneta THERE is no need for President Rodrigo Duterte to undergo a drug test, the Palace said Thursday in again rejecting opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s challenge for Duterte to do so. “I think, he [Trillanes] should be the one to undergo that. He [Duterte] won’t heed that,” Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo told reporters. “That’s not needed. Look at this person, this President. [He’s] strong. He tells us the ailments he has.” In other developments: • Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Thursday told the public to simply ignore Duterte’s “jokes,” including his recent remarks on his supposed use of marijuana, despite an opposition senator’s renewed call for him to take a drug test. “At the outset, I knew he was not only joking but ribbing some people because he said marijuana keeps him awake, which is an impossibility because cannabis is a downer,” Sotto said in a text message. He was referring to Duterte’s speech on Monday, when he said he was using marijuana to keep him awake, but then added he was only joking. • Panelo said Thursday Duterte’s remark saying the Catholic bishops should be killed for being useless was just an example of the hyperbole that the President was using to add a dramatic effect in his speeches. Panelo made the statement after Duterte told the public that Catholic officials were better off dead, belittling their existence as they only knew how to criticize the government. “I think that’s only a hyperbole on the part of the President,” Panelo said. “We should be getting used to this President. He makes certain statements for dramatic effect, but he actually means stop criticizing and do some good for this country. Help us.” On Thursday, Trillanes challenged Duterte to undergo a drug test after he “joked” that he smoked marijuana to cope with his hectic schedule during last month’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit. In his statement, Trillanes said the President was “trying to contain the damage of his admission about marijuana use by saying it was just a joke.” “[But it’s] too late! He’s been found out as a drug user himself. Now, if he really wants to clear himself, I am, again, calling on him to take a drug test,” Trillanes said. Duterte has previously drawn flak for his “jokes,” explaining he only did so to “lighten a dull moment” in his speaking engagements. “If it is too ridiculous, it must be a joke,” Duterte said in a speech on Wednesday.

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He has held various positions in the Air Force before his stint as the commander of the country’s western frontier. He became PAF’s Chief of Air Staff, Commandant of Cadets in the Philippine Military Academy, Deputy Wing Commander of the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing, Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Operations, Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Education and Training, and Commander of the Tactical Operations Group 11. Nat Mariano submitted budget by the DBM and the House version raised it by P500 million. “It wasn’t increased by that much,” said Zamora. “Based on the [proposed] realignments submitted by the DPWH, it was around P500 million so it’s now P1.9 billion.” “The increase was not necessarily done because the Speaker wanted it. The DPWH was the one that suggested which projects will be realigned,” said Zamora even as she admitted that some lawmakers lobbied for additional funds before DBM submits the NEP to the House of Representatives. “Many congresspersons have bigger allotments [for their districts]. A lot of congressmen lobby at the Regional Development Council level,” she said. “Congressmen know what their districts need.” Meanwhile, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, who represents the first district of Camarines Sur, argued that the House Appropriations Committee, not Speaker Arroyo, is responsible for the P4.3 billion alleged “pork barrel” in the proposed 2019 national budget, as he belied Lacson’s claim.


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No more hope on resumption on peace talks with CPP-NDF—Palace By Nat Mariano

KATIPUNAN PROJECT. Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco sign a memorandum of agreement signaling the start of the

construction of the Katipunan Avenue extension project from the corner of Katipunan Avenue and the MWSS property passing through some subdivision totaling a distance of 5.76 kms. The signing was held at the MWSS office in Quezon City. Manny Palmero

PACC to hold fact-finding inquiry on shabu smuggling By Vito Barcelo

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HE Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission will conduct a fact-finding inquiry on the alleged coverup on the smuggling of 1.6 tons of shabu which slipped out of the Bureau of Customs, even after the Senate Blue ribbon committee cleared former BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña on the P11 billion drug mess. PACC chairman Dante Jimenez said that Lapeña is still not yet off the hook because it was President Rodrigo Duterte himself who changed his initial stance on the controversial drug smuggling after the four magnetic lifters which allegedly contained shabu was found positive with chemical substance. Jimenez said that the investigation will be conducted by the commission to prove that the government is determined to stop the proliferation of illegal

drugs in the country. “The commission is determined to put in jail those people behind the smuggling of shabu,” the PACC head said during the Samahang Plaridel- Kapihan sa Manila forum Jimenez tapped PACC commissioner Rickson Chiong, former deputy director of the national Bureau of Investigation, to head the fact-finding inquiry team. “While the PACC respects the Senate committee’s decision, the commission

has a mandate to seek and find out the truth behind the shabu mess,” Jimenez said. Shabu smuggling whistleblower and former Customs district collector Lourdes Mangaoang said Lapeña may be held liable by virtue of command responsibility and for allegedly covering up the suspected shabu haul. Jimenez expressed concern that the government’s continuing drive against illegal drugs may be put in question after the Senate committee headed by Senator Richard Gordon cleared Lapeña of any responsibility in the drug scandal. He said that the PACC’s role is to seek the truth after Mangaoang, an Xray expert testified at the Senate hearing that there was a presence of substance in the magnetic lifters that were found in a warehouse in Cavite August this year. Lapeña was removed from the BOC because of the shabu mess but was appointed as director-general of the Technical Skills and Development Authority.

GMA pushes for immediate rehabilitation of Marawi City By Maricel V. Cruz HOUSE Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo wants to speed up the rehabilitation of Marawi City in order to make the residents of the city ruined by terrorists who masqueraded as Islamist freedom fighters feel that the government has not abandoned them. Arroyo made the pitch when she attended the meeting of the newly created Committee on Disaster Management chaired by Rep. Geraldine Roman of Bataan to personally ensure that the rehabilitation efforts at Marawi move forward at the soonest possible time. As a priority agenda, the Committee discussed updates on its upcoming ocular inspection in Marawi City set on Dec. 10, 2018. House Members, including Roman as well as Representatives Ansaruddin Abdul Malik Adiong of Lanao del Sur, Makmod Mending Jr., of AMIN party-list, Ann Hofer of Zamboanga Sibugay, Cristina Roa-Puno of Antipolo City, Marlyn Alonte of Laguna, Victoria Isabel Noel, of AnWaray Party-list, Vini Nola Ortega of Abono Party-list, Mauyag Papandayan Jr. of Lanao del Sur and Frederick Siao of Iligan City will take part in the visit. The legislators will visit the resettlement area as directed by Speaker Arroyo in the previous hearing. Rep. Cheryl Deloso-Montalla explained that this will determine the current status of the proposed housing development in Marawi.

Con artist arrested for using name of PNP exec in scam By Joel E. Zurbano

NO TO BUDGET CUTS. Students from different state universities in the country trooped to the Senate office to condemn the budget cuts on education. They urge the senators to uphold the right to education by restoring the budget of state universities and colleges. Norman Cruz

Majority of ARMM youth in favor of Bangsamoro ratification By Rio N. Araja MOST of the young people in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao are likely to vote yes to the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, the group International Alert Philippines said Thursday. At a news conference in Quezon City, Nikki dela Rosa, the group’s country manager, presented their survey conducted from Oct. 29 to Nov. 19 with 614 young people in Isabela City, Cotabato City and some towns in Lanao del Norte and North Cotabato, and it showed that they backed the proposed Bangsamoro

Organic Law At least 89.4 percent of the respondents aged 18 to 35 in the ARMM, who expressed a desire to vote in a plebiscite for such purpose, would vote in favor of the law, Dela Rosa said. When combining all the youth in the region, whether the youth would vote or not in the plebiscite, the result still remained significant at 60.4 percent, or nearly two-thirds of the respondents, she said. “This is significant since the youth [sector] comprises 57 percent of the registered voters in the ARMM,” Dela Rosa said.

She said 85 percent of the youth respondents from the ARMM and the other regions would vote yes to support the Bangsamoro Organic Law’s enactment. International Alert Philippines is a peace-building non-government organization that conducts studies of both new and enduring causes and triggers of conflicts, extremist violence, shadow economies of illegal drugs, illicit weapons, identityrelated violence and resource conflicts. Based on the survey, the “most pressing issues” that needed to be addressed by the Bangsamoro Organic Law were poverty, terrorism, corruption, rebellion and other forms of criminality.

AUTHORITIES arrested a con artist using the name of Philippine National Police deputy director Camilo Cascolan to victimize former police officers who want to be reinstated in the police service. National Capital Region Police Office director Guillermo Eleazar identified the suspect as Dianne Mae Navarez, 29, jobless and a resident of No. 9411 Alejandro Street, Barangay Vitalez, Parañaque City. Navares was arrested in an entrapment operation last Wednesday following the complaint filed by Emmanuel Carlos Bugayon. Bugayon said Navarez told him she could help him facilitate his reinstatement in the police service with the help of his friend Cascolan, adding that she and the PNP chief for directorial staff both belong to the Beta Sigma Fraternity. Convinced by the promises evident to the pictures being posted by the suspect on Facebook, Bugayon sent money to suspect through various money transfers, reaching the total amount of P80,000.

MALACAÑANG said on Thursday that it sees no hope that the peace talks would be resumed under the term of President Rodrigo Duterte, adding that the President does not need to issue an executive order to formally terminate peace negotiations with communist rebels. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said President Rodrigo Duterte has already lost his patience with the rebels following the continuing rebellious acts committed by the New Peoples’ Army, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines. “There’s no need. You know, the President opened his heart to peace talks. He has done many things; he appointed those even identified with the Left in the Cabinet. But what did they, these people in the left, do?” Panelo said in a Palace press briefing on Thursday. The Palace official was referring to Duterte’s previous leftist appointees to his administration, including former National Anti-Poverty Commission head Liza Maza, Social Welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo, Agrarian Reform secretary Rafael, Labor undersecretary Joel Maglunsod. “While negotiating with us, they [CPP] have committed criminal acts, terrorist activities, burning properties, exacting revolutionary taxes. They don’t have the sincerity, that’s why the President already lost his patience,” he added. Asked if there is no hope for the resumption of peace negotiations with the communists, the Palace said: “Most likely.” He, however, said the peace talks with the leftist group could still happen if the President’ soft side prevails. “Unless... You know the President is soft-hearted. But the President always considers the public. He always looks for the security of the nation,” he said. Meanwhile, the Palace official also said the government supports the rejection of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to any suspension of military operations against the CPP-NPA amid the communist rebel’s offer of a holiday ceasefire. “The Defense secretary is against it because, according to him, they have been using this ceasefire to celebrate yearly or anniversary, using it as an opportunity. We will not allow it this time,” he said. According to Panelo, the country is ready for any disturbance that the CPPNPA has been hiding as a trick in their sleeves following their celebration of the communist insurgents’ 50th anniversary.

Solon asks House to probe‘evidence planting’in Agusan mayor’s residence A LEGISLATOR on Wednesday asked the House of Representatives to investigate what he said was an illegal raid conducted at the property of Mayor Jasmin and Vice Mayor Glicerio Monton Jr. of Jabonga, Agusan del Norte. In filing House Resolution 2349, Agusan Rep. Erlpe John Amante asked the House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountabilituly to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation into what he described as a “deplorable incident.” Amante, a member of the majority bloc for the House dangerous drugs committee, said that at 2 am on Nov. 28, Agusan del Norte policemen raided the house of the Monton couple but found no contraband or any illicit items in the premises. The raid, Amante said, was done without the authority of a court-issued search warrant. However, Amante said that two hours after the first team of policemen entered the residential compound, a second team of police officers, this time bearing the search warrant, entered the same premises. The second police team, he said “discovered 12 sachets of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu and a hand granade after conducting its own search.” Amante, who also raised the issue in a privilege speech, believes that the second police team planted the drugs and hand grenade in the local officials’ residential compound noting that, “the difference in the entry times and the conduct of the police teams are highly suspect and point to a likely incident of planting evidence.” Maricel V. Cruz


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ple that he rebuffed Presidential Security Group chief General Fabian Ver’s idea to order his soldiers to fire on the people. The rest is history. ALEJANDRO Although she was not even at the DEL ROSARIO scene, the housewife and widow of assassinated Senator Benigno “NiSOMEHOW, there are political ob- noy” Aquino was catapulted to the servers who see former Senator Juan presidency. Ponce Enrile’s run for the Senate in Enrile could have seized the moment next year’s midterm elections as a ref- and installed himself as the head of a erendum on the nearly 22-year rule of military junta. But as someone who restrongman Ferdinand E. Marcos. spects the law and civilian supremacy Whether Enrile wins or loses, there over the military, Enrile stepped aside are those who think he either rode high for Cory Aquino. Sadly, Cory squanon his role in the Marcos regime or be- dered her political capital by appointcame saddled by it. Enrile himself is ing family and friends to key positions not daunted by its outcome as he is san- in the government. The Cojuangcos guine by the resurgence of people who and Tanjuatcos ruled the roost that gave have to come to realize the bright side of us a helter- skelter government. the Marcos years. This good side of the Dismayed by this turn of events, EnMarcos years came in the aftermath of rile and former Vice President Salvador the Aquino mother-and-son presidencies H. Laurel broke away from Cory Aquino. with the short-lived term in between of Laurel wrote a stinging resignation letter Fidel Ramos, Joto Cory that was seph Estrada and marked by his disGloria Macapagal appointment and Arroyo. lament of how she He has proven his Then there are was running govpolitical analysts worth many times. ernment. who believe that Enrile went on the first People to win a senatorial seat even as he Power uprising at ran a campaign Edsa would not have happened if then Defense Sec- against Cory’s chosen candidates. Up retary Enrile did not rebel against his to the time he presided over the Senformer boss Marcos. Enrile and his Re- ate court which impeached Supreme form the Armed Forces Movement or Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, RAM boys that included Col. Gringo Enrile proved his worth as a lawyer Honasan holed out at Camp Aguinaldo and senior senator. and then convinced Philippine ConIt is a sad reflection of our times that stabulary chief Fidel Valdez Ramos the present crop of senators and those to cross over from Camp Crame. The who are seeking to get into the upper people who saw a unifying force in the chamber include an actor, a singer and Enrile-Ramos tandem who stood up a former police general and other unagainst Marcos and his martial law re- qualified wannabes. gime swelled to hundreds of thousands to occupy the long stretch of Edsa from The Senate as in the olden times of Cubao to Ortigas. the Roman and Greek assembly of lawIt is to Marcos’ soft side for the peoTurn to A5

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Slowing inflation

HE inflation rate in November predictably slowed down to 6 percent from a nineyear high of 6.7 percent in October. The November figure suggests that inflation clearly plateaued last month due mainly to the slower increases in food and fuel prices. Bangko Sentral Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. is confident the inflation rate is heading back to the 2-percentto-4-percent target range, citing “decisive non-monetary measures to curb food prices as well as favorable recent developments in highly volatile international oil prices.” He referred to the earlier directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to the National Food Authority to release all its rice stocks nationwide starting in September as well as the move to import more rice. Food inflation, which includes that of rice, slowed to 7.7 percent in November from

the previous month’s 9.2 percent, as the supply of key agricultural commodities, such as rice, fish and seafood, meat, vegetables, corn and fruits improved. Falling oil prices in the world market also helped a lot in pulling down the inflation rate. The December inflation data should further reflect the sharp drop in the pump prices of gasoline and diesel, as well as the decrease in transportation fares. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, meanwhile, welcomed the drop in the inflation rate. She noted that authorities should have increased the rice supply

immediately because the inflation problem was obviously being caused by the shortage of the commodity. Much has to be done, however, if the government wants to effectively lick inflation. For one, the Rice Tariffication bill in Congress, while assuring the ample supply of the staple, should be accompanied by measures to strengthen the country’s farm sector. The government should invest in farm mechanization and adopt the latest technology in crop management that includes the utilization of highyielding and resilient crops to improve the productivity of the agriculture sector. A strong and modern agriculture sector will lead to improved production and avoid the supply shortage that led to the recent spike in inflation.

Fear mongering andlook where it has gotten the administration into. The intent is clear—to CROSSROADS sow doubt if not fear on an administration initiative which, if viewed from non-jaundiced eyes, is an honest effort JONATHAN to move forward on the possible develDE LA CRUZ opment of a disputed area which contains resources which can be mutually IN OTHER times and climes the bar- beneficial to our peoples. Grabe. rage of statements by a number of senaWhat is ever more damnable are the tors on the possible (with emphasis on contrived cries of Senator Risa Honpossible) negative impact of the various tiveros on the same China adding that measures proposed by the administra- our effort to calm the waters and build tion’s economic team would have mer- bridges with our giant neighbor and the ited a crisp rebuke as unwarranted and world’s number two economy might baseless. just lead to a trap, a bear hug, if you Why, even the MOUs signed by the may, which can only squeeze us into government with China on various ini- submission. tiatives, particularly that on a cooperaWithout offering any iota of evidence tive arrangement for oil exploration, has to support her claims that government’s been the subject of all kinds of specula- efforts to bring our relations with China tion and attacks. This, even as Foreign to a less hysterical, calmer level, HonAffairs Secretary TeddyBoy Locsin tiveros proceeded to throw all kinds of already said that the one-and-a-half- condemnation on the administration’s page MOU which efforts. I am not he prepared and even sure if she which was signed has reviewed any by the parties was of the documents simply an “agreepurportedly beIt does not have ment to agree to ing used by China cooperate.” Noth- a place in public to trap or squeeze ing more, nothing us yet she went on discourse. less. a rampage to deThat assurance nounce the same merely merited a as if our negotiasigh and a threat tors just folded up from Senator Bam and let China run Aquino for the government to “reveal roughshod over us. Did she get to read the secret deals it entered into with Chi- and review the proposed loans for the na.” There’s none and Aquino knows it. train project, for example? If so, what But it seems he has all the time to quib- particular provisions of the loan are obble and keep this charade going on. jectionable and why? At the very least, if For the record, no less than Justice you claim that these loans will lead us to Secretary Menardo Guevarra has said a debt trap come out with facts and figthere is no need for the Senate to re- ures to support your claim. Otherwise, view the refrain from spreading unfounded fear to MOU on oil and gas exploration, for stop a worthy project such as the rehabiliexample, since this is not in the nature tation of the PNR Bicol Line. of a treaty. The same goes with the peroration Said Guevarra: “There are no sover- of Senate Minority leader Frank Drilon eignty issues whatsoever as the MOU that the passage of TRAIN, the second merely expresses a mutual desire to installment of the administration’s tax agree on specific cooperation arrange- reform package dealing essentially with ments within 12 months. It is just an means to plug the billions of pesos in tax MOU. It’s non-obligatory, non-com- leakages being availed of by corporations mittal and non-binding from a legal registered with the tax giving agencies standpoint. It is a mere expression of a such as PEZA and the BOI. The veteran mutual desire.” legislator said that passing a worthy bill Besides, Guevarra, noted, that the meant to save the government billions of MOU expressly states that “it shall be pesos in foregone revenues being doled without prejudice to the respective le- out as some kind of “incentives forever” gal positions of the two governments plan such as the case of thousands of and does not give rise to any rights or undeserving registered enterprises will obligations under international or do- drive investors away from the Philipmestic law. “Here, we are just talking pines. about a simple, straight forward readWithout offering even a whiff of real, ing of a one-and-a-half page document Turn to A5

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THIS afternoon, Ateneo de Manila University’s Rizal Library is launching a book to commemorate its 50th anniversary. An essay I earlier wrote, and which appeared in the March 2018 issue of The Guidon, Ateneo’s school paper, is among those included in the book. I reprint that essay below.

Rizal Library when I was an undergraduate student more than 20 years ago. It was tambayan, rest area, work area, happy place and sanctuary combined. Between 1993 and 1997, I was a student on full scholar-

I thought then that I would give anything to get a peek into the life I was meant to lead.

*** I spent an insane amount of time at the

ship, but I was many other things, too. Just before sophomore year, at age 18, I got married. By the time I graduated, I was a mother of two. For obvious reasons, I never had an org, a fixed group of friends, and any free time. With hard work and sheer optimism I earned my degree in four years, with the same batch I entered Ateneo with. It was difficult, in fact near-impossible, to study at home given my domestic responsibilities. This was how I discovered the Rizal Library and came to see it for more than what it was. In the 1990s, the library was housed in another building, the one beside the Ateneo Art Gallery. What is Faber Hall now used to be the library annex. Only the first floor, the Filipiniana section on the second floor, and the reserve section on the Turn to A5

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A moral case for capitalism

City is the ease with which businessmen could do business in davao city. Walang red tape. Walang lagay. In June this year, Republic Act (RA) 11032, the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Selivery Act of 2018, was enacted. An Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) was supposed to have been set up last October yet. Today, there is still no such anti-red tape authority. Why? red tape. By the way, have done business with the Securities and Exchange Commission? People there have not heard of Duterte’s dictum of no red tape. It takes eight months to incorporate, which means your capital lies idle in a bank while the sec takes its time registering your articles of incorporation. You cannot collect because strictly, you are not a legal personality. The largest corporations in the Philippines are family owned. San Miguel by Ramon Ang, Eduardo Cojuangco, Iñigo Zobel. SM by Henry Sy, JG Summit by John Gokongwei Jr. Ayala by the Zobel-Ayala family, LT

force, according to the “laws of the jungle,” is anarchy—perpetual civil war and gang warfare. To place the retaliatory use of force under objective legal control, the ERIC individuals that make up society delegate JURADO to government, their right to defend and retaliate against those who initiate force. As no individual, in his or her private REALITY is that which exists. It is the capacity as a citizen, may morally start standard of the true, false, and arbitrary. force against others, neither may one, in Things are what they are, independent of one’s public capacity as a state official, our or anyone else’s feelings, ideas, wish- initiate force either. All powers of the state es, desires, and emotions. are delegated to it by the people, and as no Reason is one’s only means of under- person has “the right to violate rights” (a standing reality by conceptually identify- contradiction in terms), neither does the ing and integrating the facts of reality as state. perceived by one’s senses. To act rationTo ensure that no despot or tyrannical ally is to base one’s ideas, principles, and majority may usurp the powers of governconclusions solely on the facts in a logical ment to use force, and turn its political (non-contradictory) manner. machinery upon any of its citizens, every There is no such entity as the social or aspect of government action is governed collective mind. The act of thinking is by a body of integrated, codified, and nonan individual process. An individual can contradictory laws. learn from and communicate with others. A proper constitution—the supreme To do so, however, one must still grasp the law of a society—is a citizen’s protection facts of reality with one’s mind to make against public officials who seek to imiit knowledge. Others may physically act tate the criminal’s methods—the initiation for someone, but no one can intellectually physical force. grasp facts for them. The individual mind In a proper society, the law has one puris sovereign. pose: to protect individual rights. Each Survival for human beings is not auto- individual lives free under law by inalienmatic. Unlike other organisms—bacteria, able right so long as he respects the equal elephants or apes—humans must alter rights of others. their environment to survive. One must Such laws hold the individual innocent use their reason to rearrange the objects until proven guilty in a court of law before in their environment to create the val- an impartial judge (“rule of law”), as opues—shelter, food, books, energy, medi- posed to guilty until “proven” innocent to cine—one requires to survive. Whether the whims of a dictating bureaucrat (“rule one is alone on a desert island or living in of man”). modern society, the individual must think The actions of government officials rationally—and act productively if life is should be regulated in minute detail with one’s goal. no room for arbiThanks to spetrary discretion as cialization under the government the division of lacarries the legal bor, one can gain power to use force. It is the only social immense values by It is the governliving with others in system that leaves one ment official that a proper society— free to pursue—and operates by pernamely knowledge mission, and it is and trade (in physi- achieve—one’s own the private indical and spiritual val- happiness. vidual that lives by ues). Such a society right. operates under the In order to promoral doctrine of tect rights, a govi ndividualism — ernment consists where each individfundamentally of ual is regarded as an end to oneself, and three things: an armed forces—to protect not as a slave for the ends of others. against foreign invaders, a police force— Given that reason is one’s means of to protect against domestic criminals, and knowing reality, that reason is the attrib- a court system—to settle disputes that ute of the individual, and that the individ- arise, enforce contracts, and to punish ual must produce the values one needs to criminals, according to objectively predesurvive, in a proper society the individual fined laws based on the principle of indineeds to be left free to think and free to act vidual rights. on that thinking. Can you imagine what would be the “A right is a moral principle defining an result of a society where the initiation of individual’s freedom of action in a social force is banned from all relationships? It context.” Freedom of action does not mean would not make every person moral, nor freedom to act by permission, which may would it prevent every injustice. But, think be revoked at a dictator’s, or a democratic what it could do? mob’s, whim, but the freedom to act as an It would result in a society of goodwill absolute—by right. and benevolence, where each person sees The fundamental right is the right to his neighbor not as part of a gang ready life, from which all other rights (liberty, to rob him, but as a potential trader, from property, the pursuit of happiness, etc.) are which one can gain material and spiritual but applications. The right to life means values, to mutual benefit. that your life belongs to you alone. And A society where a life of imaginable you are free to do what you wish with your wealth, is not just a possibility, but a life, so long as you do not violate the rights reality—for everyone who is willing to of others. think—where anyone can rise as a high There is no such thing as the right to en- as their will and ability may take them. slave (“the right to violate rights”). No one A society where each individual is has the right to force others to give them judged not by their group affiliation food, health care, insurance, education, (race, gender, religion, age, etc.), but by a house, or to force them to give up their the content of their character—as an inproperty (wealth, money) to obtain these dividual. values. One may produce them, or acquire A society where each person can worthem by reason (trade or persuasion), but ship their god (or free to not believe in never by threatening force or coercion. god), in their way. Rights are inalienable—they may not A society where education is not a be morally infringed upon. A thief may state-schooled brainwashing but berob you, but morally he is in the wrong, comes a mind-expanding experience. and you are in the right. A society of free-thinking and freeThe only obligation one’s rights impose acting individuals, and not a society of on others is for them to leave you alone— one “collective mind,” ruled by a despot free to act within your sphere of rights. By who has monopolized the title of the doing so the doctrine of individual rights “voice of the people.” subordinates society to moral law—might And in time, a society of persons livto right. ing in harmony with reality, guided by the There are only two ways individu- process of reason. This is what is possible als may deal with each other: By rea- in a society based on the sacred principle son—speech, persuasion—or by physical of individual rights. force—physical blows, fraud. Only by the Capitalism is the progressive ideal use of force can one be: prevented from because it is the only social system speaking, robbed, or murdered; that is, that leaves one free to pursue—and stopped from acting by one’s mind, ren- achieve—one’s own happiness. Capidering it useless as a means of survival. talism is the ethical ideal because it is The use of force, in and of itself, is not the only social system that leaves huevil; but, to start force is. As force renders man beings free to be moral—to live by one’s mind useless as a means of surviv- the use of their mind. Capitalism is the al—one has the right to use force to defend objective ideal—because it is the only and retaliate against those who first start system that is true, both in moral theory the use of force. and in economic practice. Man’s state in nature, where all are allowed complete discretion in the use of eric.jurado@gmail.com

VIRTUAL REALITY TONY LOPEZ (Following is the last part of my speech delivered Nov. 15) WHEN the rules for doing business are easy, red tape-free, graft-free and less costly, people with some money want to do business. They create companies, put up projects, employ people. In this country, 99 percent of enterprises are small or medium, with capital of P20 million or less. Investments are about jobs. This country has at least 10-million unemployed or underemployed. To create one job, it takes P2 million. If the government makes it difficult for you to do business, you are better off parking your P2 million in some other place. According to the World Bank, a potential software entrepreneur in Canada would take just two procedures, one and a half days and less than 1 percent of income per capita to start her business in Toronto. First, she would need to file for federal incorporation and provincial registration online via industry Canada’s electronic filing centre; this costs 200 Canadian dollars ($159) and is completed within a day. Second, she would need to register online for value added tax; this costs nothing and is completed within half a day. If the same entrepreneur applied in Quezon City, the business incorporation process would require 13 procedures, take 31 days and cost around 20.3 percent of income per capita. She would need to make 14 different tax and contribution payments and visit multiple agencies in person. Further, the Filipino enterprise would be expected to pay 42.9 percent of its commercial profits in taxes and contributions annually. “Cumbersome business regulatory structures such as these constrain the ability of entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into viable businesses,” laments the 2018 World Bank study of 190 countries in ease of doing business. Among 190 countries, the best in starting a business is New Zealand. Only one step and you get your permit in half a day. In Quezon City, a permit takes at least 13 steps and 31 days (since there is no work on weekends, 31 days is actually 40 days). The world best in construction permits is five steps and 26 days. In the Philippines, a construction permit takes 23 steps and 122 days or at least four months. One of Rodrigo Duterte’s charming qualities as president is that he hates red tape. Indeed, one distinctive quality in his nearly 23 years as mayor of Davao

Why do some companies thrive and last?

Group and PAL by Lucio Tan, Jollibee by Tony Tan Caktiong, ICTSI by Ricky Razon, Vista Land by Manny Villar, Aboitiz Equity Ventures by Aboitiz family. Metrobank, Toyota and Federal Land by George Ty. Megaworld and Alliance Global by Andrew Tan, DMCI by Consunji family. Not a few of these companies are very old. Ayala is 184 years. San Miguel is 128 years old. Yuchengco is 100 years. JG Summit is 61 years. SM is 60 years. The first Aboitiz came to the Philippines in the 1800s. Why do these companies thrive and last? First, they are family owned. Being family owned, they were built on oldfashioned virtues of hard work, patience and persistence, integrity, loyalty. Because their companies are the crown jewels, the families try their best to make the business grow, prosper, and be resilient. They look long term and beyond. Unlike in America, where business models are calibrated for the short term profits and immediate gains. When he came from China to the Philippines as a boy of 12, Tatang Henry Sy

cried when he saw his father. His Dad’s sari-sari store was so small it also served as his bed and dining table and store all at the same time. “This is not the kind of life I would want,” Tatang Henry told himself. And so he persevered. “I saw how difficult life was for him, his struggle and hard work to earn a living with that small store, so I cried,” said young Henry. Today, Henry Sy is the richest Filipino, with wealth of $18 billion, according to Forbes, or $14 billion, according to BiznewsAsia. Today, the three largest public companies are owned by Henry—SM Investments Corp., SM Prime, and Banco de Oro are three all trillion-peso companies in assets or in market cap. Henry Sy’s wealth did not balloon overnight. Or through any short-cuts. He worked 10 to 12 hours daily for decades, even on Saturdays and Sundays. Success does not come on a silver platter. It is more the result of hard work, discipline, persistence, guts, and of course, good luck and good timing. Henry Sy said, “success is not just good luck. It is a combination of hard work, good credit standing, opportunity, readiness and timing.” In the course of the last 17 years, at least four local magazines tried to copy my format—a newsweekly devoted to business and economic news. They all failed eventually and miserably. This year alone, two foreign branded business magazines folded up locally, their print version, that’s Entrepreneur and Forbes Philippines. BizNewsAsia easily outsells local magazines and foreign brands because of its broad and deep coverage of business, politics and global issues, and profiles of exceptional achievers in business and governance. We claim a pass-on circulation of 350,000 readers with each copy being read on the average by 10 readers. We claim 350,000 readers. Why? Because our record sale for a single issue was 35,000 copies, with power 100 issue. That is how compelling we are. Finally, the market is hungry for a publication like BiznewsAsia. A magazine that focus on the things that count—business, the economy, the Philippines. Nightly, our major TV stations devote considerable minutes to the inanities of movie stars and showbiz personalities—their quarrels, intrigues, gossip, fashion tastes. May I suggest: Why not reallocate these precious minutes to the good deeds and achievements of our tycoons, taipans, and achievers? I think our country would be much better off. Email: biznewsasia@gmail.com

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not imagined, statistics and factual, not anecdotal, data, the Iloilo solon hogged the headlines yesterday for creating an environment of fear and dark foreboding. It is as if the sky were about to fall and the country careening into the abyss. Well, we are not and Senator Drilon and his colleagues joining him in this chorus and their propagandists should at the very least be asked to correct themselves before they are exposed as charlatans to the first degree. Fear mongering does not have any place in the public discourse unless one is bent in being negative no matter what. For one, can the good senator at least give a list of the firms which have expressed interest in investing in the country but have now backed out because of the effort to rationalize the country’s incentives regime? Or at least a list of the companies which are now registered and which would definitely

fly out if their existing incentives will now be reviewed and rationalized. Instead of going full blast skewering the administration on the assumption that these unnamed firms “might leave the country due to a sudden shift in the policy which would cut the incentives given to foreign investors.” Would it not have been better to at least ask how many laws providing any and all kinds of incentives to investors, local or foreign, are in place and what provisions of these laws are going to be affected as a result of the rationalization plan? If that is too much to ask, at least limit the incentives review to PEZA, BOI, BCDA, SBMA and other chartered export or free port zones to determine whether the rationalization will indeed affect current locators and prospective ones. Then, ask how much in terms of revenue loss (or

leakage) will be in place just in case. Finally, how many of these companies will fold up or not even enter at all should the rationalization plan kick in. And, yes, how many jobs will be lost in the process. With these facts and figures in place then we will have a better idea whether the administration’s plan is responsible and proper or not. But to proceed with the assumption that billions in investments and hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost as a result of rationalization without even an iota of evidence is much too much. If these honorable legislators were in Singapore at the time that Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was gearing the island state to developed country status and they as much as spewed out these unsubstantiated claims, they would have gotten, at the very least, the best of LKY’s tongue lashing. And they would have deserved it.

makers was a forum held in high esteem and its members looked up to as wise and honorable men. It was, until a conspiratorial cabal that included Brutus assassinated Julius Ceasar at the Senate steps. Ceasar’s treacherous murder gave rise to the expression of someone being stabbed in the back. But going back to Enrile’s chances to return to the Senate. He is elated to see

people he does not even know come up and ask him to pose for a picture. More than name recall, this is a good indication that there are Filipinos who would vote for the man. Enrile’s memoirs, a book edited by journalist Nelson Navarro, continues to sell briskly at bookstores. Filipinos overseas also ask people in Manila to buy and send them the book.

There could be a sequel to the book “Memoirs” as Enrile continues to read and write articles on the issues of the day including federalism, charter change and the proposal for a parliamentary form. It would be interesting to see how Enrile would figure under the new form of government. Indeed, these are interesting times.

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from my uncle, and some cheap earphones that would often just function on one ear days after purchase. It tuned the radio dial to City Lite 88.3 if I could pick up a decent reception from where I was. I had my two favorite cassette tapes—Sting’s Fields of Gold and Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill—with me all the time. Rizal Library was very much a part of my college education. There I did my homework, read my books, wrote my papers, but also scribbled furiously on my journal (the old-school, steno-notebook type) and daydreamed about the life that was ahead of me. I remember staring out into the tree-lined driveways, wondering: Where am I headed? Where am I meant to be? I thought then I would give anything to have a peek into the life I was meant to lead.

Now it’s 2018 and I am—heavens!—over 40, mid-career. I’ve learned quite a few lessons. Foremost, that teenage marriages almost always end up a disaster, that women even in this so-called modern age still need to be empowered to determine their own destiny, that classroom learning is just one form of education, and that you should not immediately believe everything you hear or read. I’ve raised the kids on my own. The babies I had when everybody else was enjoying the perks of college life? They are now 24 and 22, much bigger than I am. Both, along with their younger sister and younger brother, appear to have found their place in the world. As I have. I now work for a national daily, finding meaningful work observ-

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third floor were air-conditioned. Everywhere else, you got natural ventilation. Sometimes I camped out at the airconditioned areas, but more and more I came to appreciate the individual tables by the windows. Alone time, al fresco! Then as now, Ateneo had lots of trees that lined the roads, and often I found myself gaping at, and deriving solace from, the greenery. It was especially beautiful when it rained and you could hear raindrops hitting the concrete, while an occasional car drove by creating swooshing sounds on the pavement. Music was a constant companion. I lugged around a Sony Walkman, a present

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ing what is happening (or not happening) in society and writing about them. I have also been given the opportunity to go back to Ateneo, teaching journalism and sharing what I do. One of the best things that came with this homecoming of sorts was rediscovering the Rizal Library. It’s a surprise I feel the same about it even when a generation has passed and it is now housed in a different building. Now the entire library is airconditioned. CCTV provides a measure of security. That wonder called the Internet has exponentially increased learning opportunities. Productivity tools and entertainment devices of all kinds are available. Spotify provides music on demand—no need for the right frequency or bulky cassette tapes. Netflix gives you access to movies

or shows if you don’t have them stored in a drive somewhere. And, of course, what will we do without a laptop—an extension of our lives? I find staying at the library at least once a week a treat—no, a necessity. As before, I appropriate a table for myself, look out the windows, get a lot of work done, listen to music, sort out the details of my life, and ponder still—where am I headed, what can I learn from the scrapes I have gotten myself into, what more good can I do? It is like 20-something years did not pass by. I am amazed I am still able to revel in silence and beauty, and see the world through the window panes. I may be teaching now, but I will always be—as we all should be—a student. adellechua@gmail.com


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Panel approves construction of Coast Guard hospital By Maricel V. Cruz A PANEL in the House of Representatives has recommended for plenary approval the proposed substitute bill proposing the construction of the Philippine Coast Guard hospital. The House Committee on Transportation, chaired by Rep. Cesar Sarmiento of Catanduanes, approved the measure which substitutes House Bill 6090 authored by Rep. Federico Sandoval II of Malabon City. The bill proposes the construction of a hospital for the PCG personnel and their dependents to uplift the moral and welfare of its personnel and utilize the full potential of the very capable PCG medical corps. Sandoval said that after being separated from the Philippine Navy, the privileges of the PCG provided by the Armed Forces of the Philippines had stopped, including medical benefits. “At present, the PCG has its Coast Guard Medical Service, a medical dispensary responsible for providing administrative medical requirements of its personnel and operational medical services during calamities and maritime incidents,” Sandoval, vice chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, said. The proposed hospital shall be known as the Philippine Coast Guard General Hospital and shall be constructed and built in the Coast Guard Base, Taguig, Lower Bicutan, Taguig City. One purpose of the PCG General Hospital is to provide comprehensive and total health care services to all personnel and employees of the Philippine Coast Guard, their dependents and the retired uniformed personnel, he said. The construction of the PCG hospital shall complement the existing package of services under the health care program so as to include preventive, promotive, diagnostic, curative and rehabilitative programs. The hospital targets to monitor the condition of patients and to generate relevant information and data in aid of policy information. Another goal of the PCG General Hospital is to conduct medical examination of all the trainees of the PCG to ensure their physical and mental capability.

CHARGES DISMISSAL SOUGHT. The Barug Katungod Mindanao and scores of others from Mindanao troop to Department of Justice Thursday—but blocked by police—to call for the dismissal of trumped-up charges against the activist Lumad teachers and local community leaders. Norman Cruz

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UTHORITIES seized P204 million worth of chemicals and equipment used in manufacturing shabu in a posh subdivision in San Juan City early Thursday.

National Capital Region Police Office head Director Guillermo Eleazar said cops from San Juan City Police Station, Eastern and Northern Police District implemented a search warrant on a house along Arthur Street, North Greenhills around 7:30 a.m. The house which was subject of the search warrant issued by Pasig City Regional Trial Court Judge Danilo Cruz is being rented by a suspected drug

personality, whom Eleazar declined to identify. Suspected shabu chemicals, undetermined quantity of controlled precursors and essential chemicals and various apparatus and equipment used for the manufacturing of shabu were recovered during the operation. “With a virtue of search warrant inside the house in posh subdivision here in Greenhills. This is an abandoned

shabu clandestine laboratory and we seized a lot of equipment, apparatus, ingredients. It could have produced 30 kilograms of shabu in one cycle which [is worth] around P204 million,” Eleazar told reporters. “No person has been arrested because the place was abandoned. Just the same, our raid is through the search warrant because we want to document the pieces of evidence that are found there, including receipts and other documents that could lead us to backtracking this syndicate,” he noted. Eleazar said personalities involved the operation of the raided house could be part of a bigger drug syndicate oper-

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CHR stands firm against martial law By Rio N. Araja THE Commission on Human Rights on Thursday stood firm on its ground that martial law was not needed in Mindanao to address the problem of terrorism. “It has been the position of the CHR that our security forces are fully capable of addressing lawless violence in the country without the need for martial law,” lawyer-spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia said. “The 1987 Constitution is also clear that only invasion and rebellion merit such declaration. As such, there has to be a strong reason should the government move for another extension—based on the sound recommendation of our Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police on the real situation on the ground,” she added. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier said he would ask the House of Representatives for a third extension of martial law in Mindanao on the recommendation of the police and military because of the threat of terrorism. Also, De Guia reacted to the President’s remarks to “kill useless bishops” criticizing the government. “Statements that could embolden the violence against priests and other religious persons are gravely alarming in the face of continuing attacks against those deemed as critics of the government. Churches and priests, such as in the case of Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Caloocan, work directly with communities and families, who continue to suffer the many forms of human rights violations allegedly stemming from the government’s drug campaign,” De Guia said. “Instead of calling them useless, the government must take their concerns as valid challenges from the ground and as means to improve, rather than degrade, protection of human rights of all,” she added.

ating in the country. The operation stemmed from the arrest of a certain Marvin Yu in Caloocan City on Nov. 28 and an alleged chemist, Korean national Kim Jong Hee in Pasig City over drug-related charges. After the operation, PNP operatives returned to the parked van owned by the Korean national where the cops discovered P2.2 billion worth of chemicals and equipment used in shabu production. The following day, police seized an estimated P13.6 million worth of shabu inside a condominium unit in San Juan City rented by the Korean national. PNA

PROTESTS VS NPA. Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman, Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo, presents photos and documents showing persons protesting against members of the New People’s Army, during a press briefing Wednesday at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Arevalo said AFP Chief-of-Staff, Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. maintained his accusations against Satur Ocampo and Act Teacher Party-list Rep. France Castro. PNA

Support for farmers in rice tariffication is assured—Villar By Macon Ramos-Araneta SENATOR Cynthia Villar stressed Thursday the package of support for farmers included in the rice tariffication bill was government’s response to the expiration last June 30, 2017 of the quantitative restriction on rice importation under the agreement with the World Treaty Organization. Villar, chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Food, said Senate Bill 1998 or the bill which replaces the quantitative import restrictions on rice with tariffs, created the P10-billion Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund or Rice Fund. “When cheap rice imports start flooding the market, a program that will provide preferential attention to rice farmers, cooperatives and associations adversely affected by the tariffication should be established. We will be doing our farmers

a great disservice if we let them face the challenges of a tariffied system without support mechanisms in place,” Villar said. A certified measure, the bill is already submitted for the President’s signature after Congress ratified the bicameral conference committee report last week. Under the bill, the P10-billion Rice Fund will be allocated as follows: • 50 percent will go to the Philippine Center for Post Harvest Development and Modernization (PhilMech) to provide farmers with rice farm machineries and equipment; • 30 percent will be released to the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) to be used for the development, propagation and promotion of inbred rice seeds to rice farmers and the organization of rice farmers into seed growers associations engaged in seed production and trade; • 10 percent will be made available in the form of credit facility with minimal interest

rates and with minimum collateral requirements to rice farmers and cooperatives to be managed by the Land Bank of the Philippines and the Development Bank of the Philippines; and • 10 percent will be set aside to fund extension services by PhilMech, Agricultural Training Institute, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority for teaching skills on rice crop production, modern rice farming techniques, seed production, farm mechanization, and knowledge/ technology transfer through farm schools nationwide. Also under the bill, the excess rice tariff revenues and the P10 billion fixed appropriation for the Rice Fund shall be released to the Department of Agriculture and shall be used for providing direct financial assistance to rice farmers as compensation for the projected reduction or loss of farm income arising from the tariffication.

PHILIPPINE Charity Sweepstakes Office General Manager Alexander Balutan reported on Thursday that the agency was now a Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework Level II government organization. “After review and evaluation of the agency’s GAD (Gender and Development) activities covering the period October 2017 to November 2018, the agency’s improved GMEF scores is (sic) largely attributed to the strong support of the PCSO Board of Directors, Management and employees in all scheduled GFPS programs and activities,” said Balutan. “What’s good about this is that the agency went from Level 0 and in barely a year, na-achieve natin ang Level 1 to Level 2. From October 2017 to November 2018 ‘yung inassess na activity. That’s a big accomplishment on our part,” added Balutan. GMEF assessment determines what level PCSO is in. From zero, the agency is now at Level 2, where the highest is Level 5, which is replication. “‘Pag Level 5 ka na, ginagaya ka na ng ibang agencies,” said lawyer Gay Nadine Alvor, chairman of GAD in PCSO. GAD refers to the development perspective and process that are participatory and empowering, equitable, sustainable, free from violence, respectful of human rights, supportive of self-determination and actualization of human potentials. It is required under Republic Act 9710, or the Magna Carta of Women. While GAD was signed into law by former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Aug. 14, 2009, Alvor revealed that the agency only became very active on GAD activities when Balutan assumed as the general manager in 2016. “When the former chairman retired and GM [Balutan] came, I was designated by GM Balutan. I think he used to be the GAD focal point person or head of GAD committee in the Philippine Marines. But it took a while because I wanted to implement the activities once the Philippine Commission on Women approves it,” said Alvor.


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Davao tankers win 2 golds for Mindanao in Brunei games BRUNEI—Team Mindanao-Philippines opened its 10th BIMPNT-Eaga Friendship Games’ stint on a high note by bagging two gold medals, two silvers and two bronzes in the morning session of the swimming competition here at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex yesterday. Joshua Raphael del Rio, a student of the Ateneo de Davao University, timed two minutes and 3.95 seconds in men’s 21-under 200-meter freestyle to beat teammate Eirron Seth Vibar (2:04.00) and Brunei Team A’s Nur Samil (2:05.93). San Beda University’s Fritz Jun Rodriguez gave Team Mindanao-PH its second gold after topping the men’s 21-under 50-meter breastroke with a time of 31.22 seconds. Darren Ngui Moh Gin of Sarawak, Malaysia (31.86) was second and Edward Alfaro III of Mindanao-PH(31.98) third. In men’s 21-under 100-meter backstroke, Ivo Nikolai Enot (1:05.75) and Elson Jake Rodriguez (1:05.79) finished second and third, respectively, as Ben Ramplin (1:05.22) of Nothern Territory, Australia captured the gold medal. Philippine Sports Commission Commissioner Charles Raymond A. Maxey, chef-de-mission of the Philippines, cheered at the sidelines along with Davao City head of delegation Sports Development Division of the City Mayor’s Office officer-in-charge Mikey Aportadera. “This is a good start for us and I’m happy for our athletes. They competed well. Hopefully we can win more medals,” said Maxey, who was also seen comforting some swimmers who failed to land podium finishes. “I don’t want to put pressure on them. I just told them to give it their best and enjoy.” Meanwhile, the Games’ formal opening ceremony is set at 8:45 a.m. today, featuring a parade of delegations from Indonesia’s focus areas Kalimantan Utara, Sulawesi Barat and Sulawesi Selatan; Malaysia’s Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan; Philippines’ Mindanao and Palawan, Australia’s Northern Territory and Brunei Darussalam.

Pacquiao chess tourney gets going Dec. 10 By Arman Armero GRANDMASTERS Joey Antonio, Darwin Laylo and John Paul Gomez and Woman GM Janelle Mae Frayna will spearhead the Filipinos’ campaign when the 17th Asian Continental Chess Championship-2nd Manny Pacquiao Cup gets going Dec. 10 to 20 at the Tiara Hotel in Makati City. The nine-round Swiss System tournament, which the country will be hosting for only the second time since 2013, serves as the qualifying event for the World Cup slated to be held next year. This was announced by NCFP, officials led by Asia’s first GM Eugene Torre and GM Jayson Gonzales in yesterday’s forum of the Tabloid Organization on Philippine Sports held at the 4th floor of the National Press Club in Intramuros, Manila. Aside from the two grandmasters, also present as guest during the forum was former PSC Commissioner Tisha Abundo, who bared plans to organize a beach volleyball ‘for a cause.’ Gonzales said the tournament will be participated by at least 126 players from 16 Asian countries, including those from traditional chess powers China, India, Vietnam and top chess campaigners from Central Asia. At stake in the tournament is a total cash prize of $50,000 with the men’s champion getting the lion’s share of $10,000 and the women’s titlist winning $6,000. Meanwhile, Abundo, the driving force behind the Petron Ladies Beach Volleyball Championship, which spanned 12 years, will be pioneering another first in women’s beach volleyball. Abundo said she will be joining hands with Bounties of the Ocean, an international foundation, which focuses on preserving the pristine conditions of the world’s oceans and seas with a beach volleyball tournament/sea conservation project. “The idea is we will hold a beach volleyball tournament and at the same time help clean the beach where we will be playing. The foundation has already agreed in principle and I’m starting to lay the groundwork for the project,” Abundo said.

Generika clobbers Smart in PSL Games Tomorrow (FilOil Flying V Centre) 12 noon -- FEU vs UE 2 p.m. -- La Salle-Dasmarinas vs UP 4 p.m. -- Foton vs Cignal 6 p.m. -- F2 Logistics vs Cocolife

Yupaporn Kawinpakorn kisses her trophy after completing a two-stroke victory over fellow Thai Pimpadsorn Sangkagaro in the ICTSI Pradera Verde Ladies Classic.

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UBAO, Pampanga—Yupaporn Kawinpakorn hit two clutch backside birdies to claim the hotly-disputed ICTSI Pradera Verde Ladies Classic crown, repelling Dottie Ardina on No. 12 and beating fellow Thai Pimpadsorn Sangkagaro by two with a 69 here yesterday. The Thai veteran campaigner came out of a three-way tie after 11 holes with a birdie on the par-5 12th then held sway to the finish as Ardina, who moved to joint lead at six-under overall with backto-back birdies from No. 11 in a flight ahead, fell behind by two with a bogey on the 14th and failed to mount a challenge again with a run of pars for a 71. In contrast, Kawinpakorn shrugged off Sangkagaro’s challenge with another birdie from 15 feet on the 17th to churn out a second straight thee-under card, securing the victory on an eight-under 208 total worth P250,000 in this second leg of the 2019 Ladies Philippine Golf Tour. “I expected to win because I really liked the course and I’m very happy I made it,” said Kawinpakorn, who actu-

ally struggled with her long game but more than made up for it with superb iron game and putting to close out with five birdies against two bogeys. Sangkagaro, who kept the momentum of her fiery second day windup with a blistering start of three birdies in the first nine holes, blew an early two-stroke lead over Kawinpakorn and failed to recover from a bogey-bogey start at the back. She ended up second with a 71 and a 210 and took home P120,000. While the setback extended the Chiang Mai native’s winless campaign on the LPGT, the victory kept Kawinpakorn’s impressive run on the ICTSI-sponsored circuit that saw her win the Beverly Place and Summit Point stops of the 2018 LPGT season after closing out the 2017

season with a win at South Forbes. Ardina, whose back-to-back 70s kept her in the title hunt in the P1 million championship, recovered from a bogey start with a birdie on No. 6 then gained a shared view of the top with birdies on Nos. 11 and 12. But Kawinpakorn, seeing the local favorite press her title bid, matched Ardina’s birdie to wrest solo control as Sangkagaro flubbed her own birdie bid. A bogey on the 14th dashed Ardina’s hopes as Kawinpakorn stayed on top with a slew of pars then put away Sangkagaro’s threat with a decisive birdie on the penultimate hole. Ardina settled for third at 211 after a 36-35 card and earned P85,000 while fellow Pinay Princess Superal squandered a solid start with a shaky backside stint and placed fourth with a 70 for a 213 worth P76,000. Konsunthea, who tied Kawinpakorn and Sangkagaro on top after 36 holes, crumbled under pressure, limping with a 76 and dropped to joint sixth at 215.

