KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / February 20) – The city government of Kidapawan has turned in an impressive collection efficiency, recording several folds increase in tax payments as of end of 2008, compared to the previous year.
TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/25 May) --The city government’s income generating office is optimistic it would earn P66 million or 5.2 percent higher than the treasurer’s expected target of P53.3 million for 2008.
Lowell Brillante, the city’s economic enterprise