Allianz PNB Life 2nd in Best Sports CSR BANGKOK—Allianz PNB Life bagged the silver award for Best Sports CSR Initiative of the Year during the recently concluded 2018 SPIA Asia— Asia’s Sports Industry Awards and Conference for the Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational, a nationwide futsal competition that promoted the sport futsal to Filipino teens. The ANYFI taught them the value of teamwork, passion, and discipline, which led to the selection of the Philippine delegates to the Allianz Junior Football Camp Asian and global editions held in Bangkok, Thailand, and Munich, Germany. Over 400 sports industry professionals from around the world gathered during the three-day sports marketing conference, which was concluded with an awarding ceremony that recognized the best sports projects of the year. This is the fourth year the sports awards are being held. “Allianz supports grassroots development programs through sports. One of these projects is the holding of a national futsal competition that conveys our advocacy for social inclusion and youth empowerment. We are even more inspired now that a prestigious international sports award-giving body has recognized our efforts. This award has strengthened our resolve to continue similar initiatives and to reach out to more Filipino youth as we build relationships anchored on trust within the communities we serve,” said Gae Martinez, chief marketing officer, Allianz PNB Life. The other entries that won the Best Sports CSR Initiative of the Year were

Members of the Kaya FC Elite U13 team are shown at the awards’ rites displaying their silver medals.

BATANGAS CITY—GenerikaAyala displayed its championship form as it clobbered Smart in straight sets, 25-16, 26-24, 25-22, to book the first semifinal ticket in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Thursday at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum here. Mikaela Lopez came up big while Ria Meneses and Patty Orendain sizzled in the crucial stretch for the vastly-improved Lifesavers, who are making a return to the semifinals of this prestigious women’s club tourney after a long absence. Lopez dominated the middle, finishing with 16 points built on 11 kills, four blocks and an ace while Meneses and Orendain flaunted their offensive brilliance with 15 and 14 points, respectively. With the win, the Lifesavers will march to the semifinals against the survivor of the quarterfinal battle between F2 Logistics and Cocolife when this tourney bankrolled by Isuzu, Mikasa, Senoh, Asics, Mueller, UCPB Gen and Bizooku with Genius Sports as technical partner rolls back to Filoil Flying V Center tomorrow. It will be Generika-Ayala’s first semifinal stint since the franchise won the All-Filipino title and emerged as runner-up to Petron in the Grand Prix of 2014. But more than that, prevailing over Smart gave Generika-Ayala a different kind of satisfaction. “This game was very important for us because we lost to Smart in the Invitationals,” said Lopez, speaking on behalf of head coach Sherwin Meneses. “And now that we’re here in the semifinals, we will go out fighting.”

Olivarez forces sudden death Game Monday (Olivarez College gym) 12 noon – Olivarez Col. vs Diliman Col.

Allianz PNB Life executives at the 2018 SPIA Asia—Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference receive one of the sports industry’s coveted international awards. Alex Grenz (Second from left), chief operating officer, Gae Martinez (center), chief marketing officer, and Rei Abrazaldo, brand communications and digital director, are shown during the grand gala for the awarding ceremonies attended by more than 400 top industry executives from all over the world.

HSBC Try Rugby Programme of CSM Sport and Entertainment, an entry from Hong Kong, which garnered the gold award in the category, as well as the IBF Youth Leaders Basketball Cup of FIBA from Singapore as bronze winner. “The standard of entries has gotten better every year and this truly reflects the strength and depth in Asia’s sports industry. We have seen professionally operated independent events and organizations alongside some of the biggest brands in the industry, and this is very encouraging for everyone in sports in Asia,” said Eric

M. Gottschalk, CEO of MMC Sportz, organizer of SPIA Asia—Asia’s Sports Industry Awards and Conference. Out of the more than 400 entries submitted this year, 10 finalists were chosen per category to vie for the top three titles. There were 20 award categories to choose from. There are no participation fees for each submission, but a pitch with a standard format from the organizers had to be submitted per entry. Some 37 international experts were gathered to facilitate the rigorous judging of the entries.

OLIVAREZ College finally found an antidote and beat Diliman College for the first time this season, 81-73, forcing a sudden death in their Universities and Colleges Basketball League Season 3title series yesterday at the Olivarez campus gym in Parañaque City. Cheered on by a huge crowd, the Sea Lions scored eight points, while holding the Blue Dragons scoreless in the first four minutes of the payoff period to end a three-game losing run against the Diliman dribblers. The Blue Dragons clearly groped for their shots – no thanks to the Blue Dragons’ aggressive stand. The do or die match is set on Monday at 12 noon, with the momentum definitely on Olivarez’s side. Diliman took the opener of their bestof-three series, 80-71, last Monday. Vinn Begaso turned out to be a revelation for the Sea Lions as he produced a double-double effort of 20 points and 16 boards. He also had four assists to highlight a solid all-around game. Olivarez’s win likewise snapped Diliman’s impressive 10-game winning run dating back the elims. Meantime, Centro Escolar University salvaged some measure of pride by finishing third following an 81-73 win over Technological Institute of the Philippines.

Kaya FC Elite U13 captures silver in Phuket tournament THE Kaya FC Elite U13 team took home a silver during last week’s Phuket Football Tournament in Thailand after losing 1-0 to defending champions BIS Cruzeiros. However, team captain Enzo Courbet won the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award. The lone Filipino team, which is this year’s U13 YFL Champion in the Philippines, earlier beat the Cruzeiros in the group stage, 1-0, but lost via a header goal off a corner kick in the finals. Kaya FC topped their group consist-

ing of Thailand, Japan and Australia. “I think our team did really well against a good academy that has a tie-up with a Brazilian club. I think we are on the right track to improve football in the Philippines. We should not think we are behind among other countries in the region. We are as good as they are,” said Thomas Pfyl, the team’s coach. The Phuket Cup is an annual international football tournament in Thailand, which gathers high level football players in Southeast Asia under the 13 and 15 age groups, respectively.


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Alaska Aces guard Chris Banchero (4) dribbles past a chasing Magnolia Hotshots import Romeo Travis (24) while Alaska teammates Noy Baclao (right) and Simon Enciso look on.

Magnolia, Alaska clash in Game 2 of PBA playoff

Ravena surprised by scoring explosion

By Reuel Vidal

By Peter Atencio EVEN Thirdy Ravena was surprised by his scoring explosion which propelled the Ateneo Blue Eagles to the 81st University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball crown on Wednesday evening. “My mission was to give everything that I can. I did not really expect to score,” said Ravena after he tallied a career-high 38 points for the Blue Eagles as they stopped the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, 99-81, at the Araneta Coliseum. This earned the Blue Eagles their second straight championship in the tournament. Ateneo claimed its 10th crown overall after completing a twogame sweep of their best-of-three finals series. “It (baskets) just came in. Pumapasok iyung binibigay sa akin ng mga teammates ko,” said Ravena. Ravena finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, two steals, and two blocks in Game 1 when the Blue Eagles also beat the UP Fighting Maroons. In Game 2, he came up with a career-high on 13-of-18 shooting. And his scoring output is considered the most in a finals game since 2003. For this Ravena gives credit to teammate Matt Nieto. “If it wasn’t for Matt—yung mga pinapasa niya sa akin—hindi magiging possible yun,” said Ravena. Blue Eagles coach Tab Baldwin said Ravena had his time to shine after the Fighting Maroons focused their defense on him and their isolation plays.

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HE Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok and the Alaska Aces continue the championship playoff of the 2018 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup 7 p.m., today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The two squads square off in Game 2 of their best-of-seven showdown with Magnolia looking to follow up its rousing, wire-to-wire 100-84 demolition of the Aces. Following a two-week break to give way to the FIBA Qualifiers, Magnolia looked the better prepared squad as the Hotshots jumped out of the gates and smacked the Aces right from the opening bell to jump out to a 15-0 advantage. The Hotshots got a surprise lift from Robbie Herndon who drilled back-to-

back three-pointers followed by a steal by Jio Jalalon which led to a fastbreak layup by Romeo Travis pushing Magnolia to 15-0 lead to start the game. Alaska cut the gap to 10 points after the first quarter but the Hotshots dictated the tempo of the game from thereon. The Hotshots got a lift from their doeverything import Travis who scored a game-high 29 points. Marc Barroca, Paul Lee and Ian Sangalang were the other double-digit scorers with 16, 14 and 10 points, respectively.

Mike Harris led the Aces with 20 points. Chris Banchero chipped in 12 while Jeron Teng added 10. Vic Manuel, playing limited minutes because he was recovering from illness, was limited to just six points. The Aces finished the game with their usual flourish. Trailing by 20 points in the fourth quarter, 64-84, the Aces ignited their trademark rally to cut the Magnolia lead. Harris followed up a miss, then Banchero made a fastbreak layup as the Aces trailed by just eight points, 76-84, with 4:23 to go in the game. But that was as close as the Aces would get. Barroca ignited a Magnolia run which pushed the Hotshots ahead beyond recall as Alaska trailed, 76-93. Magnolia defeated defending twotime champion Barangay Ginebra, 3-1, in their own playoff series.

Rosario questions PSI special meeting THE legality of a special meeting of the national congress of the Philippine Swimming, Inc. that is supposed to take place today is being questioned. The group of Ral Rosario, with members who were formerly part of the board of trustees of the PSI, has already forwarded this question and other grievances before the Philippine Olympic Committee. Rosario, along with other stakeholders like former Philippine Sports Commission member Akiko Thomson-Guevarra and former national coach Pinky Brosas, said PSI Secretary General Lani Velasco has no authority to call for such a meeting. “We sent a copy of our letter to POC about this,” said Rosario after airing their grievances with the help of former PSC chairman Eric Buhain. Velasco said they are pushing through with their meeting that will be held at the Manila Yacht Club in Roxas Blvd. “We look forward to a fruitful meeting followed by a fun-filled Christmas part to celebrate the many achievements of Philip-

pine Aquatics this year,” said Velasco. Following a meeting with officials of FINA, the world governing body for swimming, Velasco has gained recognition from the POC. Through their legal counsel Ma. Luz Arzaga-Mendoza, Rosario’s group said Velasco is not “valid person to call and organize any special meeting or election.” They added that other members of the Velasco’s group in the PSI also can’t call such a gathering. In their letter to POC president Ricky Vargas, Rosario’s group said they are willing to have new elections. Doing so, will put an end to leadership issues and unite the organization. The POC has not recognized any election for president following the removal of Mark Joseph. The position of president is still vacant according to the POC. Buhain and his colleagues said what Velasco is doing is a clear misrepresentation and usurpation of authority since Sec. 1, Article XII of the PSI By-Laws stressed that all officers who would be appointed by the fed-

eration president must be subjected to the approval of the board of trustees. Velasco, for her part, claimed that she was appointed by former PSI president Mark Joseph to be her secretary-general in 2016 before formally assuming the PSI presidency in 2017, claiming that her appointment had the blessing of the International Aquatics Federation. But based on the federation’s By-Laws, Rosario should have been the president since he was the PSI vice president at that time. He was elected as interim president, but the POC voided it due to the absence of a representative. “Lailani Velasco and her cohorts insist that she has the authority to act on behalf of the PSI because she claims that she was recognized by FINA,” said lawyer Luz Arzaga-Mendoza, the legal counsel of Rosario, Brosas and the PSI board in a letter to POC chief Ricky Vargas last Wednesday. “Hence, for all intents and purposes, the position of president has been left vacant from the time that Mark Joseph Powell was removed from the PSI until this date.” Peter Atencio

PSC, Koreans continue lecture series THE Korean Institute of Sports Science continues its lecture series at the Philsports Complex in Pasig City today. This will be the Philippine Sports Commission’s fourth instalment of the Sports Science Lecture Series with the KISS at the Philsports Complex in Pasig City. There will be around 70 coaches, sports practitioners and teachers who will attend. Specialists from the KISS, like Dr. Hyunjoo Cho who will talk about Sports Policy: Global Coaching Leadership, will conduct the lecture series. There’s Dr. Hongsun Song, who is slated to discuss Sport Talent under Exercise Psychology.

For Biomechanics, Dr. Jeheon Moon will lecture on Change and Future of Biomechanics in the afternoon. A lecture on the practical applications of sports medicine by Dr. Eonho Kim will follow. UNESCO-KISS Chairman and Program Manager Dr. Hyunjoo Jung will also be in attendance. This has been going on for two straight years and has benefitted quite a number of coaches, athletes, administrators and teachers,” PSC chairman William Ramirez said. Ramirez believes that this partnership is a milestone considering the impact it has with the participants.

KISS officials visited the PSC last month to finalize details for this fourth lecture. The PSC’s Philippine Sports Institute oversees the seminar, with National Training Director Marc Velasco at the helm. The PSC is an agency of the Philippine government which oversees matters concerning sports in the country. The sports agency is independent from the Philippine Olympic Committee which enjoys autonomy from the government. The PSC was created in Jan. 24, 1990 through Republic Act 6847 or “The Philippine Sports Commission Act” during the administration of then-President Corazon Aquino. Peter Atencio

PSC Chairman William Ramirez speaks about the benefits that can be received from the Korean Institute of Sports Science.

Cool Smashers target PVL Open crown THE fired-up Creamline Cool Smashers will be chasing the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference crown when they play Ateneo-Motolite at 4 p.m., tomorrow at the Batangas City Coliseum. Reduced to a mere collegiate squad last time out, Ateneo-Motolite tries to pick itself up from a devastating Game One loss with a new mind set and approach. The Cool Smashers turned what was expected to be a fierce battle into a virtual workout, dominating the Lady Eagles in all departments to complete a lopsided 25-17, 25-10, 25-15 victory that moved the former closer to another title run following their sweep of the Reinforced Conference crown last July. The Lady Eagles, who stirred up interest after upending the BanKo-Perlas Spikers in five sets of their sudden death in the Final Four, played tight and stiff all throughout, resulting to tentative, erratic plays and enabling the Cool Smashers to run away with the victory. In fact, the league’s top blocking team in the elims which boasts of a triple tower combo in Maddie Madayag, Kat Tolentino and Bea de Leon could only come up with a solitary block against four by the Cool Smashers, who also expectedly lorded it over in attacks, 41-22, and service with 11 aces against their rivals’ four. Creamline also produced 45 excellent digs, including 10 each from Michelle Gumabao and Kyla Atienza, 13 more than Ateneo, and scored four more points off its rival’s errors to complete their convincing triumph. But while the Lady Eagles are eager and expected to bounce back strong in Game Two, the Cool Smashers are also going all out to finish off their rivals and avoid going through a Game Three set on back-to-back game days. Batangas City is home to Creamline’s star player Alyssa Valdez, making it doubly difficult for the Lady Eagles to hurdle their fancied rivals on a hostile turf. But a reversal could give Ateneo-Motolite some kind of a push in its title bid as Game Three will be played on Sunday back at the San Juan venue where playing back-to-back games could favor the young, energetic Lady Eagles. To force a winner-take-all match, Madayag, Tolentino and De Leon must impose their will on the net both on offense and defense and the Lady Eagles must draw hustle plays from Ponggay Gaston, Vanessa Gandler, Julianne Samonte, Dani Ravena and Kim Gequillana. Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro also had a lot of motivating to do after failing to have his aces get untracked in Game One with De Leon emerging the top scorer with seven hits and Tolentino and Madayag chipping in six markers each.

Tigers edge Pasig Pirates DAVAO OCCIDENTAL continued its streak in the MPBL Datu Cup after surviving pesky Pasig while Marikina finally snapped an agonizing skid in a pair of contrasting wins late Wednesday night at the MARIST Gymnasium. The Tigers flirted with disaster, trailing by as much as nine points before completing a come-from-behind 88-82 triumph over the Pirates. Ex-pro Leo Najorda scored 17 points, including five triples in the fourth. His scoring spree bailed the Cocolife-backed Tigers out of trouble and extended their streak to 11 games. Davao Occidental improved their win-loss record to 13-3 and kept a hold of the lead in the southern division of this tournament put up by Senator Manny Pacquiao with PBA legend and former MVP Kenneth Duremdes serving as commissioner. The loss was the 13th in 15 games for the Pirates, who continued to stay at the cellar. In the main game, Marikina finally broke out of a seven-game slump by edging Basilan, 85-82. It was only the fifth win in 15 games for the Shoemasters, who are trying to move their way up. They are currently at 12th spot in the southern division and their hopes for a playoff berth is getting slimmer. But Marikina’s win could be the start of something good as the team finally notched a win at home after four failed bids. Leading the way for the Shoemasters is Ryan Costelo, who had a breakout game finishing with a career-high 24 points.


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Kepco’s investment in Solar PH cleared THE Philippine Competition Commission approved Kepco Philippines Holdings Inc.’s acquisition of a 38-percent stake in Solar Philippines Calatagan Corp. Kepco Philippines, the acquiring entity, is a wholly-owned corporation of Korea Electric Power Corp. that is engaged in the business of power generation. Solar Philippines, the acquired entity, is a domestic corporation that owns and operates a 63.3MW solar generating unit in Calatagan, Batangas. The Mergers and Acquisitions Office of PCC said in decision dated Dec. 4, 2018 that the transaction would not result in substantial lessening of competition in the power generation market. “While both are present in power market generation, they appear not to compete either in the Wholesale Electric Spot Market or in the market for bilateral contracts, and thus do not compete in the same relevant market,” the decision read. The commission is mandated under the Philippine Competition Act to review mergers and acquisitions to ensure that these deals would not harm the interest of consumers. PCC received 166 merger transactions by local and international companies, worth a combined P2.6 trillion in terms of transaction value. The Kepco and Solar Philippines transaction is the 154th merger and acquisition deal approved by the agency. Othel V. Campos

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Businessmen asked to study tax reforms

FINANCE Secretary Carlos Dominguez III urged the captains of Philippine business to thoroughly study the corporate income tax reform proposal in its entirety, including “the more controversial component” on the rationalization of fiscal incentives. Dominguez said in a Wallace business forum at Makati Shangrila Hotel in Makati City that he was hoping businessmen would come to the same conclusion that the reforms would be beneficial to the domestic economy. “We urge the business community to thoroughly read the measure, rather than base their positions on hearsay and opinions of uninformed people, so that you can work with the government in explaining the true benefits of the Trabaho [Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities] bill to the public,” Dominguez said. Dominguez said that contrary to the perception poised by the proposed tax reform’s critics, the Duterte administration’s plan would not eliminate incentives for investors but would improve them by offering a better set of perks that includes 50 percent deduction on incremental labor costs; 100 percent deduction on training, research and development; and 50 percent deduction on purchases of local raw materials. Julito G. Rada

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MICROSOFT-AIM PARTNERSHIP. Microsoft Philippines announces its partnership with the Asian Institute of Management - Dado Banatao Incubator to strengthen the program by equipping Philippine startups with innovative solutions mainly powered by Microsoft’s cloud-based technology, Azure, through rhipe Philippines Inc., its cloud indirect provider. Sgning the agreement are (from left) AIM-Dado Banatao Incubator executive director Prim Paypon, AIM president and dean Dr. Jikyeong Kang, Microsoft Philippines director of commercial partners and small medium corporate business units Eileen Ong and Microsoft Philippines territory channel lead for small medium business Precious Lim.

Traders and consumers th less bullish in 4 quarter F By Julito G. Rada

ILIPINO businessmen and consumers turned less bullish in the fourth quarter amid high prices, results of two surveys conducted by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas show.

“The results of these two surveys are the results of many factors coming together,” Bangko Sentral Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo said in a news briefing Thursday. The business outlook on the economy turned less optimistic, with the overall confidence index dropping to 27.2 percent from 30.1 percent in the quarter. It was also the lowest level since the first quarter of 2010. Results showed that despite the ex-

pected uptick in demand during the holiday season, the business outlook was less buoyant because of higher inflation driven by rising raw material costs and global oil prices, weaker peso, higher interest rates, decrease in volume of sales and orders and lack of supply of raw materials. Inflation peaked at a nine-year high of 6.7 percent in October, before easing to 6 percent in November. Businessmen expect the less bullish business conditions to continue in the next quarter, as the index declined to 29.4 percent from 42.6 percent in the third quarter quarter. This was also the lowest next-quarter reading since the third quarter of 2009. Respondents attributed their weaker outlook for the next quarter to the usual slowdown in demand after the holiday season. Their sentiments were tempered by expectations of a weak peso that could increase the costs of imports and contribute to higher inflation and inter-

est rates. Meanwhile, the consumer confidence index declined to -22.5 percent in the fourth quarter from -7.1 percent in the third quarter. This was the lowest reading since the fourth quarter of 2014 and marked the largest drop of 15.4 percentage points since the nationwide survey started in the first quarter of 2007. Respondents said among the reasons for the decline in confidence index were higher prices of commodities, low salary and income, increase in household expenses, no increase in income and upsurge in the number of unemployed persons. They also cited the occurrence of typhoons and calamities during the period. The consumer expectation survey was conducted on Oct. 1 to 13, covering 5,609 households nationwide. The business expectations survey, meanwhile, covered 1,463 firms and was conducted on Oct. 1 to Nov. 23.

DTI sees inflation falling below 5% starting January By Othel V. Campos

REMITTANCE PARTNER. Cebuana Lhuillier, the country’s largest micro-financial services provider, is recognized as the United Arab Emirates Preferred Remittance Payout Center of the Year during the recent The Filipino Times Awards held at JW Marriot. Cebuana Lhuillier Service DMCC head of Middle East Maynard Enrile (center) receives the award. Cebuana Lhuillier is awarded for its exceptional brand of service, striving to meet and exceed the expectations of many overseas Filipino workers worldwide.

Converge ICT Solutions offers internet speed upgrade for free CONVERGE ICT Solutions Inc. raised the ante in the ongoing price war in the telecommunication industry by offering Internet speed upgrade for free to existing customers. Converge ICT chief operating officer Jesus Romero said the broadband speed of all existing customers would be upgraded for free. Under the new pricing strategy, Converge ICT subscribers of the 50Mbps (P2,500) and 100 Mbps (P3,500) plans would receive a free upgrade to 75 and 120 Mbps, respectively. The speed upgrade would start Dec. 6, 2018. The company said that along with the free upgrade, an add-on speed called Fi-

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Meralco needs 350 MW of supply

POWER retailer Manila Electric Co. will need about 300 to 350 megawatts additional capacity to meet the projected increase in electricity demand in its franchise area, its top executive said Thursday. Meralco president Oscar Reyes said the company was looking at two possible coal suppliers to meet the anticipated increase in demand. Luzon’s peak power demand is seen to reach 11,200 MW in May next year, up from 10,800 MW this year, according to the Energy Department. “No talks yet. We may need it by April,” Reyes said, adding that discussions could commence early next year. Meralco sources its supply from its power supply agreements, independent power producers and the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market, the country’s trading floor of electricity. Meralco supplies power to 6.5 million customers in its franchise area which covers 36 cities and 75 municipalities, including Metro Manila. Alena Mae S. Flores

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berX 1500Plus would be offered to all customers for P99. Converge ICT is also giving the addon speed free for one-month to 1500 existing subscribers who would avail of the service until Jan. 31, 2019. Rival PLDT Inc. is offering Fibr Unli with up to 50 Mbps speed for P2,899, while Globe Telecom offers 50 Mbps with no data cap for P2,499 and 100 Mbps for P2,899. Romero said with the new pricing strategy, the company was expecting to double its subscribers by next year. “The trajectory is very good. We have more than 200,000 subscribers and it’s growing very fast. We’re big in

Luzon and our fastest market is Metro Manila,” he said. Converge ICT earlier signed strategic partnerships with foreign and local telecommunications companies to roll out high-speed broadband network nationwide over five years for $2 billion. Under the partnership, Korea Telecoms, LSI-Fibernet Konstruk Corp., and TE Connectivity Subcom will help Converge ICT build and deploy the infrastructure necessary to provide pure end-to-end fiber internet connectivity at a nationwide scale. Converge ICT will fund the project through borrowings and equity. Darwin G. Amojelar

TRADE Secretary Ramon Lopez said he expects inflation to stabilize below 5 percent staring January 2019, after the government introduced more programs to tame consumer prices. “Inflation figure is 6 percent. But expect figures below 5 percent in January [2019],” he said Thursday during the opening of the Logistics Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center. The Philippine Statistics Authority said inflation rate decelerated to 6 percent in November from 6.7 percent in October. Lopez said the improving economy would tame inflation rate further in 2019 given the improvements in business processes in key sectors such as logistics. He said logistics represents 27 percent of business cost in the Philippines and is considered the “lifeblood of the economy.” Lopez said the Transportation Department had a crucial role in the development of a reliable and efficient transport system while the Trade Department aimed to develop globally competitive industries. “The mandates of these two departments complement each other in terms of fostering growth of the logistics services sector. As I keep reiterating, a network of reliable transport system and infrastructure facilitates the flow of goods and services through an efficient logistics services. Moreover, a seamless, unobstructed flow of goods indicates the health of our national economy,” he said.

REAL estate services provider Colliers International Philippines asked the government to expedite the approval of Philippine Economic Zone Authority applications to sustain the growth of the business process outsourcing sector. Colliers said in a statement the Duterte administration approved only 36 out of the 78 Peza IT center and park applications so far. This represented an approval rate of 46 percent. Data showed that only four Peza applications were approved in 2016, while 26 more obtained clearances in 2017. Only six applications received Peza status in the first nine months of 2018. Colliers said of the 36 buildings and IT parks granted Peza status, 21 are in Metro Manila while the remaining 15 are in Cebu, Bataan, Bulacan and Laguna. “We recorded a stronger office space absorption from BPO companies from January to September 2018. The granting of Peza accreditation to more office buildings and IT parks should support the Philippine BPO sector’s growth trajectory,” said Colliers International Philippines director for office services Dom Fredrick Andaya. Some 640,000 square meters of office space have yet to be granted Peza approval in Metro Manila. This represents nearly 80 percent of Colliers’ projected annual net take-up in 2019 and presents tremendous opportunities for both developers and occupiers. “We also encourage developers with pending applications to start targeting traditional and non-BPO firms that have been expanding across Metro Manila. The country’s economic managers are expecting a GDP growth of 6 percent to 6.5 percent this year and 7 percent to 8 percent from 2019 to 2022 and a strong macroeconomic backdrop should support the expansion of these businesses. This should eventually compel firms to occupy larger office space,” said Andaya.

Cebu airport posts 14.6% growth in passenger volume By Darwin G. Amojelar PASSENGER volume at MactanCebu International Airport grew 14.6 percent year-on-year in the first nine months, the airport’s operator said Thursday. GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. said in a statement MCIA accommodated 8.6 million passengers in January to September, up from 7.5 million passengers it handled in the same period last year as a result of aggressive airline marketing efforts to increase domestic and international flights in and out of Cebu. Domestic passengers accounted for 66 percent of the total, while international passengers represented 34 percent. Sichuan Airlines increased flights to Chongqing from four times weekly to daily starting October, while Philippine Airlines increased flights to Nagoya from three times to four times weekly. Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific increased flights to Hong Kong from daily to ten times weekly starting Nov. 26; and flights to Tokyo Narita from four times weekly to daily starting Dec. 1. Tiger Taiwan launched its Cebu to Taipei route with four times weekly flights on Dec. 2. Cebu Pacific will start operating four times weekly Cebu to Macau flights on Dec. 7. Korean low-cost carrier Jeju Air, meanwhile, will commence five times weekly operations between Cebu and Muan, South Korea starting Dec. 21. GMCAC previously announced that it opened 15 new routes in 2018, 12 of them from China. The company reported an increase in the frequencies of international flights which corresponded with the opening of MCIA’s new international terminal (Terminal 2) on July 1, 2018.


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TOCKS fell for the second straight day in step with the rest of Asia, with investors looking for a catalyst to shore up the market amid global uncertainties.

The Philippine Stock exchange Index tumbled 95.58 points, or 1.2 percent, to 7,535.32 on a value turnover of P7.2 billion. Losers beat gainers, 113 to 74, with 50 issues unchanged. GT Capital Holdings Inc. of the late tycoon George Ty dropped 3.5 percent to P940, while SM Prime Holdings Inc. of retail tycoon Henry Sy Sr. lost 3.5 percent to P35.50. Conglomerate Ayala Corp. declined 2.7 percent to P934, while Universal Robina Corp., the biggest snack food maker, fell 2.2 percent to P127. The rest of shares across Asia

plunged Thursday, with Hong Kong and Shanghai-listed technology firms battered, after the arrest of a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei that has fueled fears about the recent China-US trade deal. As Donald Trump and Xi Jinping’s tariffs ceasefire last weekend—which sparked a one-day rally—fades to a distant memory, investors are back in selling mood as they fret over a range of issues including the state of the world economy, oil prices and Brexit. Broader markets, which have also been hit by worries that the US economy is showing signs of slowing, were well down. Hong Kong shed 2.7 percent while Shanghai closed down 1.7 percent and Tokyo slipped 1.9 percent. Taipei was 2.3 percent off, while Jakarta also dived. Sydney fell 0.2 percent, while Singapore sank 1.5 percent and Seoul

gave up 1.6 percent. The chances of trade peace between the US and China took a blow Thursday as it emerged Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou had been held in Canada and faces extradition to the United States over alleged Iran sanctions breaches by the firm. Meng is the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, a former Chinese People’s Liberation Army engineer. The company had been investigated by US intelligence, who deemed it a national security threat. The arrest drew a swift response from China, which said it “firmly opposes and strongly protests” the move, adding it had urged Canada and the US to “immediately correct the wrongdoing.” Tech security is one of the key sticking points in the months-long trade row between the world’s top two economies.

The news sent shudders through Hong Kong and Shanghai markets, where tech firms were hammered. Hong Kong-listed ZTE, which was subject to a US banning order over security fears earlier this year before that was reduced to a massive fine, was eight percent down. Market heavyweight Tencent was 5.3 percent lower, while AAC Technologies and Sunny Optical—a supplier to Huawei— each plunged around six percent. And in Shanghai, Wingtech Technology was down by its daily limit of 10 percent, while Raisecom Technology and Fujian Raynen Technology both dived more than four percent. Taipei-listed tech firms were also hurt. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company lost 2.7 percent and Hon Hai Precision was 3.6 percent lower. With AFP

MANILA STANDARD BUSINESS DAILY STOCKS REVIEW THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018

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ASIA UNITED BANK PH ISLANDS BDO LEASING BDO UNIBANK BRIGHT KINDLE CHINABANK COL FINANCIAL EAST WEST BANK FERRONOUX HLDG FILIPINO FUND IREMIT MANULIFE METROBANK NTL REINSURANCE PB BANK PHIL NATL BANK PHIL STOCK EXCH PSBANK RCBC SECURITY BANK SUN LIFE UNION BANK

58.2 93.5 2.3 134.7 1.53 27.75 15.8 12.14 3.88 7.24 1.37 830 79.4 0.88 11.1 44.45 179.6 74 28.7 162 1,879 67.2

59 93.95 2.34 134.7 1.58 27.8 15.92 12.22 3.94 7.24 1.48 835 79.4 0.9 11.1 44.6 180 74.6 28.8 162 1,879 67.2

58.2 93 2.3 131 1.53 27.65 15.8 12 3.85 7.24 1.37 830 78.5 0.85 11.1 43.05 174 74 28.3 157.5 1,874 66.7

FINANCIALS 58.8 1,880 93.2 1,716,650 2.3 103,000 133.8 1,810,680 1.58 3,000 27.7 61,000 15.9 21,600 12.1 285,700 3.94 20,000 7.24 1,600 1.48 9,000 835 110 79 1,372,870 0.9 540,000 11.1 100,200 43.05 503,900 177 440 74 960 28.35 46,500 161 508,990 1,874 20 66.9 6,280

110,664 160,090,983 239,250 240,501,239 4,640 1,689,805 341,446 3,450,856 77,750 11,584 12,550 91,350 108,402,386 473,850 1,112,220 21,912,315 77,897 71,046 1,320,285 81,286,497 37,530 420,538.50

88,500 -26,051,591 2,238,016 2,775 -667,464 -83,000 65,935,105.50 1,720 2,220 -17,595,900 134,160 -26,280,284 -307,300.50

ABOITIZ POWER AGRINURTURE ALLIANCE SELECT ALSONS CONS BASIC ENERGY CEMEX HLDG CENTURY FOOD CIRTEK HLDG CNTRL AZUCARERA CONCEPCION CONCRETE B CROWN ASIA DAVINCI CAPITAL DEL MONTE DNL INDUS EAGLE CEMENT EEI CORP EMPERADOR FIRST GEN FIRST PHIL HLDG GINEBRA GREENERGY HOLCIM INTEGRATED MICR IONICS JOLLIBEE LIBERTY FLOUR LMG CHEMICALS MANILA WATER MAXS GROUP MEGAWIDE MERALCO MG HLDG PANASONIC PEPSI COLA PETROENERGY PETRON PHIL H2O PHINMA PHINMA ENERGY PHX PETROLEUM PILIPINAS SHELL PRYCE CORP RFM CORP ROXAS AND CO ROXAS HLDG SFA SEMICON SHAKEYS PIZZA SMC FOODANDBEV SPC POWER TKC METALS UNIV ROBINA VITARICH VIVANT VULCAN INDL

33 17.74 1.01 1.24 0.249 1.69 15.5 32.1 17.06 37.5 78.05 1.65 6.02 6.62 10.3 15 8.55 7 18.5 63 24.45 2.15 6.2 9.45 1.84 294.4 51.05 4.26 28 9.99 18.78 385.2 0.175 5.87 1.38 3.99 8.4 5.37 8.75 0.91 11 47.75 5.4 4.81 1.88 2.85 1.42 10.38 84.25 5.5 0.84 129.8 1.83 17 1.84

33.1 17.74 1.02 1.25 0.25 1.7 15.5 33.15 17.06 37.5 78.05 1.73 7.7 6.75 10.48 15.38 8.55 7 19.18 64.95 24.45 2.2 6.25 9.45 1.84 296.6 51.05 4.3 28 9.99 18.92 386 0.175 5.87 1.38 3.99 8.4 5.4 8.78 0.91 11 48.1 5.4 4.81 1.95 2.99 1.55 10.5 84.3 5.68 0.88 129.8 1.87 17 1.94

32.5 17.42 0.99 1.24 0.247 1.64 14.7 32 17 37.1 78.05 1.6 6.02 6.6 10.3 14.88 8.28 6.97 18.28 62.8 24.15 2.06 5.91 9.1 1.74 293 51.05 4.2 27.8 9.9 18.4 380 0.175 5.87 1.34 3.95 8.28 5.12 8.25 0.89 10.9 47.05 5.3 4.75 1.83 2.62 1.34 10.38 84.2 5.5 0.84 126.2 1.77 16.9 1.81

INDUSTRIAL 32.5 1,602,800 17.6 332,100 1.02 6,120,000 1.25 413,000 0.249 1,730,000 1.64 8,453,000 14.8 926,400 33.15 174,700 17 2,800 37.2 1,600 78.05 10 1.72 142,000 6.82 3,206,100 6.6 20,800 10.3 3,036,700 14.96 196,800 8.28 123,300 6.98 35,800 19.18 5,873,300 63 333,130 24.15 17,100 2.16 19,954,000 6 215,500 9.2 1,739,400 1.79 715,000 296 504,510 51.05 310 4.3 45,000 28 872,300 9.95 172,500 18.5 5,351,300 380 239,940 0.175 300,000 5.87 500 1.35 322,000 3.95 16,000 8.28 1,412,000 5.17 102,100 8.31 11,800 0.9 2,087,000 11 134,800 48 1,236,900 5.31 670,500 4.8 7,011,000 1.83 556,000 2.62 60,000 1.48 704,000 10.46 2,200 84.2 783,860 5.55 2,684,200 0.88 6,000 127 1,624,150 1.8 12,062,000 16.9 1,300 1.89 39,139,000

52,493,520 5,830,082 6,133,630 512,650 429,050 13,983,460 13,767,956 5,717,310 47,652 59,530 780.5 237,910 22,193,823 137,811 31,331,728 2,951,024 1,031,915 249,726 110,713,104 21,022,966.50 413,295 42,437,170 1,299,946 16,019,708 3 1,259,210 148,851,062 15,825.50 189,960 24,411,560 1,711,815 99,809,778 91,779,462 52,500 2,935 438,280 63,480 11,778,122 542,731 98,590 1,878,450 1,474,388 59,338,830 3,571,434 33,701,850 1,038,160 172,830 1,027,640 23,036 66,026,564 14,955,937 5,080 206,197,262 22,010,590 22,070 73,678,050

-18,295,675 434,122.00 92,780 -500,250 336,920 -5,694,870 -637,758 96,200 -12,600 3,432,088 -842,138 166,638.00 -41,851 73,800,884 2,102,681.50 997,980 -1,218,831 ,812,182.9992 -52,870 83,681,768 8,358,630 29,950 307,738 20,437,462 -52,500 -340,620 11,970 2,650,775 -1,712,100 -52,800 -5,545,840 -3,119,834 -8,161,550 723,770 33,970,512.50 -100,067,677 722,100 -17,000 254,970

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0.64 54 11.92 0.8 21.55 1.41 1.4 960 7.35 12.92 10.06 3.66 974.5 5.95 52.65 5.07 0.53 4.13 16.96 0.61 4.87 0.04 1.24 2.4 170 960 0.74 1.33 559 265.8 0.25

0.66 54.65 11.92 0.88 32.25 1.41 1.4 960 7.35 12.92 10.1 5.2 975 6 52.95 5.25 0.55 4.2 17.3 0.61 4.87 0.045 1.25 2.45 171 965 0.74 1.33 559 280 0.25

0.62 52.5 11.74 0.8 21.2 1.37 1.35 934 7.19 12.46 9.97 3.66 940 5.94 51.3 5.07 0.53 4.1 16.7 0.59 4.77 0.04 1.24 2.38 169 942 0.74 1.27 467 265.8 0.24

HOLDING FIRMS 0.64 22,034,000 52.75 10,472,980 11.88 4,176,200 0.8 114,000 29.35 16,523,800 1.38 9,381,000 1.4 3,023,000 934 437,970 7.3 375,500 12.58 4,158,400 10.04 303,500 5.1 500 940 181,450 5.94 12,200 52 932,400 5.25 25,000 0.55 215,000 4.15 6,671,000 17.1 9,585,300 0.59 195,000 4.82 37,272,000 0.04 256,600,000 1.24 31,000 2.4 627,000 169.5 616,940 950 414,230 0.74 6,000 1.33 235,000 505 730 280 9,270 0.249 3,670,000

14,197,820 552,136,429.50 49,396,244 91,780 378,701,345 12,964,240 4,163,700 411,204,215 2,727,537 52,329,134 3,053,630 2,282 173,032,975 72,570 48,442,506.50 128,120 118,210 27,728,120 164,169,466 115,110 179,182,620 10,765,000 38,460 1,509,850 104,666,279 393,877,045 4,440 301,940 364,660 2,594,528 899,370

-40,920 -6,392,292.50 8,162,140 333,634,350 935,900.00 -209,592,540 1,017,626 -25,037,956 0 29,724,600 220,693.50 2,294,840 24,054,828 83,780 -35,725,680 -180,500 1,240 -49,000 -62,556,461 -83,402,900 -31,000 50,348 56,390

8990 HLDG A BROWN ANCHOR LAND ARANETA PROP ARTHALAND CORP AYALA LAND BELLE CORP CEB LANDMASTERS CEBU HLDG CENTURY PROP CITYLAND DEVT CROWN EQUITIES CYBER BAY DM WENCESLAO DOUBLEDRAGON EMPIRE EAST FILINVEST LAND GLOBAL ESTATE MEGAWORLD MRC ALLIED PHIL ESTATES PHIL INFRADEV PHIL REALTY PRIMEX CORP ROBINSONS LAND

7.75 0.8 9.64 1.76 0.59 42.45 2.42 4.05 5.9 0.4 0.85 0.224 0.33 8.07 18.3 0.485 1.49 1.11 4.81 0.4 0.475 2.43 0.38 3.76 21.5

7.75 0.8 10.6 1.77 0.59 42.45 2.48 4.1 6 0.41 0.89 0.228 0.38 8.07 18.4 0.5 1.49 1.11 4.81 0.42 0.48 2.43 0.395 3.8 21.6

7.73 0.78 9.64 1.75 0.57 41.55 2.36 4.01 5.9 0.4 0.85 0.224 0.33 7.99 18.2 0.485 1.47 1.07 4.77 0.39 0.475 2.36 0.38 3.71 21.35

NAME

HIGH

LOW

CLOSE

VOLUME

VALUE

ROCKWELL SHANG PROP SM PRIME HLDG STA LUCIA LAND STARMALLS VISTA LAND

2.01 3.1 36.55 1.19 5.79 5.21

2.01 3.1 36.65 1.19 5.79 5.24

1.96 3.09 35.5 1.17 5.41 5.15

1.98 3.09 35.5 1.19 5.6 5.2

79,000 236,000 7,439,500 39,000 388,700 9,652,000

156,530 730,280 267,797,640 46,110 2,173,350 50,033,020

-309,740 -53,026,475.00 -20,157,330

2GO GROUP ABS CBN ACESITE HOTEL APC GROUP APOLLO GLOBAL ASIAN TERMINALS BERJAYA BLOOMBERRY CEBU AIR CHELSEA DFNN INC EASYCALL FAR EASTERN U GLOBE TELECOM GMA NETWORK GOLDEN BRIA HARBOR STAR IMPERIAL INTL CONTAINER IPEOPLE IPM HLDG ISLAND INFO ISM COMM LBC EXPRESS LEISURE AND RES LORENZO SHIPPNG MACROASIA MANILA JOCKEY MELCO RESORTS METRO RETAIL METROALLIANCE A METROALLIANCE B MLA BRDCASTING NOW CORP PACIFIC ONLINE PAL HLDG PHIL SEVEN CORP PHILWEB PLDT PREMIUM LEISURE PRMIERE HORIZON PUREGOLD ROBINSONS RTL SBS PHIL CORP SSI GROUP STI HLDG TRANSPACIFIC BR TRAVELLERS WATERFRONT WILCON DEPOT

11.74 20.5 1.44 0.39 0.039 13 2.55 8.45 73.35 6.77 7.4 19.2 920 2,092 5.23 325 3.4 1.8 95 11 7.2 0.113 5.9 14.38 3.53 0.75 14.68 5.36 7.25 2.33 2.34 2.34 19 3.75 10 8.25 112 3.23 1,207 0.75 0.325 42.55 74.55 7.41 2.38 0.66 0.4 5.28 0.7 12.3

11.8 20.5 1.49 0.425 0.042 13.46 2.61 8.45 74.75 6.8 7.93 20.45 920 2,100 5.3 326 3.4 1.8 95 11.64 7.2 0.115 6.05 14.38 3.59 0.75 14.9 5.5 7.29 2.33 2.46 2.35 19 3.85 10 8.26 117 3.29 1,207 0.77 0.33 42.9 74.55 7.5 2.43 0.67 0.425 5.28 0.71 12.38

11 20 1.44 0.39 0.037 13 2.54 8.26 73.35 6.69 7.4 18.12 920 2,064 5.23 317 3.33 1.8 93.65 11 7.2 0.111 5.81 14.3 3.42 0.75 14.66 5.3 7.25 2.25 2.24 2.32 18.48 3.65 10 8.25 112 3.17 1,188 0.74 0.32 42.55 72.1 7.35 2.34 0.64 0.39 5.25 0.69 12.1

SERVICES 11.46 20 1.46 0.415 0.038 13 2.59 8.34 73.75 6.69 7.93 19.24 920 2,080 5.3 325 3.34 1.8 94 11.64 7.2 0.114 5.95 14.3 3.54 0.75 14.66 5.5 7.25 2.29 2.29 2.33 18.48 3.8 10 8.26 117 3.25 1,188 0.76 0.325 42.85 72.5 7.5 2.34 0.66 0.42 5.25 0.71 12.28

146,600 43,700 3,650,000 7,120,000 134,200,000 734,900 4,648,000 8,380,900 35,370 1,420,600 400 648,300 1,060 52,670 63,200 400 638,000 2,000 832,430 1,400 5,000 460,000 11,300,900 1,800 317,000 70,000 319,800 26,700 50,812,200 1,022,000 2,260,000 53,000 200 2,085,000 9,000 1,900 10,280 964,000 86,480 7,209,000 730,000 3,324,500 1,237,650 18,300 3,141,000 12,748,000 79,260,000 213,500 1,758,000 1,371,600

1,656,798 884,380 5,331,960 2,959,300 5,181,700 9,554,444 11,999,430 69,927,152 2,613,058.50 9,543,403 3,013 12,596,277 975,200 109,512,570 331,608 129,436 2,141,420 3,600 78,445,949.50 15,590 36,000 52,350 66,861,570 25,756 1,115,340 52,500 4,739,480 142,246 368,390,707 2,334,540 5,321,760 123,960 3,748 7,823,860 90,000 15,684 1,166,129 3,117,030 103,650,640 5,464,020 237,150 142,449,915 90,148,416.50 135,680 7,436,320 8,374,740 32,855,950 1,122,911 1,236,100 16,784,250

-109,354 -8,820 406,300 -15,700 -22,206,481 251,568.50 -241,989 2,220 -59,776 49,446,500 -23,100 20,592,201 2,052,266 10,500 171,760 187,239,466 11,490 -144,200 -5,080 -622,690 -30,077,020 231,160 -15,069,385 -45,934,907 -928,280 -2,324,160 -258,650 -743,715 -2,128,608

ABRA MINING APEX MINING ATLAS MINING ATOK BENGUET A CENTURY PEAK COAL ASIA HLDG DIZON MINES FERRONICKEL LEPANTO A LEPANTO B MARCVENTURES NICKEL ASIA NIHAO OMICO CORP ORNTL PENINSULA ORNTL PETROL A ORNTL PETROL B PHILODRILL PHINMA PETRO PX MINING PXP ENERGY SEMIRARA MINING UNITED PARAGON

0.0021 1.66 2.51 15.5 1.16 1.9 0.3 7.1 1.71 0.101 0.108 1.07 2.39 1.05 0.59 0.89 0.012 0.013 0.012 3.58 2.81 15.98 25.2 0.0061

0.0021 1.69 2.51 16 1.16 1.9 0.3 7.5 1.73 0.103 0.108 1.08 2.4 1.1 0.59 0.95 0.013 0.013 0.012 3.58 2.91 16.34 26 0.0064

0.0019 1.66 2.51 15.2 1.16 1.9 0.3 7.1 1.69 0.093 0.104 1.07 2.3 1.05 0.59 0.88 0.012 0.012 0.011 3.48 2.77 15.86 24.9 0.0061

MINING & OIL 0.0019 3,448,000,000 1.66 1,518,000 2.51 5,000 16 5,600 1.16 5,000 1.9 20,000 0.3 40,000 7.49 4,600 1.7 8,042,000 0.093 38,790,000 0.106 930,000 1.08 5,000 2.3 4,973,000 1.06 97,000 0.59 1,000 0.95 636,000 0.013 14,400,000 0.012 12,300,000 0.011 26,000,000 3.48 2,000 2.81 2,082,000 16.12 2,991,400 24.95 3,813,000 0.0064 2,000,000

6,645,600 2,543,710 12,550 86,330 5,800 38,000 12,000 33,980 13,810,120 3,866,570 96,810 5,380 11,592,630 102,770 590 588,900 175,600 149,900 296,400 7,060 5,870,950 48,227,488 95,344,915 12,500

37,650 -2,130 -149,270 -13,160 2,600 -297,270 -451,608 -44,558,600 -

ABS HLDG PDR AC PREF B1 AC PREF B2 ALCO PREF B DD PREF FGEN PREF G GLO PREF P GMA HLDG PDR GTCAP PREF B HOUSE PREF A LR PREF MWIDE PREF SMC PREF 2B SMC PREF 2C SMC PREF 2D SMC PREF 2F SMC PREF 2I

19.18 460 490 99 98.9 103 475 5.07 910 94.45 1 99.5 75.5 76.2 73.95 74.55 73.5

19.18 460 490 99 98.9 103 475 5.2 910 95 1 101.5 75.95 76.6 74 74.55 73.6

18.82 460 490 98 97.9 103 475 5.07 910 94 1 99.3 75 76.2 73.95 74.55 73.5

PREFERRED 19 84,600 460 170 490 10 98 18,040 97.9 130 103 20,620 475 300 5.19 42,000 910 10 94 3,500 1 476,000 101.5 20,090 75.9 10,260 76.6 105,290 73.95 9,150 74.55 2,100 73.5 29,000

1,611,350 78,200 4,900 1,770,668.50 12,827 2,123,860 142,500 216,855 9,100 330,205.50 476,000 1,996,965 770,096 8,042,395.50 676,882.50 156,555 2,131,650

-1,402,364 168,690 -750,359.00 -4,987,182 -

LR WARRANT

2.05

2.1

1.96

WARRANTS 2.02 268,000

545,990

-

ITALPINAS MAKATI FINANCE XURPAS

4.6 2.65 1.35

4.65 2.98 1.4

4.58 2.65 1.33

4.6 2.98 1.33

561,420 29,480 6,610,570

-4,570 -797,160

FIRST METRO ETF

113.4

113.4

111.9

1,267,312

-136,640

MS

PROPERTY 7.75 0.79 10.6 1.75 0.59 41.9 2.39 4.09 6 0.405 0.89 0.226 0.345 7.99 18.22 0.5 1.49 1.1 4.79 0.41 0.475 2.36 0.395 3.8 21.55

760,700 631,000 7,600 83,000 94,000 8,969,300 2,241,000 283,000 48,100 640,000 40,000 1,170,000 5,140,000 2,020,700 153,900 52,000 3,527,000 923,000 14,847,000 91,540,000 370,000 12,574,000 190,000 176,000 1,613,100

5,893,833 499,330 77,482 146,290 53,940 376,897,705 5,426,680 1,147,310 288,230 257,800 34,570 264,430 1,809,450 16,254,838 2,815,542 25,280 5,238,300 999,740 71,134,910 37,553,700 175,800 30,026,780 72,500 662,940 34,707,565

7,985,855 -1,232,950 266,990 28,350 880 -708,200 1,139,142 3,553,030 46,020,420 -716,100 -1,792,730 139,050 -3,719,910

NET FOREIGN BUYING/(SELLING), PHP

OPEN

USD DMPL A1 USD DMPL A2

10 10

TRADING SUMMARY FINANCIAL

10 10

SHARES 7,611,651

INDUSTRIAL

133,826,325

HOLDING FIRMS

388,844,161

PROPERTY

166,067,397

SERVICES

345,101,638

MINING & OIL

3,566,967,695

GRAND TOTAL

4,613,459,183

10 10

SME

122,000 11,000 4,895,000

EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS 112 11,300 10 10

DDS

2,500 5,260

25,000 52,600

-

VALUE 1,790.40 (down) 7.67 700,919,966.74 FINANCIAL INDUSTRIAL 10,842.51 (down) 64.73 1,261,415,159.69 HOLDING FIRMS 7,443.35 (down) 101.91 2,859,264,484.462 PROPERTY 3,672.33 (down) 73.10 SERVICES 1,424.27 (down) 13.15 915,615,840.885 MINING & OIL 8,554.64 (down) 51.41 1,251,083,327.75 PSEI 7,535.32 (down) 95.58 189,556,114.9488 All Shares Index 4,530.92 (down) 43.24 7,186,327,992.58 Gainers: 74; Losers: 113; Unchanged: 50; Total: 237

Pilipinas Shell allocating P4b for ‘19 capital expenditures By Alena Mae S. Flores PILIPINAS Shell Petroleum Corp. is allocating P4 billion in capital expenditures for 2019, the same level as this year, with about P2 billion to be spent for retail network expansion. Pilipinas Shell president and chief executive officer Cesar Romero said Thursday the company was earmarking P1 billion to fund refinery operations and another P1 billion for petroleum supply. The company owns the country’s second largest oil refinery in Batangas with a capacity of 110,000 barrels per day. “Our capex is consistent at P4 billion. We are spending about P2 billion for retail for the construction of 50 to 70 stations,” Romero said. Pilipinas Shell opened 25 stations in the first three quarters of the year, and is on track to complete 50 to 70 new sites yearly. “We are on track of completing 50 to 70 stations this year. We hope to have 1,100 stations by end of the year,” the official said. Romero said Pilipinas Shell was focused on maintaining the company’s market share for retail at 33 percent. The company posted net earnings of P7.2 billion in the first nine months, eight percent higher than P6.63 billion year-on-year. Pilipinas Shell, however, posted lower earnings of P1.75 billion in the third quarter from P2.442 billion on year. “We hope that with the decline in prices, demand will again pick up,” Romero said. The company recorded higher revenues of P162.8 billion in the first nine months from P124.119 billion on year. Expenses during the nine-month period also increased to P151.85 billion from P113.95 billion on year. Revenues increased during the third quarter to P58.17 billion from P41.65 billion on year but expenses also rose to P55.28 billion from P38.12 billion. Pilipinas Shell’s non-fuels retail segment continues to enjoy doubledigit growth, with increasing samestore sales and higher lubricant sales.

Marcventures to raise capital stock up to P7b By Jenniffer B. Austria MARCVENTURES Holdings Inc. is increasing its authorized capital stock to up to P7 billion from P4 billion in preparation for a possible fund raising activity. Marcventures said in a filing with the Philippine Stock Exchange it would seek shareholders’ approval to raise the capital stock P7 billion and create 100 million class of preferred shares with a par value of P10 apiece, or a total of P1 billion. “The stockholders will be requested to authorize the board of directors to fix the size of the increase in the authorized capital stock and the number of preferred shares as well as the conditions of issuance, including the dividend rate of the preferred shares,” Marcventures said. Marcventures will also propose the placing and subscription of up to 600 million in new common shares from the current capital stock and the issuance of warrants. Based on the stock’s current price of P1.08 per share, the placement of 600 million shares could potentially raise P648 million in proceeds. “The proceeds raised from the placing and subscription transaction, exercise of the warrants, and issuance of common and preferred shares are intended to be used by the company for capital expenditures, expansion of operations, repayment of loans and operational expenses,” the mining company said. Marcventures, through whollyowned subsidiary Marcventures Mining & Development Corp., holds a mineral production sharing agreement covering an area of 4,799 hectares in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur. MMDC has identified nickel ore as the primary mineral that will be extracted and sold to third parties due to the abundance and favorable characteristics of nickel within the mineral property.


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 CESAR BARRIOQUINTO, Editor mst.daydesk@gmail.com

In the Balkans, winter cheer is darkened by a toxic smog

ONCE UPON A KITCHEN. This is the atmosphere at Once Upon A Kitchen at Gotham Hall on Dece. 5, 2018, in New York City.

AFP

IN BRIEF Extinction warning for rat kangaroo SYDNEY―A truffle-eating Australian marsupial known as the rat kangaroo has suffered a dramatic population decline and could become extinct without urgent action to save the species, a report warned Thursday. The World Wildlife Fund said only two populations of the northern bettong remained in the wet coastal tropics of northern Queensland state, numbering at most 2,500 individuals, down 70 percent in the past 30 years. The nocturnal, rabbit-sized bettongs are at risk from feral cats, land-clearing and wildfires, which have become more frequent and fierce in Queensland due to climate change. “We know particularly with climate change a massive wildfire could be just around the corner,” said Tim Cronin, WWF’s senior manager for species conservation in Australia. “Any situation where you have one population isolated and that’s all you have in the wild, it puts you at a really high risk.” Cronin said it was critical to establish an “insurance population” of the northern bettong, protected from pests and fire, and consider raising the species’ status from “endangered” to “critically endangered”. “It’s not too late for the northern bettong, but our window of opportunity for action is closing fast,” he said.

Malaysia burns 2.8 tons of pangolin scales

SARAJEVO―Winter is here and coal is burning, enveloping the Balkans in a toxic smog and turning its cities into some of the most polluted on the planet. As hundreds of nations gather in Poland for the UN’s COP24 climate summit this week, residents in this corner of Europe are wondering when their governments will do anything to address an annual plague that is killing thousands. The pollution levels reached alarming heights in early December. On Tuesday, the Macedonian capital Skopje was ranked the third most polluted city in the world, while Sarajevo was fifth, according to the monitor AirVisual. Pristina, the capital of Kosovo that relies on two coal-fired plants for more than 95 percent of its electricity, was not far behind. “In three decades of teaching, I have never seen so many children cough and get sick,” said Vesna Delevska, a 56-year-old teacher in Skopje. “On the worst days, many parents don’t even send their children to school,” she told AFP, describing the conditions as “unbearable”.

Lignite-fired power plants across the region, many of which are old and pollute heavily, plus the burning of coal to warm individual homes, pump the air with toxins. In Skopje and Sarajevo, a ring of mountains helps trap the hazardous air in valleys where residents live, shrouding them in a grey fog. An October UN report said fossil fuel emissions must be slashed by half in the next 12 years to limit global temperature rises. But Balkan governments are bucking the European trend by boosting their investment coal, with plans to build new power plants across the region. The effects are plain to see. Five Balkan cities with coal or lignite-based industries are among Europe’s top ten most polluted cities, according to a 2017 report by the World Health Organization. They include Tuzla (Bosnia), Pljevlja (Montenegro), Skopje, Tetovo and Bitola (Macedonia). The only ones benefiting from the pollution are those selling air purifiers, which one vendor in Macedonia’s capital said are flying off the shelves “like hot cakes”. AFP

Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi prince aides over khashoggi

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STANBUL―A Turkish court issued arrest warrants Wednesday for two suspects close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, increasing pressure on the kingdom’s de facto leader.

The chief prosecutor’s office in Istanbul filed an application on Tuesday to obtain the warrants for Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, described in court documents as being “among the planners” of Khashoggi’s grisly killing. Then on Wednesday, an Istanbul court issued the arrest warrants for Assiri and Qahtani on the charge of “deliberately killing [someone] with monstrous feeling or causing torment”, according to state news agency Anadolu. Assiri, the former deputy head of general intelligence,

PORT DICKSON―Malaysia on Thursday torched nearly three tons of seized scales of endangered pangolins worth $9 million in a bid to deter illegal wildlife trafficking from Africa. The Southeast Asian nation is battling to clamp down on rife trafficking through its borders of the ant-eating mammals, whose scales are highly valued in traditional Chinese medicine. “Such a huge seizure and torching of it is definitely a blow to smuggling syndicates,” Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim, the director-general of the Wildlife and National Parks Department told AFP. Some 3,000 pangolins would have been killed to obtain the 2.8 tons (2,800 kilograms) of scales, Abdul Kadir estimated. The scales were confiscated by customs officials at Malaysia’s Port Klang between May and September 2017. The animal parts arrived in three different shipments from Ghana and Cameroon, and had false local addresses, officials said. “Forensic examination of the scales showed that it is from the African species,” said Abdul Kadir. The scales were incinerated at a private waste disposal plant in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, south of the capital Kuala Lumpur. Seized pangolin scales are usually meant for foreign markets including China and Vietnam, where raw pangolin scales are sold for large profits in traditional Chinese medicine.AFP

often sat in during Prince Mohammed’s closed-door Chairman Bob Corker said he had “zero question in my meetings with visiting foreign dignitaries. Qahtani was mind” that Prince Mohammed directed the killing. Trump ally and fellow Republican Senator a key counsellor to the crown prince. Both were sacked after Riyadh admitted Khashoggi Lindsey Graham said the “crazy” crown prince was was killed in the Saudi consulate. “complicit in the murder of Mr Khashoggi to the Saudi Arabia has sought to distance Prince highest level possible”. Mohammed from the murder and has received “You have to be willfully blind” not to conclude support from US President Donald Trump. the murder was orchestrated by people under Prince His administration has downplayed possible links Mohammed’s command, Graham added, in a swipe between the crown prince and what happened to at Trump, Mattis and Pompeo. Khashoggi, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo On Wednesday, Mattis said Graham “has the right and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis saying they had to his own opinion.” seen no direct ties. “We believe in accountability for whoever was directly But two key senators from Trump’s own involved in the Khashoggi murder”, he told reporters. Republican party said Tuesday that a briefing by the “I am quite satisfied we will find more evidence of CIA’s director had strengthened their conviction that what happened. I just don’t know what it is going to Prince Mohammed directed the murder. be, or who will be implicated, but we will follow it as After the hour-long briefing by CIA director Gina far as we can.” AFP Haspel, US SenRepublic of the Philippines ate Foreign NATIONAL FOOD AUTHORITY Relations REGION 10 Committee Baloy, Cagayan de Oro City

county employee prepares flowers and a placard ahead of an interfaith memorial service at the burial site of the ashes of 1,467 individuals who died, but whose remains went unclaimed, at the Los Angeles County Crematory and Cemetery on December 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. Every December, mourners and county employees gather around a recently dug grave at the cemetery to remember the forgotten dead homeless people and others without family members to claim their remains. Clergy from various faith groups lead the service for people who died in 2015, observing the three-year window to allow time for family members and loved ones to claim remains. AFP

Bush to be buried after four days of tribute HOUSTON―George H.W. Bush was to be laid to rest Thursday, concluding a four-day tribute to the 41st president that saw America briefly set aside its political divisions. After a state funeral Wednesday in Washington that was attended by the country’s five living presidents and foreign dignitaries, Bush’s flag-draped coffin was flown to Houston. He will lie in repose at St Martin’s Episcopal Church, where the Bushes worshiped for decades, until he is buried. Bush will be interred at his presidential library in College Station next to his wife Barbara, who died in April, and their daughter Robin who died of leukemia at age three. At the memorial service President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania shared a front row pew in the National Cathedral with past presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and their wives as an honor guard brought Bush’s casket into the prayer hall. Former president George W. Bush tapped the casket twice when he walked up to deliver a rousing eulogy, fighting through tears as he sang the praises of his father and predecessor as commander-in-chief, who died

INVITATION TO BID

MEMORIAL. A

Friday at age 94. “He showed me what it means to be a president who serves with integrity, leads with courage, and acts with love in his heart for the citizens of our country,” Bush said. “He was born with just two settings -- full throttle, then sleep,” he said. “To us, his was the brightest of a thousand points of light,” he said in a reference to his father’s signature call to volunteerism. Wednesday’s funeral capped a national homage that saw Bush lie in state in the US Capitol rotunda, where thousands paid respects to a statesman who steered the nation through turbulent times including the end of the Cold War -- and in a style dramatically different to the current president. Since Bush’s death, Trump has traded his usual provocative posture for one of solemnity, tweeting before the service about “a day of celebration for a great man who has led a long and distinguished life.” “He will be missed!” Trump wrote. At the funeral, Trump and his Democratic predecessors appeared locked in an uneasy truce. Trump arrived and shook hands with Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. AFP

FOR THE SUPPLY OF GRAINS HANDLING SERVICES FOR NFA-REGION 10 FOR CY 2019 The NATIONAL FOOD AUTHORITY, through its Corporate Operating Budget for CY 2017, intends to apply the sum of TWENTY EIGHT MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED SIXTY SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED THREE PESOS AND 12/100 (Php28,867,503.12) being the aggregated APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT (ABC) to payments under the contracts of in-warehouse handling services for NFA-Region 10 for CY 2019:

CONTRACT REF. NO.

PROVINCE

BUKIDNON CAMIGUIN CONLANAO DEL NORTE HS-2019-001 MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL MISAMIS ORIENTAL TOTAL

APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT (ABC) TOTAL BIDDING (INCLUSIVE OF VAT), NUMBER FEE (PhP) OF STOCK RATE (PhP) MOVEMENTS PER BAG/ TOTAL MOVE 1,004,566 5.13 5,153,423.58 275,200 5.10 1,403,520.00 558,084 5.22 2,913,198.48 25,000.00 439,318 5.13 2,253,701.34 3,284,226 5,561,394

5.22

17,143,659.72 28,867,503.12

Bid received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. Bidders should have completed within the last three years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the project to at least (50%) of the approved budget for the contract. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly in Section II. Instructions to Bidders (ITB). Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary “pass/fail” criterion as specified in the implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders on December 7, 2018 to January 4, 2019 (working days only) from the address below and upon payment of a non refundable bidding fee as specified in this Invitation. National Food Authority Region 10 shall hold a Pre-bid conference on December 17, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the 2nd Floor, Regional Office 10 Bldg., Baloy, Cagayan de Oro City, which shall be open only to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents. Bid must be delivered to the address below on or before January 4, 2019 at 1:30 P.M. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Late bids shall not be accepted. The Bid Opening shall be on January 4, 2019 at 1:31 P.M. at the 2nd Floor, Regional Office 10 Bldg., Baloy, Cagayan de Oro City. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders’ representative who chooses to attend. The National Food Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. For further information, please refer to: IDA CORAZON F. ELI BAC Secretariat Head National Food Authority Region 10 2nd Floor NFA Regional Office Baloy, Cagayan de Oro City Tel. No. (08822) 732215, (088) 8552721 Fax No. (088) 8552723 APOLINARIO J. BUERANO Assistant Regional Director and Chairperson, BAC M. Standard – Dec. 7, 2018


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until December 2020 for, or until such time that the amounts incurred are fully recovered, computed as shown in the table below:

TODAYENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF THE NATIONAL GRID CORPORATION OF THE PHILIPPINES FOR THE APPROVAL OF FORCE MAJEURE (FM) EVENT REGULATED FM PASSTHROUGH FOR THE BOMBING / SABOTAGE INCIDENTS IN MINDANAO AND LUZON, AND LIGHTNING / THUNDER INCIDENT IN LUZON IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES FOR SETTING TRANSMISSION WHEELING RATES, WITH PRAYER FOR PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY NATIONAL CORPORATION PHILIPPINES,

2019 0.01 0.00003

2020 0.02 0.00003

MINDANAO PhP/kW-mo. PhP/kWh

0.16 0.0003

0.03 0.0001

0.03 0.0001

19. NGCP proposes the FM Pass-Through Amounts for the years 2018 to 2020 to allow the recovery of the expenditures incurred by NGCP relative to the subject force majeure events. 20. The proposed FM Pass-Through Amounts can be recovered pursuant to Section 10.1.1 of the RTWR, wherein NGCP is allowed to recover the cost incurred for the repair, restoration, and rehabilitation of damage sustained by its transmission assets and other related facilities as a result of a force majeure event. A copy of the FM PassThrough Amount Computation is attached and made integral part of this Application. ERC CASE NO. 2018-100 RC

21. Further, the FM Pass-Through Amounts in this Application do not breach the Force Majeure Threshold Amount (FMTA) of PhP0.0357/ kWh in accordance with the RTWR. A copy of the FMTA Computation is attached and made integral part of this Application.

Applicant. x-------------------------------------x

22. Also, NGCP considered the NFAV of the transmission assets and other related facilities damaged by the subject force majeure events given that NGCP would have normally fully recovered the return of capital on said assets for the duration of their economic lives had these assets not been damaged or destroyed by the subject force majeure events.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: Notice is hereby given that on 2 October 2018, Applicant National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) filed an Application dated 14 September 2018, seeking the Commission’s approval of its force majeure event (Regulated FM Pass-Through) for the bombing/ sabotage incidents in Mindanao and Luzon, and the lightning/thunder incident in Luzon, with prayer for issuance of provisional authority.

JUSTIFICATION FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY 23. NGCP moves for the issuance of provisional approval for the immediate recovery of the FM Pass-Through Amounts pursuant to Section 3, Rule 14 of the 2006 ERC Rules of Practice and Procedure.

In the said Application, NGCP alleged, among others, the following:

24. NGCP needs to immediately recover the actual expenses incurred for the repair, restoration and rehabilitation of the damaged transmission assets and other related facilities. It must be emphasized that the rehabilitation of the assets damaged by the subject force majeure events required capital infusion, the recovery of which should be allowed immediately in order to avoid any financial strain in the operation of NGCP and to allow the continuous provision of transmission service to the grid customers.

1. It is a corporation created and existing under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines, with principal office address at NGCP Building, Quezon Avenue corner B.I.R Road, Diliman, Quezon City. It is the concessionaire that operates and maintains the nationwide transmission system pursuant to Section 21 of Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA).1

25. In addition, the timely implementation of the FM Pass-Through Amounts will allow the equal or even spread of the increases or decreases in tariffs from the initial implementation of the recovery of the cost.

2. Under Republic Act No. 9511,2 NGCP was granted a franchise to construct, install, finance, manage, improve, expand, operate, maintain, rehabilitate, repair and refurbish the present nationwide transmission system of the Republic of the Philippines.

26. A copy of the Judicial Affidavit of Agnes F. Dela Cruz, Head, Tariff Design and Billing Management Division, Revenue and Regulatory Affairs, in support of the instant Application, is attached and made integral part of the Application.

3. Pursuant to Section 10.1.1 of Resolution No. 21, Series of 2001,3 NGCP is allowed to recover the cost incurred for the repair, restoration, rehabilitation of its transmission assets and other related facilities damaged as a result of a force majeure event (FME), as defined in Article I of RTWR.

27. NGCP prays of this Commission to, after due notice and hearing:

Allegations on Bombing / Sabotage Incident in Mindanao as FME

a. Declare the bombing/sabotage incidents in Mindanao and Luzon, as well as the lightning/thunder incident in Luzon as Force Majeure Events (FME);

4. On 3 October 2017, Tower No. 106 of the Kibawe-Tacurong/Sultan Kudarat 138 kV line, located at Barangay Manarapan, Carmen, Cotabato, was bombed causing the complete collapse of the tower. Due to its force, the bombing caused damage to NGCP’s transmission assets and other related facilities in Mindanao. A copy of the Memorandum dated 4 October 2017, issued by the Chief of Police of Carmen, Cotabato is attached and made integral part of the Application.

b. Grant provisional approval to implement and bill the FM PassThrough Amounts to Mindanao and Luzon customers starting November 2018 billing month to December 2020 billing month or until such time that the amount incurred is fully recovered;

5. In compliance with Article X of the RTWR, NGCP filed an FME Notice dated 18 December 2017, duly stamped “Received” by the Commission. Allegations on Bombing / Sabotage Incident in Luzon as FME

Allegations on Lightning Incident in Luzon as FME 8. On 14 November 2017, heavy rains with frequent intense lightning and thunder were observed at the La Trinidad Substation in Benguet Province, followed by an explosion. As a result, NGCP’s transmission assets and other related facilities were damaged. A copy of the Certification dated 17 November 2017, issued by the Punong Barangay of Beckel, La Trinidad, Benguet is attached and made integral part of the Application.

FME Claim 10. Immediately after the devastation caused by the foregoing incidents, NGCP started the repair, restoration and rehabilitation of its damaged transmission assets and other related facilities in order to restore transmission service to its customers and the public. As a result, NGCP incurred additional costs for the repair, restoration and rehabilitation of the said damaged transmission assets.

13. Pursuant to Section 10.1.1 of the RTWR, NGCP is allowed to recover the cost it incurred in the repair, restoration, and rehabilitation of its transmission assets and other related facilities damaged by the subject force majeure events through an FM Pass-Through Amount.

FM Pass-Through Amount Computation 16. NGCP has not recovered from its Industrial All-Risk (IAR) Insurance Policy procured from the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) for the year 2017, the cost that it incurred in the repair, restoration, and rehabilitatIon of the transmission assets and other related facilities damaged by the subject force majeure events, considering that the affected assets are not covered by the IAR, the total cost of damage being below the One (1) Million US Dollars deductible amount. Thus, it is but proper for NGCP to file the instant FME Application to recover the cost it incurred for the repair, restoration and rehabilitation of its transmission assets and other related facilities damaged by the subject force majeure events pursuant to the RTWR. 17. The total cost NGCP incurred for the repair, restoration and rehabilitation of its transmission assets and other related facilities damaged by the subject force majeure events is Three Million Four Hundred Sixteen Thousand Seven Hundred Twelve Pesos and 11/100 (PhP3,416,712.11). Further, the recoverable values of the assets destroyed (Net Fixed Asset Value) is Four Million Three Hundred Thirty-One Thousand Eighty-Nine Pesos and 77/100 (PhP4,331,089.77). The breakdown of the expenses is shown in the table below: CAPEX* (PhP)

NFAV (PhP)

TOTAL (PhP)

1,110,772.77

1,064,576.04

2,175,348.81

175,613,87 2,130,325.47 3,416,712.11

2,016,309.38 1,250,204.35 4,331,089.77

2,191,923.25 3,380,529.82 7,747,801.88

*Capital Expenditures: Inclusive of VAT, exclusive of Permit Fees

18. NGCP proposes the FM Pass-Through Amounts, in PhP /kWmonth, as additional network charges starting November 2018 billing month

2020 0.02 0.00003

MINDANAO PhP/kW-mo. PhP/kWh

0.16 0.0003

0.03 0.0001

0.03 0.0001

LUZON PhP/kW-mo. PhP/kWh

2018 0.08 0.00016

2019 0.01 0.00003

2020 0.02 0.00003

MINDANAO PhP/kW-mo. PhP/kWh

0.16 0.0003

0.03 0.0001

0.03 0.0001

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Taguig starts Noche Buena pack doleout By Joel E. Zurbano

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ayor Laarni Cayetano has started distributing Noche Buena packs in the barangays as part of the city government’s annual Christmas gift-giving program for residents.

Some 30,000 Noche Buena packs went to residents of Barangays Fort Bonifacio, Pinagsama and North Signal Village on the first day of the city’s “Pamaskong Handog Program.” This was followed by gifting of 40,000 pack to beneficiaries gathered in different venues across Barangays Katuparan, South Signal Village, Central Signal Village and Maharlika Village. Some 19,000 Noche Buena packs were also distributed in Barangays South Daang Hari, North Daang Hari, and Tanyag, and 48,000 packs were brought across Barangays Western Bi-

cutan, Upper Bicutan, and Central Bicutan. Cayetano said the gift-giving is scheduled to “go around all the barangays of the ‘probinsyudad,’ a small token for the love residents have given Taguig City in the past year.” Meanwhile, the Taguig City police is rolling out measures that will ensure a safe and peaceful Christmas season in the city. Cayetano has directed the police to lay out plans that will prepare the city for the holiday season, including the security of local residents, students and people working in the city.

Exclude the proposed Pass-Through Amounts from the side constraint calculation.

The Commission has set the Application for determination of compliance with the jurisdictional requirements, expository presentation, Pre-trial Conference, and presentation of evidence on the following dates and venues: Date and Time

Venue

15 January 2019 (Tuesday) at Nine o`clock in the morning (9:00 A.M.)

ERC Hearing Room, 15th Floor, Pacific Center Building, San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City

Particulars

LUZON Jurisdictional and Expository Presentation

MINDANAO 16 January 2019 (Wednesday) at Nine o`clock in the morning (9:00 A.M.)

ERC Mindanao Field Office (MFO), Mezzanine Floor, Mintrade Building, Monteverde Avenue cor. Sales Street, Davao City

24 January 2019 (Thursday) at Nine o`clock in the morning (9:00 A.M.)

ERC Hearing Room, 15th Floor, Pacific Center Building, San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City

Expository Presentation and Pre-Trial Conference

LUZON Pre-trial Conference and Evidentiary Hearing

All persons who have an interest in the subject matter of the instant ‘ case may become a party by filing with the Commission a verified Petition to Intervene at least five (5) days prior to the initial hearing and subject to the requirements under Rule 9 of the 2006 ERC Rules of Practice and Procedure, indicating therein the docket number and title of the case and stating the following:

14. Within three (3) months after the occurrence of the subject force majeure events, NGCP filed before the Commission FME Notices for the bombing/sabotage incident in Mindanao and Luzon on 18 December 2017, and the FME Notice for the lightning/thunder incident in Luzon on 5 January 2018 pursuant to Sections 10.2.1 and 10.2.2 of the RTWR. 15. Thereafter, within twelve (12) months after the occurrence of the subject force majeure events, NGCP filed the instant FME Application, in accordance with Sections 10.2.1 and 10.2.3 of the RTWR.

2019 0.01 0.00003

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e. Approve and allow the recovery of the Net Fixed Asset Value of the transmission assets and other related facilities damaged by the subject force majeure events amounting to Four Million Three Hundred Thirty One Thousand Eighty-Nine Pesos and 77/100 (PhP4,331,089.77) given that it would have been fully recovered by NGCP if these transmission assets and other related facilities have not been damaged or destroyed by the subject force majeure events; and

11. Under Section 1.3 (a) of the RTWR, an FME is defined as a “typhoon, storm, tropical depression, flood, drought, volcanic eruption, earthquake, tidal wave or landslide; or an act of public enemy, war (declared or undeclared), sabotage, blockade, revolution, riot, insurrection, civil commotion or any violent or threatening actions.” 12. Based on the Memoranda issued by the Chief of Police of Carmen, Cotabato and the Chief of Police of Bauko, Mountain Province, respectively dated 4 October 2017 and 11 October 2017, and the Certification issued by the Punong Barangay of Beckel, La Trinidad, Benguet dated 17 November 2017, the unexpected and disruptive bombing/sabotage incidents in Mindanao and Luzon, as well as the lightning/thunder incident in Luzon (subject force majeure events) occurred, thus, falling within the definition of an FME in accordance with Section 1.3 of the RTWR.

2018 0.08 0.00016

d. Approve the proposed FM Pass-Through Amount to be collected from the Mindanao and Luzon customers starting November 2018 billing month to December 2020 billing month or until such time that the amount incurred is fully recovered, as follows:

7. In compliance with Article X of the RTWR, NGCP filed an FME Notice dated 18 December 2017, duly stamped “Received” by the Commission, a copy of which is attached to the Application as Annex “D.” The Commission acknowledged receipt of the FME Notice in its Letter dated 4 January 2018.

9. In compliance with Article X of the RTWR, NGCP filed an FME Notice dated 5 January 2018, duly stamped “Received” by the Commission. Likewise, the Commission acknowledged receipt of the FME Notice in its Letter dated 5 February 2018.

LUZON PhP/kW-mo. PhP/kWh

c. Approve the FME CAPEX amounting to Three Million Four Hundred Sixteen Thousand Seven Hundred Twelve Pesos and 11/100 (PhP3,416,712.11) incurred by NGCP for the repair, restoration, and rehabilitation of the damaged transmission assets and other related facilities due to the subject force majeure events;

6. On 10 October 2017, fully-armed men entered the premises of HEDCOR-Sabangan Substation at Sitio Lukong, Otucan Norte, Bauko, Mountain Province, and installed and detonated improvised explosive devices at the control room. This resulted in damage to the facilities, including NGCP’s transmission assets and related facilities, as well as power outage in the whole of Mountain Province and nearby areas. A copy of the Memorandum dated 11 October 2017 issued by the Chief of Police of Bauko, Mountain. Province is attached and made integral part of the Application.

Bombing/Sabotage in Mindanao Bombing/Sabotage in Luzon Lightning/Thunder in Luzon Total

2018 0.08 0.00016

Note: PhP/kWh in this table is only the equivalent PhP/kWh of the FME Pass-Through amounts in Php/kWmo. used to determine paragraph 21 of this Application.

GRID OF THE

FME

LUZON PhP/kW-mo. PhP/kWh

1) The petitioner’s name and address; 2) The nature of petitioner’s interest in the subject matter of the proceeding and the way and manner in which such interest is affected by the issues involved in the proceeding;and 3) A statement of the relief desired. All other persons who may want their views known to the Commission with respect to the subject matter of the case may file their Opposition or Comment thereon at any stage of the proceeding before Applicant rests its case, subject to the requirements under Rule 9 of the 2006 ERC Rules of Practice and Procedure. No particular form of Opposition or Comment is required, but the document, letter, or writing should contain the following: 1) The name and address of such person;

BORACAY UPDATE. Aklan Rep. Teodorico ‘Nonong’ Haresco discusses the rehabilitation of Boracay Island and other projects in the province as he met the media (inset) and vowed to continue the projects of the Duterte administration. Andrew Rabulan

QC touts anti-drug drive, peace and order efforts By Rio N. Araja QUEZoN City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte on Thursday lauded the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s regional Peace and order Council for acknowledging the city government for being one of the best and most effective anti-drug abuse councils in 2017. Based on the 2017 performance audit among city and municipality anti-drug abuse

councils in the National Capital region, the DILG cited the Quezon City anti-Drug abuse advisory Council for doing its utmost to combat illegal drugs, and handed Belmonte the award on the 12th regional Peace and order Council last Wednesday. “I thank the people of Quezon City for their support to fight the illegal drugs. QCaDaaC has many programs that have been very helpful to our anti-drug campaign,” said Belmonte, who chairs the council.

2) A concise statement of the Opposition or Comment; and 3) The grounds relied upon. All such persons who wish to have a copy of the Application may request from Applicant that they be furnished with the same; prior to the date of the initial hearing. Applicant is hereby directed to furnish all those making such request with copies of the Application and , its ,attachments, subject to the reimbursement of reasonable photocopying costs. Any such person may likewise examine the Application and other pertinent records filed with the Commission during the standard office hours. WITNESS, the Honorable Chairperson and CEO AGNES VST DEVANADERA and the Honorable Commissioners ALEXIS M. LUMBATAN and CATHERINE P. MACEDA, Energy Regulatory Commission, this 12th day of November 2018 in Pasig City.

JOSEFINA PATRICIA A. MAGPALE-ASIRIT Commissioner

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Republic Act No. 9136 entitled, “An Act Ordaining Reforms in the Electric Power Industry Amending for the Purpose Certain Laws and for Other Purposes” Republic Act No. 9511 entitled “An Act Granting the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines a Franchise to Engage in the Business of Conveying or Transmitting Electricity Through High Voltage Back-bone System or Interconnected Transmission Lines, Substations and Related Facilities, and for Other Purposes” Resolution No. 21, Series of 2001 entitled, “Rules for Setting Transmission Wheeling Rates (RTWR)” (MS-NOV. 29 & DEC. 7, 2018)

BICAM GAB. Lawmakers attend the bicameral conference meeting at the Senate on Wednesday to advance the agendas of their constituencies. Photo shows (from left) Rep. Estrellita Suansing of Nueva Ecija, 1-Pacman Party-list Rep. Mikee Romero, and Surigao del Sur 1st District Rep. Prospero Pichay Jr. Lino Santos CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK


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Baguio City: Cool and creative cREATIVE cITY. Baguio City recently staged its first Creative Festival which highlighted its unique crafts and folk arts through various presentations and activities, such as this art installation by Kidlat Tahimik, a Baguio native, at the Dominican Hill Heritage Site.

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HERE are plenty of reasons to visit Baguio. The Summer Capital of the Philippines is a premier destination to heal and reconnect with culture and nature. It offers a place where weary travelers can relax and artists and art enthusiasts can showcase and discover Filipinos' creativity.

The recently concluded Creative Festival, organized by the Tourism Promotions Board and Department of TourismCordillera administrative Region, highlighted Baguio's unique crafts and folk arts. The week-long event on Nov. 10-18, held for the first time in the first-ever UNESCO Creative City in the Philippines, was mounted to support and promote Baguio City not only as a destination for leisure but also a city rich in artistry and creativity. Hailed one of the 64 cities from 44 countries worldwide to join the reputable UNESCO Creative Cities Network in 2017, Baguio City holds the responsibility of promoting creative industries and integrating culture into sustainable urban development policies, hence, the Creative Festival. The festival, dubbed as “ENTacool,” was packed with activities including creative tour, cultural presentations, gallery exhibits, art discussions, and demos and workshops by master artists and artisans. “ENTacool” is coined from the words “entaku” which is a Cordillera indigenous term for “let’s go,” and “cool” which is commonly used to describe Baguio. ENTacool kicked off with a grand opening ceremony at the renowned Dominican Heritage Hill Site followed by a series of creative activities. also highlighting the festival was the opening of the firstever Forest Bathing Trail in Camp John Hay and the launch of a photo exhibit at the Bell House featuring Baguio’s history, heritage, and rich culture through the years. Through this event, TPB repositions Baguio City as a premier destination to improve one’s health and wellness and to find inspiration for creative ideas. It also promotes local communities and emphasizes Filipinos’ innate skills and talents for the arts.

Clockwise: Kulay ng Siglo visual arts workshop, Tourism Promotions Board chief operating officer Marie Venus Tan, Narda's Handwoven Arts & Crafts keeps traditional weaving alive, Maela Jose with her tinatik artwork.

A glimpse of Turkish culture at the mall

The first Forest Bathing Trail in the Camp John Hay is now open for those who want to try this nature therapy.

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Mall-goers at SM Mall of asia recently had the rare opportunity to get a glimpse of Turkish culture with traditional music and dance performances by the State Folk Dance Ensemble at the MOa Central atrium. a partnership between the Turkish Embassy in Manila and SM Mall of asia, the event showcased Turkey’s rich culture just in time for its National Day. Turkish National Day, or Cumhuriyet Bayramı, is an annual celebration of the anniversary of the proclamation of the Turkish Republic by Mustafa Kemal atatürk in 1923. It was also on this day that ankara was declared as the nation’s capital. During the event, musicians played Dancers Ismail Eraslan and Didem Roduplu songs on the clarinet and traditional perform traditional Turkish dance. Twisted Travels by Jessica Zafra Second secretary Ali Erbas and counsellor Melek Dilşen Seymenoğlu of the Turkish Embassy in Manila.

Turkish musicians perform at the SM Mall of Asia. Murat Omurtağ, Kanun player; Ali Başbuğ, Kemençe player; Salim Kabaci, clarinet player; Ramazan Konak, Ritim player.

Turkish instruments such as the Kanun, Kemençe, and Ritim. Dancers clad in colorful outfits performed the aegean Zeybek (which shows bravery, heroism, and self-confidence), the Trabzon (which resembles the flopping of a fish out of water), and Silif ke (which is danced to the rhythm of wooden spoons in the performers’ hands). Counsellor Melek Dilşen Seymenoğlu and second secretary Ali Erbas graced the event.

lost in central Europe with Zafra In this age of Waze and Google Maps, writer Jessica Zafra recommends getting lost as the best way to explore a foreign city. In her new book, Twisted Travels: Rambles in Central Europe, she gets drunk in Prague, wanders through haunted castles in Cesky Krumlov, browses through books in Budapest, and relives the complicated histories of Warsaw and Krakow. along the way she visits the Vienna Opera, loses her luggage in

Rome, imagines an alternate life in Venice, and becomes embroiled in a Parisian petty crime drama. Twisted Travels: Rambles in Central Europe is published by Visprint in cooperation with Discover Central Europe and the embassies of the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland in Manila. It is now available at Fully Booked branches, shopee.ph, lazada.com.ph, and National Bookstores.


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Christmas is Jose Mari Chan’s season IN THIS country, Christmas, a celebration common to all nations with Christian heritage, is a lengthy party that starts (un)officially on the first day of September. I guess we’re the only nation that makes a big fuss with the onset of September, as it, according to the radio jocks nationwide, is the month that Filipinos begin to count the days till Christmas day. And guess what Christmas tune you’d hear on the radio from that day on? It’s “Christmas In Our Hearts” written and sung by businessmanturned-singing icon Jose Mari Chan. Ironically, this is the song he least anticipated to become a big hit. In fact, when that song was released along with other songs in a Christmas album of the same title on Nov. 17, 1990 by Universal Records. It was the cut “My Perfect Christmas” that was promoted by the record company. But the album sold, and in 2006 it posted over 600,000 units in the Philippines alone, giving it a Double Diamond by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI). Chan’s Christmas album is considered to be the first OPM album to surpass the Diamond status. It is currently the biggest-selling album in the Philippines, selling close to a million copies to date. Jose Mari Chan and became known to Filipinos, as “The Father of Philippine Christmas Music.” The song has an interesting story behind it. In 1990, two years after he returned to the Philippines after long years of stay in the US along with his family, then Universal Records head Bella Tan phoned him and suggested he came up with a Christmas album. And he did, one of the tunes he submitted was “Christmas In Our Hearts” the lyric of which he culled from a poem by a friend Chari Cruz-Zarate who asked him to help put music to it as she and her classmates wanted to sing it for their silver jubilee as a class. Though Tan, (she passed away several years ago after the album became a big hit) didn’t think it was “too Christian” to be the “carrier single” for the promotion of the album, “A Perfect Christmas” was it. the tune even surpassed the carrier single in popularity later. On Dec. 22, Jose Mari Chan is “Going Home To Christmas.” It’s his holiday gig with Rita Daniela as guest. The show is like a throwback to Christmases we have celebrated many years ago. And like the song that ushers in the “Ber” months in the Philippines, it surely will be give you the feeling of Christmas In Our Hearts.” Louie Ocampo works with Chan as musical director of Going Home To Christmas 8:00 p.m. at The Theatre at Solaire. *** Imee Marcos says we need new creative industry charter Spending a couple of hours with the entertainment press before her birthday on Nov. 12, she told the showbiz writers that wee need to rationalize and expand what she called the “outdated, conflicting and inadequate legislation” governing the Philippine entertainment

industry today. Gov. Marcos said there is an urgent need to restructure the guidelines, parameters and philosophy embracing the country’s creative profession into one overarching framework as part of nation building. The charter she envisions will encompass not only the traditional radio, film and television media but also new platforms, such as games and toys development, social media and digital communications. It will also update and streamline the various agencies operating as regulatory bodies, such as the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, and Optical Media Board. “At a time when both legitimate productions and wholesale piracy are electronic, our laws remain analog,” Gov. Marcos said. “We need to initiate a system of incentives not only for quality films but also for those who receive awards and recognition from local and international film festivals.” She added that athletes and students who win abroad are given cash and other rewards, yet “we ignore film makers, song writers and furniture designers.” Marcos also believed that a review of the burdensome tax rates being levied against movie producers is also necessary. “Clearly, the importation and tax structures are serious disincentives to growth and productivity which are important to what should be a burgeoning sector in Philippine economic development,” she said. Film making equipment, game consoles and other requisites are heavily taxed to be even affordable to professionals and producers, she added. The lady governor also added that the role of local government units has to be recognized in monitoring and enhancing art and entertainment in the countryside. She cited Isabelas Banchetto Film Festival, Ilocos Norte’s Media Incentive Ordinance, and Baguio’s Creative City tag as examples. “The digital world continues to be unlegislated. Clearly, it is a work in progress but it is a job that we need to embark on quickly and effectively. At the end of the day, the Filipino may not be the world’s athlete, or be the grossly-disadvantaged scientist, but we can’t be contested as the world’s artist. It is time that we address this unique, God-given talent,” she said. Marcos, who served as Director General of the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines in 1981 to 1986 that paved the way for the production of several critically acclaimed films such as Himala, Oro Plata Mata and Soltero now considered Filipino movie classics. She was also credited as producer of the popular child-oriented TV shows Kaluskos Musmos and Kulit Bulilit in the 70s and 80s. *** More stories of these kinds at www. isah.red. Follow me on Facebook (@ isahvr), Twitter (@isahvred) and Instagram (@isahvred). ΙŘ

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OLLOWING the success of its first viral video Tipidity, leading sardines brand takes viewers on an emotional roller coaster ride this Christmas season through Adulting, its second short film in its #MegaGandaAngBuhay trilogy.

While Tipidity, which has so far garnered about four million views, depicts the quirks and realities in a newly married couple’s life, Adulting tugs at one’s heartstrings as it navigates the tricky waters in a mother-daughter relationship. Adulting tells the story of Angeli, a spunky young female professional (played by Crystal Paras) who yearns for more independence even as her mother Aling Lorna (played by Ruby Ruiz) practices tough love when dealing with her. Adulting can be viewed on MEGA Sardines’ official Facebook page www.facebook.com/officialmegasardines and YouTube channel (Mega Global). Director and public relations specialist Chris Cahilig says Adulting best embodies the brand’s new #MegaGandaAngBuhay campaign, which aims to present timeless Filipino values and snippets of everyday life through compelling and very relatable narratives. ‘‘MEGA Sardines’ #MegaGandaAngBuhay campaign brings a message of hope and optimism to personal relationships at a time when too many distractions stand in the way of harmony. No matter at what point in your life journey you’re in, the campaign affirms that MEGA Sardines has always been-and will always be-there for you and constantly share in your most heartwarming experiences in life,” Cahilig says. “Have your hankies on hand because

Adulting will surely resonate with your hearts and dredge up a few memories of your own,” he adds. Aside from Adulting and Tipidity, MEGA Sardines is set to present one more short film under its #MegaGandaAngBuhay campaign- First Day, to be launched in the first quarter of 2019. All three short films can be viewed on MEGA Sardines’ official Facebook page. Adulting was made possible by Tiu Lim Foundation (executive producer), Rommel Sales (cinematography), Yuji Gonzales (screenplay), Alec Figuracion (offline editor), Kenneth Amparo (online editor), Melai Entuna (line producer), Clark Lopez (assistant director), Kat Salinas (sound design), Richard Gonzales (scoring), Yani Bautista (production manager), and Johanna Evangelista (production coordinator). Adulting was shot at Bria Homes in Pampanga. It also stars Wayne Avellano, Jason Estroso, and Bernadette Moldera. Manufactured by Mega Global Corporation, MEGA Sardines offers the freshest and most delicious sardines packed within 12 hours from catching to canning. It is available in easy-toopen cans and pouch formats for convenience. For more information about MEGA Sardines and its #MegaGandaAngBuhay campaign, visit www.megaglobal. com.ph or www.facebook.com/officialmegasardines.

National poetry seminar at CCP THE Cultural Center of the Philippines partners with Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL), Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA), an organization of poets who write in the national language, and Merck Inc., a leading multinational science and technology company for a national poetry seminar tomorrow, Dec. 8, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Silangan Hall, CCP, Roxad Blvd., Pasay City. The seminar, also known as “Programang Pambansang Edukasyong Pampanitikan” or National Literary Education Program, is LIRA’s awardwinning flagship advocacy that has been travelling around the country since 2008 to teach the art of traditional Filipino poetry. To date, it has already benefitted over a thousand teachers and students. In 2011, it brought home for LIRA a Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) award, a first for any literary organization in the country. The CCP seminar lecturers are UMPIL Chairperson Dr. Michael M. Coroza (on the art of Filipino rhyme and meter) and Ateneo de Manila University professor Dr. Louie Jon A. Sánchez (on figurative language and poetic sensibility). Following the seminar, at 6:00 p.m., is a special poetry night commemorating LIRA’s 33rd founding anniversary. LIRA was founded in 1985 by National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario, also known as the master poet in the Filipino Language Rio Alma. From a small group of young writers, its membership grew to more than a hundred over the past three decades, with many publishing highly-acclaimed books, winning national and international literary contests, and becoming sought-after teachers, scholars, arts and culture advocates, and public intellectuals. For details, please call Kim or Marjorie of CCP Intertextual Division at 551-5959 or email ccpintertextualdivision@ gmail.com.

K-Pop group Momoland returns to Manila for exclusive fan meet By Clay Moreno

Jose Mari Chan

KOREAN pop group Momoland returned to Manila for an exclusive fan by local multi-level marketing company, Frontrow International. In a press conference held on Monday, Frontrow president RS Francisco said that they invited the members of the popular group to be the new faces of the company, and their vasit to Manila as the company’s way way to express its gratitude to loyal Frontrow distributors as well as to the Filipino Merries (the group’s official fan club name).

Frontrow executives with the members of the K-Pop group Momoland

A day after the fan meet, was held Monday afternoon at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent in Quezon City, Momoland members had a photo shoot for the company This is the second time the girls visited the country. Momoland first vis-

ited the country in August for a private event, and will return for another fan meet in January. Apart from the intimate event on Monday, the “Bboom Bboom” and “Baam!” hitmakers are also set to perform in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur tomorrow.


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Honda celebrates ‘One Dream’ at riders’ gathering TRANSPORT SUMMIT

Quo vadis, Pinoy dyip? T Text and Photos by Diana B. Noche

HE recently held National Transport Summit, forefronted by the Elmer Francisco Industries (EFI) thru Elmer Francisco of the seasoned and wellestablished Francisco Motors Corp. at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, was meant to put all heads together—PUV operators, jeepney drivers, stakeholders, and government transportation agencies— to create a viable plan to get the PUV Modernization Program going. Quite a number of PUV operators and drivers came to the Summit on a mopey outlook; they came to put in their sentiments and apprehension on a subject they are most prickly about: a generalized uneasiness of losing their source of livelihood in the face of an eventual jeepney phase out. As of last count there are about 260,000 franchised jeepneys that provide a fast, accessible, and cheap mass transportation. Put in an unnumbered colorum units, barkers, starters,

car wash boys and jeepney night watchers and we will have a firsthand idea of the Program’s impact on some lives. At the same venue and time, a more encouraging event started the afternoon on a bright rhythm. The EFI Jeepney Expo, with a working theme of Mobility, Opportunity, Vision, Environment (MOVE), exhibited a number of new, revitalized concepts with substantial restyle. Gleaming and looking all set to rip the roads, EFI’s exem-

plars of a modernized PUV would transport people and goods conveniently and ecologically by using Earth-friendly electric battery (which only requires 15 minutes of charging and has 10 years of good life), Euro 4 compliant engines, and LPG gas. The models have side door curb side entry following the Program specifications but with an added sensible twist: there is a back side exit door, kept close when the unit is in motion for easy egress in emergency situations. EFI’s jeepneys, in their straightforward styling, would somehow tame down the old jeepney culture and the loads of gimmicry stuff, visual and audio eccentricities --- the curtains, plastic flowers, fluttery interior lights, and wake-up-the-dead music blast --- and fade away like their ascendant Willys Jeep. Prototypes of the modernized PUVs under the Modernization Program launched in June 2017 have been previously shown to the public. For starters, two major assemblers have presented their versions of the transformed PUVs. Mitsubishi’s BEEP is a minibus equipped with Euro 4 compliant diesel engine, forward facing seats and plenty of head room with roof rails. Centro Body Builders incorporated the same forward facing seats and threw in some splashes of multicolor jeepney themes. Each unit is a visual treat, came up long on wow factors like snazzy exterior details and cheerful colors. Keeping close by are Almazora, Del Monte, Hino of Japan, Tata of India, and Foton of China, each with a defined version and specifics to be able to qualify as the third entry under the DTI CARS Program. If the PUV Modernization Program were up to its intended run, each revised unit will have quite a number of updates: automated fare collection system, digital security and dashboard camera, WiFi Internet connectivity, GPS tracking device, and speed limiters. As for passenger comfort, each unit will have air conditioning and wider aisles. All good stuff for a minimal fare increase shouldn’t be a huge dent in the pocket when the safety and convenience of the riding public is the centerpiece of such jeepney culture shake up. At the Summit, all heads agreed to smooth out all areas which have been sources of strain since Program was advanced. The biggest roadblock, by a collective unanimity, is the cost of the modernized

unit, about Php1.8M minus the Php80,000 government subsidy. (To be able to avail themselves of this plan, the old jeepney will have to be surrendered, sort of a trade in, whereas the jeepneys are to be sold to a country which has less sophisticated mass transport system the likes of Sri Lanka.) A single-unit PUV operator, they insist, will not be able to afford the cost, contending that the present boundary system of renting out his unit is only at an average of Php600 daily, barely enough to cover cost of spare parts when the unit breaks down. Mamita Lorenzo of the Luzviminda group, George San Mateo, National President of Piston, Orlando Marquez of LTOP, and Elmer Francisco, while in agreement that the present PUV mass transit system needs a well-grounded overhaul, believe that the PUV Modernization Program does not answer all the questions that require realitybased resolutions. Transportation OIC Undersecretary Mark de Leon likewise acknowledged that the Program --- howbeit has for its consideration the reduction of the traffic jumble and the financial well-being of operators and drivers --- has more objects of note, pros and cons, to reconsider and hammer away at. To cite: a government agenda or initiative proposed by drivers, operators and local assemblers for a national industrialization of the manufacturing sector to do away with importation of parts by utilizing the country’s resources vis-à-vis exporting to/importing back iron and steel; phasing out jeepneys 15 years old and above and replacing them with minibus style PUVs; preserving the Pinoy touch and the traditional jeepney art genre the world has become used to and admired as “only in the Philippines”. Hence, follow-through deliberations and similar summits are in the works to finally arrive at a mutually acceptable conclusion prior to full resolve the contested PUV Modernization Program. Staying true to traditions can’t be a bad idea, but technology and actually doing something to help maintain a continuity of mass transit orderliness necessitates a dramatic leap. The government, PUV operators, drivers, and private industry movers the likes of Elmer Francisco and his Group deserve high marks for trying to plod through all these screeches and bleating horns.

MANDAUE CITY—Honda Philippines, Inc. held the third and final leg of the Honda Riders Convention 2018 at the Tent, Mandani Bay, F.E. Zuellig Avenue, Mandaue City, Cebu, where motorcycle riders and enthusiasts gathered for a day of fun-filled activities that celebrated the camaraderie and support of Honda riders to HPI. It is one of the many activities HPI holds under the ONE DREAM campaign, which imparts the accomplishment of the Filipino’s dreams through their products. One of the highlights of the event is the launching of Honda’s latest models in various categories –such as the CRF150L and RS150R for the Sports category, the the New XRM125 Motard for the Cub category, and finally for the Scooters, the All-New PCX150, CLICK125i and CLICK150i. These have exciting new designs and features that are suited to the various Filipinos’ riding needs. Thrill seekers looking for fearless outdoor adventures were excited with the unveiling of the New CRF150L’s newest color variant Black. It is built for maximum handling performance and powered by the same powerful 150cc engine, complete with a PGM-Fi system that delivers a high off-road performance. For the sportier riders, Honda unveiled the new color variants of the RS150R— Valiant Red and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic—with refreshed sporty racing image. It maintains its body design that is agile at high speeds and easy to maneuver for daily commutes, as well as its MotoGP DNA, 6-speed, Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC,) 150cc, liquidcooled, engine. Fans of Honda’s XRM125 series—the legendary underbone model that has been a best seller through the years— were pleased with the refreshed stripes design of the XRM125 Motard type in both Fighting Red and Tangerine Orange color variants for more style on the streets. HPI also boasts the All-New PCX150, which exudes class and style while delivering a premium performance and having an economic fuel consumption of 51.3km/L. This high-end scooter was built to be sophisticated to the smallest details with its ad-

Nissan unleashes Leaf Nismo RC electric race car

TOKYO—The all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC, an electric race car with more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, made its debut on Dec. 2 at the annual NISMO Festival at Fuji International Speedway, appearing alongside Nissan’s new Formula E electric race car. With dual electric motors, all-wheel drive and an aggressive, restyled body shape, the purpose-built car demonstrates how Nissan’s electric vehicle technology can deliver exciting yet quiet, zeroemission power – a key component of the company’s Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision. The model is equipped with advanced battery technology and drivetrain components from the Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling electric car. “The all-new LEAF NISMO RC shows how we’re setting our sights even higher when it comes to raw power and performance – making electric vehicles even more exciting for customers,” said Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s global head of marketing, sales and electric vehicles. “It’s our most thrill-

ing expression yet of the philosophy of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.” Nissan plans to build six all-new LEAF NISMO RC vehicles to deploy around the world, so that fans can experience the power and excitement firsthand. Powering the all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC are two electric motors at opposite ends of the chassis. The motors produce 240 kilowatts combined (120 kW each) and an astounding 640 Nm of instant torque to the wheels. They more than double the maximum power and the torque output of the previous LEAF NISMO RC, which was introduced in 2011. Drivetrain technology sourced from the new Nissan LEAF include the high-capacity lithium-ion battery and inverters. New all-wheel-drive system gives the LEAF NISMO RC its outstanding cornering prowess. Power is managed independently to each axle, instantly supplying torque to the tire with the most grip to let the car maneuver quickly and efficiently around the track. Similar to the previous model, chassis weight balance has been

optimized by the midship location of the battery pack, with the electric motors and inverters ideally placed over the front and rear tires. The LEAF NISMO RC features a multitude of lightweight components and a

full carbon-fiber racing monocoque structure, allowing it to tip the scales at just 1,220 kilograms. The power-to-weight ratio results in an impressive performance of zero to 100 kph in just 3.4 seconds – 50% quicker than the previous model.

The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC will be on display at Formula E races and major shows and events around the world. All-wheel-drive zero-emission model shows off raw power and performance of Nissan’s electric vehicle technology.

vanced features, such as the keyless ignition, Anti-Theft Alarm, and Answer Back System, Full LCD Dashboard, All-LED Lighting equipment with Hazard Lamp, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS,) ACG Starter and Idling Stop System, and more. Finally, Honda unleashed the recently launched game changing scooters, starting with the AllNew CLICK125i which is powered by a 125cc Liquid-Cooled, PGM-FI engine with Enhanced Smart Power and an ACG starter, making the model fuel efficient at 53 km/L. It also has the Combi Brake System (CBS)for added safety. Its new design makes a bold statement with its modern bold decals and All LED Lighting System. It comes at an affordable price of PHP74,900. Following it is the All-New CLICK150i, powered by a 150cc, Liquid-cooled, PGM-FI engine with Enhanced Smart Power, ACG Starter and Idling Stop System, which gives the bike a fuel economy of 52km/L. Like the All-New CLICK125i, it also has the CBS. For more convenience and added security, the model also brims with advanced features namely the keyless ignition, AntiTheft Alarm, and Answer Back System. This premium scooter is priced at P95,900. “The support [of Honda Riders] reminds us that we must continue to create the best products and latest innovations to continuously support your lifestyle,” said Hervic Villa, Department Manager of Motorcycle Sales Office about the latest models launched during the convention. “It motivates us to bring you best products, services and events.” Other activities for the convention include test ride activity, Riders Skills Challenge, Motor Show, “Riders Got Talent” competition and the “Miss Honda Riders Con 2018” segment. With this, Honda concludes its series of Riders Conventions throughout the year, having previously held legs in Luzon and Mindanao which similarly gathered thousands of riders in celebration of the ever-growing Honda family. For more updates, visit www. hondaph.com and stay updated with the latest in the world of Honda motorcycles by going to facebook.com/hondaph.

Race-ready styling While the exterior of the all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC is spiritually based on the original LEAF NISMO RC, it sports a more aggressive exterior. A long hood and Nissan’s signature V-motion grille highlight the totally restyled front end. The distinctive silver-and-black paint scheme with NISMO red accents – similar to the Nissan Formula E car – make the LEAF NISMO RC seem like it’s in constant motion, even when sitting still at the starting line. The car’s three-piece bodywork includes removable front and rear sections, fixed windows, LED headlights and tail lights, and an adjustable rear wing for ideal downforce on the tarmac. The model is slightly longer than its predecessor, with an overall length of 4,546 millimeters and a wheelbase that measures 2,750 millimeters. The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC sits wide and low to the ground, with its wind-cutting form measuring only 1,212 millimeters from roof to road – more than 300 millimeters less than the production Nissan LEAF.


Motoring

RAMON L. TOMELDAN Editor

C4 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018

12TH MANILA AUTO SALON

BEAUTIFUL ROAD KILLERS

Toyota Hilux Tonka

Text and photos by Diana B. Noche

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AUNCHED in 2007, the Manila Auto Salon has been doing its bit for the Philippine automotive aftermarket industry by drawing together the right crowd, the coolest cars, trucks, and other auto machines under one roof. Recently at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, the 12th Manila Auto Salon, together with local and international manufacturers, distributors, and dealers in the automotive aftermarket industry took center stage as it showcased the country’s best customizing and tuning geniuses. There were loads of people who flocked to the show to have a look at what’s new and enthusiasts to reconnect with old faces from previous shows to share amusing memories. Conceptualized and produced by Tradeshow International, Inc., a veteran organizer of motoring and related events—TransSport Show, Philippine Vintage and Sports Car Festival, Custom Car Show, Sport Truck Show, Philippine Nostalgic Car Show, Club Secretariat for the Manila Sport Car Club—the Manila Auto Salon aims to honor that subculture fraternity of men who offer reliable aftermarket support through their machining and customization talents to aficionados of the custom car/sport truck lifestyle and to other people, ages notwithstanding, who express great admiration for such machines custom built to make bold state-

ments on the road. Two shows combined this year to make the event a premiere one: the Custom Car Show and the 24th Sport Truck Show. The Custom Car Show is creating a new artistry and approach among motoring buffs with a healthy focus on building and upgrading vehicles or transforming a once dull street roadster into a juiced sportster all primed for a rumble. Any car, old and not-so-old, or even one fresh out of a dealer’s showroom, gets a face lift, updates of a few things, body mods, functional additions, and customizations to make it unique. What the owner thinks the car lacks, the car gets. From avantgarde body kits and paints to the baddest accessories and extreme engine tuning to make the car the perfect speed machine. The Sport Truck Show is setting the other stage on the growing aftermarket trends for a reanimation of sport trucking muscles and a revitalized horsepower war. The show focused on the many custom shops and their teams who devote their time and talent by using specialty tools in fashioning chrome, metal, fabric, rubber, fiberglass, and plastic into shuttling

artworks worthy of an ogle and gush, and a well-stocked inventory of high quality components, parts and resources to produce these crown jewels on wheels. The show exhibited the best shots it had to offer. Every space on the floor overbrimmed with eye poppers of varying shapes and sizes, power and flamboyance, grace in old age and promises of the forthcoming times. Some of the customizing masters and participants in the show were absolute geniuses in their trade: EXO GTechniq, Autobotstrong, Dobinson, Tough Dog, Jeffâs Off-Road Performance Center, Mickey Thompson Tires and Wheels, Delium, Line X Coatings, Clean Fuel, Revolt, NTK Oxygen Sensor, DDPAI Dash Camera, Rapide, Black Rhino, Pioneer, Urban Elite Autoworks, Dub Shop Pro, Alfred Motor Works, KYB Shock Absorbers, All In 1

Ford Mustang

Yellow eye candy

Rolls Royce

Shine, Eurovision OEM Accessories. Effortlessly, the matinee idol among the stars in the show was a Toyota Hilux Tonka, fully recreated from scratch—custom-made parts, bumpers, side steps, roof rack, rear cage. That thing is definitely baaaad! With the kind of bold tires by Delium supporting the Jeep body, it looks tough and armed to tackle off-roading adventure and ready for anything. A real meanlooking dirt ripper, that Jeep is a thundering artwork. Except for some limited exterior refinements, there was little need for anything cosmetic or fancy restoration on this green Mustang. Itâs a good-looking car which can easily dispense with an overly customized dash. Itâs a beauty as it is. Many would aspire to get their hands on it and show off, soaking in the gazing reac-

tions of other drivers whenever a beauty cruises by. Definitely the high-hatty item in the show was the white Rolls Royce. For all of its years and serious classic looks, it is easy to see why it is an icon of a car and what a well-maintained nostalgia classic should be and much more. For many years, the Manila Auto Salon has been the big wheel when it comes to fine customizing, widgets and accessories, parts dependability, engine tuning, and technical support, from the old school look to the most radical restyle and spunky power jump. It has become the go-to annual event for customizing enthusiasts who spend mile long minutes drooling over the sharpest-looking customs and body mods. At next yearâs event, donât leave home without your sunglasses. Some of the chrome wheels really shine bright.

Jeep

Black Rhino-shod flaming red Nissan pick up.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 Republika ng Pilipinas PAMAHALAANG LUNGSOD NG CABUYAO Lalawigan ng Laguna

CHAPTER/ ARTICLE TITLE Chapter I GENERAL PROVISIONS Article A. Short Title and Scope Article B. Construction of Provisions Article C. Definition of Terms Chapter II CITY TAXES Article A. Real Property Tax Article B. Tax On Idle Lands Article C. Special Levy on Lands Article D. Socialized Housing Tax Article E. Tax On Transfer Of Real Property Ownership Article F. Tax on Printing and Publication Article G. Franchise Tax Article H. Professional Tax Article I. Amusement Tax on Admission Annual Fixed Tax for Every Delivery Truck or Van of Manufacturers or Producers, Article J. Wholesalers of, Dealers or Retailers in, Certain Products Article K. Graduated Tax on Business Other Taxes on Business Tax on Mobile Traders Article L. Tax on Operators of Public Utility Vehicles Taxes on Ambulant and Itinerant Amusement Operations Article M. Exemptions Article N. Situs of the Tax Article O. Payment of Business Taxes Article P. Presumptive Income Level Chapter III PERMIT AND REGULATORY FEES Article A. Mayor’s Permit Fee on Business Fees for Sealing and Licensing of Weights Article B. and Measures Article C. Building Permit Fees Article D. Permit Fee for Zonal/Locational Clearance Permit Fee for Owners/Operators/Licensees/ Article E. Promoters and Cockpit Personnel Article F. Special Permit for Cockfights Permit Fee for Occupation/Calling Not Article G. Requiring Government Examination Fees for Registration and Transfer of Large Article H. Cattle Article I. Fees for Impounding Astray Animals Article J. Cart or Sledge Registration Fee Permit Fee For Agricultural Machinery and Article K. Other Heavy Equipment Article L. Article M. Article N. Article O. Article P. Article Q. Article R. Article S. Article T. Article U. Chapter IV Article A. Article B. Article C. Article D. Article E. Article F. Article G. Article H. Article I. Chapter V Article A. Article B. Article C. Article D. Article E. Article F. Article G. Chapter VI Chapter VII Article A. Article B. Article C. Article D. Chapter III Chapter IX

Permit Fee For Inspection of Machineries and Engines Permit Fee For Storage of flammable and Combustible Materials Permit Fee For Temporary Use of Streets, Sidewalks, Alley. Parks and Playground Permit Fee For Excavations Permit Fee For Circus and Other Parades Permit Fee For Conduct of Groups Activities Permit Fee for Film-making License Fee on the Installation of Signs, Signboards, Billboards, Neon Signs or Other Kinds of Outdoor Advertisement Antenna/Tower Fee Environmental Clearance Fee SERVICE FEES Secretary’s Fees Local Civil Registry Fees Police Clearance Fee Sanitary Inspection Fee Service Fees for Health Examination Garbage Collection Fees Dog Vaccination Fee Fees for Veterinary Services Assessor’s Annotation Fee CITY CHARGES Fishery Rentals, Fees and Charges Charges for Parking Hospital Charges Cemetery Charges Bone Crypt in the Cabuyao Public Cemetery Market Fees and Charges Slaughterhouse and Corral Fees COMMUNITY TAX GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Collection and Accounting of City Taxes and Other Impositions Civil Remedies for Collection of Revenues Taxpayer’s Remedies Miscellaneous Provisions GENERAL PENAL PROVISIONS FINAL PROVISIONS

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(f) Countryside and Barangay Business Enterprise refers to any business entity, association, or cooperative registered under the provisions of RA 6810, otherwise known as Magna Carta for Countryside and Barangay Business Enterprises (Kalakalan 20);

(h) Franchise is a right or privilege, affected with public interest that is conferred upon private persons or corporations, under such terms and conditions as the government and its political subdivisions may impose in the interest of public welfare, security and safety; (i) Gross Sales or Receipts include the total amount of money or its equivalent representing the contract price, compensation or service fee, including the amount charged or materials supplied with the services and deposits or advance payments actually received during the taxable quarter for the services performed or to be performed for another person excluding discounts if determinable at the time of sales, sales return, excise tax, and value added tax (VAT);

(k) License or Permit is a right or permission granted in accordance with law or by a competent authority to engage in some business or occupation or to engage in some transactions. (l)

(m) Operator includes the owner, manager, administrator, or any other person who operates or is responsible for the operation of a business establishment or undertaking;

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REVENUE CODE OF THE CITY OF CABUYAO Be it ordained by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City of Cabuyao, that CHAPTER I. GENERAL PROVISIONS Article A. Short Title and Scope Section 1A.01. Short Title. This ordinance shall be known as the Revenue Code of the City of Cabuyao, Section 1A.02. Scope and Application. This Code shall govern the levy, assessment, and collection of taxes, fees, charges and other impositions within the territorial jurisdiction of this City. Article B. Construction of Provisions Section 1B.01. Words and Phrases Not Herein Expressly Defined. - Words and phrases embodied in this Code not herein specifically defined shall have the same definitions as found in RA 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991.

(r) Revenue includes taxes, fees and charges that a state or its political subdivision collects and receives into the treasury for public purposes (s) Services mean the duties, work or functions performed or discharged by a government officer, or by a private person contracted by the government, as the case may be. (t)

Tax means an enforced contribution, usually monetary in form, levied by the law making body on persons and property subject to its jurisdiction for the precise purpose of supporting governmental needs

(u) Vessels include every type of boat, craft or other artificial contrivance, capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water.

Section 2A.02. Additional Levy on Real Property for the Special Education Fund (SEF). - There is hereby levied a one percent (1%) tax on the assessed value of real property which shall be in addition to the basic real property. The proceeds thereof shall accrue exclusively to the Special Education Fund (SEF).

(a) Real property owned by the Republic of the Philippines or any of its political subdivisions except when the beneficial use thereof has been granted, for consideration or otherwise, to a taxable person; (b) Charitable institutions, churches, and parsonage or convents appurtenant thereto, mosques, nonprofit or religious cemeteries and all lands, buildings and improvements actually, directly, and exclusively used for religious, charitable or educational purposes; (c) All machineries and equipment that are actually, directly and exclusively used by local water districts and government-owned or controlled corporations engaged in the supply and distribution of water and/or generation and transmission of electric power; (d) All real property owned by duly registered cooperatives as provided for under RA 6938; and (e) Machinery and equipment used for pollution control and environmental protection. Except as provided herein and pursuant to Section 234 of the LGC, any exemption from payment of real property tax previously granted to, or presently enjoyed by, all persons, whether natural or juridical, including all government-owned or controlled corporations are hereby withdrawn effective January 1, 1992. Section 2A.04. Time of Payment. - The real property tax herein levied together with the additional levy on real property for the Special Education Fund (SEF) shall be due and payable on the first day of January. The same may, however, at the discretion of the taxpayer, be paid without interest/penalty in four (4) equal installments: the first installment on or before March 31; the second installment, on or before June 30; the third installment, on or before September 30; and the last installment, on or before December 31.

Section 2A.06. Collection and Distribution of Proceeds. - The collection of the real property tax with interest thereon and related expenses, and the enforcement of the remedies provided for in this Article or any applicable laws, shall be the responsibility of the City Treasurer. The City Treasurer may deputize the Barangay Treasurer to collect all taxes on real property located in the barangay: Provided, that the Barangay Treasurer is properly bonded for the purpose: Provided, further, that the premium on the bond shall be paid by the City Government. The proceeds of the basic real property tax, including interest thereon, and proceeds from the use, lease or disposition, sale or redemption of property acquired at a public auction, and fifty percent (50%) of the tax paid under protest, in accordance with the provisions of this Article, shall be distributed as follows:

(f) Conflicting Provisions of Chapters. If the provisions of different chapters conflict with or contravene each other, the provisions of each chapter shall prevail as to all specific matters and questions involved therein.

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Seventy percent (70%) shall accrue to the General Fund of the City;

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Thirty percent (30%) shall be distributed among the component barangays of the city where the property is located in the following manner:

(g) Conflicting Provisions of Sections. If the provisions of the different sections in the same article conflict with each other, the provisions of the Section which is the last in point of sequence shall prevail.

(d) Corporations includes partnerships, no matter how created or organized, jointstock companies, joint accounts (cuentas en participation), associations or insurance companies but does not include general professional partnerships and a joint venture or consortium formed for the purpose of undertaking construction projects or engaging in petroleum, coal, geothermal, and other energy operations or consortium agreement under a service contract with the government. General professional partnerships are partnerships formed by persons for the sole purpose of exercising their common profession, no part of the income of which is derived from engaging in any trade or business;

In the event that the protest is denied or upon lapse of the sixty (60) day period prescribed in subparagraph a., the taxpayer may, within sixty (60) days from receipt of the written notice of assessment, appeal to the City Board of Assessment Appeals by filing a petition under oath in the standard form prescribed therefor, together with copies of the tax declaration and such affidavits or documents in support of the appeal.

Repayment of Excessive Collection. When as assessment of basic real property tax, or any tax levied under this Article, is found to be illegal or erroneous and tax is accordingly reduced or adjusted, the taxpayer may file a written claim for refund or credit for taxes and interests with the City Treasurer within two (2) years from the date the taxpayer is entitled to such reduction or adjustment.

Notice of Delinquency in the Payment of the Real Property Tax. a.

When the real property tax or any other tax imposed under this Article becomes delinquent, the City Treasurer shall immediately cause a notice of the delinquency to be posted at the main entrance of the hall and in a publicly accessible and conspicuous place in each barangay. The notice of delinquency shall also be published once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks, in a newspaper of general circulation in the city.

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Such notice shall specify the date upon which the tax became delinquent and shall state that personal property may be distrained to effect payment. It shall likewise state that at any time before the distraint of personal property, payment of tax with surcharges, interests, and penalties may be made in accordance with Sec. 2A.09 of this Code, and unless the tax, surcharges and penalties are paid before the expiration of the year for which the tax is due, except when the notice of assessment or special levy is contested administratively or judicially, the delinquent real property will be sold at public auction, and the title to the property will be vested in the purchaser, subject, however, to the right of the delinquent owner of the property or any person having legal interest therein to redeem the property within one (1) year from the date of sale.

City Government’s Lien. The basic real property tax and any other tax levied under this Article constitutes alien on the property subject to tax, superior to all liens, charges or encumbrances in favor of any person, irrespective of the owner or possessor thereof, enforceable by administrative or judicial action, and may only be extinguished upon payment of the tax and related interests and expenses.

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Levy on Real Property. After the expiration of the time required to pay the basic real property tax or any other tax levied under this Article, real property subject to such tax may be levied upon through issuance of a warrant on or before, or simultaneously with the institution of the civil action for the collection of the delinquent tax. The City Treasurer when issuing a warrant of levy shall prepare a duly authenticated certificate showing the name of the delinquent owner of the property or person having legal interest therein, the description of the property, the amount of tax due and the interest thereon. The warrant shall operate with the force of a legal execution throughout the city. The warrant shall be mailed to or served upon the delinquent owner of the real property of person having legal interest therein, or in case he is out of the country or cannot be located to the administrator or occupant of the property. At the same time, written notice of the levy with the attached warrant shall be mailed to or served upon the City Assessor and Register of Deeds of the city, who shall annotate the levy on the tax declaration and certificate of title of the property, respectively. The levying officer shall submit a report on the levy to the Sangguniang Panlungsod within ten (10) days after receipt of the warrant by the owner of the property or person having legal interest therein.

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Penalty for Failure to Issue and Execute Warrant. Without prejudice to criminal prosecution under the Revised Penal Code and other applicable laws, the City Treasurer or his deputy who fails to issue or execute the warrant of levy within one (1) year from the time the tax becomes delinquent or within thirty (30) days from the date of issuance thereof, or who is found guilty of abusing the exercise thereof in an administrative or judicial proceeding shall be dismissed from the service.

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Advertisement and Sale. Within thirty (30) days after the service of the warrant of levy, the City Treasurer shall proceed to publicly advertise for sale or auction the property or a usable portion thereof as may be necessary to satisfy the tax delinquency and expenses of sale. The advertisement shall be affected by posting a notice at the main entrance of the city hall, and in a publicly accessible and conspicuous place in the barangay where the property is located, and by publication once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the city. The advertisement shall specify the amount of the delinquent tax, the interest due thereon and expenses of sale, the date and place of sale, the name of the owner of the real property or person having legal interest therein, and a description of the property to be sold. At any time before the date fixed for the sale, the owner of the real property or person having legal interest therein may stay the proceedings by paying the delinquent tax, the interest due thereon and the expenses of sale. The sale shall be held either at the main entrance of the city hall, or on the property to be sold, or at any other place as specified in the notice of sale.

Section 2A.03. Exemptions. - The following are exempted from payment of the basic real property tax and the SEF tax;

(e) References. All references to chapters, articles, or sections are to the Chapters, Articles or Sections in this Code unless otherwise specified

(c) Cooperative is a duly registered association of persons, with a common bond of interest, who have voluntarily joined together to achieve a lawful, common, social, or economic end, making equitable contributions to the capital required and accepting a fair share of the risks and benefits of the undertaking in accordance with universally accepted cooperative principles.

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Section 2A.01. Imposition of the Basic Real Property Tax. - There is hereby levied an annual ad valorem tax at the rate of one percent (1%) of the assessed value of real property, such as lands, buildings, machinery and other improvements affixed or attached to real property located in this city.

The above mentioned discount shall only be granted to properties without any delinquency.

(b) Charges refer to pecuniary liability, as rents or fees against persons or property;

In the event that the protest is finally decided in favor of the taxpayer, the amount or portion of the tax protested shall be refunded to the protester, or applied as tax credit against his existing or future tax liability.

Remedies for the Collection of Real Property Tax. For the collection of the basic real property tax and any other levied under this Article, the city may avail of the remedies by administrative action through levy on real property and sale of real property by public auction or by judicial action.

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(b) Gender and Number. Every word in the Code importing the masculine gender shall extend to both male and female. Every word importing the singular number shall apply to several persons or things as well; and every word importing the plural number shall extend and be applied to one person or thing as well.

(a) Business means trade or commercial activity regularly engaged in as a means of livelihood or with a view to profit;

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Article A. Real Property Tax

Section 2A.05. Tax Discount for Advanced and Prompt Payment. - If the basic real property and additional SEF tax are paid on or before the deadlines as provided for in Section 2A.05 of this Code, the taxpayer shall be entitled to a discount of ten percent (10%). If the above mentioned taxes are paid in full before January 1, the taxpayer shall be entitled to ten percent (10%) tax discount.

Section 1C.01. Definitions – When used in this Code:

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(w) Wholesale means a sale where the purchaser buys or imports the commodities for resale to persons other than the end user regardless of the quantity of the transaction.

(a) General Rules. All words and phrases shall be construed and understood according to the common and approved usage of the language; but the technical words and phrases and such other words in this Code which may have acquired a peculiar or appropriate meaning shall be construed and understood according to such technical, peculiar or appropriate meaning.

Article C. Definition of Terms

Fifty percent (50%) of the tax paid under protest shall be held in trust by the City Treasurer. The other fifty percent (50%) shall form part of the proceeds to be distributed in accordance with Sec. 2A.07 of this Code.

The City Treasurer shall decide the claim for tax refund or credit within sixty (60) days from receipt thereof. In case the claim for tax refund or credit is denied, the taxpayer, may within sixty (60) days from the date of receipt of the written notice of assessment, appeal to the City Board of Assessment Appeals by filing a petition under oath in the standard form prescribed therefor, together with copies of the tax declaration and such affidavits or documents in support of the appeal.

(v) Wharfage means a fee assessed against the cargo of a vessel engaged in foreign or domestic trade based on quantity, weight, or measure received and/or discharged by vessel;

Both the basic tax and the additional SEF tax must be collected simultaneously. Payments of real property tax shall first be applied to prior years delinquencies, interests and penalties, if any, and only after said delinquencies are settled may tax payments be credited for the current period.

(d) Computation of Time. The time within which an act is to be done as provided in this Code, or in any rule or regulation issued pursuant to the provisions thereof, when expressed in days, shall be computed by excluding the first day and including the last day, except if the last day falls on a Sunday or holiday, in which case the same shall be excluded in the computation and the business day following shall be considered the last day.

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(q) Residents refer to natural persons who have their habitual residence in the province, city, or municipality where they exercise their civil rights and fulfill their civil obligations, and to juridical persons for which the law or any other provision creating or recognizing them fixes their residence in a particular province, city or municipality. In the absence of such laws, juridical persons are residents or the province, city or municipality where they have their legal residence or principal place of business or where they conduct their principal business or occupation;

Section 1B.02. Rules of Construction. - In construing the provisions of this Code, the following rules of construction shall be observed unless inconsistent with the manifest intent of the provisions;

Reasonable Time. In all cases where any act is required to be done within the reasonable time, the same shall be deemed to mean such time as may be necessary for the prompt performance of the act.

No protest shall be entertained unless the taxpayers first pays the tax. There shall be annotated on the tax receipts the words “paid under protest.” The protest in writing must be filed within thirty (30) days from payment of the tax the City Treasurer who shall decide the protest within sixty (60) days from receipt.

(n) Privilege means a right or immunity granted as a peculiar benefit, advantage or favor.

(p) Rental means the value of the consideration, whether in money, or otherwise, given for the enjoyment or use of a thing.

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City Waters include not only streams, lakes and tidal waters within the city, not being the subject of private ownership and not comprised within the national parks, public forest, timber lands, forest reserves or fishery reserves, but also marine waters included between two lines drawn perpendicularly to the general coastline from points where boundary lines of the city touch the sea at low tide and a third line parallel with the general coastline and fifteen (15) kilometers from it. Where two (2) Cities are so situated on the opposite shores that there is less than fifteen (15) kilometers of marine waters between them, the third line shall be equally distant from opposite shores of the respective Cities;

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(j) Levy means an imposition or collection of an assessment, tax, fee, charge, or fine.

(o) Persons mean every natural or juridical being, susceptible of rights and obligations or of being the subject of legal relations;

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(g) Fee means a charge fixed by law or ordinance for the regulation or inspection of a business or activity. It shall also include charges fixed by law or agency for the services of a public officer in the discharge of his official duties;

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by the Sangguniang Panlungsod in the case of any other tax levied under this Article, post the notice of the dates when the tax may be paid without interest at a conspicuous and publicly accessible place at the city hall. Said notice shall likewise be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the locality once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks.

(e) The term “resident foreign” when applied to a corporation means a foreign corporation not otherwise organized under the laws of the Philippines but engaged in trade or business within the Philippines.

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Fifty percent (50%) shall accrue to the barangay where the property is located.

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Fifty percent (50%) shall accrue equally to all component barangays of this city.

The share of the barangay shall be released directly to the Barangay Treasurer on a quarterly basis within five (5) days after the end of each quarter, without need of any further action, and shall not be subject to any lien or holdback for whatever purpose subject to such rules as may be prescribed by the Commission on Audit for this purpose. The proceeds of the additional one percent (1%) SEF tax shall be automatically released to the city school board for the operation and maintenance of public schools, construction and repair of school buildings, facilities and equipment, educational research, purchase of books and periodicals, and sports development as determined and approved by the city school board. Section 2A.07. Administrative Provisions. (a)

On the Collection of the Real Property Tax

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Assessor to Furnish Treasurer with Assessment Roll. The City Assessor shall prepare and submit to the City Treasurer on or before the thirty-first (31st) day of December each year, an assessment roll containing a list of all persons whose real properties have been newly assessed or reassessed and the values of such properties.

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Notice of Time for Collection of Tax. The City Treasurer shall, on or before the thirty-first (31st) day of January each year, in the case of basic real property tax and the additional tax for the SEF or on any other date to be prescribed

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Within thirty (30) days after the sale, the City Treasurer or his deputy shall make a report of the sale to the Sangguniang Panlungsod and which shall form part of his records. The City Treasurer shall likewise prepare and deliver to the purchaser a certificate of sale which shall contain the name of the purchaser, a description of the property sold, the amount of the delinquent tax, the interest due thereon, the expenses of sale and a brief description of the proceedings. Provided, however, that proceeds of the sale in excess of the delinquent tax, the interest due thereon, and the expenses of sale shall be remitted to the owner of the real property or person having legal interest therein. The City Treasurer may advance an amount sufficient to defray the cost of collection through the remedies provided for in this Article, including the expenses of advertisement and sale. 11. Redemption of Property Sold. Within one (1) year from the sate of sale, the owner of the delinquent real property or person having legal interest therein, or his representative, shall have the right to redeem the property upon payment to the City Treasurer of the amount of the delinquent tax, including the interest due thereon, and the expenses of sale from the date of delinquency to the date of sale, plus interest of two percent (2%) per month on the purchase price from the date of redemption. Such payment shall invalidate the certificate of sale issued to the purchaser and the owner of the delinquent real property or person having legal interest therein shall be entitled to a certificate of redemption which shall be issued by the City Treasurer or his deputy. From the date of sale until the expiration of the period of redemption, the delinquent real property shall remain in possession of the owner or person having legal interest therein who shall be entitled to the income and other fruits thereof. The City Treasurer or his deputy, upon receipt from the purchaser of the certificate of sale, shall forthwith return to the latter the entire amount paid by him plus interest of two percent (2%) per month. Thereafter, the property shall be free from lien of such delinquent tax, interest due thereon and expenses of sale. 12. Final Deed to Purchaser. In case the owner or person having legal interest therein fails to redeem the delinquent property as provided herein, the City Treasurer shall execute a deed conveying to the purchaser said property, free from lien of the delinquent tax, interest due thereon and expenses of sale. The deed shall briefly state the proceedings upon which the validity of the sale rests. 13. Purchase of Property by the City Government for Want of Bidder. In case there is no bidder for the real property advertised for sale as provided herein, or if the highest bid is for an amount insufficient to pay the real property tax and the related interest and cost of sale, the City Treasurer conducting the sale shall purchase the property in behalf of the City Government to satisfy the claim and within two (2) days thereafter shall make a report of the proceedings which shall be reflected upon the records of his office. It shall be the duty of the Register of Deeds upon registration with his office of any such declaration of forfeiture to transfer the title of the forfeited property to the city without the necessity of an order from a competent court. Within one (1) year from the date of such forfeiture, the owner of the delinquent real property or person having legal interest therein, or his representative, shall have the right to redeem the property upon payment to the City Treasurer the full amount of the real property tax and the related interest, and the costs of sale. If the property is not redeemed as provided herein, the ownership thereof shall be fully vested to the city. 14. Resale of Real Estate Taken for Taxes, Fees or Charges. The Sangguniang Panlungsod may, through a separate ordinance and upon notice of not less than twenty (20) days, sell and dispose of the real property acquired under the preceding subsection at public auction. The proceeds of the sale shall accrue to the General Fund of the City. 15. Further Distraint or Levy. Levy may be repeated if necessary until the full amount due, including all expenses, is collected. 16. Collection of Real Property Tax Through the Courts. The City Government may enforce the collection of the basic real property tax or any tax levied under this article by civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction. The following civil action shall be filed by the City Treasurer within the period prescribed in subsection (c) 21 of Sec. 2A.08. a.

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of delinquency who, within fifteen (15) days after receipt, shall file the civil action in the name of the city, the proper court of competent jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of the court is determined by the amount sough to be recovered exclusive of interests and costs. Thus, where the delinquent tax due does not exceed Ten Thousand Pesos (P 10,000.00) the competent court is the City Trial Court and where the amount is in excess of Ten Thousand Pesos (P 10,000.00), the proper court is the Regional Trial Court.

some special benefits in terms of higher values from the improvements introduced by the government.

Where cognizable in an inferior court, the action must be filed in the city where the delinquent property is located. Where the Regional Trial Court has jurisdiction, the plaintiff LGU shall file the complaint in the city where the property is situated.

Section 2C.03. Exemptions. - The special levy shall not apply to lands owned by:

In both cases, that is, where the claim is either cognizable by an inferior court or by the Regional Trial Court, the City Treasurer shall furnish the City Legal Officer the exact address of the defendant where he may be served with summons.

17. Action Assailing Validity of Tax Sale. No court shall entertain action assailing the validity of any sale at public auction of real property or rights therein under this Article until the taxpayer shall have deposited with the court the amount for the real property was sold, together with interest of two percent (2%) per month from the date of sale to the time of the institution of the action. The amount so deposited shall be paid to the purchaser at the auction sale if the deed is declared invalid but it shall be refunded to the depositor if the action fails. Neither shall any court declare a sale at public auction invalid by reason of irregularities or informalities in the proceedings unless the substantive right of the delinquent owner of real property or the person having legal interest therein have been impaired. 18. Payment of Delinquent Taxes on Property Subject of Controversy. In any action involving the ownership or possession of, or succession tom real property, the court may motu propio or upon representation of the City Treasurer or his deputy, award such ownership, possession or succession to any party to the action upon payment to the court of the taxes with interest due on the property and all other costs that may have accrued, subject to the final outcome of the action. 19. Treasurer to Certify Delinquencies Remaining Uncollected. The City Treasurer or his deputy shall prepare a certified list of all real property tax delinquencies which remained uncollected or unpaid for at least one (1) year in his jurisdiction, and a statement of the reason or reasons for such non-collection or nonpayment, and shall submit to the Sangguniang Panlungsod on or before the thirty-first (31st) of December of the year immediately succeeding the year in which the delinquencies were incurred, with a request for assistance in the enforcement of the remedies for collection provided herein.

Section 2C.02. Imposition of Levy. - A special levy is hereby imposed on the lands specially benefited by public works projects or improvements funded by the city at a rate of (not exceeding sixty percent (60%) the actual cost of such projects and improvements, including the cost of acquiring land and such other real property in connection therewith.

2. Condonation or Reduction of Tax by the President of the Philippines. The President of the Philippines may, when public interest so requires, condone or reduce the real property tax and interest for any year in the city. 3. Duty of Register of Deeds and Notaries Public to Assist the City Assessor. It shall be the duty of the Register of Deeds and Notaries Public to furnish the City Assessor with copies of all contracts selling, transferring, or otherwise conveying, leasing, or mortgaging real property received by, or acknowledged before them. 4. Insurance Companies to Furnish Information. Insurance companies are hereby required to furnish the City Assessor copies of any contract or policy insurance on buildings, structures and improvements insured by them or such other documents which may be necessary for the proper assessment thereof. 5. Fees in Court Actions. As provided for in Sec. 280 of the Local Government Code, all court actions, criminal or civil, instituted at the instance of the City Treasurer shall be exempt from the payment of court and sheriff’s fees. 6. Fees in Registration of Papers or Documents on Sale of Delinquent Real Property to City. As provided for in Section 281 of the Local Government Code, all certificates, documents, and papers covering the sale of delinquent property to the city if registered in the Registry of Property, shall be exempt from the documentary stamp tax and registration fees. 7. Real Property Assessment Notices or Owner’s Copies of Tax Declarations to be Exempt from Postal Charges or Fees. As provided for in Sec. 282 of the Local Government Code, all real property assessment notices or owner’s copies of tax declaration sent through mails by the assessor shall be exempt from the payment of postal charges or fees. 8. Sale and Forfeiture Before Effectivity of this Code. Tax delinquencies incurred, and sales and forfeitures of delinquent real property effected, before the effectivity of this Code shall be governed by the provisions of applicable ordinance or laws then in force. Section 2A.08. Interests on Unpaid Real Property Tax. - Failure to pay the real property tax or any other tax levied under this Article upon the expiration of the periods as provided in Sec. 21.05, shall subject the taxpayer to the payment of interest at the rate of two percent (2%) per month on the unpaid amount or a fraction thereof, until the delinquent tax shall have been fully paid. In no case shall the total interest on the unpaid tax or portion thereof exceed thirty-six (36) months. Section 2A.09. Penalties for Omission of Property from Assessment or Tax Rolls by Officers and Other Acts. - Any officer charged with the duty of assessing a real property who willfully fails to assess or who intentionally omits from the assessment or tax roll any real property which he knows to be taxable, or who willfully or negligently under-assesses any real property, or who intentionally violates or fails to perform any duty imposed upon him by law relating to the assessment of taxable real property shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) nor more than Five thousand ,pesos (P5,000.00), or by imprisonment of not less than one (1) nor more than six (6) months, or both such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court. The same penalty shall be imposed upon any officer charged with the duty of collecting the tax due on real property who willfully or negligently fails to collect the tax and institute the necessary proceedings for the collection of the same. Any other officer required in this Article to perform acts relating to the administration of the real property tax or to assist the assessor or treasurer in such administration, who willfully fails to discharge such duties shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than Five hundred pesos (P500.00). nor more than Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) or imprisonment of not less than one (1) month nor more than six (6) months, or both such fine and punishment, at the discretion of the court. Section 2A.10. Penalties for Delaying Assessment of Real Property and Assessment Appeals. - Any government official who intentionally and deliberately delays the assessment or real property or the filing of any appeal against its assessment shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than Five hundred pesos (P500.00). nor more than Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) or imprisonment of not less than one (1) month nor more than six (6) months, or both such fine and punishment, at the discretion of the court.. Section 2A.11. Penalties for Failure to Dispose the Delinquent Real Property at Public Auction. - The City Treasurer who fails to dispose of delinquent real property at public auction in compliance with the pertinent provisions of this Article any other local official whose acts hinder the prompt disposition of delinquent real property at public auction shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) nor more than Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00), or by imprisonment of not less than one (1) nor more than six (6) months, or both such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court. Article B: Tax On Idle Lands Section 2B.01. Idle Lands, Coverage. - For purposes of real property taxation, idle lands shall include the following: (a)

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Agricultural lands, more than one (1) hectare in area, suitable for cultivation, dairying, inland fishery, and other agricultural uses, one-half (1/2) of which remain uncultivated or unimproved by the owner of the property or person having legal interest therein. Agricultural lands planted to permanent or perennial crops with at least fifty (50) trees to a hectare shall not be considered idle lands. Lands actually used for grazing purposes shall likewise not be considered idle lands. Lands, other than agricultural, located in the city, more than one thousand (1,000) square meters in area one-half (1/2) of which remain unutilized or unimproved by the owner of the property or person having legal interest therein. Regardless of land area, this Article shall likewise apply to residential lots in subdivisions duly approved by proper authorities, the ownership of which has been transferred to individual owners, who shall be liable for the additional tax. Provided, however, that individual lots of such subdivisions, the ownership of which has not been transferred to the buyer shall be considered as part of the subdivision, and shall be subject to the additional tax payable by subdivision owner or operator.

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A person who paid the professional tax shall be entitled to practice his profession in any part of the Philippines without being subjected to any other national or local tax or fee for the practice of such profession.

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Charitable institutions, churches, parsonages or convents appurtenant thereto, and all lands exclusively used for religious, charitable or educational purposes; and

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The City Treasurer before accepting payment of the tax, shall require the presentation of the valid Professional Licenses issued by the Professional Regulations Commission.

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Duly registered cooperatives as provided for under RA 6938.

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Any individual or corporation employing a person subject to the professional tax shall require payment by that person of the tax on his profession before employment and annually thereafter.

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Any person subject to the professional tax shall write in deeds, receipts, prescriptions, reports, books of account, plans and designs, survey’s and maps, as the case may be, the number of the official receipt issued to him.

The special levy shall not also apply to the remainder of the land portions of which have been donated to the city for the construction of such projects or improvements. Section 2C.04. Time of Payment. - The special levy shall be paid within the quarter following the effectivity of the ordinance imposing such levy. Section 2C.05. Collection and Accrual of Proceeds. - Collection of special levy on land shall be the responsibility of the City Treasurer. The proceeds shall accrue to the General Fund of the City. Section 2C.06. Administrative Provisions. – (a)

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Fixing the Amount of Special Levy. - The special levy authorized herein shall be apportioned, computed, and assessed according to the assessed valuation of the lands affected as shown by the books of the City Assessor, or its current assessed value as fixed by said assessor if the property does not appear of record in his books. Upon the effectivity of the ordinance imposing special levy, the City Assessor shall forthwith proceed to determine the annual amount of special levy assessed against each parcel of land comprised within the area especially benefited and shall send to each landowner a written notice thereof by mail, personal service or publication in appropriate cases. Taxpayer’s Remedies Against Special Levy. - Any owner of real property affected by a special levy or any person having a legal interest therein may, within sixty (60) days from the date of receipt of the written notice of assessment of the special levy, appeal to the City Board of Assessment Appeals by filing a petition under oath in the form for the purpose, together with copies of the tax declarations and such affidavits or documents in support of the appeal. Article D. Socialized Housing Tax

Section 2D.01. Definition. - When used in this article. (a)

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Socialized housing refers to housing programs and projects covering houses and lots or home lots only duly undertaken by the government and private sector for the underprivileged and homeless citizens which shall include sites and services development, long-term financing, liberalized terms on interest payments, and such other benefits in accordance with the provisions of the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992. Urban areas refer to all cities regardless of their population density and to cities/municipalities with a population density of at least five hundred (500) persons per square kilometer.

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Those included in the coverage of RA 6657, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform law.

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Those actually used for national defense and security of the state;

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Those used, reserved or otherwise set aside for government offices, facilities and other installations whether owned by the National Government, its agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned or controlled corporations, or by the local government units, provided, however, that the lands herein mentioned, or portions thereof, which have not been used for the past ten (10) years from the effectivity of RA 7279 shall be covered by this tax.

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Those used or set aside for parks, reserves for flora and fauna, forests and watersheds, and other areas necessary to maintain ecological balance or environmental protection, as determined and certified by the proper government agency; and

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Those actually and primarily used for religious, charitable, or educational purposes, cultural and historical sites, hospitals and health centers, and cemeteries or memorial parks.

Section 2D.03. Imposition of Tax. - There is hereby imposed a socialized housing tax at the rate of one-half percent (0.05%) on the assessed value of lands in urban areas in excess of fifty thousand pesos (Php 50,000.00) Section 2D.04. Collection and Accrual of Proceeds. - The fixed tax on socialized housing shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as that of the basic real property tax. The proceeds of the additional socialized housing tax shall accrue to the Urban Development and Housing Program of the city. Section 2D.05. Administrative Provisions. - The City Assessor shall keep an updated record of lands in urban areas within his jurisdiction with assessed values in excess of Fifty Thousand Pesos (P 50,000). For purposes of collection, the City Assessor shall notify, on the basis of such record, the owner of the property or person having legal interest therein of the imposition of the additional tax. Article E: Tax On Transfer Of Real Property Ownership Section 2E.01. Imposition of Tax. - There is hereby levied a tax on the sale, donation, barter, or on any other mode of transferring ownership or title of real property at the rate of fifty-five percent (55%) of one percent (1%) of the total consideration involved in the acquisition of the property or the fair market value or zonal value whichever is higher. The fair market value as used herein shall be that reflected in the prevailing schedule of fair market values enacted by the Sangguniang Panlungsod. Section 2E.02. Exemptions. - The sale, transfer or other disposition of real property pursuant to RA 6657 shall be exempt from this tax. Section 2E.03. Time of Payment. - It shall be the duty of the seller, donor, transferor, executor or administrator to pay to the City Treasurer the tax herein imposed within sixty (60) days from the date of the execution of the deed or from the date of the property owner’s death. Section 2E.04. Administrative Provisions. (a)

Section 2B.05. Listing of Idle Lands by the Assessor. - The City Assessor shall make and keep an updated record of idle lands located within his area of jurisdiction. For purposes of collection, the City Assessor shall furnish a copy thereof to the City Treasurer who shall notify, on the basis of such record, the owner of the property or person having legal interest therein of the imposition of the additional tax. Article C. Special Levy on Lands Section 2C.01. Special Levy; Its Meaning. - Special levy is a form of taxation based on the benefit principle. The land upon which it is imposed is supposed to have derived

Amusement is a pleasurable diversion and entertainment. It is synonymous to relaxation, avocation, pastime or fun.

(b)

Amusement Places include theaters, cinemas, concert halls, circuses, and other places of amusement where on seeks admission to entertain oneself by viewing the show or performances.

Section 2I.02. Imposition of Tax. - There is hereby levied a tax to be collected from the proprietors, lessees, or operators of theaters, cinemas, concert halls, circuses, boxing stadia, and other places of amusement at the rate of ten percent (10%) of the gross receipts from admission fees. Section 2I.03. Manner of Computing Tax. - In the case of theaters or cinemas, the tax shall first be deducted and withheld by their proprietors, lessees, or operators and paid to the City Treasurer before the gross receipts are divided between said proprietors, lessees, or operators and the distributors of the cinematographic films. Section 2I.04. Exemption. - The holding of operas, concerts, dramas, recitals, painting and art exhibitions, flower shows, musical programs, literary and oratorical presentations, except pop, rock or similar concerts shall be exempted from the payment of the tax herein imposed. Section 2I.05. Time and Place of Payment. – The amusement tax on admission herein imposed shall be due and payable by the proprietor, lessee or operator concerned, within the first twenty (20) days of the month next following that for which they are due to the City Treasurer before the gross receipts are divided between the proprietors, lessees, or operator and the distributors of the cinematographic films. In the case of itinerant operators of similar modes of amusement, the tax herein prescribed shall be paid immediately after the last full show or performance. Section 2I.06. Administrative Provisions. – (a)

Filing of Return. Upon payment of the tax due, the proprietors, lessees, or operators of theaters, cinemas, concert halls, circuses, boxing stadia, and other places of amusement, shall attach a true and complete sworn return showing the gross receipts from admission fees during the preceding month.

(b)

Forms of Tickets. The proprietor, lessee or operator of an amusement place where payment of a fee is required for admission, shall provide for himself with tickets which shall be serially numbered indicating therein the name of the amusement place and the admission price. The serial number must be printed on both ends of tickets such that when divided into two upon being presented for admission, the serial number shall appear on both parts. The gatekeeper shall drop one-half of the torn ticket in a locked box or receptacle and the other half to be returned to the customer. The box or receptacle shall only be opened in the presence of a representative from the Office of the City Treasurer.

(c)

Registration of Tickets. All admission tickets which shall be sold to the public must first be registered with the Office of the City Treasurer and shall be stamped with the seal of said office. It shall unlawful for any proprietor, operator and lessee of an amusement place to keep on his possession or have unregistered tickets in the amusement place.

(d)

Verification of Tickets. The City Mayor or City Treasurer shall, whenever they deem it necessary for the good of the service, post their duly authorized inspectors at the gates of amusement places for the purpose of verifying all tickets sold thereat.

Said duly authorized inspectors shall have access to all admission tickets being sold to the public from opening time of the amusement place up to closing time. Article J. Annual Fixed Tax for Every Delivery Truck or Van Of Manufacturers or Producers, Wholesalers of, Dealers or Retailers in, Certain Products Section 2J.01. Imposition of Tax. - There is hereby imposed an annual fixed tax for every truck, van or any motor vehicle used by manufacturers, producers, wholesalers, dealers or retailers in the delivery or distribution of distilled spirits, fermented liquors, softdrinks, cigar and cigarettes, and other products as may hereafter be determined by the Sangguniang Panlungsod, to sales outlets, or consumers, whether directly or indirectly, within the city in the amount of Seven hundred fifty pesos (P750.00). Section 2J.02. Exemption. - The manufacturers, producers, wholesalers, dealers, and retailer referred to in the preceding sections shall be exempt from the payment of the peddler’s tax in the sale of any merchandise or article of commerce imposable by the city. Section 2J.03. Time and Place of Payment. - The tax imposed in this Article shall accrue on the first day of January and shall be paid to the City Treasurer within the first twenty (20) days of January. Article K. Graduated Tax on Business Section 2K.01. Definitions. - When used in this Article. (a)

Advertising Agency includes all persons who are engaged in the business of advertising for others by means of billboards, posters, placards, notices, signs, directories, pamphlets, leaflets, handbills, electric or neon lights, airplanes, balloons or other media, whether in pictorial or reading form.

(b)

Agricultural Products include the yield of the soil, such as corn, rice, wheat, rye, hay, coconut, sugarcane, tobacco, root crops, vegetables, fruits, flowers, and their by-products; ordinary salt; all kinds of fish; poultry; and livestock and animal products, whether in their original form or not;

Article F. Tax on Printing and Publication

The phrase “whether in their original form or not” refers to the transformation of said products by the farmer, fisherman, producer or owner through the application of processes to preserve or otherwise to prepare said products for the market such as freezing, drying, salting, smoking, or stripping for purposes of preserving or otherwise preparing said products for the market; to be considered an agricultural product whether in its original form or not, its transformation must have been undertaken by the farmer, fisherman, producer or owner.

Section 2F.01. Imposition of Tax. - There is hereby levied a tax at the rate of fiftyfive percent (55%) of one percent (1%) of the gross annual receipts for the preceding calendar year on the business of persons engaged in the printing and/or publication of books, cards, posters, leaflets, handbills, certificates, receipts, pamphlets, and others of similar nature.

Agricultural products as defined include those that undergo not only simple but even sophisticated processes employing advanced technological means in packaging like dressed chicken or ground coffee in plastic bags or styropor or other packaging materials intended to process and prepare the products for the market.

Pursuant to RMC No. 06-17 dated January 16, 2017, newly started business entities shall not be subject to and/or liable to the payment of initial local business tax and shall only be subject to the payment of Business Permit and other regulatory fees and charges. In the succeeding calendar year, regardless of when the business started to operate, the tax shall be based on the gross receipts for the preceding calendar year, or any fraction thereof, as provided herein.

The term by-products shall mean those materials which in cultivation or processing of an article remain over, and which are still of value and marketable, like copra cake from copra or molasses from sugar cane;

(b)

Notaries Public shall furnish the City Treasurer with a copy of any deed transferring ownership or title to any real property within thirty (30) days from the date of notarization.

(c)

Amusement is a pleasurable diversion and entertainment. It is synonymous to relaxation, avocation, pastime, or fun;

Section 2F.02. Exemptions - The receipts from the printing and/or publishing of books or other reading materials prescribed by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports as school texts or references shall be exempt from the tax herein imposed.

(d)

Amusement Places include theaters, cinemas, concert halls, circuses and other places of amusement where one seeks admission to entertain oneself by seeing or viewing the show or performance;

Section 2F.03. Time of Payment. - The tax imposed in this Article shall be due and payable in quarterly installments to the City Treasurer, within the first twenty (20) days following each quarter. In the case of a newly-started business, the tax shall be paid before the business starts to operate.

(e)

Banks and other Financial Institutions include non-bank financial intermediaries, lending investors, finance and investment companies, pawnshops, money shops, insurance companies, stock markets, stock brokers, and dealers in securities and foreign exchange, as defined under applicable law, or rules and regulations thereunder;

(f)

Brewer includes all persons who manufacture fermented liquors of any description for sale or delivery to others but does not include manufacturers of tuba, basi, tapuy or similar domestic fermented liquors, whose daily production does not exceed two hundred gauge liters.

(g)

Business Agent includes all persons who act as agents of others in the transaction of business with any public officer, as well as those who conduct collecting, advertising, employment, or private detective agencies.

(h)

Cabaret/Dance Hall includes any place or establishment where dancing is permitted to the public in consideration of any admission, entrance, or any other fee paid, on or before, or after the dancing, and where professional hostesses or dancers are employed.

Article G. Franchise Tax Section 2G.01. Definition. - When used in this Article, franchise is a right or privilege, affected with public interest which is conferred upon private persons or corporation, under such terms and conditions as the government and its political subdivision may impose in the interest of public welfare, security and safety.

Section 2G.03. Exemptions. - The term businesses enjoying franchise shall not include holders of certificates of public convenience for the operation of public vehicles for reason that such certificates are not considered as franchises.

Section 2B.04. Collection and Accrual of Proceeds. - The annual tax on idle lands shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as that of the basic real property tax. The proceeds shall accrue to the General Fund of the city.

(a)

The Registrar of Deeds of the city shall, before registering any deed, require the presentation of the evidence of payment of this tax. The City Assessor shall likewise make the same requirement before canceling an old tax declaration and issuing a new one.

[The authorized rate for the additional ad valorem tax on idle lands is ‘not exceeding five percent (5%)]

Any persons having legal interest on the land desiring to avail of the exemption under this section shall file the corresponding application with the City Treasurer. The application shall state the ground(s) under which the exemption is being claimed.

Article I. Amusement Tax on Admission Section 2I.01. Definitions. - When used in this Article:

Section 2D.02. Exemptions. - The following are exempted from the socialized housing tax:

Section 2B.02. Imposition of Tax. - There is hereby levied an annual tax on idle lands at the rate of five percent (5%) of the assessed value of the property which shall be in addition to the basic real property tax.

by reason of force majeure, civil disturbance, natural calamity or any justifiable cause or circumstance.

Section 2H.07. Administrative Provisions. -

The Republic of the Philippines or any of its political subdivisions except when the beneficial use thereof has been granted for consideration or otherwise to a taxable person.

Section 2G.02. Imposition of Tax. - There is hereby imposed a tax on business enjoying a franchise tax, at a rate of fifty-five percent (55%) of one percent (1%) of the gross annual receipts, which shall include both cash sales and sales on account realized during the preceding calendar year within this province, excluding the territorial limits of the city.

Section 2B.03. Exemptions. - The idle land tax shall not apply to idle lands wherein the landowner is physically or legally prevented from improving, utilizing or cultivating the same

Section 2H.06. Place of Payment. - Every person legally authorized to practice his profession in this province shall pay to the city where he maintains his principal office in case he practices his profession in several places.

(a)

(b) Special Provisions. 1. Condonation or Reduction of Real Property Tax and Interest. In case of a general failure of crops or substantial decrease in the price of agricultural or agri-based products, or calamity in the city, the Sangguniang Panlungsod by ordinance passed prior to the first (1st) day of January of any year and upon recommendation of the Local Disaster Coordinating Council, may condone or reduce, wholly or partially, the taxes and interest thereon for the succeeding year or years in the city affected by the calamity.

before the thirty-first (31st) day of January of each year to the City Treasurer. Any person first beginning to practice a profession after the month of January must, however, pay the full tax before engaging therein.

Section 2G.04. Time of Payment. The tax imposed in this Article shall be due and payable in quarterly installments to the City Treasurer, within the first twenty (20) days following each quarter In the case of a newly-started business, the tax shall be paid before the business starts to operate. [The sanggunian may prescribe an annual payment on or before January 20.] Article H. Professional Tax Section 2H.01. Imposition of Tax. - There is hereby imposed an annual professional tax on each person engaged in the exercise or practice of his profession requiring government examination at the rate of Three hundred pesos (P300.00) Section 2H.02. Coverage. - Professionals who passed the bar examinations, or any board or other examinations conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) shall be subject to the professional tax. Section 2H.03. Exemption. - Professionals exclusively employed in the government shall be exempt from the payment of this tax. Section 2H.04. Payment of the Tax. - The professional tax shall be paid before any profession herein specified can be lawfully pursued. A line of profession does not become exempt even if conducted with some other profession for which the tax has been paid. Section 2H.05. Time of Payment. - The professional tax shall be payable annually, on or

(i)

Capital Investment is the capital that a person employs in any undertaking, or which he contributes to the capital of a partnership, corporation, or any other juridical entity or association in a particular taxing jurisdiction;

(j)

Carinderia refers to any public eating place where food already cooked are served at a price.

(k)

Cockpit includes any place, compound, building or portion thereof, where cockfights are held, whether or not money bets are made on the results of such cockfights.

(l)

Contractor includes persons, natural or juridical, not subject to professional tax under Section 139 of the Local Government Code of 1991, whose activity consists essentially of the sale of all kinds of services for a fee, regardless of whether or not the performance of the service calls for the exercise or use of the physical or mental faculties of such contractor or his employees; As used in this Article, the term “contractor” shall include general engineering, general building and specially contractors as defined under applicable laws, filling, demolition and salvage works contractors; proprietors or operators of mine drilling apparatus; proprietors or operators of dockyards; persons engaged in the installation of water system, and gas or electric light, heat, or establishments; proprietors or operators of smelting plants; engraving plating and plastic lamination establishments; proprietors or operators of establishments for repairing, repainting, upholstering,


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 washing or greasing of vehicles, heavy equipment, vulcanizing, recapping and battery charging; proprietors or operators of furniture shops and establishments for planing or surfacing and re-cutting of lumber and sawmills under contract to saw or cut logs belonging to others; proprietors or operators of dry-cleaning or dyeing establishments, steam laundries, and using washing machines; proprietors or owners of shops for the repair of any kind of mechanical and electrical devices; instruments, apparatus, or furniture and shoe repairing by machine or any mechanical and electrical devices; proprietors or operators of establishments or lots for parking purposes; proprietors or operators of tailor shops, dress shops. milliners and hatters, beauty parlors, barbershops, massage clinics, sauna, Turkish and Swedish baths, slenderizing and body-building saloon and similar establishments; photographic studios; funeral parlors; proprietors or operators of hotels, motels, and lodging hoses; proprietors or operators of arrastre and stevedoring, warehousing, or forwarding establishments; master plumbers, smiths and house or sign painters; printers, bookbinders, lithographers, publishers except those engaged in the publication or printing of any newspaper, magazine, review or bulletin which appears at regular intervals with fixed prices for subscription and sale and which is not devoted principally to the publication of advertisements; business agents, private detectives or watchman agencies; commercial and immigration brokers; cinematographic film owners, lessors and distributors. The term contractor shall include welding shops, service stations, white/ blue, printing, recopying, or photocopying services, assaying laboratories, advertising agencies, shops for shearing animals, vaciador shops, stables, construction of motor vehicles, animal drawn vehicles, and/or tricycles, lathe machine shops, furniture shops, and proprietors of bulldozers and other heavy equipment available to others for consideration. Dealer means one whose business is to buy and sell merchandise, goods and chattels as a merchant. He stands immediately between the producer or manufacturer and the consumer and depends for his profit not upon the labor he bestows upon his commodities but upon the skill and foresight with which he watches the market;

(m)

Importer means any person who brings articles, goods, wares or merchandise of any kind or class into the Philippines from abroad for unloading therein, or which after entry are consumed herein or incorporated into the general mass of property in the Philippines. In case of tax-free articles, brought or imported into the Philippines by persons, entities or agencies exempt from tax which are subsequently sold, transferred or exchanged in the Philippines to non-exempt private persons or entities, the purchaser or recipient shall be considered the importer thereof.

(n)

Manufacturer includes every person who, by physical or chemical process, alters the exterior texture or form or inner substance of any such raw materials or manufactured

(o)

or partially manufactured product in such manner as to prepare it for special use or uses to which it could not have been put in its original condition, or who by any such process, alters the quality of any such raw material or manufactured or partially manufactured products so as to reduce its marketable shape or prepare it for any of the use of industry, or who by any such process, combines any raw material or manufactured products with other materials or products of the same or of different kinds and in such manner that the finished products of such process or manufacture can be put to a special use or uses to which such raw material or manufactured or partially manufactured in their original condition could not have been put, and who in addition, alters such raw material or manufactured or partially manufactured products, or combines the same to produce such finished products for the purpose of their sale or distribution to others and for his own use for consumption; (p)

(q)

Agricultural implements, equipment and post-harvest facilities, fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and other farm inputs;

(6)

Poultry feeds and other animal feeds;

(7)

School supplies; and

(8)

Cement

Section 2L.07. Imposition of Tax. There is hereby imposed a tax on ambulant and itinerant amusement operators during fiestas and fairs at the following rates:

On retailers. Amount of Gross Sales/Receipts For the Preceding Calendar Year

Amount of Tax per Annum

P400,000.00 or less More than P400,000.00

2.2% 1.1 %

The rate of two and 2/100 percent (2.2%) per annum shall be imposed on sales not exceeding Four Hundred Thousand Pesos (P 400,000.00) while the rate of one and 1/100 percent (1.1%) per annum shall be imposed on sales in excess of the first Four Hundred Thousand Pesos (P 400,000.00). However, barangays shall have the exclusive power to levy taxes on stores whose gross sales or receipts of the preceding calendar year does not exceed Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000.00) subject to existing laws and regulations. (e) On contractors and other independent contractors, in accordance with the following schedule: Amount of Gross Sales/Receipts For the Preceding Calendar Year Less than 5,000.00 5,000.00 or more but less than 10,000.00 10,000.00 or more but less than 15,000.00 15,000.00 or more but less than 20,000.00 20,000.00 or more but less than 30,000.00 30,000.00 or more but less than 40,000.00 40,000.00 or more but less than 50,000.00 50,000.00 or more but less than 75,000.00 75,000.00 or more but less than 100,000.00 100,000.00 or more but less than 150,000.00 150,000.00 or more but less than 200,000.00 200,000.00 or more but less than 250,000.00 250,000.00 or more but less than 300,000.00 300,000.00 or more but less than 400,000.00 400,000.00 or more but less than 500,000.00 500,000.00 or more but less than 750,000.00 750,000.00 or more but less than 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 or more but less than 2,000,000.00 2,000,000.00 or more

Restaurant refers to any place which provides food to the public and accepts orders from them at a price. This term includes caterers.

(v)

Retail means a sale where the purchaser buys the commodity for his consumption, irrespective of the quantity of the commodity sold;

(w)

Vessel includes every type of boat, craft, or other artificial contrivances used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water.

(x)

Wharfage means a fee assessed against the cargo of a vessel engaged in foreign or domestic trade based on quantity, weight, or measure received and/or discharged by vessel;

Type of Amusement • • •

Circus, carnivals, or the like per day Merry-Go-Round, roller coaster, ferris wheel, swing, shooting gallery and other similar contrivances per day Sports contest/exhibitions per day Other activities not mentioned above per day

Delivery trucks, vans or vehicles used by manufacturers, producers, wholesalers, dealers or retailers enumerated under Section 141 of R.A. 7160 shall be exempt from the peddler’s tax herein imposed. Article N. Situs of the Tax Section 2N.01. Situs of the Tax. (a)

Principal Office - the head or main office of the businesses appearing in the pertinent documents submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the Department of Trade and Industry, or other appropriate agencies as the case may be. The city or municipality specifically mentioned in the articles of the incorporation or official registration papers as being the official address or said principal office shall be considered as the situs thereof. In case there is a transfer or relocation of the principal office to another city or municipality, it shall be the duty of the owner, operator or manager of the business to give due notice of such transfer or relocation to the local chief executives of the cities or municipalities concerned within fifteen (15) days after such transfer or relocation is effected.

On banks and other financial institutions, at the rate of fifty-five percent (55%) of one percent (1%) of the gross receipts of the preceding calendar year derived from interest, commissions and discounts from lending activities, income from financial leasing, dividends, rentals on property, and profit from exchange or sale of property, insurance premium. All other income and receipts not herein enumerated shall be excluded in the computation of the tax.

2.

Branch or Sales Office - a fixed place in a locality which conducts operations of the businesses as an extension of the principal office. However, offices used only as display areas of the products where no stocks or items are stored for sale, although orders for the products may be received thereat, are not branch or sales offices as herein contemplated. A warehouse which accepts orders and/or issues sales invoices independent of a branch with sales office shall be considered as a sales office.

3.

Warehouse - a building utilized for the storage of products for sale and from which goods or merchandise is withdrawn for delivery to customers or dealers, or by persons acting on behalf of the business. A warehouse that does not accept orders and/or issue sales invoices as aforementioned shall not be considered a branch or sales office.

4.

Plantation - a tract of agricultural land planted to trees or seedlings whether fruit bearing or not, uniformly spaced or seeded by broadcast methods or normally arranged to allow highest production. For purpose of this Article, inland fishing ground shall be considered as plantation.

5.

Experimental Farms - agricultural lands utilized by a business or corporation to conduct studies, tests, researches or experiments involving agricultural, agri-business, marine or aquatic livestock, poultry, dairy and other similar products for the purpose of improving the quality and quantity of goods and products.

(g) On peddlers engaged in the sales of any merchandise or articles of commerce, at the rate of not exceeding fifty-five pesos (P55.00) per peddler annually.

However, on-site sales of commercial quantity made in experimental farms shall be similarly imposed the corresponding tax under paragraph (b), Article 2L.01 of this Ordinance.

The tax herein imposed shall be payable within the first twenty (20) days of January. An individual who will start to peddle merchandise or articles of commerce after January 20 shall pay the full amount of the tax before engaging in such activity.

(b) Sales Allocation

(h) On the business hereunder enumerated:

Amusement places, including places wherein customers thereof actively participate without making bets or wagers, including but not limited to night clubs, or day clubs, cocktail lounges, cabarets or dance halls, karaoke bars, skating rinks, bath houses, swimming pools, exclusive clubs such as country and sports clubs, resorts and other similar places, billiard and pool tables, bowling alleys, circuses, carnivals, merry-go-rounds, roller coasters, ferris wheels, swings, shooting galleries, and other similar contrivances, theaters and cinema houses, boxing stadia, race tracks, cockpits and other similar establishments.

-

For purposes of collection of the business tax under the “situs” of the tax law, the following definition of terms and guidelines shall be strictly observed: 1.

Upon completion of the project, the taxes shall be recomputed on the basis of the gross receipts for the preceding calendar years and the deficiency tax, if there be any, shall be collected as provided in this Code or the excess tax payment shall be refunded.

2.

P 100.00 P 100.00

Section 2M.01. Exemption. - Business engaged in the production, manufacture, refining, distribution of oil, gasoline, and other petroleum products shall not be subject to any local tax imposed under Article A and Article B.

Provided, that in no case shall the tax on gross sales of P2,000,000.00 or more be less than P12,650.00.

Restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, carinderias, eateries, food caterers, ice cream and other refreshment parlors, and soda fountain bars;

P 300.00

Article M. Exemptions

29.70 67.10 114.40 181.50 302.50 423.50 605.00 968.00 1,452.00 2,178.00 2,904.00 3,993.00 5,082.00 6,776.00 9,075.00 10,175.00 11,275.00 12,650.00 At a rate of fifty-five percent (55%) of one percent (1%) in excess of 2,000,000.00

1.

Amount of Fee

Section 2L.08. Time of Payment. The tax herein imposed shall be payable before engaging in such activity.

Amount of Tax per Annum

(f)

(u)

Section 2L.06. Time of Payment. The tax shall be paid within the first twenty (20) days of January of each year. Tax on Ambulant and Itinerant Amusement Operators

Motor Vehicle means any vehicle propelled by any power other than muscular power using the public roads, but excluding road rollers, trolley cars, street sweepers, sprinklers, lawn mowers, bulldozers, graders, forklifts, amphibian trucks, and cranes if not used on public roads, vehicles that run only on rails or tracks, tractors, trailers, and traction engines of all kinds used exclusively for agricultural purposes;

Rectifier comprises every person who rectifies, purifies, or refines distilled spirits or wines by any process other than by original or continuous distillation from mash, wort, wash, sap, or syrup through continuous closed vessels and pipes until the manufacture thereof is complete. Every wholesale or retail liquor dealer who has in his possession any still or mash tub, or who keeps any other apparatus for the purpose of distilling spirits, or in any manner refining distilled spirits, shall also be regarded as a rectifier and as being engaged in the business of rectifying.

(t)

(5)

For purposes of this section, the tax on general engineering, general building, and specialty contractors shall initially be based on the total contract price, payable in equal annual installments within the project term.

Public Market refers to any place, building, or structure of any kind designated as such by the local board or council, except public streets, plazas, parks, and the like.

(s)

Laundry soap, detergents, and medicine;

Marginal Farmer or Fisherman refers to individuals engaged in subsistence farming or fishing which shall be limited to the sale, barter or exchange of agricultural or marine products produced by himself and his immediate family and whose annual net income from such farming or fishing does not exceed Fifty Thousand Pesos ( 50,000.00) or the poverty line established by NEDA for the particular region or locality, whichever is higher;

Peddler means any person who, either for himself or on commission, travels from place to place and sells his goods or offers to sell and deliver the same. Whether a peddler is a wholesale peddler or retail peddler of a particular commodity shall be determined from the definition of wholesale dealer or retail dealer as provided in this Ordinance;

(r)

NOTE: Rate may be determined by computing estimated earning per day x 300 days x rate not to exceed 2% of gross receipts)

(4)

For purposes of this provision, the term exporters shall refer to those who are principally engaged in the business of exporting goods and merchandise, as well as manufacturers and producers whose goods or products are both sold domestically and abroad. The amount of export sales shall be excluded from the total sales and shall be subject to the rates not exceeding one half (1/2) of the rates prescribed under paragraphs (a), (b), and (d) of this Article. (d)

D3

1

All sales made in a locality where there is branch or sales office or warehouse shall be recorded in said branch or sales office or warehouse and the tax shall be payable to the city or municipality where the same is located.

2

In cases where there is no such branch, sales office, plant or plantation in the locality where the sale is made, the sale shall be recorded in the principal office along with the sale made by said principal office and the tax shall accrue to the city or municipality where said principal office is located.

3

In cases where there is a factory, project office, plant or plantation in pursuit of business, thirty percent (30%) if all sales recorded in the principal office shall be taxable by the city or municipality where the principal office is located and seventy percent (70%) of all sales recorded in the principal office shall be taxable by the city or municipality where the factory, project office, plant or plantation is located.

3.

Commission agents

4.

Lessors, dealers, brokers of real estate;

5.

Travel agencies and travel agents

6.

Boarding houses, pension houses, motels, apartments, apartelles, and condominiums

Wholesale means a sale where the purchaser buys or imports the commodities for resale to persons other than the end user regardless of the quantity of the transaction.

7.

Subdivision owners/ Private Cemeteries and Memorial Parks

8.

Privately-owned markets;

Section 2K.02. Imposition of Tax. - There is hereby imposed on the following persons who establish, operate, conduct or maintain their respective business within the City a graduated business tax in the amounts hereafter prescribed:

Sixty percent (60%) to the city or municipality where the factory is located; and

9.

Hospitals, medical clinics, dental clinics, therapeutic clinics, medical laboratories, dental laboratories;

Forty percent (40%) to the city or municipality where the plantation is located.

(y)

(a)

On manufacturers, assemblers, repackers, processors, brewers, distillers, rectifiers, and compounders or liquors, distilled spirits, and wines or manufacturers of any article of commerce of whatever kind or nature. In accordance with the following schedule:

Amount of Gross Sales/Receipts For the Preceding Calendar Year Less than 10,000.00 10,000.00 or more but less than 15,000.00 15,000.00 or more but less than 20,000.00 20,000.00 or more but less than 30,000.00 30,000.00 or more but less than 40,000.00 40,000.00 or more but less than 50,000.00 50,000.00 or more but less than 75,000.00 75,000.00 or more but less than 100,000.00 100,000.00 or more but less than 150,000.00 150,000.00 or more but less than 200,000.00 200,000.00 or more but less than 300,000.00 300,000.00 or more but less than 500,000.00 500,000.00 or more but less than 750,000.00 750,000.00 or more but less than 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 or more but less than 2,000,000.00 2,000,000.00 or more but less than 3,000,000.00 3,000,000.00 or more but less than 4,000,000.00 4,000,000.00 or more but less than 5,000,000.00 5,000,000.00 or more but less than 6,500,000.00 6,500,000.00 or more

Less than 1,000.00 1,000.00 or more but less than 2,000.00 2,000.00 or more but less than 3,000.00 3,000.00 or more but less than 4,000.00 4,000.00 or more but less than 5,000.00 5,000.00 or more but less than 6,000.00 6,000.00 or more but less than 7,000.00 7,000.00 or more but less than 8,000.00 8,000.00 or more but less than 10,000.00 10,000.00 or more but less than 15,000.00 15,000.00 or more but less than 20,000.00 20,000.00 or more but less than 30,000.00 30,000.00 or more but less than 40,000.00 40,000.00 or more but less than 50,000.00 50,000.00 or more but less than 75,000.00 75,000.00 or more but less than 100,000.00 100,000.00 or more but less than 150,000.00 150,000.00 or more but less than 200,000.00 200,000.00 or more but less than 300,000.00 300,000.00 or more but less than 500,000.00 500,000.00 or more but less than 750,000.00 750,000.00 or more but less than 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 or more but less than 2,000,000.00 2,000,000.00 or more

181.50 242.00 352.00 484.00 726.00 907.50 1,452.00 1,815.00 2,420.00 3,025.00 4,235.00 6,050.00 8,800.00 11,000.00 15,125.00 18,150.00 21,780.00 25,410.00 26,812.50 At a rate of fifty-one and one-half (53.75%) of one percent (1%)

Amount of Tax per Annum 19.80 36.30 55.00 79.20 110.00 133.10 157.30 181.50 205.70 242.00 302.50 363.00 484.00 726.00 1,089.00 1,452.00 2,057.00 2,662.00 3,630.00 4,840.00 7,260.00 9,680.00 11,000.00 At a rate of fifty-five percent (55%) of one percent (1%)

The businesses enumerated in paragraph (a) above shall no longer be subject to the tax on wholesalers, distributors, or dealers provided in this Article. (c)

10. Cockpit operations (to include plasada and cockpit rentals)

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11. Operators of Cable Network System 12. Operators of computer services establishment

The rates of graduated tax shall be in accordance with the following schedule: Amount of Gross Sales/ Receipts For the Preceding Calendar Year

29.70 67.10 114.40 181.50 302.50 423.50 605.00 968.00 1,452.00 2,178.00 2,904.00 3,993.00 5,082.00 6,776.00 9,075.00 10,175.00 11,275.00 12,650.00 At a rate of fiftyfive percent (55%) of one percent (1%) in excess of 2,000,000.00

On exporters, and on manufacturers, millers, producers, wholesalers, distributors. dealers or retailers of essential commodities enumerated hereunder at a rate not exceeding one-half (1/2) of the rates prescribed under subsections (a), (b), and (d) of this Article; (1)

Rice and Corn;

(2)

Wheat or cassava flour, meat, dairy products, locally manufactured, processed or preserved food, sugar, salt and agricultural marine, and fresh water products, whether in their original state or not;

(3)

Cooking oil and cooking gas;

In cases where there are two (2) or more factories, project offices, plants or plantations located in different localities, the seventy percent (70%) sales allocation shall be pro-rated among the localities where such factories, project offices, plants and plantations are located in proportion to their respective volumes of production during the period for which the tax is due.

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The foregoing sales allocation under par. (3) hereof shall be applied irrespective of whether or not sales are made in the locality where the factory, project office, plant or plantation is located. In case of sales made by the factory, project office, plant or plantation, the sale shall be covered by paragraph (1) or (2) above.

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In case of manufacturers or producers which engage the services of an independent contractor to produce or manufacture some of their products, the rules on situs of taxation provided in this article as clarified in the paragraphs above shall apply except that the factory or plant and warehouse of the contractor utilized for the production or storage of the manufacturer’s products shall be considered as the factory or plant and warehouse of the manufacturer.

8

All sales made by the factory, project office, plant or plantation located in this city shall be recorded in the branch or sales office which is similarly located herein, and shall be taxable by this city. In case there is no branch or sales office or warehouse in this city, but the principal office is located therein, the sales made in the dais factory shall be taxable by this city along with the sales made in the principal office.

Amount of Tax per Annum

Less than 5,000.00 5,000.00 or more but less than 10,000.00 10,000.00 or more but less than 15,000.00 15,000.00 or more but less than 20,000.00 20,000.00 or more but less than 30,000.00 30,000.00 or more but less than 40,000.00 40,000.00 or more but less than 50,000.00 50,000.00 or more but less than 75,000.00 75,000.00 or more but less than 100,000.00 100,000.00 or more but less than 150,000.00 150,000.00 or more but less than 200,000.00 200,000.00 or more but less than 250,000.00 250,000.00 or more but less than 300,000.00 300,000.00 or more but less than 400,000.00 400,000.00 or more but less than 500,000.00 500,000.00 or more but less than 750,000.00 750,000.00 or more but less than 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 or more but less than 2,000,000.00 2,000,000.00 or more

In case of a plantation located in a locality other than that where the factory is located, said seventy percent (70%) sales allocation shall be divided as follows:

In the case of project offices of services and other independent contractors, the term production shall refer to the costs of projects actually undertaken during the tax period.

14. All other similar activities consisting essentially of the sales of services for a fee.

On wholesalers, distributors, or dealers in any article of commerce of whatever kind or nature in accordance with the following schedules: Amount of Gross Sales/Receipts For the Preceding Calendar Year

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13. General consultancy services Amount of Tax per Annum

The preceding rates shall apply only to amount of domestic sales of manufacturers, assemblers, repackers, processors, brewers, distillers, rectifiers and compounders of liquors, distilled spirits, and wines or manufacturers of any article of commerce of whatever kind or nature other than those enumerated under paragraph (c) of this Article. (b)

The sales allocation in (a) and (b) above shall not apply to experimental farms. LGUs where only experimental farms are located shall not be entitled to the sales allocation herein provided for.

c)

Port of Loading - the city or municipality where the port of loading is located shall not levy and collect the tax imposable under Article L, Chapter 2 of this Ordinance unless the exporter maintain in said city or municipality its principal office, a branch, sales office, warehouse, factory, plant or plantation in which case the foregoing rule on the matter shall apply accordingly.

Provided, that in no case shall the tax on gross sales of P2,000,000.00 or more be less than P12,650.00.

(d) Route Sales - sales made by route trucks, vans or vehicles in this city where a manufacturer, producer, wholesaler, maintains a branch or sales office or warehouse shall be recorded in the branch or sales office or warehouse and shall be taxed herein

(i) On any other business not otherwise specified, at a rate of two percent (2%) of the gross receipts of the preceding calendar year.

This city shall tax the sales of the products withdrawn by route trucks from the branch, sales office or warehouse located herein but sold in another locality. Article O. Payment of Business Taxes

Article L. Other Taxes on Business

Section 2O.01. Payment of Business Taxes. -

Tax on Mobile Traders Section 2L.01. Definition. - When used in this Article A Mobile Trader is a person, who either for himself or commission, travels from place to place and sells his goods or sells and offers to deliver the same, using a vehicle. Subsumed in this definition are rolling stores, portable stores, and similar arrangements. Section 2L.02. Imposition of Tax. - There is hereby imposed an annual tax at the rate of one percent (1%) on the gross receipts of Mobile Traders. Section 2L.03. Time of Payment. - The tax shall be paid upon the issuance of the Mayor’s Permit to do business in the city/municipality. Section 2L.04. Administrative Provisions. - The City Treasurer shall determine the taxable gross receipts by applying the Presumptive Income Level Technique provided in this Code, and thereafter assess and collect the tax due. Tax on Operators of Public Utility Vehicles Section 2L.05. Imposition of Tax. - There is hereby imposed a tax on operators of public utility vehicles maintaining booking office, terminal, or waiting station for the purpose of carrying passengers from this city under a certificate of public convenience and necessity or similar franchises: Kind of Public Utility Air-conditioned buses Buses without air conditioning “Mini” buses Jeepneys/AUVs

Amount of Fee per Annum 500 per unit 300 per unit 200 per unit 100 per unit

(a) The taxes imposed under Section 2K.01 and Section 2N.01 of this Ordinance shall be payable for every separate or distinct establishment or place where the business subject to the tax is conducted and one line of business does not become exempt by being conducted with some other businesses for which such tax has been paid. The tax on a business must be paid by the person conducting the same. The conduct or operation of two or more related businesses provided for under Section 2K.01 and Section 2N.01 of this Code any one person, natural or juridical, shall require the issuance of a separate permit or license to each business. (b) In cases where a person conducts or operates two (2) or more of the businesses mentioned in Section 2K.01 of this Ordinance which are subject to the same rate of imposition, the tax shall be computed on the combined total gross sales or receipts of the said two (2) or more related businesses. (c) In cases where a person conducts or operates two (2) or more businesses mentioned in Section 2K.01 of this Ordinance which are subject to different rates of imposition, the taxable gross sales or receipts of each business shall be reported independently and tax thereon shall be computed on the basis of the pertinent schedule. Section 2O.02. Accrual of Payment. Unless specifically provided in this Article, the taxes imposed herein shall accrue on the first day of January of each year. Section 2O.03. Time of Payment. - The tax shall be paid once within the first twenty (20) days of January or in quarterly installments within the first twenty (20) days of January, April, July, and October of each year. The Sangguniang Panlungsod may, for a justifiable reason or cause, extend the time for payment of such taxes without surcharges or penalties, but only for a period not exceeding six (6) months.


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Section 2O.04. Administrative Provisions. (a) Requirement. Any person who shall establish, operate or conduct any business, trade or activity mentioned in this Chapter in this city shall first obtain a Mayor’s Permit and pay the fee therefor and the business tax imposed under the pertinent Article.

e.

(b) Issuance and Posting of Official Receipt. The City Treasurer shall issue an official receipt upon payment of the business tax. Issuance of the said official receipt shall not relieve the taxpayer of any requirement imposed by the different departments of this city.

2.

Every person issued an official receipt for the conduct of a business or undertaking shall keep the same conspicuously posted in plain view at the place of business or undertaking. If the individual has no fixed place of business or office, he shall keep the official receipt in his person. The receipt shall be produced upon demand by the City Mayor, City Treasurer, or their duly authorized representatives. (c) Invoices or Receipt. All persons subject to the taxes on business shall, for each sale or transfer of merchandise or goods, or for services rendered, valued at Twenty-Five Pesos (P 25.00) or more at any one time, prepare and issue sales or commercial invoices and receipts serially numbered in duplicate, showing among others, their names or styles, if any, and business address. The original of each sales invoice or receipts shall be issued to the purchaser or customer and the duplicate to be kept and preserved by the person subject to the said tax, in his place of business for a period of five (5) years. The receipts or invoices issued pursuant to the requirement of the Bureau of Internal Revenue for determination of national internal revenue taxes shall be sufficient for purposes of this Code.

On contractors and other independent contractors Cottage Small Medium Large

500.00 1,500.00 3,000.00 5,000.00

Rural, Thrift and Savings Banks Commercial, Industrial and Development Banks Universal Banks 3.

On Other Financial Institutions

4.

Small Medium Large On other business not specified above: Cottage Small Medium Large

P 5,000.00 7,000.00

P 1,000.00 3,000.00 5,000.00 500.00

P

1,000.00 2,000.00 5,000.00

(d) Sworn Statement of Gross Receipts or Sales. Operators of business subject to the taxes on business shall submit a sworn statement of the capital investment before the start of their business operations and upon application for a Mayor’s permit to operate the business. Upon payment of the tax levied in this Chapter, any person engaged in business subject to the business tax paid based on gross sales and/or receipts shall submit a sworn statement of his gross sales/receipts for the preceding calendar year or quarter in such manner and form as may be prescribed by the City Treasurer. Should the taxpayer fail to submit a sworn statement of gross sales or receipts, due among others to his failure to have a book of accounts, records or subsidiaries for his business, the City Treasurer or his authorized representatives may verify or assess the gross sales or receipts of the taxpayer under the best available evidence upon which the tax may be based. (e) Submission of Certified Income Tax Return Copy. All persons who are granted a permit to conduct an activity or business and who are liable to pay the business tax provided in this Code shall submit a certified photocopy of their income tax returns (ITR) on or before April 30 of each year. The deficiency in the business tax arising out of the difference in gross receipts or sales declared in the application for Mayor’s Permit/ Declaration of gross sales or receipts and the gross receipts or sales declared in the ITR shall be payable on or before May 20 of the same year with interest at the rate of ten percent (10%) corresponding to the two percent (2%) per month from January to May. Payments of the deficiency tax made after May 20 shall be subject to the twenty-five percent (25%) surcharge and two percent (2%) interest for every month counted from January up to the month payment is made.

(b) Application for Mayor’s Permit: False Statement. An application for a Mayor’s Permit shall be filed with the Office of the City Mayor. The form for the purpose shall be issued by the same Office and shall set forth the requisite information including the name and residence of the applicant, the description of business or undertaking that is to be conducted, and such other data or information as may be required. 1.

2.

The City Treasurer or his duly authorized representative shall see to it that the payment of taxes of a business is not avoided by simulating the termination or retirement thereof. For this purpose, the following procedural guidelines shall be strictly followed: (a) The City Treasurer or his duly authorized representative shall assign every application for the termination or retirement of business to an inspector in his office who shall go to address of the business on record to verify if it is really not operating. If the inspector finds that the business is simply placed under a new name, manager and/or new owner, the City Treasurer or his duly authorized representative shall recommend to the City Mayor the disapproval of the application of the termination or retirement of said business;

(i)

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Registration and Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, in case of partnership or corporation

d.

A certificate attesting to the tax exemption if the business is exempt

e.

Certification from the officer in charge of the zoning that the location of the new business is in accordance with zoning regulations

f.

Tax clearance showing that the applicant has paid his tax obligations to the City

h.

Three (3) passport size pictures of the owner or operator or in cases of a partnership or corporation the picture of the senior or managing partners and that of the President or General Manager

i.

Health certificate for all food handlers, and those required under Chapter IV, Art. D of this Revenue Code

j.

Community Tax Certificate

k.

Contract of Lease, if leasing

For renewal of existing business permits a.

Previous year’s Mayor’s permit

b.

Copies of the annual or quarterly tax payments

c.

Copies of all receipts showing payment of all regulatory fees as provided for in this Code Certificate of tax exemption from local taxes or fees, if exempt

e.

Audited Financial Statement prescribed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue for the next preceding year

f.

BIR Registration Certificate

g.

Barangay Clearance

h.

Declaration of previous year’s gross sales/receipts

A Mayor’s Permit shall not be issued to:

Section 2P.01. Presumptive Income Level. - For every tax period, the City Treasurer’s Office shall prepare a stratified schedule of “presumptive income level” to approximate the gross receipt of each business classification. Section 2P.02. The Presumptive Income Level (PIL) of gross receipts shall be used to validate the gross receipts declared by taxpayers and/or for establishing the taxable gross receipts where no valid data is otherwise available.

PERMIT AND REGULATORY FEES

c.

Any false statement deliberately made by the applicant shall constitute sufficient ground for denying or revoking the permit issued by the Mayor, and the applicant or licensee may be prosecuted in accordance with the penalties provided in this Article.

Article P. Presumptive Income Level

CHAPTER III.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Registration Certificate with Approved Application Forms, in case of single proprietorship

Upon submission of the application, it shall be the duty of the proper authorities to verify if other city requirements regarding the operation of the business or activity such as sanitary requirements, installation of power and light requirements, as well as other safety requirements are complied with. The permit to operate shall be issued only upon compliance with such safety requirements and after the payment of the corresponding inspection fees and other impositions required by this Revenue Code and other city tax ordinances.

Death of Licensee. When any individual paying a business tax dies, and the business is continued by a person interested in his estate, no additional payment shall be required for the residue of the term for which the tax was paid.

Section 2P.03. Exemption. Business engaged in the production, manufacture, refining, distribution or sale of oil, gasoline, and other petroleum products shall not be subject to any local tax imposed in this Article.

b.

d.

(b) Accordingly, the business continues to become liable for the payment of all taxes, fees, and charges imposed thereon under existing local tax ordinance; and

The permit issued to a business retiring or terminating its operation shall be surrendered to the City Treasurer or his duly authorized representative who shall forthwith cancel the same and record such cancellation in his books.

(1)

Any person who previously violated an ordinance or regulation governing permits granted;

(2)

Any person whose business establishment or undertaking does not conform with zoning regulations, and safety, health and other requirements of the City;

(3)

Any person who has unsettled tax obligation, debt or other liability to the government;

(4)

Any person who is disqualified under any provision of law or ordinance to establish or operate the business applied for.

Likewise, a Mayor’s permit shall be denied to any person or applicant for a business who declares an amount of gross sales or receipts that are manifestly below industry standards or the Presumptive Income Level of gross sales or receipts as established in the City for the same or a closely similar type of activity or business.

Section 3A.01. Mayor’s Permit. - All persons are required to obtain a Mayor’s Permit for the privilege of conducting business within the City.

(c) Issuance of Permit; Contents of Permit. - Upon approval of the application of a Mayor’s Permit, two (2) copies of the application duly signed by the City Mayor shall be returned to the applicant. One (1) copy shall be presented to the City Treasurer as basis for the collection of the Mayor’s Permit fee and the corresponding business tax.

Section 3A.02. Imposition of Fee. - There shall be collected an annual fee for the issuance of a Mayor’s Permit to operate a business, pursue an occupation or calling, or undertake an activity within the city.

The Mayor’s Permit shall be issued by the City Mayor upon presentation of the receipt for the payment of the Mayor’s Permit and the official receipt issued by the City Treasurer for the payment of the business tax.

The permit fee is payable for every distinct or separate business or place where the business or trade is conducted. One line of business of trade does not become exempt by being conducted with some other business of trade for which the permit fee has been obtained and the corresponding fee paid for.

Every permit issued by the Mayor shall show the name and residence of the applicant, his nationality and marital status; nature of the organization, that is whether the business is a sole proprietorship, corporation or partnership, etc.; location of the business; date of issue and expiration of the permit; and other information as may be necessary.

Article A. Mayor’s Permit Fee on Business

For purpose of the Mayor’s Permit Fee, the following Philippine categories of business size are hereby adopted: Enterprise Scale Cottage Small Medium Large

Asset Limit P 500,000 and below Over P500,000 to P 5M Over P 5M to P20M Over P 20M

Workforce 1-10 11-99 100-199 200 and above

The permit fee shall either be based on asset size or number of workers, whichever will yield the higher fee. On business subject to graduated Fixed Fees

a.

b.

c.

d.

Classification/Category On manufacturers/assemblers, repackers, processors, brewers, distillers, rectifiers and compounders or liquors, distilled spirits and wines or manufacturers of any article of commerce Cottage Small Medium Large On Wholesalers/distributors or dealers in any article of commerce of whatever kind or nature Cottage Small Medium Large On exporters, and on manufacturers, millers, producers, wholesalers, distributors or retailers of essential commodities Cottage Small Medium Large On Retailers Cottage Small Medium Large

Rate of Fee per Annum

P 2,000.00 5,000.00 8,000.00 10,000.00 P 2,000.00 5,000.00 8,000.00 10,000.00

P2,000.0 5,000.00 8,000.00 10,000.00 500.00 1,000.00 2,000.00 5,000.00

Section 3B.03. Imposition of Fees. - Every person, before using instruments of weights and measures within this City, shall first have them sealed and licensed annually and pay the corresponding fee to the City Treasurer, as follows: KINDS OF SEALING AND WEIGHING INSTRUMENTS (a) For sealing linear metric measures:

(b)

The city shall, upon presentation of satisfactory proof that the original of the permit has been lost, stolen or destroyed, issue a duplicate of the permit upon the payment of One Hundred Pesos (P100). (d) Posting of Permit. Every permittee shall keep his permit conspicuously posted at all times in his place of business or office or if he has no place of business or office, he shall keep the permit in his person. The permit shall be immediately produced upon demand by the City Mayor, the City Treasurer or any of their duly authorized representatives. Any violation of the provision of this Article shall be subject to fine of not exceeding Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2,000.00) or closure of the business establishment. (e) Duration of Permit and Renewal. The Mayor’s Permit shall be granted for a period of not more than one (1) year and shall expire on the thirty-first (31st) of December following the date of issuance unless revoked or surrendered earlier. Every permit shall cease to be in force upon revocation or surrender thereof. The permit issued shall be renewed within the first twenty (20) days of January. It shall have a continuing validity only upon renewal thereof and payment of the corresponding fee. (f)

(c)

(e)

Revocation of Permit. The Mayor’s Permit may be revoked any of the following grounds: 1.

When a person doing business under the provisions of this Revenue Code violates any of its provisions

2.

When the person refuses to pay an indebtedness or liability to the City

3.

When the person abuses his privilege to do business to the injury of the public moral or peace; or

4.

When a place where such business is established is being conducted in a disorderly or unlawful manner, is a nuisance, or is permitted to be used as a resort for disorderly characters, criminals or women of ill-repute.

5.

Such revocation shall operate to forfeit all sums which may have been paid in respect of said privilege, in addition to the fines and imprisonment that may be imposed by the Court for violation of any provision of this Ordinance governing the establishment and maintenance of business, and to prohibit the exercise of the by the person whose privilege is revoked, until restore by the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

Section 3A.05. Rules and Regulations on Certain Establishments. (a)

On restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, carinderias, eateries, food caterers, ice cream and other refreshment parlors, soda fountain bars. No owner of said establishments shall employ any cook or food dispenser without

P 75.00 150.00 P 75.00 150.00

Not over ten (10) liters Over ten (10) liters

For sealing metric instruments of weights: •

(d)

AMOUNT OF FEE

• Not over one (1) meter • Measure over one (1) meter For sealing metric measures of capacity: • •

Location sketch of the new business

g. Barangay clearance/proof of filing (in case of non-issuance of barangay clearance within seven (7) working days from date of filing a Mayor’s Permit may be issued to the applicant

Any person natural or juridical, subject to the tax on business under Article K, Section 2 of this Ordinance shall, upon termination of the business, submit a sworn statement of the gross sales or receipts for the current calendar year within thirty (30) days following the closure. Any tax due shall first be paid before any business or undertaking is fully terminated.

3.

Section 3B.02. Sealing and Testing of Instruments of Weights and Measures. All instruments for determining weights and measures in all consumer and consumer related transactions shall be tested, calibrated and sealed every six (6) months by the official sealer who shall be City Treasurer or his duly authorized representative upon payment of fees required under this Article: Provided, That all instruments of weights and measures shall continuously be inspected for compliance with the provisions of this Article.

For a newly-started business a.

(h) Retirement of Business.

In case it is found that the retirement or termination of the business is legitimate and the tax paid during the current year be less than the tax due for the current year based on the gross sales or receipts, the difference in the amount of the tax shall be paid before the business is considered officially retired or terminated.

Sauna bath, massage, barber and beauty shops. Said shops shall not be allowed to operate with masseurs, barbers, and beauticians without having secured the necessary corresponding medical certificate from the City Health Officer.

Article B. Fees for Sealing and Licensing of Weights and Measures

(a) Supervision and control over establishments and places. The City Mayor shall supervise and regulate all establishments and places where business is conducted. He shall prescribe rules and regulations as may be necessary to maintain peaceful, healthy, and sanitary conditions in the City.

(g) Transfer of Business to Other Location. Any business for which a city business tax has been paid by the person conducting it may be transferred and continued in any other place within the territorial limits of this city without payment of additional tax during the period for which the payment of the tax was made.

2.

(c)

Section 3B.01. Implementing Agency. - The City Treasurer shall strictly enforce the provisions of the Regulation of Practices Relative to Weights and Measures, as provided in Chapter II of the Consumer Act, Republic Act No. 7394.

Section 3A.04. Administrative Provisions. -

(f) Issuance of Certification. The City Treasurer may, upon presentation or satisfactory proof that the original receipt has been lost, stolen or destroyed, issue a certification to the effect that the business tax has been paid, indicating therein, the number of the official receipt issued, upon payment of a fee of One Hundred Pesos (P100.00).

(c) In addition, in the case of a new owner to whom the business was transferred by sale or other form of conveyance, said new owner shall be liable to pay the tax or fee for the business and shall secure a new Mayor’s permit therefor.

Establishments selling cooked and readily edible foods shall have them adequately covered and protected from dust, flies and other insects, and shall follow strictly the rules and regulations on sanitation promulgated by the City Health Officer and existing laws or ordinances.

8,000.00

Section 3A.03. Time and Manner of Payment. - The fee for the issuance of a Mayor’s Permit shall be paid to the City Treasurer upon application before any business or undertaking can be lawfully begun or pursued and within the first twenty (20) days of January of each year in case of renewal thereof.

For the purposes hereof, termination shall mean that business operations are stopped completely. Any change in ownership, management and/ or name of the business shall not constitute termination as herein contemplated. Unless stated otherwise, assumption of the business by any new owner or manager or re-registration of the same business under a new name will only be considered by the LGU concerned for record purposes in the course of the renewal of the permit or license to operate the business.

(b)

On Banks

For a newly-started business or activity that starts to operate after January 20, the fee shall be reckoned from the beginning of the calendar quarter. When the business or activity is abandoned, the fee shall not be exacted for a period longer than the end of the calendar quarter. If the fee has been paid for a period longer than the current quarter and the business activity is abandoned, no refund of the fee corresponding to the unexpired quarter or quarters shall be made.

1.

a Food Handler’s Certificate from the City Health Officer, renewable every six (6) months.

With capacity of not more than 30 kgs.

P 100.00

140.00

160.00

With capacity of more than 30 kgs. But not more than 300 kgs. With capacity of more than 300 kgs/ but not more than 3,000 kgs. • 3,000 kgs. Or more For sealing apothecary balances of precision

200.00 P 150.00

For sealing scale or balance with complete set and extra weights

P 100.00

For each and every re-testing and re-sealing of weights and measures instruments including gasoline pumps outside the office upon request of the owner or operator, and addition service charge of P 30.00 for each instrument shall be collected. Section 3B.04. Payment of Fees and Surcharge. - The fees herein imposed shall be paid and collected by the City Treasurer when the weights or measures instruments are sealed, before their use and thereafter, on or before the anniversary date thereof. The official receipt serving as license to use the instrument is valid for one (1) year from the date of sealing unless such instrument becomes defective before the expiration period. Failure to have the instrument re-tested and the corresponding fees therefor paid within the prescribed period shall subject the owner or user to a surcharge of five hundred percent (500%) of the prescribed fees which shall no longer be subject to interest. Section 3B.05. Place of Payment. - The fees herein levied shall be paid in the city/ municipality where the business is conducted by persons conducting their business therein. A peddler or itinerant vendor using only one (1) instrument of weight or measure shall pay the fee in the city/municipality where he maintains his residence. Section 3B06. Exemptions. (a) All instruments for weights and measures used in government work of or maintained for public use by any instrumentality of the government shall be tested and sealed free. (b) Dealers of weights and measures instruments intended for sale. Section 3B.07. Administrative Provisions. (a) The official receipt for the fee issued for the sealing of a weight or measure shall serves as a license to use such instrument for one year from the date of sealing, unless deterioration or damage renders the weight or measure inaccurate within that period. The license shall expire on the day and the month of the year following its original issuance. Such license shall be preserved by the owner and together with the weight or measure covered by the license, shall be exhibited on demand by the City Treasurer or his deputies. (b) The City Treasurer is hereby required to keep full sets of secondary standards, which shall be compared with the fundamental standards in the Department of Science and Technology annually. When found to be sufficiently accurate, the secondary standards shall be distinguished by label, tag or seal and shall be accompanied by a certificate showing the amount of its variation from the fundamental standards. If the variation is of sufficient magnitude to impair the utility of instrument, it shall be destroyed at the Department of Science and technology. (c) The City Treasurer or his deputies shall conduct periodic physical inspection and test weights and measures instruments within the locality. (d) Instruments of weights and measures found to be defective and such defect is beyond repair shall be confiscated in favor of the government and shall be destroyed by the City Treasurer in the presence of the City Auditor or his representative. Section 3B.08. Fraudulent Practices Relative to Weights and Measures. The following acts related to weights and measures are prohibited: a) for any person other than the official sealer or his duly authorized representative to place an official tag, seal, sticker, mark, stamp, brand or other characteristic sign used to indicate that such instrument of weight and measure has officially been tested, calibrated, sealed or inspected; b) for any person to imitate any seal, sticker, mark stamp, brand, tag or other characteristic design used to indicate that such instrument of weight or measure has been officially tested, calibrated, sealed or inspected; c)

for any person other than the official sealer or his duly authorized representative to alter in any way the certificate or receipt given by the official sealer or his duly authorized representative as an acknowledgement that the instrument for determining weight or measure has been fully rested, calibrated, sealed or inspected;

d) for any person to make or knowingly sell or use any false or counterfeit seal, sticker, brand, stamp, tag, certificate or license or any dye for printing or making the same or any characteristic sign used to indicate that such instrument of weight or measure has been officially tested, calibrated, sealed or inspected; e) for any person other than the official sealer or his duly authorized representative to alter the written or printed figures, letters or symbols on any official seal, sticker, receipt, stamp, tag, certificate or license used or issued; f)

for any person to use or reuse any restored, altered, expired, damaged stamp, tag certificate or license for the, purpose of making it appear that the instrument of weight or measure has been tested, calibrated, sealed or inspected;

g) for any person engaged in the buying and selling of consumer products or of furnishing services the value of which is estimated by weight or measure to possess, use or maintain with intention to use any scale, balance, weight or measure that has not been sealed or if previously sealed, the license therefor has expired and has not been renewed in due time; h) for any person to fraudulently alter any scale, balance, weight or measure after it is officially sealed; i)

for any person to knowingly use any false scale, balance, weight or measure, whether sealed or not;

j)

for any person to fraudulently give short weight or measure in the making of a scale;

k)

for any person, assuming to determine truly the weight or measure of any article brought or sold by weight or measure, to fraudulently misrepresent the weight or measure thereof; or

l)

For any person to procure the commission of any such offense abovementioned by another.

Instruments officially sealed at some previous time which have remained unaltered and accurate and the seal or tag officially affixed therein remains intact and in the same position and condition in which it was placed by the official sealer or his duly authorized representative shall, if presented for sealing, be sealed promptly on demand by the official sealer or his duly authorized representative without penalty except a surcharge equal to two (2) times the regular fee fixed by law for the sealing of an instrument of its class, this surcharge to be collected and accounted for by the City Treasurer in the same manner as the regular fees for sealing such instruments. Section 3B.09. Penalties. (a) Any person who shall violate the provisions of paragraphs (a) to (f) and paragraph (l) of Section 3B.08 shall be subject to a fine of not less than One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) but not more than Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) and/or closure of business establishment/cancellation of business permit in case the violation is committed for three (3) consecutive times. (b) Any person who shall violate the provisions of paragraph of (g) of Section 3B.08 for the first time shall be subject to fine of not less than One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) and/or closure of business establishment/cancellation of business permit in case the violation is committed for three (3) consecutive times. (c) The owner-possessor or user of instrument of weights and measure enumerated in paragraph (h) to (k) of Section 3B.08 shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) and/or closure of business establishment/cancellation of business permit in case the violation is committed for three (3) consecutive times. [This Article has updated to conform to the provisions of the Consumer Act of 1992, Republic Act No. 7394.] Article C. Building Permit


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 Section 3C.01. Imposition of Fee. - There shall be collected from each applicant for a building permit fees pursuant to Department Order 155, Series of 1992 dated September 25, 1992, of the Department of Public Works and Highways.

 Processing Fee a. Socialized Housing b. Economic Housing

Section 3C.02. Time and Payment. - The fees specified under this article shall be paid to the City Treasurer upon application for a building permit from the City Mayor.

Additional Fee (Unfinished floor area for development)

Section 3C.03. Administrative Provisions. - In order to obtain a building permit, the applicant shall file an application therefor in writing and on the prescribed form with the Office of the Mayor/Building Official. Every application shall provide the following information:

 Inspection Fee a. Socialized Housing b. Economic Housing

(3) The use or occupancy for which the proposed work is intended; (4) Estimated cost of the proposed work.

C.

D.

E.

F.

Commercial, Industrial, AgroIndustrial Project Cost of which is: 1. Below P100,000 2. Over 100,000 – P500,000 3. Over 500,000 – P1M 4. Over P1M – P2M 5. Over 2Million

Preliminary Approval and Locational Clearance (PALC) 2. Final Approval and Development Permit  Processing Fee a. Total Land Area b. No. of Floors c. Building Areas  Inspection Fee 3. Alteration on plans (affected areas only) 2. Certificate of Registration

Special Uses/Special Project (Gasoline station, cell sites, slaughter house, treatment plant, etc.) 1. Below 2Million 2. Over 2Million

a. b.

Alteration/Expansion (affected areas/ same as the original application cost of Expansion only)

1.

Inspection fee*

2.

Final Approval and Development Permit P720/ha.  Processing Fee P1,500/ha.  Inspection Fee (Projects already inspected for PALC application may not be charged inspection fee) 3. Alteration on plans (affected Same as final approval & Dev’t. areas only) Permit P2,880 2. Extension of Time to Develop

Processing Fee

Additional Fee on Floor Area of houses & building sold with lot Inspection Fee*

 Processing  Inspection Fee

P 360/ha. or a fraction thereof P 1,500/ha. regardless of density

P2,800/ha. regardless of density P 3.00/sq. m.

P 1,500/ha. regardless of density Same as Final Approval &

Processing Fee

P2,800

3. License to See

 

Processing Fee Additional Fee (unfinished area for development) Inspection Fee*

P 14.40/sq.m. P 1,500/ha. regardless of density

• •

4. Extension of Time to Develop

6.

Lifting of Cease and Desist Order

P2,880

7.

Change of Name/Ownership/ Amendments of CRLS

P1,440

8.

Voluntary cancellation of CRLS

P1,440

9.

Revalidation/Renewal of Permit (Condominium)

60% of current processing fee

Zoning Certifications

2.

Certification of Town Plan/zoning Ordinance Approval

P216

3.

Certification of New Rights/Sales

P216

4.

Certificate of Registration (form)

5.

License to Sell (form)

 Processing Additional Fee (unfinished area for development)  Inspection Fee

7.

8.

1.

2. 3.

4.

7. 10.

P 504 P 14.40/sq.m. P 1,500/ha. regardless of density

1.

P90/ha. P216/ha. P1,500/ha. P1,500/ha.

P420 P720

P 24/saleable lot P 72/saleable lot P 3/sq. m. P1,500/ha. P1,500/ha.

P 3/sq. m. of land area 11.

P216 P504 P720 P1,500/ha.

Preliminary Approval and Locational Clearance a. Memorial Project b. Cemeteries c. Columbarium • Inspection Fee a. M e m o r i a l Project b. Cemeteries c. Columbarium Final Approval and Development Permit b. Memorial Project c. Cemeteries d. Columbarium

P720/ha. P288/ha. P360/ha. P1,500/ha. P1,500/ha. P1,500/ha.

P3.00/sq. m. P1.50/sq. m. P7.20/sq. m. of land area P3.00/floor P23.05/sq. m. of GFA

(Projects already inspected for PALC application may not be charged with inspection fee) • Inspection Fee a. Memorial P1,500/ha. Project P1,500/ha. b. Cemeteries P1,500/ha. c. Columbarium Same as final approval & Dev’t. 3. Alteration Permit P2,880 2. Certificate of Registration 3. License to Sell Processing Fee a. Memorial Project Apartment b. Cemeteries Columbarium • Inspection Fee a. Memorial Project b. Cemeteries Columbarium •

43.20 4.40 3.00 216

P720ha. P720 288

Registration of HOA Examination/Registration Regular HOAS • Articles of P940 Incorporation 940 • By-Laws Stamping of Books Amendments • Articles of Incorporation • By-Laws Dissolution of Homeowners Association Certification of the new set of officers Other Certification • Inspection Research Fee

P50/book P720 720 720 504 216 1,500/ha. 50.00/docket

Filing Fee Additional Fee for claims (for refund, damages, attorney’s fee, etc.) a. Not more than P20,000 b. More than P20,000 but less than P80,000. c. P80,000 or more but less than P100,000 d. P100,000 or more but less than P150,000 e. For each P1,000 in excess of P150,000 3. Motion for reconsideration 4. Petition for Review 5. Prayer for Cease and Desist Order 6. Pauper-litigants are exempt from payment of legal fees a. Those whose gross income is not more than P6,000 per month and residing within M.M. b. Those whose gross income is not more than P4,000 per month and residing within M. M. c. Those who do not own real property 7. Government agencies and its instrumentalities are exempted from paying legal fees 8. Local government and government owned or controlled corporation with or without independent charters are not exempted paying legal fees. UPLC Legal Research Fee

P1,440

P 173 576 864 1,440 7.20 600 2,880 1,200

Computation of Legal Research Fee for the University of the Philippines Law Center

(UPLR) remains at One Percent Covered by MEMORANDUM (1%) of every fee charged but CIRCULAR NO. 18, Series of 2013 shall in no case be lower than (October 2, 2013) P12,000.00

Section 3D.03. Administrative Provision. – The City Mayor shall administer the provisions of this Article and other existing ordinances, executive orders and laws relating to and governing approval of subdivision plans. Article E. Permit Fee for Cockpits Owners/Operators/Licensees/ Promoters and Cockpit Personnel Section 3E.01. Definitions. When used in this Article. (a) Cockpit includes any place, compound, building or portion thereof, where cockfights are held, whether or not money bets are made on the results of such cockfights. (b) Bet taker or Promoter refers to a person who alone or with another initiates a cockfight and/or calls and take care of bets from owners of both gamecocks and those of other bettors before he orders commencement of the cockfight thereafter distributes won bets to the winners after deducting a certain commission, or both. (c) Gaffer (taga-tari) refers to a person knowledgeable in the art of arming fighting cocks with gaffs on one or both legs. (d) Referee (Sentenciador) refers to a person who watches and oversees the proper gaffing of fighting cocks; determines the physical condition of gamecocks while cockfighting is in progress, the injuries sustained by the cocks and their capability to continue fighting, and decides and makes known his decision either by word or gesture the result of the cockfighting by announcing the winner or deciding a tie in a contest game. Section 3E.02. Imposition of Fees. There shall be collected the following Mayor’s Permit Fees from cockpit operators/owners/licensees and cockpit personnel: (a)

P72.25/sq. m. P28.80/unit P28.80/tomb P72.00/vault P1,500/ha. P1,500/ha. P1,500/ha.

4. Extension of Time to Develop • Processing Fee Additional Fee (unfinished area for development) a. Memorial Project b. Cemeteries c. Columbarium • Inspection Fee a. Memorial Project b. Cemeteries c. Columbarium

P288 288 288

Section 3D.02. Time of Payment. –The fees in this Article shall be paid to the City Treasurer.

1. Approval of Memorial Park/Cemetery Project/Columbarium

2.

P600/ha. P1,400/ha.

P720/lot P1,500/ha

MEMORIAL PARK/CEMETERY PROJECT/COLUMBARIUM

P216/lot or unit

Legal Fees (CMP Project)

5. Certificate of Completion

6.

P216

1. 2.

P2,880

 Certification Fee  Processing Fee c. Industrial d. Commercial  Inspection Fee

P216

Homeowners Association

9.

P504 P720 P1,500/ha.

P 14.40/sq. m. P1,500/ha.

P720ha.

Certificate of Creditable Withholding Tax (maximum of 5 lots per certificate) Other, to include: a. Availability of records/ public request b. Certificate of no record on file c. Certification of with or without RLS d. Certified true copy of documents (report size) • Document of five (5) pages or less • Every additional page e. Photo copy of documents f. Other not listed above Registration of Dealer/Broker/ Salesman 1. Dealers/Brokers 2. Salesman/Agent

6.

P216

Processing Fee Inspection Fee

P216

1.

P 504 P 14.40/sq. m. P1,500/ha.

P720

B. Other Certifications

4. Extension of Time to Develop

P 1,500/ha. Regardless of density

 Processing Fee

 Inspection Fee* a. Socialized Housing b. Economic Housing

P1,440

3. License to Sell

P 216

3. License to Sell (per saleable lot) a. Socialized Housing b. Economic Housing Additional fee on floor area of housing component

Clearance to Mortgage

6.

2. Certificate of Registration

P 216/saleable lot

 Inspection fee a. Socialized Housing P1,500/ha. b. Economic Housing P1,500/ha. (Projects already inspected for PALC application may not be charged inspection fee) 3. Alteration of Plan (affected Same as Final Approval and areas only) Development Permit 4. Building Permit (floor area of housing unit) P7,20/sq. m. 2. Certificate of Registration  Processing Fee a. Socialized Housing b. Economic Housing

5.

Preliminary Approval and Locational Clearance • Processing Fee P288/ha. P1,500/ha. • Inspection Fee 2. Final Approval and Development Permit P1,400/ha. • Processing Fee P1,500/ha. • Inspection Fee (Projects already inspected for PALC application may not be charged with inspection fee)

Approval of Subdivision Project

2. Final Approval/Development Permit • Processing Fee a. Socialized Housing b. Economic Housing

Exemption from Cease and Desist Order

1.

Subdivision Project 1. Preliminary Approval and Locational Clearance  Processing fee a. Socialized Housing b. Economic Housing  Inspection Fee a. Socialized Housing b. Economic Housing

4.

FARMLOT SUBDIVISION

3. SUBDIVISION AND CONDOMINIUM PROJECTS (Under B.P. 220) 1.

P2.880

P 3/sq. m. of land area P1,500/ha.

 Processing Additional Fee (unfinished area for development)  Inspection Fee

* Application for CR/LS with DP issued by LGU shall be charge inspection fee A.

Lifting of Suspended License to Sell

5.

4. Certificate of Completion  Certificate Fee  Processing Fee  Inspection fee*` 5. Extension of Time to Develop

3.

4. Extension of Time to Develop

2. Certificate of Registration Processing Fee

 Processing Fee Additional Fee on Floor Area of houses & building sold with lot  Inspection Fee*

P2,880

1. Approval of Farm lot Subdivision

3. Alteration of Plan (affected areas only)

2.

Cancellation/Reduction of Performance Bond

3. License to Sell

5.

2. Final Approval and Development Permit 

P432/ha. P1,500/ha.

P1,500/ha. P1,500/ha. P1,500/floor

Advertisement Approval

P1,500/ha.

Preliminary Approval and Locational Clearance  Processing Fee  Inspection Fee

P1,440 P720/ha. P5.80/sq. m. of GFA

1.

Approval of Industrial/Commercial Subdivision 1.

P216

A. Application Request for:

P216

 Certification Fee  Processing Fee a. Industrial b. Commercial  Inspection Fee

Preliminary Approval and Locational Clearance (PALC)/ Preliminary Subdivision Development Plan (PSDP) Processing Fee

P1,500/ha.

Certificate Fee Processing Fee a. Memorial Project b. Cemeteries c. Columbarium Inspection Fee a. Memorial Project b. Cemeteries c. Columbarium

OTHER TRANSACTIONS/CERTIFICATIONS

4. INDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SUBDIVISION

Approval of Subdivision Plan (including Town Houses)

P 3/sq. m.

 Certification Fee  Processing Fee  Inspection Fee

A. Subdivision Project

1.

P 7.20/sq. m. of saleable area P10.65/sq. m. of saleable area P1,500/ha.

7.

5. Certificate of Completion

2. SUBDIVISION AND CONDOMINIUM PROJECTS (Under P.D. 957)

1.

Residential Commercial

Processing  Inspection Fee (unfinished area for development) 5. Certificate of Completion

1. ZONING/LOCATIONAL CLEARANCE G.

P7.20/sq. m. P144/floor P5.80/sq. m. of GFA P1,500/ha. Same as final approval & Dev’t. Permit P7.20

 Inspection Fee 4. Extension of Time to Develop

P 7,200+ (1/10 of 1% of cost in excess of P2M) P7,200 + (1/10 of 1% of cost in excess of P2M)

P 720

3. License to Sell

AMOUNT OF FEE (Per HLURB Schedule of Fees of 2013)

P 1,440 2,160 2,880 4,320 P7,200 + (1/10 of 1% of cost in excess of P2M)

P1,500/ha. P1,500/ha.

1.

1. ZONING/LOCATIONAL CLEARANCE

B.

P 6/sq. m. P7.20/sq. m.

1. Approval of Condominium Plan

Section 3D.01. Imposition of Fee. - There shall be collected the following fees for the issuance of zoning/locational clearance.

A.

P 420 P540

B. Condominium Projects

Article D. Permit Fee for Zoning/Locational Clearance

Residential Structures: Single or detached, the project cost of which is: 1. P100,000 and below P 288 2. Over 100,000 to P200,000 P 576 3. Over P200,000.00 P 720+(1/10 of 1% in excess of P200,000.00) Apartments/Townhouses 1. P500,000 and below P 1,440 P 2,160 2. P500,000 to 2Million P3,600 + (1/10 of 1% of cost in 3. Over 2Million excess of 2M regardless of the number of doors) Dormitories 1. 2Million and below P 3,600 P 3,600+ (1/10 of 1% of cost in 2.Over 2Million excess of P2M regardless of the number of doors) Institutional, Project cost of which is Project cost of which is: P 2,880 1. Below 2Million P2,880 + (1/10 of 1% of cost in excess of P2M) 2. Over 2Million

P1,500/ha. P1,500/ha.

 Processing Fee e. Socialized Housing f. Economic Housing  Inspection Fee (saleable floor area of the housing compound) e. Socialized Housing f. Economic Housing

Any person, firm or corporation, who shall violate any of the provisions of the Code and/ or commit any act hereby declared to be unlawful shall upon conviction, be punished by a fine not more than twenty thousand pesos or by imprisonment of not more than two years or by both: Provided, that in case of a corporation, firm, partnership or association, the penalty shall bed imposed upon its official responsible for such violation and in case the guilty party is an alien, he shall immediately be deported after payment of the fine and/or service of sentence.

PARTICULAR

• •

P2.88/sq. m.

 Certificate fee c. Socialized Housing d. Economic Housing  Inspection Fee c. Socialized Housing d. Economic Housing 6. Occupancy Permit

(2) Description and ownership of the lot on which the proposed work is to be done as evidenced by TCT and/or copy of the contract of lease over the lot if the applicant is not the registered owner;

Section 3C.04. Penal Provisions. - It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, demolish, equip, use, occupy, or maintain any building or structure or cause the same to be done contrary to or in violation of any provision of the Building Code.

5. Certificate of Completion

5. Certificate of Completion

(1) A description of the work to be covered by the permit applied for;

To be submitted together with such application are at least five sets of corresponding plans and specifications prepared, signed and sealed by a duly licensed architect or civil engineer in case of architectural and structural plans, by a registered mechanical engineer in case of mechanical plans, by a registered electrical engineer in case of electrical plans, and by licensed sanitary engineer or master plumber in case of plumbing or sanitary installation plans except in those cases exempted or not required by the Building Official.

P 420 P540

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P540 P1,440 P720/ha. P5.80/sq. m. of GFA P1,500/ha. P1,500/ha. P1,500/floor

From the owner/operator/licensees of the cockpit: 1. Application filing fee 2. Annual cockpit permit fee

(b)

2,000.00/annum 10,000.00/annum

From cockpit personnel 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Promoters/Hosts Pit Manager Referee Bet Taker “Kristo/Llamador” Bet Manager “Maciador/Kasador” Gaffer “Mananari” Cashier Derby (Matchmaker)

500.00/promoter/hosts 300.00/annum 300.00/annum 300.00/annum 300.00/annum 300.00/annum 300.00/annum 300.00/annum

Section 3E.03. Time and Manner of Payment. (a) The application filing fee is payable to the City Treasurer upon application for a permit or license to operate and maintain cockpits. (b) The annual cockpit permit fee is payable upon application for a permit before a cockpit shall be allowed to operate and within the first twenty days of January of


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each year in case of renewal thereof. (c) The permit fees on cockpit personnel shall be paid before they participate in a cockfight and shall be paid annually upon renewal of the permit on the birth month of the permittee.

(c)

Employees and workers in food or eatery establishments such as but not limited to the following:

(d)

In cases of night and day clubs, night clubs, day clubs, cocktail lounges, bars, cabarets, sauna bath houses and other similar places of amusements, they shall under no circumstances allow hostesses, waitress, waiters, entertainers, or hospitality girl below 18 years of age to work as such. For those who shall secure the Individual Mayor’s Permit on their 18th birth year, they shall present their respective baptismal or birth certificate duly issued by the local civil registrar concerned.

(d) Only duly registered and licensed promoters, referees, cashiers, bet managers, pit referees, bet takers, or gaffers shall take part in all kinds of cockfights held in this City. No operator or owner of a cockpit shall employ or allow to participate in a cockfight any of the above-mentioned personnel unless he has registered and paid the fee herein required.

(e)

(e) Upon payment of the fees herein imposed, the corresponding Mayor’s Permit shall be issued.

(b) Local Derby is an invitational cockfight participated in by gamecockers or cockfighting “afficionados” of the Philippines with “pot money” awarded to the proclaimed winning entry. (c) International Derby refers to an invitational cockfight participated in by local and foreign gamecockers or cockfighting “afficionados” with “pot money” awarded to the proclaimed winning entry.

Special Cockfights (Pintakasi)

(b)

Special Derby Assessment from Promoters of Two-Cock Derby Three-Cock Derby Four-Cock Derby Five-Cock Derby

Section 3G.05. Surcharge for Late Payment. - Failure to pay the fee prescribed in this Article within the time prescribed shall subject a taxpayer to a surcharge of Twentyfive percent (25%) of the original amount of the fee due, such surcharge shall be paid at the same time and in the same manner as the tax due. At any rate, the City Mayor is authorized, whenever justifiable, to give exemptions, reduce, or waive the same surcharge.

(b) Persons engaged in the above mentioned occupation or calling with valid Mayor’s Permit shall be required to surrender such permit and the corresponding Official Receipt for the payment of fees to the City Treasurer and to the City Mayor (c) respectively for cancellation upon retirement or cessation of the practice of the said occupation or calling. Article H. Registration and Transfer Fees on Large Cattle

Section 3F.05. Administrative Provisions. (a) Holding of cockfights. Except as provided in this Article, cockfighting shall be allowed in this City only in licensed cockpits during Sundays and legal holidays and during local fiestas for not more than three (3) days. It may also be held during City. Agricultural, commercial, or industrial fairs, carnival, or exposition for a similar period of three (3) days upon resolution of the Sangguniang Bayan. No cockfighting on the occasion of such affair, carnival or exposition shall be allowed within the month if a local fiesta or for more than two (2) occasions a year. No cockfighting shall be held on December 30 (Rizal Day), June 12 (Philippine Independence Day), November 30 (National Heroes Day), Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Election or Referendum Day and during Registration Days for such election or referendum.

Section 3H.01. Definition. - For purposes of this Article, “large cattle” includes a two-year old horse, mule ass, carabao, cow or other domesticated member of the bovine family. Section 3H.02. Imposition of Fee. - The owner of a large cattle is hereby required to register said cattle with the City Treasurer for which a certificate of ownership shall be issued to the owner upon payment of a registration fee as follows: REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER (a) (b) (c) (d)

Section 3H.04. Administrative Provisions. – (a) Large cattle shall be registered with the City Treasurer upon reaching the age of two (2) years. (b) The ownership of large cattle or its sale or transfer of ownership to another person shall be registered with the City Treasurer. All branded and counterbranded large cattle presented to the City Treasurer shall be registered in a book showing among others, the name and residence of the owner, the consideration or purchase price of the animal in cases of sale or transfer, and the class, color, sex, brands and other identification marks of the cattle. These data shall also be stated in the certificate of ownership issued to the owner of the large cattle. (c) The transfer of the large cattle, regardless of its age, shall be entered in the registry book setting forth, among others, the names and the residence of the owners and the purchaser; the consideration or purchase price of the animal for sale or transfer, class, sex, brands and other identifying marks of the animals; and a reference by number to the original certificate of ownership with the name of the city issued to it. No entries of transfer shall be made or certificate of transfer shall be issued by the City Treasurer except upon the production of the original certificate of ownership and certificates of transfer and such other documents that show title to the owner.

Section 3F.06. Applicability Clause. The provision of PD 449, otherwise known as the Cockfighting Law of 1974, PD 1802 (Creating the Philippine Gamefowl Commission), and such other pertinent laws shall apply to all matters regarding the operation of cockpits and the holding of cockfights in this City. Article G. Permit Fee on Occupation or Calling Not Requiring Government Examination

OCCUPATION OR CALLING (a)

On employees and workers in generally considered “Offensive and Dangerous Business Establishments”

(b)

On employees and workers in commercial establishments who cater or attend to the daily needs of the inquiring or paying public.

(c)

On employees establishment

(d)

On employees and workers in night or night and day establishment

(e)

Workers

in

food

or

eatery

All occupation or calling subject to periodic inspection, surveillance and /or regulations by the City Mayor, like animal trainer, auctioneer, barber, bartender, beautician, bondsman, bookkeeper, butcher, blacksmith, carpenter, carver, chamber-maid, cook, criminologist, electrician, electronic technician, club/floor manager. Forensic electronic expert, fortune teller, hair stylist, handwriting expert, hospital attendant, lifeguard, magician, make-up artist, manicurist, masonry worker, masseur attendant mechanic, certified “hilot”, painter, musician, pianist, photographer (itinerant), professional boxer, private ballistic expert, rig driver (cochero), taxi, dancer, stage-performer salesgirl, sculptor, waiter or waitress and welder

P100.00/head 100.00/head 100.00/head 100.00/head

For Certificate of Ownership Inspection fee For Certificate of Transfer For Ear tagging (private branding)

Section 3H03. Time and Manner of Payment. - The registration fee shall be paid to the City Treasurer upon registration or transfer of ownership of the large cattle.

(c) Cockfighting officials. Gaffers, referees, bet takers, or promoters shall not act as such in any cockfight in the City without first securing a license renewable every year on their birth month from the City where such cockfighting is held. Only gaffers, referees, bet takes, or promoters licensed by the City shall officiate in all kinds of cockfighting authorized herein.

Rate of Fee Per Annum

Amount of Fee

The transfer fee shall be collected only once if a large cattle is transferred more than once in a day.

(b) Cockfighting for entertainment of tourists or for charitable purposes. Subject to the preceding subsection hereof, the holding of cockfights may also be allowed for the entertainment of foreign dignitaries or for tourists, or for returning Filipinos, commonly known as “Balikbayans”, or for the support of national fund-raising campaigns for charitable purposes as may be authorized upon resolution of the Sangguniang Bayan, in licensed cockpits or in playgrounds or parks. This privilege shall be extended for only one (1) time, for a period not exceeding three (3) days, within a year.

Section 3G.01. Imposition of Fee - There shall be collected as annual fee at the rate prescribed hereunder for the issuance of Mayor’s Permit to every person who shall be engaged in the practice of the occupation or calling not requiring government examination with the city as follows:

Section 3H.05. Applicability Clause. – All other matters relating to the registration of large cattle shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of the Revised Administrative Code and other applicable laws, ordinances and rules and regulations.

Section 3I.01. Definition. – When used in this Article. (a) Astray Animal means an animal which is set loose unrestrained, and not under the complete control of its owner, or the charge or in possession thereof, found roaming at-large in public or private places whether fettered or not.

P 100.00

(b) Public Place includes national, city, or barangay streets, parks, plazas, and such other places open to the public.

P 100.00

(c) Private Place includes privately-owned streets or yards, rice fields or farmlands, or lots owned by an individual other than the owner of the animal.

P 100.00

(d) Large Cattle includes horses, mules, asses, carabaos, cows, and other domestic members of the bovine family. Section 3I.02. Imposition of Fee. – There shall be imposed the following fees for each day or fraction thereof on each head of astray animal found running or roaming at large, or fettered in public or private places: ASTRAY ANIMALS (a) (b) (c)

P 100.00

Section 3G.03. Person Governed - The following workers or employees whether working on temporary or permanent basis, shall secure the individual Mayor’s Permit prescribed herewith; (a) Employees or workers in generally considered offensive and dangerous business establishment such as but not limited to the following: (1) Employees or workers in industrial or manufacturing establishment such as: Aerated water and soft drink factories; air rifle and pellets manufacturing; battery charging shops, blacksmith; breweries; candy and confectionery factories; canning factories; coffee cocoa and tea factories; cosmetics and toiletries factories; cigar and cigarette factories; construction and/or repair shops of motor vehicles; carpentry shop; drug manufacturing; distillers, edible oil or lard factories; electric bulbs or neon lights factories; electric plant, electronics manufacturing; oxidizing plants; food and flour mills; fish curing and drying shops; footwear factories, foundry shops; furniture manufacturing; garments manufacturing, general building and other construction jobs during the period of construction; glass and glassware factories; handicraft manufacturing; hollow block and tile factories; Ice plants; milk, ice cream and other allied products factories; metal closure manufacturing; iron steel plants; leather and leatherette factories; machine shops, match factories, paints and allied products manufacturing; plastic products factories, perfume factories; plating establishment; pharmaceutical laboratories, repair shops of whatever kind and nature; rope and twine factories; sash factories; smelting plants; tanneries; textile and knitting mills; upholstery shops; vulcanizing shops and welding shops. (2) Employees and workers in commercial establishments cinematography film storage; cold storage’s or refrigerating plants; delivery and messengerial services; elevator and escalator services; funeral parlors; janitorial services; junks shop; hardware; pest control services; printing and publishing houses; service station; slaughter- houses; textile stores; warehouses; and parking lots. (3) Employees and workers on other industrial and manufacturing firms or commercial establishments who are normally exposed to excessive heat, light, noise, cold and other environmental factors which endanger their physical and health well-being. (b) Employees and workers in commercial establishment who generally enter or attend to the daily needs of the general public such as but not limited to the following: Employees and workers in drugstores; department stores; groceries supermarkets; beauty salons; tailor shops; dress shop; bank teller; receptionist, receiving clerk in paying outlets of public utilities corporation, except transportation companies; and other commercial establishment whose employees and workers attend to the daily needs of the inquiring o paying public.

Large Cattle All other animals Dogs/Cats pick-up

P 100.00/head P 100.00/head P 100.00/head

Section 3I.04. Administrative Provisions. – (a ) For purposes of this Article, trained Barangay Tanod’s of the City and Dog catchers of the City Veterinary Office are hereby authorized to apprehend and impound astray animals in the City Temporary Animal Shelter or a place duly designated for such purpose. They shall also cause the posting of notice of the impounded astray animal in the City Hall for three (3) consecutive days, starting one day after the animal is impounded, within which the owner is required to claim and establish ownership of the impounded animal. The City Mayor and City Treasurer shall be informed of the impounding. (b) The owner of any animal impounded or taken into custody, may at any time before the disposition thereof, redeem the same by paying all accrued fees and corresponding charges, and in the absence of compulsory registration papers, relevant expenses thereof. Any animal held in custody which is not reclaimed by its owner within the three (3) days-notice shall be deemed to be abandoned and may be disposed of by the City Veterinary Office through adoption or euthanasia provided, however that if said animal is dangerous to retain or is suffering excessively from contagious and highly communicable disease either to humans or animals, in which cases, it, may be forthwith humanely destroyed. Moreover, the herein Section shall be referred to the existing ordinance and/or laws.

Section 3I.05. Penalty. – Owners whose animals are caught astray and incurring damages to plants and properties shall pay the following fines: OFFENSES

P 500.00/animal

First offense

(b)

Second offense

P 1,000.00/animal

(c)

For the third offense and each subsequent offense

P 1,500.00/animal

Section 3K.03. Administrative Provisions. – The City Treasurer shall keep a registry of all heavy equipment and agricultural machinery which shall include the make and brand of the heavy equipment and agricultural machinery and name and address of the owner. Article L. Permit and Inspection Fee on Machineries and Engines Section 3L.01. Imposition of Fee. – There shall be imposed an annual inspection fee on internal combustion engines generators and other machines in accordance with the following schedules:

(a)

Section 3J.01. Imposition of Fee. - There shall be collected a registration fee of One Hundred Pesos (P100.00) per annum for each animal drawn cart or sledge used in this city which shall be registered with the Office of the City Treasurer. Section 3J.02. Time and Manner of Payment. - The fee imposed herein shall be due and payable within the first twenty (20) days of January of every year. For each cart or sledge newly acquired after the first twenty (20) days of January, the permit shall be paid without penalty within the first twenty (20) days of the quarter following the date of purchase.

Rate of Fee Per Annum

Internal combustion engines

1. 2.

2Hp and below 5Hp and below but not lower than 3Hp

P 100.00 P 110.00

3. 4. 5.

10Hp and below but not lower than 5Hp 14Hp and below but not lower than 10Hp Above 15Hp

P 120.00 P 130.00 P 140.00

(b) Other stationary engines or machines 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

3Hp and below 5Hp and below but not lower than 3Hp 10Hp and below but not lower than 5Hp 14Hp and below but not lower than 10Hp Above 14Hp

P 200.00 P 210.00 P 220.00 P 230.00 P 240.00

(c) Electrical generators and other machine propelled by electric motors will be levied the same rates found in subsection (1). Section 3L.02. Time of Payment. – The annual fee imposed in this Article shall be paid to the City Treasurer upon application of the Permit with the Mayor but not later than fifteen (15) days after the actual inspection by person authorized in writing by the Mayor. Thereafter, the fee shall be paid within twenty (20) days of January, or of every quarter as the case may be. Section 3L.03. Administrative Provision. – No engine or machine mentioned above shall be installed or operated within the limits of this City, without the permit of the City Mayor and the payment of the inspection fee prescribed in this Article Article M. Permit fee for the Storage of Flammable and Combustible Materials Section 3M.01. Imposition of Fee. – There shall be collected an annual permit fee for the storage of flammable, combustible or explosive substances the following rates: KINDS OF FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS (a)

Rate of Fee

Storage of gasoline, naphtha, diesel fuel, and similar products

1. Less than 1,000 liters 2. 1,000 liters to 5,000 liters 3. More than 5,000 liters (b) Storage of other flammable, combustible or explosive substances 1. Less than 1,000 kilograms 2. More than 1,000 kilograms

P 300.00 P 750.00 P 1,500.00 P 300.00 P 750.00

Section 3M.02. Time and Manner of Payment. – The fees imposed herein shall be paid to the City Treasurer upon application for his permit with the Mayor to store the aforementioned substances. Section 3M.03. Administrative Provisions. – (a)

No person shall keep or store at his place of business any of the following flammable, combustible or explosive substances without securing a permit therefor. Gasoline or naphtha not exceeding the quantity of One Hundred (100) liters, kept in and used by launches or motor vehicles shall be exempt from the Permit fee herein required.

(b)

The Mayor shall promulgate regulations for the proper storing of said substances and shall designate the proper official and shall supervise therefor.

Section 3M.04. Penalty. – Any violation of the provisions of this Article shall be punished by a fine of not less than One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) but not more than Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00) and/or closure of business establishment/cancellation of business permit in case the violation is committed for three (3) consecutive times. Article N. Permit Fee for Temporary Use of Roads, Streets, Sidewalk, Alleys, Patios, Plazas and Playgrounds Section 3N.01. Imposition of Fee. – Any person that shall temporarily use and/or occupy a street, sidewalk, or alley or portion thereof in this City in connection with their construction works and other purposes, shall first secure a permit from the Mayor and pay a fee in the following schedule:

PURPOSE 1. 2.

For construction (first 20 sq. m.) Every sq. m. or fraction thereof in excess of 20 sq. m.

Rate of Fee P 240.00/ calendar month P 12.00/ calendar month

For wake and other charitable, religious and educational purposes, use and/or occupancy are exempted from the payment of permit fee provided a corresponding permit is secured prior to such use and/or occupancy. Section 3N.02. Time and Manner of Payment. – The fee shall be paid to the City Treasurer upon application of the permit with the City Mayor. Section 3N.03. Administrative Provisions. – The period of occupancy and/or use of the street, sidewalk, or alley or portion thereof shall commence from the time the construction permit is issued and shall terminate only upon the issuance of the certificate of building occupancy. The City Engineer shall report to the City Treasurer the area occupied for purposes of collecting the fee. Article O. Permit Fee for Excavation Section 3O.01. Imposition of Fee. There shall be imposed the following fees on every person who shall make or cause to be made any excavation on public or private streets within this city.

KINDS OF EXCAVATION

Amount of Fee

a) For crossing streets with concrete pavement 1. 2.

For crossing concrete pavement (minimum area 2.00 x .600m., 12 sq. m.) For crossing across base of streets with concrete pavement, per linear meter (boring method)

P 1,000 P 200

(b) For crossing streets with asphalt pavement 1. 2.

In addition to the fine, the owners shall pay the amount of damage incurred, if any, to the property owner. Article J. Cart or Sledge Registration Fee

P 200.00

Section 3K.02. Time and Manner of Payment. – The fee imposed herein shall be payable prior to the rental of the equipment upon application for a Mayor’s permit.

Amount of Fee

(a)

P 300.00 P 300.00 P 750.00 P 1,500.00 P 500.00 P 1,500.00 P 1,000.00 P 500.00 P 500.00 P 1,500.00 P 1,500.00 P 1,500.00 P 1,500.00 P 1,500.00 P 1,500.00 P 1,500.00 P 2,000.00 P 1,500.00 P 2,000.00

Heavy Tractors Bulldozer Forklift Heavy Graders Light Graders Mechanized Threshers Manual Threshers Cargo Truck Dump Truck Road Rollers Payloader Primemovers/Flatbeds Backhoe Rock Crusher Batching Plant Transit/Mixer Truck Crane Other agricultural machinery or heavy equipment not enumerated above

Amount of Fee

Section 3I.03. Time of Payment. – The impounding fee shall be paid to the City Treasurer prior to the release of the impounded animal to its owner.

(c)

Rate of Fee Per Annum

Hand Tractors Light Tractors

(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i) (j) (k) (l) (m) (n) (o) (p) (q) (r) (s) (t)

Article I. Fees on Impounding of Astray Animals

P 100.00

Section 3G.02. Exemption. - All professionals who are subject to the Professional Tax imposition pursuant to Section 139 of the Local Government Code; and government employees are exempted from payment of this fee.

KINDS OF MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT

KINDS OF MACHINERIES & ENGINES

(a) The City Treasurer shall keep a record of persons engaged in occupation and/or calling not requiring government examination and the corresponding payment of fees required under personal data for reference purpose.

3,000.00/day

Section 3F.04. Time and Manner of Payment. The fees herein imposed shall be payable to the City Treasurer before the special cockfights and derbies can be lawfully held.

Section 3K.01. Imposition of Fees. – There shall be collected an annual permit fee at the following rates for each agricultural machinery or heavy equipment rented out in this city.

Section 3G.06. Administrative Provisions. –

2,000.00/day

Section 3F.03. Exclusions. Regular cockfights i.e., those held during Sundays, legal holidays and local fiestas and international derbies shall be excluded from the payment of fees herein imposed.

and

All other employees and persons who exercise their profession, occupation or calling within the jurisdiction limits of the city aside from those already specifically mentioned in Section 3G.03.

Section 3G.04. Time and Manner of Payment - The fees prescribed in this Article shall be paid to the City Treasurer upon filing of the application for the first time and annually thereafter within the first twenty (20) days of January and every quarter thereafter. The permit fee is payable for every separate or distinct occupation or calling engaged in. Employer shall advance the fees to the city for its employees. Incidentally, the same payment shall be a precondition to the issuance or renewal of the Business Permit except to an employee who is engaged after the issuance or renewal of the Business Permit of his employer. In this case, the employee shall personally apply for his/her individual Mayor’s Permit.

Section 3F.02. Imposition of Fees. There shall be collected Special Cockfights (pintakasi) fee per day for cockfighting: (a)

Employees or workers in night or night and day establishments such as but not limited to the following: Workers or employees in bars; boxing stadium; bowling alleys; billiards and pool halls; cinema houses; cabarets and dance halls; cocktail lounges; circuses; carnivals and the like; day clubs and night clubs; golf clubs; massage clinics, sauna baths or similar establishment; hotels; motels; horse racing clubs; pelota courts; polo clubs; private detective or watchman security agencies; supper clubs and all other business establishment whose business activities are performed and consumed during night time.

(c) Cockpit-size and construction. Cockpits shall be constructed and operated within the appropriate areas as prescribed in the Zoning Law or ordinance. In the absence of such law or ordinance, the City Mayor shall see to it that no cockpits are constructed within or near existing residential or commercial areas, hospitals, school buildings, churches or other public buildings. Owners, lessees, or operators of cockpits which are now in existence and do not conform to this requirement are required to comply with these provisions within a period to be specified by the City Mayor. Approval or issuance of building permits for the construction of cockpits shall be made by the City Engineer in accordance with existing ordinances, laws and practices.

(a) Cockfighting is the sport of pitting or evenly matching gamecocks to engage in an actual fight where bets on either side are laid. Cockfighting may also be formed as “cockfighting derby; pintakasi or tupada,” or its equivalent in different Philippine localities.

Article K. Permit Fee for Agricultural Machinery and Other Heavy Equipment

(4) All other food peddlers, including peddlers of seasonal merchandise.

(b) Establishment of cockpit. The Sangguniang Bayan shall determine the number of cockpits to be allowed in this City.

Section 3F.01. Definitions. When used in this Article.

(b) The City Treasurer shall keep a register of all carts or sledges which shall set forth, among others, the name and address of the owner.

(3) Peddlers of cook or uncooked foods;

(a) Ownership, operation and management of cockpit. Only Filipino citizens not otherwise inhibited by existing ordinances or laws shall be allowed to own, manage and operate cockpits. Cooperative capitalization is encouraged.

Article F. Special Permit Fee for Cockfighting

(a) A metal plate with a corresponding registry number shall be provided by the City Treasurer for every calesa or sledge at cost to the owner.

(1) Employees and workers in canteen, carinderia, catering services, bakeries, ice cream or ice milk factories, refreshment parlor, restaurants, sari-sari stores, and soda fountains; (2) Stallholders, employees and workers in public markets;

Section 3E.04. Administrative Provisions.

Section 3E.05. Applicability Clause. The provision of PD 449, otherwise known as the Cockfighting Law of 1974, PD 1802 (Creating the Philippine Gamefowl Commission), and such other pertinent laws shall apply to all matters regarding the operation of cockpits and the holding of cockfights in this City.

Section 3J.03. Administrative Provisions. –

Minimum fee Additional fee for each linear meter crossing the streets (minimum width of excavation, 0.80m)

P 1,000 P 600

(c) For crossing the streets with gravel pavement 1. 2.

Minimum fee Additional fee for each linear meter crossing the streets (minimum width of excavation, 0.3m)

P 200 P 100

(d) For crossing existing curbs and gutters resulting in damage

P 200


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 (e) Additional fee for every day of delay in excess of excavation period provided in the Mayor’s permit

P 200

Section 3O.02. Time and Manner of Payment. – The fee imposed herein shall be paid to the City Treasurer by every person who shall make any excavation or cause any excavation to be made upon application for Mayor’s Permit, but in all cases, prior to the excavation. A cash deposit in an amount equal to Two Percent (2%) of the Total Project Cost or Cost of Restoration, whichever is higher, shall be deposited with the City Treasurer at the same time the permit is paid. The cash deposit shall be forfeited in favor of the City Government in case the restoration to its original form of the street excavated is not made within ninety (90) days after the purpose of the excavation is accomplished. Cash bond can be refunded after six (6) months.

Section 3S.03. Time and Manner of Payment. – The fee shall be paid to the City Treasurer upon application for an installation permit prior to the installation of any sign, signboard, billboard or any kind of outdoor advertisement.

As may be determined based on record on noncompliance or has been the subject of validated complaint for the current period of one calendar year

Section 3S.04. Surcharge for late payment. – Failure to pay the fee prescribed in this Article within the time required shall subject the taxpayer to a surcharge of twenty five (25%) of the amount of fee due, such surcharge to be paid at the time and in the same manner as the fee due.

Compliant

P 0.00

Non-compliant Capitalization a. Php 50,000.00 – Below b. Php 50,001.00 – 500,000.00 c. Php 500,001.00 – Above d. As may be assessed by City ENRO

P 50.00 P 200.00 P 500.00 P 500.00

Section 3S.05. Administrative Provisions. a.

Section 3O.03. Administrative Provisions. – (a) No person shall undertake or cause to undertake any digging or excavation, of any part or portion of the city streets of Cabuyao unless a permit shall have been first secured from the Office of the City Mayor specifying the duration of the excavation. (b) The City Engineer/City Building Official shall supervise the digging and excavation and shall determine the necessary width of the streets to be dug or excavated. Said official shall likewise inform the City Treasurer of any delay in the completion of the excavation work for purposes of collection of the additional fee. (c) In order to protect the public from any danger, appropriate signs must be placed in the area where work is being done.

b.

Applications for installation or construction permit shall be submitted to the Office of the City Engineer for processing and appropriate action.

c.

The City Engineer or his duly authorized representative shall inspect the site or place where the sign, signboard, billboard or any other kind of outdoor advertisement would be installed or constructed to determine if it conforms to national laws, ordinances, or rules and regulations on outdoor advertisement.

Section 3P.01. Imposition of Fee. –There shall be collected a Mayor’s Permit Fee of two hundred pesos (200.00) per day on every circus and other parades using banners, floats or musical instruments carried on in this city. Section 3P.02. Time and Manner of Payment. – The fee imposed herein shall be due and payable to the City Treasurer upon application for a permit to the City Mayor at least five (5) days before the scheduled date of the circus or parade and on such activity shall be held. Section 3P.03. Exemption. – Civic and military parades as well as religious processions shall not be required to pay the permit fee imposed in this Article.

(a) Any persons who shall hold a parade within this city shall first obtain from the City Mayor before undertaking the activity. For this purpose, a written application in a prescribed form shall indicate the name, address of the applicant, the description of the activity, the place or places where the same will be conducted and such other pertinent information as may be required. (b) The Station Commander of the Philippine National Police shall promulgate the necessary rules and regulations to maintain an orderly and peaceful conduct of the activities mentioned in this Article, including the matters on traffic management and security of persons and the premises. He shall also define the boundary within which such activities may be lawfully conducted. Article Q. Permit Fee for the Conduct of Group Activities Section 3Q.01. Imposition of Fee. – Every person who shall conduct, or hold any program, or activity involving the grouping of people within the jurisdiction of this city shall obtain a Mayor’s permit therefor for every occasion of not more than twenty-four (24) hours and pay the City Treasurer the corresponding fee in the following schedule:

Amount of Fee P 500.00

2. Dances

P 500.00

3. Coronation and ball

P 500.00

4. Promotional sales

P 500.00

5. Other group activities

P 500.00

Section 3Q.03. Exemption. – Programs or activities conducted by educational, charitable, religious and governmental institutions free to the public shall be exempted from the payment of the fee herein imposed, provided, that the corresponding Mayor’s Permit shall be secured accordingly. Programs or activities requiring admission fees for attendance shall be subject to the fees herein imposed even if they are conducted by exempt entities. Section 3Q.04. Administrative Provision. – A copy of every permit issued by the City Mayor shall be furnished to the Chief of Police or Station Commander of the Philippine National Police (PNP) of the city who shall assign police officers to the venue of the program or activity to help maintain peace and order. Article R. Permit Fee on Film-Making Section 3R.01. Imposition of Fee. – There shall be collected the following permit fee from any person who shall go on location-filming within the territorial jurisdiction of this city.

Rate of Fee per Filming

Commercial movies C o m m e r c i a l advertisements Documentary film Videotape coverage

c. d.

5,000.00/film 2,500.00/film 2,500.00/film 1,500.00/coverage

In cases of extension of filming time, the additional amount required must be paid prior to extension to filming time. Section 3R.02. Time of Payment. – The fee imposed herein shall be paid to the City Treasurer upon application for the Mayor’s Permit five (5) days before location-filming is commenced. Section 3R.03. Administrative Provision. – (a) The film company shall maintain the cleanliness of the premises where the location-filming is conducted. Garbage and other waste materials shall be disposed properly to maintain the cleanliness of the location areas. (b) When explosive shall be used in filming it shall hire the services of technical experts from the Firearms and Explosive Units of the Philippine National Police, or if one is not immediately available, an explosive expert licensed by the Philippine National Police, shall always be present to give technical advice. (c) The film company shall keep the onlookers at a minimum distance of ten (10) meters from the camera crew which may be going about their business. If necessary and available, a member of the civil force of the City shall be assigned by the Chief of Police to maintain order.

a.

Antenna shall mean a conducting wire or coiled from which the radio waves are sent or received. Mast shall refer to a vertical support made of galvanized iron pipes or wooden post over fifteen (15) meters in height supported by guide wire for carrying radio aerials. Tower shall be construed as a tall structural steel framework of high proportion to its lateral dimensions, standing independently or constructed on a base with foundation used for UHF, cell sites/relay stations/disks.

b. c.

Sec. 3T.02. Imposition of Fees. There shall be collected an annual fee for the operation of antenna tower, cell sites/relay station at the rates prescribed hereunder:

City of Cabuyao a. Antenna Tower Base for CB b. Antenna Mast Base/TowerVHF/Disks c. Tower for cell site/relay station and other tower Reached the prescribed height of the Zoning Ordinance

10,000.00 50,000.00 200,000.00

Section 3S.01. Imposition Fee. – There is hereby imposed a license fee on the installation of signs, signboards, billboards or other kinds of outdoor establishment as authorized under Sec. 447 (3-iv) of RA 7160 at the rate hereunder prescribed:

a.

All facilities of the City of Cabuyao and those stated in the Local Government Code. All facilities used by religious institutions for religious purposes

Sec. 3T.05. Surcharge for late of payment. Failure to pay the fee prescribed in this Article within the time required shall subject to a charge of twenty five percent (25%) of the original amount of fees due. Such surcharge shall be imposed in the succeeding year, if failed to pay in the preceding year. ARTICLE U. Environmental Clearance Fee Sec. 3U.01. Imposition of Fee. An ordinance prescribing environmental protection and conservation fee for all business, development and engineering permit applications and other private entities and organizations whose activities are potential and actual sources of water, air and land pollution. This fee shall be called Environmental Protection and Conservation Fee. Sec. 3U.02. Definition. When used in this Article. Environmental Protection and Conservation Fee (EPC Fee) is the fee to be collected prior to the issuance of City Environmental Clearance to be issued by the City thru its City Environment and Natural Resources Office. It is the purpose of this Ordinance to raise funds for various environmental projects, plans and activities for sustainable preservation of our ecosystem. It also aims to enhance the environmental accountability and awareness of stakeholders in line with the City socio-economic development. All organization, business and project proponent shall pay the corresponding fee as may be determined by City Environment and Natural Resources Office (City ENRO) based on the defined schedule of fees. The Environmental Protection and Conservation fee for business, engineering and development permit application is the sum of the following factors namely, the nature of business or project (A), capitalization or project cost (B) and compliance to environmental laws, rules and regulations (C). Likewise, Environmental Protection and Conservation Fee for Occupancy Permit and Certificate of Use application and for Organizational Accreditation are stated on section D and E respectively of the defined Schedule of Fees. The Environmental Protection and Conservation Fee (EPC Fee) shall be computed as follows:

Example: Sari Sari Store with capitalization of Php 50,000.00 with no Environmental violations or non-compliance for the current Period

Schedule of Fees A.

2.

11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

3.

Billboards, signs or advertisements for business or professions painted on any building or structure or otherwise separated or detached therefrom:

Per square foot or fraction thereof 4.

10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

P 800.00

P 300.00

Small-Scale Manufacturing Industries Fast Food Chains/Restaurants Commercial retail store Hotels, Motels, Apartelles, Inns Transport Terminal, Trucking Services Car wash, Laundry services Welding Shops, Machine Shops and Auto Repair with Repainting Shops Animal Farm, Piggery, Poultry Manufacturer’s procedure, foundry shops, laboratories and warehouses Retailer of LPG Golf Course Educational Institution Market, Talipapa Computer shops Amusement and recreation Lessor Cooperative Other business or project as may be assessed and evaluated medium-risk by City ENRO

1. 2. 3. 4.

B.

P50.00

Sec. 3U.03. Administrative Provisions. a. All business, engineering and development permit application are subject for inspection by the City ENRO unless otherwise it is deemed unnecessary based on the interview and evaluation of the submitted documents. b. Upon evaluation of the business (New and Old), engineering and development permit application and the determination and payment of its corresponding fee, City Environmental Clearance shall be issued by the City ENRO pre-requisite to the approval of permit application and or organizational accreditation by the concerned offices. Provisional clearance may likewise be issued as determined and necessity warrants. c. All payments of fees or any other financial transactions shall be done at the treasury department. Sec. 3U.04. Penalties. Any violation of this ordinance shall be subjected to the following penalties: 1.

Failure to secure City Environmental Clearance Php 2,500.00

3. a. b. c.

Capitalization or Project Cost

P50.00 + P15.00/sq. mtr. P50.00 + P15.00/l. mtr. C.

Php 50,000.00 - Below Php 50,001.00 - 150,000.00 Php 150,001.00 - 300,000.00 Php 300,001.00 - 500,000.00 Php 500,001.00 – 1,000,000.00 Php 1,000,001.00 – 3,000,000.00 Php3,000,000.00 – Above

Compliance

Php 5,000.00

Failure to correct environmental violation or non-compliance Low-risk business or project Php 500.00 Medium-risk business or project Php 1,500.00 High-risk business or project Php 2,500.00

Sec. 3U.05. USE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION FEE FUND. Proceeds from the Environmental Protection and Conservation Fee shall be distributed accordingly. Thirty percent (30%) will go to the City Government’s General Fund (GF) and seventy percent (70%) will go to the Environmental Fund (EF), a separate account that shall be created upon approval and enactment of this Ordinance, which shall be utilized for environmental programs, projects and activities of the City. CHAPTER IV. SERVICE FEES Article A. Secretary’s Fees Section 4A.01. Imposition of Fees. – There shall be collected the following fees from every person requesting for copies of official records and documents from the offices of this city. Amount PARTICULARS of Fee a)

For every page or fraction thereof typewritten (not including the certificate and notation)

P 100.00

b.

For each certificate of correctness (with seal of Office) written on the copy or attached thereto

P 100.00

c.

For certifying the official act of the City Judge or other judicial certificate with seal

P 100.00

d.

For certified copies of any papers, records, decrees, judgment or entry of which any person is entitled to demand and receive a copy (in connection with judicial

e.

proceedings) for each page

P 100.00

Photocopy or any other copy produced by copying machine per page

P 100.00

Section 4A.02. Exemption. – The fees imposed in this Article shall not be collected for copies furnished to other offices and branches of the government for official business, except for those copies required by the Court at the request of the litigant, in which case, charges shall be in accordance with the above-mentioned schedule. Section 4A.03. Time and Manner of Payment. – The fees shall be paid to the City Treasurer at the time the request, written or otherwise, for the issuance of a copy of any city record or document is made. Article B. Local Civil Registry Fees

A. Marriage Related Fees: 1) Application fee 2) License fee 3) Solemnization fee 4) Family Planning/marriage counseling fee (including certificate) B. Birth Related Fees: 1) Registration of birth 2) Birth Registration of birth 3) Certificate of Birth 4) Certified true/xerox copy of birth -for local use -for travel abroad C. Death Related Fees: 1) Registration of Death 2) Certification of Death/Transcription 3) Certified true copy 4) Burial permit fee Certified true copy of death certificate 5) Fee for exhumation of cadaver 6) Fee for the entrance of cadaver from other place 7) Fee for the removal and/or transfer of cadaver to other place

1) 2) 3)

P 200.00 50.00 100.00 50.00 Free Free Free 50.00 70.00 Free 50.00 50.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 150.00

Legitimation Adoption Filing fee of petition for correction of clerical or typographical error

1,000.00

For change of first name or nickname For indigent petition (exempt) (Rule 18, IRR of RA 9048)

3,000.00 Free of Charge

Service fee for migrant petition P 50.00 4) 5) 6)

Sari-sari store Service oriented Offices Pawnshops, Financial Institutions Other business or project as may be assessed and evaluated low-risk by City ENRO

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

For streamers, tarpaulins, posters and banderitas (Said structures are limited only up to one (1) week or seven (7) days duration period

Section 3S.02. Exemptions. – Outdoor advertisements of the same nature as mentioned in this article posted by the City government or barangays shall be exempted from the fees provided in this article.

P 100.00 P 350.00 P 350.00 P 350.00

D. For Registration Fee of the following:

7) 8) 9) 10)

For the use of electric or neon light in billboards or signboards per square foot or fraction thereof:

Streamers, tarpaulins & posters Banderitas

P 50.00

(Note: As a nation policy, registration of births, deaths, marriages, and foundling are free of charge pursuant to the provisions of OP Proclamation No. 326 dated February 14, 1994 as amended by Proclamation No. 436 dated August 9, 1994 issued by the Office of the President and under an Unnumbered Memorandum from the Office of the Civil Registrar General dated February 16, 1994 and also under DILG MC-94-154 dated September 8, 1994)

c. Low-Risk or Business or Project with very minimal negative effect on environment

P150.00

Additional fee per square foot or fraction thereof (b)

8. 9.

P100.00 60.00

Double-faced

Cemetery, Memorial Parks and Crematorium Junkshops, Scrap Buying Electronics Repair Shops and Facilities Veterinary clinics Other business or project as may be assessed and evaluated high-risk by City ENRO

Fee

b. Medium-Risk or Business or Project with potential source of pollution

Billboards or signboards for professionals, per square foot or fraction thereof:

Single-faced

Nature of business or project

a. High Risk or Environmentally Critical Business or Project 1. Large scale manufacturing industries 2. Power generating plants and facilities 3. Fuel depot and fuel storage facilities 4. Gasoline (Fuel) services and LPG filling stations 5. Garbage Terminal, Transfer Stations, Garbage Hauling 6. Waste treatment facilities and waste treater 7. Hospitals, Medical and Dental Clinics 8. Housing Development Projects 9. High-rise Buildings 10. Funeral Service

P100.00 60.00

Double-faced

Fee

Section 4B.01. Imposition of Fees. There shall be collected for services rendered by the City Civil Registrar of this city the following fees:

Computation: based on schedule of fees below EPC Fee = 50.00 + 25.00 + 0 = Php 75.00

Billboards or signboards for advertisement of business per square foot or fraction thereof:

Single-faced

Nature and type of Organization 1. Academic, Cultural, Faith-based, Fraternity, Sports Clubs and other similar organizations 2. Cooperative, NGOs 3. Political Organization 4. Business Organization 5. Such organization as may be determined by City ENRO

Environmental Protection and Conservation Fee (EPC Fee) = A + B + C

(a) For permanent structures installations of which shall be under the supervision of the City Engineering Office 1.

For Organizational Accreditation

2. Refusal of Entry of authorized bonafide City ENRO Inspectors

Sec. 3T.03. Time and Manner of Payment. - The fee shall be paid to the City Treasurer or his authorized representative on or before January 20 or on quarterly basis, on or before the 20th day of the first month of the quarter. A ten percent (10%) discount shall be granted to those who will pay the full amount on or before the prescribed period. All facilities used by national agencies not included in Sec. 3T.04 shall pay 50% of the rate stated in Section 3V.02 and can avail discounts.

Section 3R.04. Penalty. – Any violation of the provisions of this Article shall be punished by a fine of not less than One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) but not exceeding Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00). Article S. License Fee on the Installation of Signs, Signboards, Billboards, Neon Signs or Other Kinds of Outdoor Advertisement

P 25.00 P 50.00 P 100.00 P 200.00 P 350.00 P 500.00 P 750.00

Sec. 3T.01. Definition of Terms.

b.

Section 3Q.02. Time of Payment. – The fee imposed in this article shall be paid to the City Treasurer upon filing of application for permit with the City Mayor.

a. b.

E.

Php 50,000.00 - Below Php 50,001.00 - 150,000.00 Php 150,001.00 - 300,000.00 Php 300,001.00 - 500,000.00 Php 500,001.00 – 1,000,000.00 Php 1,000,001.00 – 3,000,000.00 Php 3,000,000.00 – Above

Fee

ARTICLE T. Antenna/Tower Fee

Sec. 3T.04. Exemptions

1. Conference, meetings, rallies and demonstration in outdoor, in parks, plazas, roads/streets

For Occupancy Permit and Certificate of Use Application

Project Cost 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Section 3S.06. Authority of the Barangay to Exercise its Taxing Power. – This Article refers to the installation or construction of signs, signboards, billboards or other kinds of outdoor advertisement of which the Sangguniang Panlungsod is authorized under Sec. 447 (3-iv) of RA 7160 to regulate and fix the license fee therefor. After the sign, signboard, billboard or other kinds of outdoor advertisement has been installed; the barangay concerned

Section 3P.04. Administrative Provisions. –

KINDS OF ACTIVITY

D.

thru a duly enacted tax ordinance may impose the corresponding charges or fees, e.g. “advertisement fee” as authorized under Art. 240 (d-4) of IRR.

Article P. Permit Fee on Circus and Other Parades

KINDS OF ACTIVITY

No person, natural or juridical, shall install or construct any kind of sign, signboard, billboard or other kind of outdoor advertisement in this city without first securing a permit therefor from the Mayor or thru his duly authorized representative.

Fee P 25.00 P 100.00 P 200.00 P 400.00 P 700.00 P1,000.00 P1,500.00

Fee

11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19)

Service fee for migrant petition for change of first name Legal separation or divorce Naturalization Annulment of marriage; declaration of absolute nullity of marriage; court order setting aside the decree of legal separation Voluntary Emancipation of Minor Court Decision Recognizing or Acknowledging Natural Children or Impugning or Denying Such Recognition Judicial Determination of Paternity Affiliation Court Decision or Order on the Custody of Minors and Guardianship Aliases Repatriation or Voluntary Renunciation of Citizenship Civil Interdiction Declaration or presumptive death of the absent spouse; judicial declaration of absence Compulsory recognition of child; voluntary recognition of illegitimate child Appointment of guardian; termination of guardianship Judicial determination of filiations Judicial determination of the fact of reappearance of absent spouse; if disputed Naturalization certificate; cancellation of naturalization certificate

200.00 200.00

500.00 1,000.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00


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20) 21) 22) 23) 24)

Separation or revival of property rights Emancipation of minor orphan Affidavit of Reappearance Acknowledgement Acquisition and ratification of Artificial Insemination

25) 26) 27)

Authorization and Ratification to Contract Marriage Option to elect Philippine citizenship Partition and distribution of properties of spouses; child’s presumptive legitimacy Marriage settlement and any modification thereof Repatriation document Voluntary emancipation of minor

28) 29) 30)

31)

200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00

Waiver of rights; interest on absolute community of property Other similar registerable instruments Registration of legal instruments

32) 33)

200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00 200.00

200.00 200.00 200.00

Article F. Service Fee for Garbage Collection Section 4F.01. Imposition of Fees. – Except as otherwise provided herein, garbage service charges shall be collected annually from every person (natural or juridical) engaged in business, occupation or calling or any undertaking within the territorial limits of the City of Cabuyao, in accordance with the following schedule:

Schedule A – CRAFT AND WATERCRAFT COMPANIES 1. 2.

(b) Issuance of birth certificates of children reaching school age when such certificates are required for admission to the primary grades in a public school. (c) Burial permit of a pauper, per recommendation of the City Mayor. Section 4B.03. Time of Payment. – The fees shall be paid to the City Treasurer before registration or issuance of the permit, license or certified copy of local registry records or documents. Section 4B.04. Administrative Provision. – A marriage license shall not be issued unless a certification is issued by the Family Planning Coordinating Council that the applicants have undergone lectures on family planning.

1.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

10.

Article C. Police Clearance Fee Section 4C.01. Imposition Fee. – There shall be paid for each police clearance

certificate obtained from the Station Commander of the Philippine National Police of this city the following fees:

PURPOSE OF CLEARANCE

Amount of Fee

1. For employment, scholarship, study

grant and other purposes not hereunder specified For change of name For application for Filipino Citizenship For passport or Visa application For firearms permit application For other purposes

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

P 50.00 P 100.00 P 500.00 P 100.00 P 300.00 P 100.00

11.

12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Section 4C.02. Time of Payment. – The service fee provided under this Article shall be paid to the City Treasurer upon application for police clearance certificate. Article D. Sanitary Inspection Fee Section 4D.01. Imposition of Fee. – There shall be collected the following annual fees from each business establishment in this city or house for rent, for the purpose of supervision and enforcement of existing rules and regulations and safety of the public in accordance with the following schedule:

I. Sanitary Inspection Fee of Establishments 1.

For house for rent

2.

For each business, industrial, or agricultural establishment – With an area of 25 sq. m. or more but less than 50 sq. m. With an area of 50 sq. m. or more but less than 100 sq. m. With an area of 100 sq. m. or more but less than 200 sq. m. With an area of 200 sq. m. or more but less than 500 sq. m. With an area of 500 sq. m. or more but less than 1000 sq. m. With an area of 1,000 sq. m. or more II. Additional Fee for the following

1.

Water Refilling Stations d. Certificate of Potability (renew every 6 months) e. Drinking Water Site Clearance

2.

Water Analysis for coliform a. Per PHc bottle, for private b. For public consumption

Amount of Fee

P 100.00

P 200.00

1.

2.

3.

P 500.00

P 1,000.00 P 150.00 Free

Section 4D.02. Time of Payment. – The fees imposed in this Article shall be paid to the City Treasurer upon filing of the application for the sanitary inspection certificate with the City Health Officer and upon renewal of the same every year thereafter within the first twenty (20) days of January. Section 4D.03. Administrative Provisions. – (a)The City Health Officer or his duly authorized representative shall conduct an annual inspection of all establishments and buildings, and accessories and houses for rent, in order to determine their adequacy of ventilation, general sanitary conditions and propriety for habitation. (b) The City Health Officer shall require evidence of payment of the fee imposed herein before he issues the sanitary inspection certificate. Article E. Service Fees for Health Examination

Section 4E.01. Imposition of Fee. – There will be collected a fee of One Hundred Pesos (P100.00) from any person who is given a physical examination by the City Health Officer or his duly authorized representative, as required by existing ordinances. A fee of Fifty Pesos (P50.00) shall be collected for each additional copy of subsequent issuance of a copy of the initial medical certificate issued by the City Health Officer.

1. 2. 3. 4.

Food establishments - establishments where food or drinks are manufactured, processed, stored, sold or served.

2.

Public swimming or bathing places.

3.

Dance schools, dance halls and night clubs - include dance instructors, hostess, cooks, bartenders, waitresses, etc.

4.

Tonsorial and beauty establishments - include employees of barber shops, beauty parlors, hairdressing and manicuring establishments, exercise gyms and figure slenderizing saloons, facial centers, aromatherapy establishments, etc.

5. 6.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

500.00 400.00

P

50.00

P

400.00

P

200.00

P P P

500.00 300.00 200.00

P P

150.00 500.00

P

100.00

P P

100.00 20.00

P P

100.00 250.00

P P P P

300.00 200.00 100.00 25.00

P 1,500.00 P 500.00

P 500.00 P 150.00 P 200.00 P 50.00 P 100.00 P 200.00 P 50.00 P 100.00

P 200.00 P 50.00 P 100.00

Having an area of 1,500 sq. m. or more Having an area of more than 1,000 sq. m. but less than 1,500 sq. m. Having an area of 1,000 sq. m. or less Curbs pumps and filling stations

More than 500 persons 301 to 500 persons 151 to 300 persons 101 to 150 persons 76 to 100 persons 51 to 75 persons 25 to 50 persons Less than 25 persons Animal Hospital and Others

1.

2. 3.

4.

Hotels a. Five-star, per room: 1. Single bed 2. Double bed 3. Suite b. Four-star, per room: 1. Single bed 2. Double bed 3. Suite c. Three-star, per room: 1. Single bed 2. Double bed 3. Suite Motels and drive-inns, per room: Hotels, apartelles, pension inns: With air-conditioner, per room: 1. Single bed 2. Double bed Without air-conditioner, per room: 1. Single bed 2. Double bed Boarding houses, lodging houses, dormitories, bed spaces (bed capacity), per bed

P 125.00 P 100.00 P 75.00

P 500.00 P 420.00 P 360.00 P 250.00 P 210.00 P 150.00 P 80.00 P 50.00 P 100.00

P 5.00 P 7.50 P 10.00 P P P

4.00 6.00 8.00

P P P P

3.00 4.50 6.00 5.00

P P

3.00 4.00

P

2.50 P 3.00 P 2.00

Schedule H – INSTITUTION OF LEARNING: 1.

Hotel, motels and apartments, lodging, boarding, or tenement houses, and condominiums.

(b) Owners, managers or operators of the establishments shall see to it that their employees who are required to undergo physical and medical examinations have been issued the necessary medical certificates. (c) The City Health Officer shall keep a record of physical and other health examinations conducted, and the copies of medical certificates issued indicating the name of the applicant, the date and the purpose for which the examination was made.

Private universities, colleges, school and educational or vocational institutions based on the total semestral enrollment as follows: a. 50,000 students or more b. 30,000 or more but less than 50,000 students c. 20,000 or more but less than 30,000 students d. 10,000 or more but less than 20,000 students e. 5,000 or more but less than 10,000 students f. 1,000 or more but less than 5,000 students g. 300 or more but less than 1,000 students h. below 300 students

P 800.00 P 650.00 P 450.00 P 250.00 P 150.00 P 100.00 P 50.00 P 25.00

Marketer Dealer

2.

Public Markets a. For each stall with 100 or more stallholders b. For each stall with less than 100 stallholders Private Markets a. Each stall

P 10.00 P

7.50

P 10.00

Stall holders with more than five (5) square meters and/or rendering special services such as pawnshops, appliance stores, banks and other similar establishments shall be excluded under the term stallholders and levied garbage fee in accordance with the pertinent provisions of this Chapter. Schedule K – MEDIA FACILITIES: 1. Newspapers, books or magazine publications: a. Daily newspapers b. Weekly magazines c. Books and other 2. Radio Stations 3. T.V. Stations Schedule L – TELEGRAPH, TELETYPE, CABLE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION COMPANIES, ETC.: 1. Main Office 2. Every branch/station thereof Schedule M – TELEPHONE COMPANIES 1. Main Office 2. Every branch/station thereof Schedule N – TERMINAL GARAGE FOR BUS, TAXI AND OTHER PUBLIC UTILITY VEHICLES EXCEPT THOSE USED FOR HOME GARAGES: 1. With an area of 1,000 sq. m. or more 2. With an area of 700 or more but less than 1,000 sq. m. 3. With an area of 500 or more but less than 700 sq. m. 4. With an area of 300 or more but less than 500 sq. m. 5. With an area of less than 300 sq. m.

P 150.00 P 100.00 P 50.00 P 100.00 P 150.00

P P

300.00 100.00

P 1,500.00 P 500.00

Schedule O – PEDDLERS, AMBULANT VENDORS EXCEPT DELIVERY VAN OR TRUCK Schedule P – ADMINISTRATION OFFICES, DISPLAY OFFICE AND/OR OFFICES OF PROFESSIONALS Schedule Q – FILM SHOOTING, PER DAY Schedule R – PRIVATE WAREHOUSE OR BODEGA Schedule S – ALL OTHER BUSINESSES AND OTHER SERVICE AGENCIES NOT SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED ABOVE: 1. Manufacturers, producers and processors a. Factory with an aggregate area of: 1,000 sq. m. or more 500 or more but less than 1,000 sq. m. 200 or more but less than 500 sq. m. 100 or more but less than 200 sq. m. 50 or more but less than 100 sq. m. 25 or more but less than 50 sq. m. less than 25 sq. m.

P P

250.00 200.00

P

150.00

P

100.00

P

50.00

P

5.00

P

20.00

P

20.00

P

50.00

P 1,250.00 P 850.00 P 600.00 P 450.00 P 300.00 P 100.00 P 50.00

b. Principal/branch or sales office with an aggregate area of: RATE PER YEAR Within Same Within Same Locality Locality 1,000 sq. m. or more 500 or more but less than 1,000 200 or more but less than 500 100 or more but less than 200 50 or more but less than 100 25 or more but less than 50 Less than 25 sq. m.

400.00 300.00 200.00 150.00 100.00 30.00 10.00

500.00 350.00 250.00 200.00 130.00 50.00 20.00

III. BREWERS, DISTILLERS, COMPOUNDERS AND PUBLIC EATING PLACES WITH AND AGGREGATE AREA OF: 1,000 sq. m. or more 500 or more but less than 1,000 sq. m. 200 or more but less than 500 sq. m. 100 or more but less than 200 sq. m. 50 or more but less than 100 sq. m. 25 or more but less than 50 sq. m. Less than 25 sq. m. CARINDERIA IV. OWNERS OR OPERATORS OF BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS RENDERING SERVICES: A. Business offices of general contractors (building specialty engineering), manpower service/ employment agencies, private detective agencies; advertising agencies with an aggregate area of: 1,000 sq. m. or more 500 or more but less than 1,000 sq. m. 200 or more but less than 500 sq. m. 100 or more but less than 200 sq. m. 50 or more but less than 100 sq. m. 25 or more but less than 50 sq. m. B. Less than 25 sq. m.

P 1,250.00 P P P P P P P

850.00 600.00 450.00 300.00 100.00 50.00 30.00

P P P P P P P

750.00 550.00 400.00 250.00 100.00 50.00 20.00

Other contractors/business establishments engaged in rendering services, printers and publishers with an aggregate area of: 1,000 sq. m. or more 500 or more but less than 1,000 sq. m. 200 or more but less than 500 sq. m. 100 or more but less than 200 sq. m. 50 or more but less than 100 sq. m. 25 or more but less than 50 sq. m. Less than 25 sq. m. V. INDEPENDENT WHOLESALERS, DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, REPACKERS AND RETAILERS WITH AN AGGREGATE AREA OF:

P 1,125.00 P 750.00 P 550.00 P 400.00 P 250.00 P 100.00 P 50.00

1,000 sq. m. or more 500 or more but less than 1,000 sq. m. 200 or more but less than 500 sq. m. 100 or more but less than 200 sq. m. 50 or more but less than 100 sq. m. 25 or more but less than 50 sq. m. Less than 25 sq. m.

P 1,000.00 P P P P P P

700.00 500.00 300.00 150.00 80.00 20.00

Section 4F.02. Garbage Service Charges for Multiple Businesses. – Where there are two or more kinds of businesses subject to the garbage charges, conducted in the same place or establishment by the same owner or operator, the charge to be collected shall be that which has the rate among the businesses concerned plus twenty five percent (25%) thereof, provided that the total garbage fee shall not exceed Six Thousand Pesos (P6,000.00). Section 4F.03. Manufacturers/Producers Maintaining or Operating Principal Offices, Factories and/or Sales Office in the same premises. – For purposes of collection of the garbage charges under Schedule S (1), manufacturers or producers maintaining their factory, principal or sales offices in the same premises shall pay the garbage charges based on the total aggregate area of such business premises at rates prescribed under Schedule S (1-A) of this Chapter. Section 4F.04. Newly Established Business. – In the case of a newly started business, the applicable garbage charges shall be computed proportionately to the annual charge. Section 4F.05. Time of Payment. – The fees prescribed in this Article shall be paid in advance on or before the days of every quarter to the City Treasurer or his duly authorized representative who shall issue a receipt as evidence of payment of this fee.

Schedule I – LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM: GAS DEALER: 1. 2.

1.

II. EXPORTER/IMPORTERS P 150.00

Schedule G – HOTELS, MOTELS, APARTELLES, PENSION INNS, DRIVE INNS, BOARDING HOUSES, LODGING HOUSES, DORMITORIES, DWELLING AND OTHER SPACES FOR LEASE OR RENT:

Massage clinics and sauna bath establishments - include masseurs, massage clinic/sauna bath attendants, etc.

Section 4E.04. Penalty. A fine of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) shall be paid by the owner, manager or operators of the establishment for each employee found to be without the necessary medical certificates.

P P

Schedule F – PRIVATE HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CLINIC WITH BED CAPACITY FOR:

Section 4E.03. Administrative Provisions. –

1.

P 30.00 P 20.00 P 1,000.00 P 250.00

Schedule E – GASOLINE SERVICE/ FILLING STATIONS

Section 4E.02. Time of Payment. – The fee shall be paid to the City Treasurer before the physical examination is made and the medical certificate is issued.

(a) Individuals engaged in an occupation or working in the following establishments are hereby required to undergo physical and medical examination before they can be employed and once every six months (6) thereafter.

BANKS: a. Commercial Banks (main office) Every branch thereof b. Savings Banks (main office) Every branch thereof c. Rural Banks SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS, INSURANCE COMPANIES, PAWNSHOPS: Main Office Every branch thereof FINANCIAL AND/OR LENDING INVESTORS, MONEY SHOPS a. Main Office Every branch thereof b. Authorized dealer in foreign currencies and stock brokers

Amount of Fee P 100.00

P 20.00 P 15.00

Schedule D – FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

P 300.00 P 400.00

Amusement centers and establishments with coin-operated machines, appliances, amusement rides and shooting galleries, side show booths and other similar establishment with contrivances for the amusement of customers per contrivance Billiard and/or pool halls ; per table Bowling establishments: a. Automatic, per lane b. Non-Automatic, per lane Casinos Circuses, carnivals, & the like Cockpits Golf links and/or ranges Gymnasiums Membership clubs, association or organizations: a. Serving foods, drinks and lodging facilities b. Serving foods and drinks without lodging facilities Night/day clubs, discos and other similar establishments: a. Night clubs b. Day clubs c. Cocktail lounges or bars, beer gardens, disco houses d. Cabarets/dance halls Races tracks, Jai-alai frontons, coliseums or similar establishments For every off-track and/or off-fronton betting center Resorts or other similar establishments Sauna Baths and massage clinics, per cubicle Skating rinks Stadia, sports complexes Theaters or cinema houses with seating capacity of: a. More than 2,000 persons b. 500 to 2,000 persons c. Less than 500 persons Pelota courts, tennis courts and other similar in nature

Schedule C – ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANIES 1. Main Office and/or each power 2. plant For every branch office thereof

P 100.00 P 150.00

P 1,000.00 P 500.00

Schedule B – AMUSEMENT PLACES

Section 4B.02. Exemptions. – The fee imposed in this Article shall not be collected in the following cases:

(a) Issuance of certified copies of documents for official use at the request of a competent court or other government agency, except those copies required by courts at the request of litigants, in which case the fee should be collected.

Main Office For every branch office

Amount of Fee Per Annum

Schedule J – MARKET STALLHOLDERS:

P 100.00 P 50.00

Section 4F.06. Surcharge of Late Payment. – If the fee is not paid within the prescribed period, a surcharge of twenty five percent (25%) of the unpaid amount shall be collected. Section 4F.07. Administrative Provisions. –


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1.

2.

Every operator of a business shall provide within his premises garbage can or receptacle which shall be placed in front of his business establishment before the time of garbage collection.

For the owner

The sanitary inspector of the City Health Office shall issue the necessary rules and regulations of garbage collection and shall inspect the concerned areas to find out whether garbage is properly disposed of within their premises.

Section 4F.08. Penalty. – Any person who violates any provision of this Article shall be punished by a fine of not more than Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P2,500.00). Article G. Dog Vaccination Fee

Section 4H.05. Urinating and Defecation of Animals. It shall be unlawful for any person owning or having control or custody of any dog to permit the animal to urinate or defecate in public upon the private property of another within the city. a.) Any person taking an animal in public or upon the private property of another should carry at all times a bag or suitable receptacle and instruments for the removal and disposal of animal feces.

Section 4G.01. Imposition Fee – There shall be collected/ imposed from every owner of the dog a mandatory registration fee of twenty pesos (P20.00) and a dog/cat tag fee worth of fifty pesos (P50.00) for every dog registered and vaccinated within the territorial jurisdiction of this city. Dogs not submitted for vaccination on the scheduled date in the City Veterinary Office or in particular barangay and private subdivision and requested a home service shall pay a fee of one hundred pesos (P100.00) for every dog/cat plus the registration and dog/cat tag fee. Section 4G.02. Time of Payment – The fee shall be collected by the authorized staff of the City Veterinary Office and an official receipt shall be issued to the owner of pet. The collected amount shall be remitted to the City Treasurer’s Office. Section 4G.03. Administrative Provisions. – 1.

Vaccination Against Rabies - means the inoculation of a dog with rabies vaccine licensed for the species by the Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture. Such vaccination must be performed by trained individual from BAI, City Veterinary Office and Provincial Veterinary Office.

It shall be the duty of each trained vaccination when vaccinating any dog to complete certificate of rabies vaccination (in duplicate for each animal vaccinated). The certificate shall include the following information.

(c) Dates of vaccination and vaccine expiration if known

(e) Vaccine produced Vaccinator’s signature

(g) Veterinarians license number/ vaccinator’s address 3.

The dog owner shall be provided with a copy of the certificate. The veterinarian/ vaccinator will retain one copy for the duration of the vaccination. A durable metal or plastic tag, serially numbered issued by the veterinarian/ vaccinator, shall be securely attached to the collar of the dog.

NOTE: The above provisions may not apply in a mass vaccination program. During a free mass dog vaccination, the cost shall be borne by the owner after the scheduled date. 4.

5.

Dog Registration or Licensing - Every dog shall be registered by their owner upon reaching the age of 3 months and every year thereafter. Unvaccinated dogs registered after reaching the age of 3 months and dogs 3 months old and above not previously registered shall be vaccinated upon registration. The dog owner shall pay such registration fee as may be determined by the City Council. The registration officer shall provide the owner with a certificate of certification for the dog and affix to a distinguished collar tag as proof of registration. Elimination of Unregistered Dog - Unregistered dogs over the age of 4 months shall be seized and humanely exterminated under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian or the City Rabies Control Authority or vaccinated under the provisions of Section 3 (4). The licensed veterinarian/ trained vaccinator or the City Rabies Control Authority shall give the guidance on the extermination methods to be used (shooting, poisoning, carbon dioxide or anesthetic overdose or decapitation) in a different environment (area of habitation, marketplace, rubbish dumps, open countryside, etc.). The license veterinarian, trained vaccinator, the City Rabies Control Authority or a police officer may enter any land for the purpose of seizing or exterminating a dog which is liable to be seized under this section.

(b)

P 500.00 P1,000.00 P1,500.00

(c)

P

Financial support for the activity shall be borne by the City Government and the Barangay Government.

Section 4G.04. Penalty – Any dog owner who fails to abide by any of the provisions of this Article shall be subjected to a fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P2,500.00).

Article H. Fees for Veterinary Services

Inspection fee P1.00/head P20.00/head P50.00/head P50.00/head P50.00/head

Section 4I.01. Imposition Fee – There shall be collected fee from every person for services rendered by the City Assessor’s Office the following rates: 1. For annotation of certain documents on the tax declaration: a.

P 100.00

If the Transaction contained in the documents presented involves an amount of less than P500,000.00 For every P10,000.00 in excess of P500,000.00 For release of mortgage and other similar documents irrespective of the amount involved Request of a Certified True Copy of the Declaration of Ownership Request of a Certified True Copy of previous Declaration of Ownership

b. c. d. e.

2.

Request for copy of maps

3.

Request for transfer of ownership of real property a. 10,000 sq.m. or less b. More than 10,000 sq.m.

4.

Request for Certifications a. b. c. d.

P 2.00 P 100.00 P 100.00

Body weight (kg)

Amount of Fee

2.0-10.0 kg >10.0 kg

P1,000/head P1,500/head P700/head

- Cat Neuter - Dog

2.0-10.0 kg >10.0 kg

P800/head P1,000/head P500/head

- Cat

Section 4H.03. Veterinary Registration Fee. As a requisite to the granting/renewal of business license, pet shops, Veterinary clinics, hospitals, poultry supply and other enterprises maintaining and/or breeding animals for commerce shall be required to register with the City Veterinary Office and periodically submit a list of the animals in their custody including the presentation of Certificates of vaccination from a duly licensed veterinarian. Enterprises Pet shops, hospitals, Poultry supply & Animal Breeders Other (Poultry & Swine Farms)

Amount of Fee P250.00/annum P500.00/annum

Failure to register with the City Veterinary Office and to submit a list of animals in their custody, owners of such enterprises shall be penalized with a fine of One thousand Pesos (P1, 000.00). NOTE: The above provisions may not apply in a mass neutering/spay. During a free mass neutering/spay, the cost shall be borne by the owner after the scheduled date. Section 4H.04. Animal Show, Exhibition and/or Competition. Any show, exhibition and/or competition featuring animals shall be required to secure the necessary permits/ licenses from the City Veterinary Office, prior to performance and/or promotion within the city. a.) Organizers and/or promoters of such shows shall secure the permit from the City Veterinary Office seven (7) days prior to the scheduled event. A registration fee of One Thousand Pesos (P1, 000.00) shall be charged. b.) Owners of participating animals shall be required to submit to the City Veterinary Office, a copy of their animals’ certificate/s of vaccination from a duly licensed veterinarian on the day of the actual show. c.) A representative from the City Veterinary Office and a licensed veterinarian shall be present during the show date to ensure that no animal shall be allowed into the show ring or to participate without the valid certification. d.) Failure to comply with the provisions of this Section, the following penalties shall apply: For the promoter

A fine of (P5,000.00).

Five

Thousand

Pesos

3)

CHAPTER V. CITY CHARGES Article A. Fishery Rentals, Fees and Charges

Section 5A.01. Definitions. – When used in this Article (a)

(b)

Three (3) members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod to be designated by said body, and

(c)

The City Treasurer.

The Committee shall advertise the call for sealed bids for the leasing or a zone or zones of city waters in public auction for two (2) consecutive weeks in the bulletin board of the City Hall. If no bids are received within two (2) weeks, such notice shall be posted for another two (2) weeks. If after said two (2) notices for the grant of exclusive fishery rights through public auction, there are no interested bidders, the Sangguniang Panlungsod shall grant the rights within the definite area or portion of the city waters to any interested individual upon payment of a license fee fixed herein. The notice advertising the call for bids shall indicate the date and time when such bids shall be filed with the City Treasurer. An application to participate in the public bidding shall be submitted to the City Mayor in a form prescribed therefor. Upon submitting a sealed bid, a person shall accompany such bid with a deposit of at least One Hundred Pesos (P100) which amount shall be deducted from the first rental by the person should the bid be awarded to him.

P 2,000.00 P

500.00

The license fees for the privilege to catch fish from city waters with nets, traps, and other fishing gears and the operation of fishing vessels shall be paid upon application for a license and within the first twenty (20) days of January of every year for subsequent renewal thereof.

(a)

A licensee of other localities shall not fish within the city waters of this city without first securing the necessary permit from the City Mayor and paying the corresponding fee to the City Treasurer.

(b)

No fish net without eyelet or the opening of which is at least one-fourth (1/4) inch shall be used in this city waters.

(c)

Failure to pay the rental of license fees for fishery rights for two (2) consecutive years shall cause automatic cancellation of said fishing rights.

Section 5A.11. Applicability of Pertinent Provisions of Laws. – All existing laws, rules and regulations governing City waters and City fisheries are hereby adopted as part of this Article. Article B. Charges for Parking Section 5B.01. Imposition of Fee. There shall be collected fees for the use of city owned parking area or designated streets for pay parking in accordance with the following schedule:

NATURE A) For the first 3 hours

Rates

a) Passenger buses or cargo trucks b) Mini buses or jeepneys c) Cars

P P P

40.00 40.00 40.00

d) Tricycle e) Other vehicles

P P

30.00 20.00

P P P P P

10.00 10.00 10.00 5.00 5.00

P

100.00

Fish Corral – the term fish corral or “baklad” means a stationary waiver or trap devised to intercept and capture fish, consisting of rows and stakes of bamboo, palm brava and other materials nettings with one or more enclosures usually with easy entrance but difficult exit, and with or without leaders to direct the fish to the catching chambers or purse.

The Mayor or his duly authorized representative as Chairman;

P 1,000.00

(c)

(d)

(a)

800.00

The license fee for the grant of exclusive fishery rights in the city waters for at least the corresponding current quarter shall be paid in advance to the City upon the awarding of such rights and within the first twenty (20) days of every subsequent quarter, Provided, that no refund shall be made to an individual who has paid for a period longer than the current quarter if he decides to discontinue such finger rights.

C) Overnight Parking Rates:

For this purpose, there is hereby created a committee to conduct the public auction to be constituted as follows:

P

(b)

Vessels include every sort of boat, craft, or other artificial contrivance used as a means of transportation on water.

Section 5A.03. Grant of Fishery Rights by Public Auction. – Exclusive fishery privileges to erect fish, corrals, oyster mussel of aquatic beds or “bangus” fry areas and to take or catch “bangus” fry or “kawag-kawag” or fry of other species of fish for propagation shall be awarded to the highest bidder in a public auction to be conducted by a committee upon authorization of the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

400.00 600.00

The rental fee for the lease of fishery rights granted by public auction shall be paid in advance, either in cash or in installments, the first installment to be paid to the City Treasurer at the time all the necessary documents granting the lease are duly approved and the subsequent installments on or before the twentieth day (20th) of the anniversary date of the grant of such lease.

(c)

To gather, take or catch bangus fry, prawn fry or kawag-kawag or fry of other species and fish from city waters by nets, traps or other fishing gears. However, marginal fishermen shall be exempt from any rentals, charge or any other imposition whatsoever.

P P

(a)

B) For each succeeding hour or a fraction thereof:

(b)

P 8,000.00

Section 5A.10. Administrative Provisions. –

Marginal Fisherman refers to an individual engaged in subsistence fishing which shall be limited to the sale, barter or exchange of marine products produced by himself and his immediate family, and whose annual net income from fishing does not exceed Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000.00) or the poverty line established by NEDA for the particular region or locality whichever is higher.

Section 5A.02. Fishery Rentals, Fees and Charges. – This city shall have the exclusive authority to grant the following fishery privileges within its city waters and impose rentals, fees, or charges therefrom: (a) To erect fish corrals, oyster, mussel, or other aquatic beds or bangus fry areas.

P 5,000.00

Fish corrals or fishpens in inland fresh waters: • With an area of less than 500 sq. m. • 500 sq. m. or more but less than 1,000 sq. m. • 1,000 sq. m. or more but less than 5,000 sq. m. • 5,000 sq. m. or more but less than 10,000 sq. m. • With an area of 10,00 sq. m. or more

City Waters include not only streams, lakes and tidal waters within this city, not being the subject of private ownership, and not comprised within national parks, public forests, timber lands, forest reserves, or fishery reserves, but also marine waters included between two (2) lines drawn perpendicular to the general coastline from points where the boundary lines of the city to the sea at low tide and a third parallel with the general coastline and fifteen (15) kilometers from it.

(b)

P 4,000.00

Section 5A.09. Surcharge. – In case of failure to pay the rental for the lease or license fees prescribed herein, surcharge of ten percent (10%) shall be collected on the original amount due.

Fines

P 500.00 P 1,000.00 P 1,500.00

P 3,000.00

Furthermore, no rental fee, charge, or any other imposition whatsoever shall be collected from marginal fishermen. Section 5A.08. Time and Manner of Payment. –

P 100.00 P 100.00 P 100.00/page P 100.00

Less than 1 million pesos 1 million – 5 million pesos Over 5 million pesos

P 1,000.00 P 2,000.00

License fee for the operation of fishing vessel of three (3) tons or less

P 100.00 P 200.00

Assessed Value of Property

P 400.00

Any person who is not a grantee of license or privilege to engage in commercial fishing is hereby allowed to fish for domestic use, in every city water, for as long as no communal fishery therein is not yet established; Provided, That, such fishing shall not take place within one hundred (100) meters from a fish corral licensed by this city; and that such fish caught under this privilege shall not sold.

P 100.00

No Improvement No Property Land Holdings Other Certifications

AMOUNT OF FEE

Section 5A.07. Privilege of Residents to Take Fish in City Waters. –

Section 4I.04. Penalty – New owners of real property who fails to notify the City Assessor for the transfer of ownership of their real property within the prescribed period shall pay the following fines:

Section 4H.02. Spay and Neuter Fee. There shall be collected the following fee for the sterilization of dogs and cats. Procedure Spay - Dog

2)

P 150.00

LGU may adopt its existing FISHERY CODE, if there any

Veterinary Health Certificate Fee P100.00 P100.00 P100.00 P100.00 P100.00

Operation of fishponds or oyster culture beds, per hectare Catching “bangus” fry or “kawag-kawag” • less than 1,000 sq. m. • 1,000 sq.m. or more but less than 2,000 sq.m. • 2,000 sq.m. or more but less than 4,000 sq.m. • 4,000 sq.m. or more but less than 6,000 sq.m. • 6,000 sq.m. or more but less than 8,000 sq.m. • 8,000 sq.m. or more

4)

Article I. Assessor’s Annotation Fee

It shall be the responsibility of the City Rabies Control Authority to administer this ordinance, and to promulgate the necessary rules and regulations for its implementation. Enforcement shall be the responsibility of the City Rabies Control Authority as defined under Section 1 of this Article.

Section 4H.01. Inspection Fee for Live Animals. There shall be collected the following fee for the inspection and issuance of Veterinary Health Certificate of live animals:

1)

After accepting the abandoned/surrendered pet to Cabuyao Temporary Animal Shelter, the owner shall pay a fee of One Hundred Pesos (P100.00) as payment for the Certificate of Abandonment to be issued by the City Veterinarian.

Section 4I.03. Administrative Provisions. – Notification of Transfer of Real Property Ownership – Any persons who shall transfer ownership to another shall notify the City Assessor of this City within sixty (60) days from the date of such transfer.

8.

NATURE

500.00 P1,000.00 P1,500.00

Reporting of Biting Incidents - The owner of a dog which has bitten any person and the person who has been bitten shall, within 24 hours of the occurrence, report the incident to the City Rabies Control Authority, a health care worker or a police officer receiving such information who shall immediately transmit it to the City Rabies Control Authority for investigation. The owner of a dog which has bitten any person shall be responsible for all the Treatment and dog examination.

Item

a.) Failure to comply with the provisions of this Section, the following penalties shall apply:

First Offense Second Offense Third Offense

Zone No. 1 – Barrio Bigaa Zone No. 2 – Barrio Butong Zone No. 3 – Barrio Marinig Zone No. 4 – Barrio Gulod Zone No. 5 – Barrio Baclaran Zone No. 6 – Barrio Mamatid

Section 5A.06. Imposition of Fees. – There shall be collected the following license fee for the grant of exclusive fishery rights to erect fish corrals, operate fishponds or oyster, mussel or aquatic beds, or take or catch “bangus” fry or “kawag-kawag” or fry of other species of fish for propagation, if there are no interested bidders in the public auction.

Section 4H.07. Duty of Licensed Veterinarians. It is the duty of a licensed veterinarians exercising their profession within the City of Cabuyao to report immediately the record of the animals, and their owner, diagnosed with a zoonotic disease, within 24 hours to the City Veterinary Office or any disease that might cause or might be detrimental to our livestock and poultry industry that can affect our economy.

Section 4I.02. Time of Payment – The fee imposed in this Article shall be paid to the City Treasurer at the time of request, written or otherwise.

7.

The total area of our city waters consists of approximately 3,500 ha. situated in the barrios of Bigaa, Butong, Marinig, Gulod, Baclaran, and Mamatid of this City; The general coastline with a length of 6.0 kilometers is bounded on the Northeast by the boundary line between Kaingin of Sta. Rosa, Laguna, and on the Southeast by the boundary line between Uwisan of Calamba, Laguna, and Mamatid of this City; The city water is divided into: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

c.) A penalty of One Thousand Pesos (P1, 000.00) shall be imposed upon the first time offenders. The same amount shall apply plus an additional One Hundred Pesos (P100.00) for every instance violation thereof.

The City Veterinarian and the City Agricultural Officer is tasked to determine the age of the dogs.

Species Poultry Fighting cocks Pigs/ goat Cattle/carabao Dog/cat

For the purposes of determining the fishing zones with fixed areas and boundaries, the city waters are divided as follows:

c.) Failure to comply with the provisions of this Section, the following penalties shall apply:

b.) Proper disposal of the animal carcass may also be coordinated with the City Veterinary Office. The owner shall pay a fee of Five hundred pesos (P500.00).

NOTE: Elimination is based on the presence or absence of a dog tag and/ or a registration or vaccination certificate.

6.

Section 5A.05. Zonification of City Waters. – The city waters of this city are hereby divided and classified into zones for purposes of granting a lease or exclusive fishery rights through public auction as prescribed in Section 5A.02. as follows:

Section 4H.08. Abandonment and Surrender of Pet. The City Veterinary Office thru Cabuyao Temporary Animal Shelter may accept pets abandoned and surrendered by their owner. The owner of pet to be abandoned shall certify that he/she is fully and completely abandoning his/her pet to Cabuyao Temporary Animal Shelter for its care or humane disposition. In addition, the owner shall also declare if the said pet has bitten any person or animal during the last fourteen (14) days. A fee of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) shall be paid by the owner.

(d) Rabies vaccination tag number

(f)

Section 5A.04. Duration of Lease. – The grant of lease of fishery rights through public auction shall be for a period of five (5) years.

(a)

a.) Owners of dead animals are required to properly bury/dispose of their pet’s carcass within their premise or avail of the facilities of a crematorium.

(a) Owners name, address and telephone number if any (b) Description of dog (color, sex, markings, age, name, species and breed if any)

At the time and place designated in the notice, the Committee sitting en banc shall open all the bids and award the lease to the qualified bidder offering the highest bid. The lease shall be executed ten (10) days after the award is made by the Committee and should the successful bidder refuse to accept, or fails or neglects to execute the lease within such time, his deposit shall be forfeited to the City Government. In such case, bidding shall be held in the manner herein prescribed.

Section 4H.06. Dumping of Carcass. The dumping of carcass of dead animals such as dogs, pigs, cats, rats, among other in drainage, canals, rivers, and other waterways is strictly prohibited including all public places such as roadways, sidewalks, publicly-owned vacant lots, etc.

(b) During free mass dog rabies vaccination campaign, every dog 3 months of age and older should be submitted by the owner for vaccination. Dogs not submitted on the scheduled date or within one month thereafter shall be exterminated under the supervision of the City Rabies Control Authority. Becomes optional after a mass dog rabies vaccination campaign covering at least 80% of the dog population.

The deposits of the unsuccessful bidders shall be returned upon the execution of the lease contract by the successful bidder or before the calling of another bid.

b.) Dog owners taking their pets out for walk or on stroll shall ensure that their dogs are properly restrained with a leash of two meters long and properly muzzled.

First Offense Second Offense Third Offense

(a) Every dog 3 months of age and older should be submitted by the owner for vaccination against rabies every year. Young dogs shall be vaccinated within thirty (30) days after they have reached three months of age.

2.

Impoundment of the subject animal until such time that a valid certificate is presented. Redemption charges shall be imposed. For failure to present a valid vaccination certificate, owner of the subject animal shall be additionally charged for penalties governing nonvaccination.

a) Passenger buses or cargo trucks b) Mini buses or jeepneys c) Cars d) Tricycle e) Other vehicles

All types of vehiclea) Daily

D) Towing fee of P2,000 and impounding fee of P100/day shall be collected from owners of vehicles who shall violate this Article. Section 5B.02. Time of Payment. The fees herein imposed shall be paid to the City Treasurer or to his duly delegated representative upon parking thereat. Article C. City Hospital Charges Section 5C.01. Imposition of City Hospital Charges. – The following schedule of fees is hereby imposed for services of facilities rendered by the City Hospital: 1.

KINDS OF SERVICES Medical Fees: A. In Patient • Ward Room • Isolation Room • Delivery Room • Normal Delivery (excluding medicine) • Complicated Delivery (excluding medicine) • Air-Conditioned Room • Private Room w/o AirCon • Nursery/NICU/PICU • Neonatal ICU Services B. Out-Patient Service: • P. E. Consultation and prescription (excluding laboratory and other specific examination) • Hypodermic, IM Injection (excluding medicine) • Intravenous injection (excluding medicine) C. Operating Room: • Minor • Major D. General Surgical Dressing:

AMOUNT OF FEE House Case Private PHIC NPHIC PHIC NPHIC 150 600 250 650 150 600 250 650 -

-

-

-

300

300

350

350

-

-

P500

• •

P 150(Yes to Health) P 200

P

50

P

50

• •

P 1,500 P 3,000


E2

2.

3.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018

• Small • Medium • Large • Cotton Balls E. Suturing of wound: • Large wound (3 cm and larger, no. of sutures • Circumcision • Ingrown toenail F. Ambulance Fees: - ONC to 1st & 2nd Dist Lag - ONC to 3rd Dist - ONC to 4th Dist - ONC to province of Btangas - ONC to Metro Mla - Others G. Electric Fan/Day H. Oxygen Tank G. ECG Dental Services • Extraction – per tooth (including anesthesia) • Temporary filling – per tooth • Permanent filling – per tooth • Composite filling • Jacket Cementation • Prophylaxis • Gum treatment – Initial Second treatment X-Ray Examination Fees: Chest X-ray PA): • AP • APL • • • • •

14 x 17 14 x 14 AP 11 x 14 APL 10 x 12 8 x 10

Thoracic Cage: • AP • APL • 14 x 17 • 14 x 14 AP • 14 x 14 APL • 10 x 12 • 8 x 10

together with such additional information as may be required by the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

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(d)

• • • • • • • •

Article E. Bone Crypt in the Cabuyao Public Cemetery

P 1,250 P 2,250 P 2,750 P 3,250 P 3,500 P 3,500 P 50 P 580/tank, 75/hour P 200

AP APL 14 x 17 14 x 14 AP 14 x 14 APL 10 x 12 8 x 10

Lumbo-Sacral (Ap Lateral) • Skull AP and Lateral • Skull Paranasil Sinuses (3 cs) • 10 x 12 Extremities, Long Bones, AP Lateral, AP Lateral • Hand and Wrist – AP • APL • KUB – 14 x 17 Plain Abdomen: • AP • APL • 14 x 17 • 10 x 12

Fish Section - consists of stalls that sell all marine products like fishes, clams, crabs, shrimps and the like, seaweeds and otrher products from lakes and ponds;

Cemetery - a place that is used or intended to be used for interment.

3.

Vegetable Section – consists of stalls that sell fresh and healthy vegetables and herbs;

Interment - permanent disposition of remains by entombment, burial, or placement in a niche.

4.

Entombment - interment in a crypt.

Agricultural Product Section – consists of stalls that sell buko, coconut, root crops, charcoals, eggs and dried fish;

Remains - either human remains or cremated remains.

5.

Fruit Section - consists of stalls that sell fresh fruits, local or imported;

P 200

Human remains - the body of a decedent.

6.

P 200 P 200 P 300

Cremated remains - the bone fragments remaining after the cremation process, which may include the residue of any foreign materials that were cremated with the human remains.

Grocery Section - consists of stalls that sell pouched, canned and bottled goods and beverages, bakery supplies and household cleaning materials and toiletries;

7.

Bone Crypt - a durable structure or certain site in the Cabuyao Public Cemetery, Brgy. Tres, City of Cabuyao, Laguna of sufficient size to inter human skeletal remains or a place of safekeeping for urns.

Sari-sari/Bread and Candy Section- consists of stalls that sell a little of everything that can be found in a grocery mixed with bread and candies and other confectioneries;

8.

Rice Section – consist of stalls that sell rice either by bulk or retail;

Urns – are containers that are meant to hold the cremated remains of a deceased.

9.

Clothes/Textile and Bag Section – consists of stalls that sell RTWs, fabrics and ladies and men’s apparel, infant and children’s wear, bags and their accessories;

P 200 P 150 Reading Fee

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-

• • • • •

P 200 P 190 P 250 P 240 P 220

30 30 60 60 60

• • • • • • •

P 200 P 190 P 380 P 340 P 320

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• •

P 355

65

P 355

65

• • •

P 355 P 300 P 285

65 65 65

• • • •

P 240 -

60

4.

• •

-

-

-

• • •

-

Determination: • WBC, Different Count • RBC Count • ESR • Bleeding/Clotting Time • Thrombocyte/Plt Count • Malaria Detection • Parasitology • Routine Stool Examination • Clinical Microscopy • Routine Urinalysis • Pregnancy Test • Blood Banking • ABO-RH Testing • Cross Matching • Immunology • Widal Test/Salmonela Typhi Test Bacteriology Acid Fast Stain Smear (TB, Leprosy) • Gram Stain Smear • Pap Smear • Blood ketones • Chloride (Cl) • Dengue Rapid Test • DNS1Ag • HBsAg • HDL/LDL • Lipid Profile • Potassium (K) • RBS • Sodium (Na) • Toxic Granulations • Triglycerides Subsistence: • Pay Ward • Charity • •

5.

40 40 80 80 80

Section 5E.03. Time of Payment. The fee or the payment for the purchase of bone crypt shall be paid to the City Treasurer upon signing of the contract to sell.

15. Cidera Section - consists of stalls that sell novelties, toys, ribbons and the like;

Section 5E.04. Interest of Late Payment. There shall be imposed on interest of twelve (12) percent per annum upon the unpaid amount from the due date until the fee is fully paid.

16. Cellphone Accessories Section – consists of stalls that sell cellphone and its accessories;

b. It shall be the duty of the City Treasurer, CPDC Office and the Cemetery Personnel to keep a register of account of the cemetery/bone crypt buyers showing the names and addresses of all applicant/s for the purchase of bone crypt and its number and description applied for by them, and the date and hour of the receipt by the Treasurer to acknowledge receipt of the application setting forth therein the time and date of receipt thereof. The City Treasurer should keep the copies of certificate ownership for the bone crypt. The application shall be substantially in the following forms: APPLICATION FORM FOR THE PURCHASE OF BONE CRYPT

The City Government of Cabuyao, Laguna City of Cabuyao Province of Laguna

17. Other dry goods section - consists of stalls that sell supplies and other items;

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P 1,110 P 120 P 120 P 150 P 120 P 150 P 200 P 200 P 100 P 60

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P P P P P P P P P P P

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P 700 P 300 200 700 1,000 300 300 600 200 80 200 100 150

35 35 150 250 250 700

Photo

I am __________________________________________________________________ with the information below would like to purchase a one (1) unit of Bone Crypt in the Cabuyao Public Cemetery, Brgy. Tres, City of Cabuyao, Laguna for our love ones’ skeletal remains/urns. Name of Applicant: ____________________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________ Contact Number: ____________________________________________________________________ Civil Status: _____________ Age: ________ Name of spouse: ________________________________________________ Occupation: _____________________________________ Monthly Income; _____________________ Name of the deceased: _______________________________________________________________ Date of Death: ___________________________________________________ Place of interment: _____________________________________________________________ Relationship to the deceased: _____________________________________________________ Preferred mode of payment: ( ) Cash Payment of Php10,000.00 ( ) Installment of 12 months or Php2,000.00 DP plus P 746.65 mo. payment Very respectfully yours,

70 100 100 60 100

________________________________ Applicant EVALUATION REPORT BY THE CPDC/CEMETERY Date of evaluation: __________________ Remarks and evaluation: ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ APPROVED BY:

CPDC CEMETERY DEPT. Attachments:

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• • •

Proof of Residency Voter’s ID or Voter’s Registration Xerox Copy of death certificate

c.

Applicants who are Cabuyeños shall have preference in the purchase of bone crypt. He/she must sign the contract to sell and the certificate of ownership shall be issued to them once the bone crypt is fully paid. And entombment of the remains will be followed. The successful applicant shall furnish the CPDC/Cemetery Dept. two (2) copies of his or her picture (2” x 2”) immediately after signing the contract to sell. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to affix one (1) copy of the picture to the application and the other copy to the record card kept for that purpose.

d.

18. Financial Institution Section - consist of stalls that provide financial services like pawnshop, lending investors and the like; 19. Service Business Enterprises Section - consists of stall that provide services like beauty parlor, spa. optical, tailor, repair shops and the like; 20. Flowers Section – consists of stalls that sell flowers and the like; The numbering, designation, classification or other form of identifying market section shall be the responsibility of the Market Committee. Section 5F.03. Imposition of Market Fees and Charges. – There shall be collected the following market fees and charges:

Article F. Market Fees and Charges

Market Section

No. of stalls

Stall Area (sq.m.)

Meat Section Fish Section Vegetable and Agricultural Products Section

28 24 4 4 18

3.6 3.6 9.0 7.5 2.79 to 3.96 (diff. areas)

Rice Section

5

15

Agri-Vet Section

2

15

4

15

P P

1,000.00 10.00

Section 5D.02. Time of Payment. – The fee shall be paid to the City Treasurer upon application for a burial permit prior to the construction thereon of any structure whether permanent or temporary, or to the interment of the deceased. Section 5D.03. Interest of Late Payment. – There shall be imposed on interest of fourteen percent (14%) per annum upon the unpaid amount from the due date until the fee is fully paid. Section 5D.04. Administrative Provisions. – Permit to conduct – any construction of whatever kind or nature in the public cemetery, whether for temporary or perpetual use, shall only be allowed after the approval of permit issued by the City Mayor, upon the recommendation of the City Health Officer.

Glassware Section

Renewal of Lease – In case lessee intends to renew the lease after its termination, he must inform the City Mayor within 30 days before the expiration date of the lease, and shall pay the corresponding rental fees therefor. It shall be the duty of the City Treasurer to prepare and submit to the City Mayor a list of the leases that are to expire five (5) days prior to the expiration date. The City Treasurer shall send a reminder to the lessee of the expiration of his lease, two (2) weeks prior to the expiration date of the lease. Register - The City Treasurer shall keep a register in account of the cemetery,

8,000 8,000 8,000

Ground Flr.

Native Products

Ground Flr.

2,000 2,500 2,500 4,000

Other dry Section

Goods

12

15

Ground Flr.

4,000

Service Business Enterprise Section

12

Fruits Section Flowers Section

10 3

Clothes/textile & bag Section

12 13

Footwear Section Repair shops Cidera & cellphone accessories Eateries/Carinderia Section

12 5

Other dry section

&

goods

15sq.m. to18.28 sq.m. Ground Flr. (diff. areas) 3.66 Ground Flr. 5.40 Under the stairs 15 2nd floor 14.73 to 18.28 2nd floor (diff. areas) 15 2nd floor 9.75 & 10.50 2nd flr.

8,000

4,000/15 sq.m. stall 3,000 2,500 3,500 3,500/15 sq.m. stall 3,000 2,500

20

9.75

2nd flr.

2,300

3 4

15 18

2nd flr. 2nd flr.

11 5 2 1 1

15 19.29 to 19.38 37.5 22.5 150

2nd flr. 2nd flr. 2nd flr 2nd flr. 2nd flr.

2,500 3,000 3,000 3,500 10,000 6,000 40,500

2nd flr.

2,500/food cart

Food Carts Section

The stallholder shall issue 12 pieces of post-dated checks good for twelve (12) months with corresponding amount for their monthly stall rental and additional one month payment as deposit for the stall rental addressed to the City Treasurer of Cabuyao stipulated in their Contract of Lease or Stall Award. B.

C.

Fee for ambulant vendors or occupancy fee Php 50.00/day (minimum payment depends on the space provided) Goods/Market Entrance Fee – in lieu of the regular market fees based on the space occupied, there is hereby imposed a market fee on all transient vendors of commodity or merchandise being brought into the Cabuyao Retail Plaza for sale, at the following rates: 1. Fruits and vegetables a. per truck load b. per jeep load c. per sack 2. Eggs

a. per truck load b. per jeep load c. per crate

3. Fresh/Dried fish and other seafood a. per truck load b. per jeep load c. per banyera

Market Section - refers to the subdivision of the market, housing oen class or group of allied goods, commodities or merchandise and the sale thereof in another section shall be prohibited.

Php 200.00 100.00 10.00 Php 200.00 100.00 10.00 Php 300.00 200.00 30.00

4. Dressed chicken/head

Php

1.00

5. Frozen goods/box

Php

10.00

6. Others (per truck load)

Php 400.00

In case the vendor from whom an entrance fee was collected occupies any table or other space area in excess of what he paid for, he shall be required to pay the correct amount of fee due thereon less what he may already paid as entrance fee.

Stalls – refers to any place, table or booth or any structure wherein merchandise of any kind is sold or offered for sale. Stallholders- are legitimate vendors who occupy fixed stalls and whose rights are duly recognized by the Market Administration by virtue of their Contract of Lease or Stall Award.

Duly licensed suppliers or distributors of goods, commodities of market stall, booth and other space as well as the same occupant when they bring in goods, commodities or merchandise to replenish or augment their stock, shall not be considered as transient vendors required to pay the market entrance fees authorized and the appropriate surcharge.

Ambulant Vendors – are people who regularly sell their merchandise on carts or “bilao” in designated time and area in the market.

Goods or Markets Entrance Fee – specific amount imposed on goods upon entry

Ground Flr. (along Malvar St.) Ground Flr. (along Malvar St.) Ground Flr. (along Malvar St.) Ground Flr. (along Malvar St.)

15

Market Premises – refers to any open space in the market compound; it may be part of the market building usually occupied by transient vendors during market days..

Occupancy Fee - the amount paid by the ambulant vendors who were granted temporary use of a space in the market premises for the sale of their goods and services

5,500 4,500 3,000

7.5 9.0 9.0 18

Cabuyao Retail Plaza – the newly-constructed public market, a 3-storey building with roof deck located at J.P. Rizal St., Brgy. Dos, City of Cabuyao, Laguna. A constructed edifice designed to stand more or less permanently, covering space of land usually covered by a roof, more or less enclosed by walls and supported by columns and serving a place for commercial or trade activities.

Stall Rental - the monthly amount paid by the stallholder for the continuing use of the stall as reflected in the Contract of Lease or Stall award

Ground Flr. (Wet) Ground Flr. (Wet) Ground Flr. (Wet)

2 2 1 2

Public Market – refers to any place, building or structure of any kind, designated as such by the Sangguniang Panglunsod, as one of the City Government’s Economic Enterprises: it may be referred to simply as Cabuyao Retail Plaza.

Market Fees – revenue collected for the use of the stalls and market premises. They may be in the form of stall rental, occupancy fee, goods entrance fees and delivery vehicles fixed fee.

Stall Rental per month (Php) Ground Flr. (Wet) 4,500 Ground Flr. (Wet) 4,500 Location

1

Sari-sari/Bread Candy Section

Section 5F.01. Definitions – When used in this Article.

Transient Vendors - are those persons from nearby cities who come to the market at no fixed days and occasions to sell their goods like agricultural products.

Supplies

Grocery Section

(A separate Market Code is recommended)

Fee for Lease Period

school and office

A. Stall Rental fees per month according to their market section and stall location

Thru: Office of the CPDC/Cemetery Dept.

Sir:

Section 5D.01. Imposition of Fees. – There is hereby imposed and collected in advance the following to wit:

(c)

14. Food Cart Section - refers to the area where all kinds of cooked foods and delicacies could be sold.

a. The application for the purchase of bone crypt shall be submitted to the Office of the CPDC or to the Cemetery personnel by the applicant either in person or through his representative.

Article D. Cemetery Charges

(b)

13. Eateries and cooked food Section – consists of stalls that sell all kinds of cooked foods and the like;

Section 5E.05. Administrative Provisions.

An indigent is one who belongs to a family whose family income does not exceed P50,000.00 per year of the poverty line established by NEDA, whichever is higher.

(a)

12. Glassware and Native Section – consists of stalls that sell kitchen ware, dining ware made from glass, aluminum or stell and other native products like the bilao, coconut husk, tambo and the like;

The bone crypt would be an affordable alternative for the final resting place of our loved ones. This new addition provides an attractive location where you can place your loved ones’ skeletal remains and cremated remains/urns and again to honor their lives.

Section 5C.03. Exemptions. – Residents who are certified by the assigned City Officer as indigent and upon approval by the City Mayor may be exempted from the payment of any or all fees in this schedule.

a) For a five year lease of a lot with niche b) Maintenance fee for the private owners of cemetery lot (per sq. m./year)

11. Agri-Vet Supplies Section - consists of stalls that sell veterinary supplies, animals feeds, fertilizers, pesticides and the like;

Mode of payment for the sale of one (1) unit Bone Crypt: a. Cash payment or one time-payment – Php 10,000.00 b. Installment or 12 months to pay w/1% interest per month: Down payment - Php 2,000.00 Monthly payment – Php 746.66 x 12 mos. - Php 8,960.00 Total payment ------------------------------------- Php 10,960.00

Section 5C.02. Time and Manner of Payment. – The fees herein shall be paid upon application or after the extension of service. In no case shall deposit be required in emergency cases requiring immediate attention.

NATURE OF LEASE

10. Footwear Section - consists of stalls that sell shoes and slippers;

Section 5E.02. Imposition of Fees. There is hereby imposed and collected in advance the following fees to wit:

Reading Fee 30 P 200 P 190 30 P 250 60 P 240 60 P 220 60

-

Meat Section - consists of stalls that sell pork, beef, cara-beef, chicken and other meat animals whose slaughtering was done in the City Slaughterhouse;

2.

P 200

• •

1.

Cabuyao Public Cemetery – it is a public cemetery owned, developed and managed by the City Government of Cabuyao, Laguna. Public Cemeteries are located in Brgy. Tres and Mamatid, City of Cabuyao, Laguna

IUD: • 14 x 17 (5 pcs) • 10 x 12 (4 pcs.) Upper GI Series: • 14 x 17 (1 pc.) • 10 x 12 (4 pcs.) Oral Cholecystography: • 10 x 12 (3 pcs.) with medication Pedia: • 10 x 12 (e pcs.) Chole GI Series: • 14 x 17 (1 pc.) • 14 x 12 (4 pcs.) • 8 x 10 (1 pc.) Laboratory Examination Fees: • Blood Chemistry (Magic 8) • Fasting Blood Sugar • Blood Urea Nitrogen • Cholesterol • Creatinine • Uric Acid • SGOT • SGPT • Total Biluribin • Total Protein A/G Ration • Complete Blood Count • Hemoglobin/Hemotocrit

Section 5F.02. Market Section – For purpose of this Article and for the orderliness of the Cabuyao Retail Plaza or the Public Market of City of Cabuyao shall be classified under the following sections:

Section 5E.01. Definitions. - When used in this Article

P 200

• • • • • • •

Delivery Vehicles Fixed Fee - the annual payment collected from regular delivery vehicles in exchange for a sticker to be displayed conspicuously in the vehicle’s windshield

Thoracic – Lumbar (AP Lateral) • • • • • • •

In addition to the burial permit, a certificate of death issued by the attending physician or City Health Officer; or, if no medical officer is available, by the City Mayor, City Administrator, or any member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod shall be required.

in the market brought by transient vendors, producers and wholesalers

D. Delivery Vehicles’ Fee

Php 750.00/annum

Regular delivery vehicles shall secure an entrance sticker issued by the City Treasurer’s Office upon payment of the delivery vehicle annual fixed fee. Any amendment in market fees shall be proposed by the City Finance Committee in coordination with the Market Administration or Market Committee to the Sangguniang Panlungsod for approval and ratification. Section 5F.04. Assignment of Market Collector – The City Treasurer, as the collector of all Market fees in the City shall be responsible for: a.

Assignment of personnel who shall collect all fees and taxes due from person or entities doing business in the market;


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b.

Providing the Market Administration a copy of the daily collection of the Market for the former’s information and reference in the operating and upgrading of the Market facilities.

c.

Providing the Market Administration a copy of all delinquent payees in the Market for proper action of the latter;

d.

Coordinating with the Market Administration the performance of Market Collectors for monitoring purposes. This shall be in connection with evaluation of collection vis a vis the number of operating stalls and people doing business in the Market and the volume of goods and vehicles that enter the Market; Close coordination with the Market Administration for greater efficiency in the tax collection.

e.

Section 5F.05. Time and Manner of Payment – The rental fees imposed under this Article shall be paid to the City Treasurer or his authorized representative: a.

The monthly stall rental fees imposed shall be paid to the City Treasurer every 25th day of the month thru issuance of post-dated checks;

b.

Occupancy fee for ambulant vendors shall be paid in cash daily in which a ticket shall be issued by the City Treasurer or his authorized representative.

c.

Goods’ or Market entrance fee shall be paid upon entry in the Cabuyao Retail Plaza.

Applicants who are Cabuyeños shall have preference in the lease of public market stalls. If on the last day set for filing of applications, there is no application from City of Cabuyao, the posting of the Notice of Vacancy prescribed above shall be repeated for another 15 (15) days period. If after the expiration of that period there is still no Cabuyeño applicant, the stall affected may be leased to any applicant who files his application first. If there are several alien applicants the adjudication of the stall shall be made through drawing of lots to be conducted by the Market Committee on the date and hour specified in the Notice. The result of the drawing of lots shall be reported immediately by the Market Committee for appropriate action.

f.

g.

The successful applicant shall furnish the Market Committee two (2) copies of his or her picture (2” x 2”) immediately after the award of the lease. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to affix one (1) copy of the picture to the application and the other copy to the record card kept for that purpose.

h.

Vacancy of stall before expiration of the lessee- Should for any reason, a stall holder or lessee discontinue or be required to discontinue his business before lease of the stall expired, such stall be considered vacant and its occupancy thereafter shall be disposed of in the manner prescribed in this Section.

i.

Partnership with stall holder – A market stall holder who enters into business partnership with any party after he has acquired the right to lease such a stall shall have no authority to transfer to his partner the right to occupy the stall. Provided, that in case of death or any legal disability of such stall holder to continue in his business, the surviving partner may be authorized to continue occupying the stall for a period of not exceeding sixty (60) days within which to wind up the business of the partnership. If the surviving partner is otherwise qualified to occupy a market stall under the provisions hereof, and the spouse, parent, son, daughter, or relative within the third degree by consanguinity or affinity of the deceased is not applying for the stall, he shall be given the preference to continue occupying the stall/booth concerned, if he applied therefore.

Section 5F.06. Surcharge for Late or Non-Payments of Fees All vendors who failed to pay the stall rental fee for two (2) consecutive months shall cause automatic cancellation of the Contract of Lease or Award. The respective stall or space shall then be declared vacant and shall be subjected to adjudication to any qualified applicant. Any person occupying or using space in the market premises without having paid the fee imposed in this Article shall pay twice the regular rate for the space to be occupied.

j.

Lessee to personally administer his stall, any person who has been awarded the right to lease a market stall in accordance with the provisions hereof, shall occupy, administer and be present personally at his stall or stalls, booth or booths; Provided, that he may employ helpers who must be citizen of the Philippines, including but not limited to the spouse, parent and children of the stall holder who are not qualified under the provision hereof; and provided, further, that the persons to be employed as helpers shall, under no circumstance, be persons with whom the stall has any commercial relation or transaction.

Any person occupying more space than what is duly leased to him shall pay twice the regular rate for such extra space. Section 5F.07. – Issuance of Official Receipts and Cash Tickets The City Treasurer or his duly authorized representative after clearing the checks paid by the stallholders shall issue an Official Receipts as evidence of payment of stall rental and other prescribed fees, copy of which will be given to the vendors and the other copy to be retained by Market Collectors for submission to the City Treasurer to counter-check it against the record of tickets by him for that day.

k.

Dummies; sub-lease of stalls. In any case where the person, registered to be the holder or lessee of a stalls, booth/s in the public market is found to be in reality not the person who is actually occupying said stall/s, booth/s, the lease of such stall/s shall be cancelled if upon investigation such stall holder is found to have sublease his or her stall, booth/s to another person, or have connived with another person so that the letter may for any reason be able to occupy the said stall, booth or booths.

Section 5F.08. – Vacancies of Newly Constructed, Surrendered and Confiscated Stalls A. Administrative Provisions – Vacancy of newly constructed, surrendered and confiscated stalls shall be adjudicated to qualified applicants in the following manner: a.

Notice of Vacancy of newly constructed stall shall be made thirty (30) days before final completion of the stalls for occupancy; Notice of Vacancy of Surrendered and Confiscated stalls shall be posted fifteen (15) days after re-acquisition by the Market Administration; The Notices shall be posted conspicuously in the vacant stalls and in the bulletin board of the Market bearing the following;

b. c.

N O T I C E This is to inform the Public that Stall No. _______ of the Cabuyao Retail Plaza is vacant or will be vacated on ________________, 20_____. Residents of City of Cabuyao, Laguna, Filipino Citizen, eighteen (18) years of age or more is qualified to lease this stall. Interested individuals or corporations may obtain and file their application with the Market Administration during office hours until ________________, 20_____. Applicants are required to submit a copy of their residence certificate, proof of residency and Barangay Clearance. Corporations must submit their company profile. In case there are more than one qualified applicant, the Award of Lease shall be determined through drawing of lots in the presence of the applicants to be conducted on ______________, 20_____ at ________ o’clock in the afternoon in the City Hall of Cabuyao to be conducted by the Market Committee. The said stall/s imposed a monthly rental of Php___________________.

l.

Duties and Obligation of a Stallholder and Vendors a.

Stallholder shall not transfer or sublease his rights to any person, group or association of persons, partnership or corporations, except to his lawful heirs who shall fulfill the remaining term of the Contract of Lease or Award;

b.

Stallholders shall pay their monthly rental of which the amount and time of payment are stipulated in their Contract of Lease or Stall Award;

c.

Stallholders shall pay only exhibit and sell goods specified in the Sections established herein;

d.

Stallholder shall occupy only the stall allotted to him/her;

e.

Stalls are considered as places of business and therefore cannot be used for residential purposes;

f.

Stallholders shall secure individual Business Permit before operation of his/ her business and the same shall be renewed annually;

g.

Stallholder and registered family members shall personally administer their stalls. In case of absence for a limited period of time, of which the Market Administration must be properly notified beforehand, only the registered helpers shall be allowed to administer the stall for that period of time;

h.

Vendors and helpers in the Market shall present themselves as neat, clean and properly attired. Specifically, vendors and helpers handling food items shall conform with the provisions of the Sanitation Code;

i.

_____________________________________ Market Administrator/Market Committee

Stallholders shall secure their respective stalls so as not to cause and be victims of any loss or damage to their own properties and their neighboring stalls by a reason of fire, theft or other causes, and any merchandise or property including parked vehicles, lost or damage, shall be at the risk of the stallholders

Section 5G. 05. Corral Fee. – The following fees, per day or fraction thereof, shall be collected for the animals to be slaughtered, which are deposited and kept in a corral owned by the local government. KIND OF ANIMAL

FEE (per head) P 10.00 P 10.00 P 10.00 P 10.00 P 2.00 P 5.00

•Large cattle, per head •Hogs per head •Goats per head •Sheep per head •Chicken per head •Other per head Section 5G.06. Time of Payment. –

(a) The slaughter of any kind of animal intended for sale shall be done only in the city slaughterhouse designated as such by the Sangguniang Bayan. The slaughter of animals intended for home consumption may be done elsewhere, except large cattle which shall be slaughtered only in the public slaughterhouse. The animal slaughtered for home consumption shall not be sold. (b) Before issuing the permit for the slaughter of large cattle the City Treasurer shall require for branded cattle, the production of the certificate of ownership and certificate of transfer showing title in the name of the person applying for the permit if he is not the original owner. If the applicant is not the original owner, and there is no certificate of transfer made in his favor, one such certificate shall be issued and the corresponding fee to be collected therefor. For unbranded cattle that have not yet reached the age of branding, the City Treasurer shall require such evidence as will be satisfactory to him regarding the ownership of the animal for which permit to slaughter has been requested. For unbranded cattle of the required age, the necessary certificate of ownership and/or transfer shall be issued, and the corresponding fees collected therefor before the slaughter permit is granted. (c) Before any animal is slaughtered for public consumption, a permit therefor shall be secured from the City Veterinarian or his duly authorized representative, through the City Treasurer. The permit shall bear the date and month of issue and the stamp of the City Veterinarian, as well as the page of the book in which said permit number is entered and wherein the name of the permittee, the kind and sex of the animal to be slaughtered appears. (d) The permit to slaughter as herein required shall be kept by the owner to be posted in a conspicuous place in his/her stall at all times. Section 5G. 07. Fees on Meat Handlers and meat for public consumption. – The following fees, per day or fraction thereof, shall be collected from all meat handlers, butchers, meat vendors, meat processors and meat shops/stall operators who are involved in the orderly, safe and hygienic handling of meat and meat products shall be required to apply for license annually, not later than January 31 every year and thereafter. Meat Handlers

Amount of Fee (per Annum)

A. Handlers of Local Meat 1. Meat Shop Operator 2. Meat Processor 3. Meat Dealer 4. Meat Vendor 5. Butcher 6. Dresser (Poultry, etc) 7. Cutter

P300.00 P300.00 P150.00 P150.00 P150.00 P150.00 P150.00

B. Handlers of Imported Meat and Meat Products 1. Meat broker P2,500 2. Other Meat Handler (meat shops, operators, dealers and vendors) P2,500 Section 5G. 08. Fees on Accreditation and Registration of Meat Processing Plant, Meat cold storage, Poultry dressing plant and Delivery vans. – The following fees shall be collected for the issuance of Certificate of Registration to public and/or private poultry dressing plants, meat processing plants, meat cold storage and meat conveyance after having been evaluated and classified for the purpose of standardization. Establishments/Others

Amount of Fee (per Annum) P500.00 P500.00 P300.00 P200.00

Meat Processing Plant Poultry Dressing Plant Meat Cold Storage Meat Delivery Van

Section 5G. 09. Other Fees. The following fees shall be collected for the utilization of Slaughter House premises and for the services rendered, which are as follows:

d. The application shall be submitted to the Office of the Market Committee or the Market Administrator by the applicant either in person or through his or her attorney.

j.

Selling in eateries and drinking of hard liquor and any alcoholic beverages, gambling, betting and other forms of illegal activities are strictly prohibited;

e.

k.

Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and other combustible fuel are strictly prohibited.

l.

Stallholders shall help maintain peace and order by not causing any scandal or light that may disrupt economic activity in the Market;

m.

All meat vendors shall display the original copies of Meat Inspection Certificates issued by National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) or its duly deputized inspector and slaughtering for their meat products should be done in the City Slaughterhouse;

n.

All vendors shall use duly calibrated weights and measures;

C. Good Manufacturing Practices Training Fee: P300.00/head

o.

All vendors shall keep their stalls and surroundings clean pursuant to the provision of the Environmental Code;

D. Butcher’s Training Facility Fee:

p.

All vendors and helpers operating food related establishment/ business shall secure necessary health certificates pursuant to the provisions of the City Sanitation Code;

It shall be the duty of the City Treasurer and the Market Administrator to keep a register book showing the names and addresses of all applicant/s for vacant stalls or booths the number and description of the booth/stall applied for by them, and the date and hour of the receipt by the Treasurer to acknowledge receipt of the application setting forth therein the time and date of receipt thereof. The application shall be substantially in the following forms: APPLICATION FORM FOR LEASE OF MARKET STALL

The Market Committee City of Cabuyao Province of Laguna

Sir: I am ____________________________________________________________ ______ with the information below would like to lease a stall in the Cabuyao Public Market/Cabuyao Retail Plaza located in J.P. Rizal St., Brgy. Dos, City of Cabuyao, Laguna. Name of Applicant: _____________________________________________________ ______ Address: _____________________________________________________________ _______ Contact Number: ______________________________________________________ _______ Civil Status: _____________ Age: ________ Name of Spouse: ________________________ Occupation: _____________________________________Monthly Income; ______________ Kind/Line of Business: ______________________________ New ( ) Existing ( ) Capitalization for new business: ___________________________No. of employees:______ Source of Capitalization: ( ) Bank Loan ( ) Micro Financing/Coop Loan ( ) Selffinance Business Name for the stall: _____________________________________________ ________ If the business is existing: Location of business: ____________________________ ________ Monthly rental (if business place is rented) __________________ Income: ______________________ Capitalization: ____________ No. of employees: _______w/ Business Permit ( ) DTI ( ) Other Businesses: _____________________________________________________ _______ Personal References: __________________________________________________ _________ ___________________________________________________ _________ ___________________________________________________ _________ That while I am occupying or leasing the stall: 1. I shall at all times have my pictures and that of my helper conveniently framed and hung up conspicuously in the stall;

q.

All stallholders shall provide garbage bin in front of their respective stalls that are visible to market-goers for proper garbage collection. No vendor or any person shall urinate or dispose of their urine and human feces in any place outside the Restrooms of the Market premises;

r.

Stallholders shall apply for utilities such as water, electricity and telephone services required by his/her business and shall pay for the same;

s.

Fish vendors, wholesaler or retailer, shall sell their goods in the Fish Section only;

t.

Stallholders shall immediately call the attention of the Market Administration or other authorized agencies if there is threat to the peace and order of the market;

u.

Stallholders shall strictly follow any other rules and regulations that the Market Administration might introduce and implement from time to time, as maybe necessary, for the more efficient and practical operations of the Market.

Any violation of the aforementioned duties and responsibilities may cause recommendation of the Market Administrator to the Market Awards Committee for cancellation of the Award and exclusion from the privilege of engaging business in the Market. m.

Appeals. Any application who is not satisfied with the adjudication made by the Market Committee of the stall applied by him, may file, his appeal with the City Mayor whose decision in such cases be final.

n.

Responsibility for market administration. The Market Committee and the Market administrator shall and have control over the Cabuyao Retail Plaza and the personnel thereof, including those whose duties concern the maintenance and upkeep of the market and the market premises, in accordance with existing ordinance, rules and regulations.

o.

Creation of a market committee. There is hereby created a permanent market committee composed of the City Mayor as Chairman, the City Administrator, the City Treasurer, Representative of Engineering Office and the Market Administrator. Representatives from City Planning office will be part of the technical working group of the market committee. The duties of market committee are to conduct the drawing of lots in connection with adjudication of vacant stalls. Article G. Slaughterhouse Fees

2. I shall keep the stall at all times in good sanitary condition; 3. I shall pay the corresponding rent for the stall in the manner prescribed by existing ordinance;

Section 5G.01. Permit Fee to Slaughter. – Before any animal is slaughtered for public consumption, a permit therefor shall be secured from the City Veterinarian or his/her duly authorized representative, through the City Treasurer.

4. I shall not sell or transfer my privilege to the stall or otherwise permit another person to conduct business therein.

Section 5G.02. Imposition of Slaughter Fees. – There shall be collected the following slaughter fees:

Any violation on my part or on the part of my helpers of the foregoing conditions shall be sufficient cause for the authorities to cancel or revoke the contract of lease executed in my favor.

KIND OF ANIMALS FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION ON THE BASIS OF HEAD:

Very respectfully yours, ______________________________

Applicant

EVALUATION REPORT BY THE MARKET COMMITTEE Date of evaluation by the committee: __________________ Remarks and evaluation: ________________________________________________ ___________________________ _________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ APPROVED BY: ______________________________________ Market Committee Attachments: • Proof of Residency • Voter’s ID or Voter’s Registration • DTI Registration • Latest Business Permit

• Large cattle per head •Hogs per head • Goats per head •Sheep per head • Oversize >110kgbw • Cull sow

AMOUNT OF FEE P 300.00 P 110.00 P 200.00 P 200.00 P 200.00 P 200.00

Section 5G.03. Place of Slaughter. – The slaughter of any kind of animal for sale to, or consumption of, the public shall be done only in the City slaughterhouse. The slaughter for animals intended for home consumption may be done elsewhere except cattle; provided, that the animal slaughtered shall not be sold or offered for sale. Section 5G.04. Requirement for the Issuance of a Permit for the Slaughter of Large Cattle. – Upon issuance of the permit required in Section 4B.01 of this Article, large cattle shall be slaughtered at the City slaughterhouse or in any other place as may be authorized by ordinance. Before issuing the permit for the slaughter of large cattle, the Treasurer shall require for branded cattle the production of certificate of ownership if the owner is the applicant or the original certificate of ownership and the certificate of transfer showing title in the name of the person applying for the permit if he is not the original owner. If the applicant is not the original owner and there is no certificate of transfer made in his favor, one such certificate shall be issued and the corresponding fee collected therefor. For unbranded cattle that have not yet reached the required age for branding, the Treasurer shall require such evidence as will be satisfactory to him regarding the ownership of the animal for which permit to slaughter has been requested. For unbranded cattle for the required age, the necessary owner’s and transfer certificates shall be issued and the corresponding fees collected therefor before the permit is granted.

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A. Carwash Fee: Type of Vehicle Tricycle Truck/Jeepney/Delivery van All Other

Amount of Fee P 70.00 P150.00 P100.00

B. Meat Delivery Van Service Fee: Destination Within Cabuyao Outside Cabuyao

Amount of Fee P20.00/carcass + P100 flat rate P50.00/carcass + P100 flat rate

P500.00 head

CHAPTER VI - COMMUNITY TAX Section 6.01. Imposition of Tax. – There shall be imposed a community tax on persons, natural or juridical, residing in the city. Section 6.02. Individuals liable to Community Tax. – Every inhabitant of the Philippines who is a resident of this city, eighteen (18) years of age or over who has been regularly employed on a wage or salary basis for at least thirty (30) consecutive working days during any calendar year, or who is engaged in business or corporation, or who owns real property with an aggregate assessed value of One Thousand (P1,000.00) Pesos or more, or who is required by law to file an income tax return shall pay an annual community tax of Five (P5.00) Pesos and an annual additional tax of One Peso (P1.00) for every One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) of income regardless of whether from business, exercise of profession or from property which in no case shall exceed Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00) In the case of husband and wife, the additional tax herein imposed shall be based upon the total property owned by them and the total gross receipts or earnings derived by them. Section 6.03. Juridical Persons Liable to Community Tax. – Every corporation no matter how created or organized, whether domestic or resident-foreign, engaged in or doing business in the Philippines whose principal office is located in this city shall pay an annual Community Tax of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and an additional tax, which in no case, shall exceed Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000.00) in accordance with the following schedule: (a) For every Five Thousand (P5,000.00) Pesos worth of real property in the Philippines owned by it during the preceding year based on the valuation used in the payment of real property tax under existing laws, found in the assessment rolls of this city where the real property is situated - Two (P2.00) Pesos; and (b) For every Five Thousand (P5,000.00) Pesos of gross receipts or earnings derived by it from its business in the Philippines during the preceding year Two (P2.00) Pesos. The dividends received by a corporation from another corporation shall, for the purpose of the additional tax, be considered as part of the gross receipts or earnings of said corporation. Section 6.04. Exemption. – The following are exempted from the Community Tax: (a) Diplomatic and consular representatives; and (b) Transient visitors when their stay in the Philippines does not exceed three (3) months. Section 6.05. - Place of Payment. – The Community Tax shall be paid in the Office of the City Treasurer or to the deputized Barangay Treasurer. (a) The Community Tax shall accrue to the first (1st) day of January each year which shall be paid not later than the date of February of each year. (b) If a person reaches the age of eighteen (18) years or otherwise loses the benefit of exemption on or before the last day of June, he shall be liable for the payment of community tax on the day he reached such age or upon the day the exemption ends. If a person reaches the age of eighteen (18) years or loses the benefit of exemption on or before the last day of March he shall have twenty (20) days within which to pay the community tax without being delinquent. (c) Persons who come to reside in the Philippines or reach the age of eighteen (18) years on or after the first (1st) day of July of any year, or who cease to belong to an exempt class on or after the same date, shall not be subject to community tax for that year. (d) Corporations established and organized on or before the last day of June shall be liable for the payment of community tax for that year. Corporations established or organized on or before the last day of March shall have twenty (20) days within which to pay the community tax without becoming delinquent. Corporations established and organized on or after the first day of July shall not be subject to community tax for that year. (e) If the tax is not paid within the time prescribed above, there shall be added to the unpaid amount an interest of twenty-four percent (24%) per annum from the due date until it is paid. Section 6.06. Community Tax Certificate - A Community Tax Certificate shall be issued to every person or corporation upon payment of the Community Tax. A Community Tax Certificate may also be issued to any person or corporation not subject to the Community Tax upon payment of One Peso (P1.00). Section 6.07. Presentation of Community Tax Certificate on Certain Occasions. – (a)

When an individual subject to community tax acknowledges any document before a notary public, takes oath of office upon election or appointment to any position in the government service, receives any license, certificate, or permit from any public authority; pays any tax or fee; receives any money from any public fund; transacts other official business, or receives any salary or wage from any person or corporation, it shall be the duty of any person, officer, or


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018 corporation with whom such transaction is made or business done or from whom any salary or wage is received to require such individual to exhibit the community tax certificate.

someone of suitable age and discretion, to which list shall be added a statement of the sum demanded and a note of the time and place of sale.

The presentation of community tax shall not be required in connection with the registration of a voter.

c) Publication. The officer shall forthwith cause a notification to be exhibited in not less than three (3) conspicuous places in the territory of the local government units where the distraint is made; specifying the time and place of sale, and the articles distrained. The time of sale shall not be less than twenty (20) days after notice to the owner or possessor of the property as above specified and the publication or posting of the notice. One place for the posting of the notice shall be at the Office of the City Mayor.

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When through its authorized officers, any corporation subject to community tax receives any license, certificate, or permit from any public authority, pay any tax or fee, receives money from public funds, or transacts other official business, it shall be the duty of the public official with whom such transaction is made or business done, to require such corporation to exhibit the community tax certificate. The community tax certificate required in the two preceding paragraphs shall be the one issued for the current year, except for the period of January until the fifteenth (15th) of April each year, in which case, the certificate issued for the preceding year shall suffice.

Section 6.08. Collection and Allocation of Proceeds of the Community Tax. – (a) The City Treasurer shall deputize the Barangay Treasurer, subject to existing laws and regulation, to collect the Community Tax payable by individual taxpayers in their respective jurisdiction; provided, however, that said Barangay Treasurer shall be bonded in accordance with existing laws;

d) Release of Distrained Property Upon Payment Prior to Sale. If not any time prior to the consummation of the sale, all proper charges are paid to the officer conducting the same, the goods or effects distrained shall be restored to the owner. e) Procedure of Sale. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the officer conducting the sale shall sell the goods or effects so distrained at public auction to the highest bidder for cash. Within five (5) days after the same, the City Treasurer, shall make a report of the proceedings in writing to the City Mayor. Should the property distrained be not disposed of within one hundred and twenty (120) days from the date of distraint, the same shall be considered as sold to the local government unit concerned for the amount of the assessment made thereon by the Committee on Appraisal and to the extent of the same amount, the tax delinquencies shall be canceled.

(b) One Hundred Percent (100%) of the proceeds of the Community Tax actually and directly collected by the City Treasurer shall accrue entirely to the general fund of the city. The proceeds of the Community Tax collected through the Barangay Treasurer shall be apportioned as follows:

Said Committee on Appraisal shall be composed of the City Treasurer as Chairman, with a representative of the Commission on Audit and the City Assessor as Members.

(1) Fifty percent (50%) shall accrue to the general fund of the city; and (2) Fifty percent (50%) shall accrue to the barangay where the tax is collected.

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CHAPTER VII. GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Article A. Collection and Accounting of City Taxes and Other Impositions

Section 7A.01. tAx Period. – Unless otherwise provided in this Ordinance, the tax period for all local taxes, fees, and charges imposed under this Ordinance shall be the calendar year. Section 7A.02. Accrual of Tax. – Unless otherwise provided in this Ordinance, all taxes and charges imposed herein shall accrue on the first (1st) day of January of each year. However, new taxes, fees or charges, or changes in the rate of existing taxes, fees, or charges, shall accrue on the first (1st) day of the quarter next following the effectivity of the Ordinance imposing such new levies or taxes. Section 7A.03. Time of Payment. – Unless specifically provided herein, all taxes, fees, and charges imposed in this Ordinance shall be paid within the first twenty (20) days of January or each subsequent quarter as the case may be. Section 7A.04. Surcharge for Late Payment. – Failure to pay the tax described in this Article within the time required shall subject the taxpayer to a surcharge of twenty-five percent (25%) of the original amount of tax due, such surcharge to be paid at the same time and in the same manner as the tax due. Section 7A.05. Interest on Unpaid Tax. – In addition to the surcharge imposed herein, where the amount of any other revenue due to the city except voluntary contributions or donations, is not paid on the date fixed in the ordinance, or in the contract, expressed or implied, or upon the occurrence of the event which has given rise to its collection, there shall be collected as part of that amount an interest at the rate not to exceed two percent (2%) per month from the date it is due until it is paid, but in no case shall the total interest on the unpaid amount or a portion thereof exceed thirty-six (36) months. Where an extension of time for the payment of the tax has been granted and the amount is not paid in full prior to the expiration of the extension, the interest above-mentioned shall be collected on the unpaid amount from the date it becomes originally due until fully paid. Section 7A.06. Collection. – Unless otherwise specified, all taxes, fees and charges due to this city shall be collected by the City Treasurer or his duly authorized representatives. Unless otherwise specifically provided in this Ordinance or under existing laws and ordinances, the City Treasurer is hereby authorized, subject to the approval of the City Mayor, to promulgate rules and regulations for the proper and efficient administration and collection of taxes, fees and charges herein levied and imposed.

g) Levy on Real Property. After the expiration of the time required to pay the delinquency tax, fee or charge, real property may be levied on before, simultaneously or after the distraint of personal property belonging to the delinquent taxpayer. To this end, the City Treasurer, shall prepare a duly authenticated certificate showing the name of the taxpayer and the amount of the tax, fee or charge, and penalty due from him. Said certificate shall operate with the force of a legal execution throughout the Philippines. Levy shall be effected by writing upon said certificate of description of the property upon which levy is made. At the same time, written notice of the levy shall be mailed to or served upon the Assessor and Register of Deeds of the city who shall annotate the levy on the tax declaration and certificate of title of the property, respectively, and the delinquent taxpayer or, if he be absent from the city, to his agent or the manager of the business in respect to which the liability arose, or if there be none, to the occupant of the property in question. In case the levy on real property is not issued before or simultaneously with the warrant of distraint on personal property, and the personal property of the taxpayer is not sufficient to satisfy his delinquency, the City Treasurer, shall within thirty (30) days after execution of the distraint, proceed with the levy on the taxpayer’s real property. A report on any levy shall, within ten (10) days after receipt of the warrant, be submitted by the levying officer to the Sangguniang Panlungsod. h) Penalty for Failure to Issue and Execute Warrant. Without prejudice to criminal prosecution under the Revised Penal Code and other applicable laws, the City Treasurer, if he fails to issue or execute the warrant of distraint or levy after the expiration of the time prescribed, or if he is found guilty of abusing the exercise thereof by competent authority, shall be automatically be dismissed from the service after due notice and hearing. i)

Section 7A.07. Issuance of Receipts. – It shall be the duty of the City Treasurer or his authorized representative to issue the required official receipt to the person paying the tax, fee or charge wherein the date, amount, name of the person paying and the account for which it is paid, are shown. The Ordinance Number and the specific section thereof upon which collections are based shall invariably be indicated on the face of all official receipts acknowledging payment of taxes, fees, or charges. Section 7A.08. Record of Persons Paying Revenue. – It shall be the duty of the City Treasurer to keep a record, alphabetically arranged and open to public inspection during office hours, of the names of all persons paying city taxes, fees and charges. He shall, as far as practicable, establish and keep current the appropriate tax roll for each kind of tax, fee or charge provided in this Ordinance.

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In case the examination herein authorized is to be made by a duly authorized deputy of the City Treasurer, there shall be written authority issued to the former which shall specifically state the name, address and business of the taxpayer whose books of accounts and pertinent records are to be examined, the date and place of such examination, and the procedure to be followed in conducting the same. For this purpose, the records of the Revenue District Office of the Bureau of Internal Revenue shall be made available to the City Treasurer, his deputy or duly authorized representative.

Section 7A.11. Accrual to the General Fund of Fines, Costs, and Forfeitures. – Unless otherwise provided by law or ordinance, fines, costs, forfeitures, and other pecuniary liabilities imposed by the court for violation of any city ordinance shall accrue to the General Fund of the city.

The owner, shall not, however, be deprived of the possession of said property and shall be entitled to the rentals and other income thereof until the expiration of the time allowed for its redemption.

Article B. Civil Remedies for Collection of Revenues

Section 7B.02. Civil Remedies. – The civil remedies for the collection of local business taxes, fees, or charges, and related surcharges and interest resulting from delinquency shall be: (a) By administrative action through distraint of goods, chattels or effects, and other personal property of whatever character, including stocks and other securities, debts, credits, bank accounts, and interest in and rights to personal property, and to levy upon real property and interest in or rights to real property; and (b) By judicial action. Either of these remedies or all may be pursued concurrently or simultaneously at the discretion of the City Treasurer. Section 7B.03. Distraint of Personal Property. – The remedy by distraint shall proceed as follows: a) Seizure. Upon failure of the person owing any local tax, fee or charge to pay the same at the time required, the City Treasurer or his deputy may, upon written notice, seize or confiscate any personal property belonging to the person or any personal property subject to the lien, in sufficient quantity to satisfy the tax, fee or charge in question, together with any increment thereto incident to delinquency and the expenses of seizure. In such case, the City Treasurer or his deputy shall issue a duly authenticated certificate based upon the records of this office showing the fact of delinquency and the amount of the tax, fee or charge and penalty due. Such certificate shall serve as sufficient warrant for the distraint of personal property aforementioned, subject to the taxpayer’s right to claim exemption under the provisions of existing laws. Distrained personal property shall be sold at public auction in the manner herein provided for. b) Accounting of Distrained Goods. The officer executing the distraint shall make or cause to be made an account of the goods, chattels or effects distrained, a copy of which signed by himself shall be left either with the owner or person from whose possession the goods, chattels, or effects are taken, or at the dwelling or place of business of that person and with

Redemption of Property Sold. Within one (1) year from the date of sale, the delinquent taxpayer or his representative shall have the right to redeem the property upon payment to the City Treasurer of the total amount of taxes, fees or charges, and related surcharges, interests or penalties from the date of delinquency to the date of sale, plus interest of not more than two percent (2%) per month on the purchase price from the date of purchase to the date of redemption. Such payment shall invalidate the certificate of sale issued to the purchaser and the owner shall be entitled to a certificate of redemption from the City Treasurer or his representative. The City Treasurer or his deputy upon surrender by the purchaser of the certificate of sale previously issued to him, shall forthwith return to the latter the entire purchase price paid by him plus the interest of not more than two percent (2%) per month herein provided for, the portion of the cost of sale and other legitimate expenses incurred by him, and said property thereafter shall be free from the lien of such taxes, fees or charges and other related surcharges, interests, and penalties.

The forms and the guidelines to be observed for the proper and effective implementation of this Section shall be those prescribed by the Department of Finance.

Section 7B.01. Local Government’s Lien. – Local taxes, fees, charges and other revenues herein provide constitute a lien, superior to all liens, charges or encumbrances in favor of any person, enforceable by appropriate administrative or judicial action, not only upon any property or rights therein which may be subject to lien but upon also property used in business, occupation, practice of profession or calling, or exercise of privilege with respect to which the lien is imposed. The lien may only be extinguished upon full payment of the delinquent local taxes, fees, and charges including related surcharges and interest.

Advertisement and Sale. Within thirty (30) days after levy, the City Treasurer shall proceed to publicly advertise for sale or auction the property or a usable portion thereof as may be necessary to satisfy the claim and cost of sale; and such advertisement shall cover a period of at least thirty (30) days. It shall be effected by posting a notice at the main entrance of the city hall, and in a public and conspicuous place in the barangay where the real property is located, and by publication once a week for three (3) weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the city. The advertisement shall contain the amount of taxes, fees or charges, and penalties due thereon, and the time and place of sale, the name of taxpayer against whom the taxes, fees or charges are levies, and a short description of the property to be sold. At any time before the date fixed for the sale, the taxpayer may stay the proceedings by paying the taxes, fees, charges, penalties and interests. If he fails to do so, the sale shall proceed and shall be held either at the main entrance of the City Hall or on the property to be sold, or at any other place as determined by the City Treasurer, conducting the sale and specified in the notice of sale. Within thirty (30) days after the sale, the City Treasurer or his deputy shall make a report of the sale to the Sangguniang Panlungsod, and which shall form part of his records. After consultation with the Sangguniang Panlungsod, and which shall form part of his records. After consultation with the Sanggunian, the City Treasurer shall make and deliver to the purchaser a certificate of sale, showing proceedings of the sale, describing the property sold, stating the name of the purchaser and setting out the exact amount of all taxes, fees, charges and related surcharges, interests, or penalties: Provided, however, that any excess in the proceeds of the sale over the claim and cost of sales shall be turned over to the owner of the property. The City Treasurer may, by a duly approved ordinance, advance an amount sufficient to defray the costs of collection by means of the remedies provided for in this Ordinance, including the preservation or transportation in case of personal property, and the advertisement and subsequent sale, in cases of personal and real property including improvements thereon.

Section 7A.09. Accounting of Collections. – Unless otherwise provided in this Ordinance and other existing laws and ordinances, all monies collected by virtue of this Ordinance shall be accounted for in accordance with the provisions of existing laws, rules and regulations and credited to the General Fund of the City. Section 7A.10. Examination of Books of Accounts. – The City Treasurer shall, by himself or through any of his deputies duly authorized in writing, examine the books of accounts and other pertinent records of the business establishments doing business within the city, and subject to city taxes, to ascertain, assess and collect the true and correct amount of the tax due from the taxpayer concerned. Such examination shall be made during regular business hours once every year for every tax period, which shall be the year immediately preceding the examination. Any examination conducted pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall be certified to by the examining official and such certificate shall be made of record in the books of accounts of the taxpayer concerned.

Disposition of Proceeds. The proceeds of the sale shall be applied to satisfy the tax including the surcharges, interest, and other penalties incident to delinquency, and the expenses of the distraint and sale. The balance over and above what is required to pay the entire claim shall be returned to the owner of the property sold. The expenses chargeable upon the seizure and sale shall embrace only the actual expenses of seizure and preservation of the property pending the sale, and no charge shall be imposed for the services of the local officer or his representative. Where the proceeds of the sale are insufficient to satisfy the claim, other property may, in like manner, be distrained until the full amount de, including all expenses, is collected.

k) Final Deed of Purchaser. In case the taxpayer fails to redeem the property as provided herein, the City Treasurer shall execute a deed conveying to the purchaser so much of the property as has been sold, free from liens of any taxes, fees, charges, related surcharges, interests and penalties. The deed shall sufficiently recite all the proceedings upon which the validity of the sale depends. l)

Purchase of Property by the City for Want of Bidder. In case there is no bidder for the real property advertised for sale as provided herein or if the highest bid is for an amount insufficient to pay the taxes, fees, or charges, related surcharges, interests, penalties and cost, the City Treasurer shall purchase the property on behalf of the city to satisfy the claim and within two (2) days thereafter shall make a report to his proceedings which shall be reflected upon the records of his office. It shall be the duty of the Registrar of Deeds concerned upon registration with his office of any such declaration of forfeiture to transfer the title of the forfeited property to this city without the necessity of an order from a competent court. Within one (1) year from the date of such forfeiture the taxpayer or any of his representative, may redeem the property by paying to the City Treasurer the full amount of the taxes, fees, charges and related surcharges, interests or penalties, and the costs of sale. If the property is not redeemed as provided herein, the ownership thereof shall be fully vested on the city.

m) Resale of Real Estate Take for Taxes, Fees or Charges. The Sangguniang Panlungsod may, by a duly approved ordinance, and upon notice of not less than twenty (20) days, sell and dispose of the real property acquired the preceding paragraph at public auction. The proceeds of the sale shall accrue to the general fund of this city. n) Collection of Delinquent Taxes, Fees, Charges or Other Revenues Through Judicial Action. The city may enforce the collection of delinquent taxes, fees, charges or other revenues by civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction. The civil action shall be filed by the City Treasurer within the period prescribed in Section 194 of the Republic Act No. 7160, as implemented under Article 284 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). o) Further Distraint or Levy. The remedies by distraint and levy may be repeated if necessary until the full amount due, including all expenses is collected. p) Personal Property Exempt from Distraint of Levy. The following property shall be exempt from distraint and the levy, attachment or execution thereof for delinquency in the payment of any local tax, fee or charge, including the related surcharge and interest:

1. Tools and the implements necessarily used by the delinquent taxpayer in the trade or employment; 2. One (1) horse, cow, carabao, or other beast of burden, such as the delinquent taxpayer may select, and necessarily used by him in his occupation; 3. His necessary clothing, and that of all his family; 4. Household furniture and utensils necessary for housekeeping and used for that purpose by the delinquent taxpayer, such as he may select, of a value not exceeding Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000.00); 5. Provisions, including crops, actually provided for individual or family use sufficient for four (4) months; 6. The professional libraries of doctors, engineers, lawyers and judges; 7. One fishing boat and net, not exceeding the total value of Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000.00), by the lawful use of which a fisherman earns his livelihood; and 8. Any material or article forming part of a house or improvement of any real property. Article C. Taxpayer’s Remedies Section 7C.01. Periods of Assessment and Collection. – (a) Local taxes, fees, or charges shall be assessed within five (5) years from the date they became due. No action for the collection of such taxes, fees, or charges, whether administrative or judicial, shall be instituted after the expiration of such period: Provided, that taxes, fees, or charges which have accrued before the effectivity of the Local Government Code of 1991 may be assessed within a period of five (5) years from the date they became due. (b) In case of fraud or intent to evade the payment of taxes, fees, or charges, the same may be assessed within ten (10) years from discovery of the fraud or intent to evade payment. (c) Local taxes, fees, or charges may be collected within five (5) years from the date of assessment by administrative or judicial action. No such action shall be instituted after the expiration of said period: Provided, however, that taxes, fees and charges assessed before the effectivity of the LGC of 1991 may be assessed within a period of three (3) years from the date of assessment. (d) The running of the periods of prescription provided in the preceding paragraphs shall be suspended for the time during which: 1.

The treasurer is legally prevented from making the assessment of collection;

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The taxpayer requests for a reinvestigation and executes a waiver in writing before expiration of the period within which to assess or collect; and

3.

The taxpayer is out of the country or otherwise cannot be located.

Section 7C.02. Protest of Assessment. – When the City Treasurer or his duly authorized representative finds that correct taxes, fees, or charges have not been paid, he shall issue a notice of assessment stating the nature of the tax, fee or charge, the amount of deficiency, the surcharges, interests and penalties. Within sixty (60) days from the receipt of the notice of assessment, the taxpayer may file a written protest with the City Treasurer contesting the assessment; otherwise, the assessment shall become final and executory. The City Treasurer shall decide the protest within sixty (60) days from the time of its filing. In cases where the protest is denied, the taxpayer shall have thirty (30) days from the receipt of denial or form the lapse of the sixty-day period prescribed herein within which to appeal with the court of competent jurisdiction otherwise the assessment becomes conclusive and unappealable. Section 7C.03. Claim for Refund of tax Credit. – No case or proceeding shall be maintained in any court for the recovery of any tax, fee, or charge erroneously or illegally collected until a written claim for refund or credit has been filed with the City Treasurer. No case or proceeding shall be entertained in any court after the expiration of two (2) years from the date of payment of such tax, fee or charge, or from the date the taxpayer is entitled to a refund or credit. Section 7C.04. Legality of this Code. - Any question on the constitutionality or legality of this Ordinance may be raised on appeal within thirty (30) days from the effectivity thereof to the Secretary of Justice who shall render a decision within sixty (60) days from the date of receipt of the appeal: Provided, however, that such appeal shall not have the effect of suspending effectivity of this Ordinance and the accrual and payment of the tax, fee or charge levied herein: Provided finally, that within thirty (30) days after the receipt of the decision or the lapse of the sixty-day period without the Secretary of Justice acting upon the appeal, the aggrieved party may file the appropriate proceedings with a court of competent jurisdiction. Article D. Miscellaneous Provisions Section 7D.01. Power to Levy Other taxes, Fees or Charges. – The city may exercise the power to levy taxes, fees or charges on any base or subject not otherwise specifically enumerated herein or taxed under the provisions of the National Internal revenue Code, as amended, or other applicable laws: Provided, that the taxes, fees or charges shall not be unjust, excessive, oppressive, confiscatory or contradictory to declared national policy. Provided, further, that the ordinance levying such taxes, fees or charges shall not be enacted without any prior public hearing conducted for the purpose. Section 7D.02. Publication of the Revenue Code. – Within ten (10) days after its approval, a certified copy of this Ordinance shall be published in full for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of local circulation. Provided, however, that in cases where there are no newspapers of local circulation, the same may be posted in at least two (2) conspicuous and publicly accessible places. Section 7D.03. Public Dissemination of this Code. – Copies of this Revenue Code shall be furnished to the City Treasurer for public dissemination. Section 7D.04. Authority to Adjust Rates. – The Sangguniang Panlungsod shall have the sole authority to adjust tax rates as prescribed herein not oftener than once every five (5) years, but in no case shall such adjustment exceed ten percent (10%) of the rates fixed under this Code. Section 7D.05. Withdrawal of Tax Exemption Privileges. – Unless otherwise provided in this Revenue Code, tax exemptions or incentives granted to, or presently enjoyed by all persons, whether natural or juridical, including government-owned or controlled corporations, except local water districts, cooperatives duly registered under RA 6938, non-stock and non-profit hospitals and educational institutions, business enterprises certified by the Board of Investment (BOI) as pioneer or non-pioneer for a period of six (6) and four (4) years, respectively, from the date of registration, business entity, association, or cooperatives registered under RA 6810, and printer and/or publisher of books or other reading materials prescribed by DECS as school texts or references, insofar as receipts from the printing and/or publishing thereof are concerned, are hereby withdrawn. CHAPTER VIII. GENERAL PENAL PROVISIONS Section 8.01. Penalties for Violation of Tax Ordinance. – Any person or persons who violates any of the provisions of this Ordinance or the rules or regulations promulgated by authority of this Ordinance shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) nor more than Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00), or imprisonment of not less than one (1) month nor more than six (6) months, or both, at the discretion of the court. If the violation is committee by any juridical entity, the President, General Manager, or the individual entrusted with the administration thereof at the time of the commission of the violation shall be held responsible or liable therefor. Punishment by a fine or imprisonment as herein provided for shall not relieve the offender from the payment of the tax, fee or charge imposed under this Ordinance. CHAPTER IX. FINAL PROVISIONS Section 9.01. Separability Clause. – If for any reason, any section or provision of this Ordinance shall be held to be unconstitutional or invalid by competent authority, such judgment or action shall not affect or impair the other sections or provisions thereof. Section 9.02. Applicability Clause. – All other matters relating to the impositions in this Ordinance shall be governed by pertinent provisions of existing laws and other ordinances. Section 9.03. Repealing Clause. – All ordinances, rules and regulations, or part thereof, in conflict with, or inconsistent with any provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. Section 9.04. Effectivity. - This Ordinance shall take effect on March 05, 2018. Enacted, this 5th day of March, 2018.

Manila Standard - 2018 December 7 - Friday  

The digital edition of Manila Standard: A nationally circulated newspaper published daily in the Philippines since February 1987.

Manila Standard - 2018 December 7 - Friday  

The digital edition of Manila Standard: A nationally circulated newspaper published daily in the Philippines since February 1987.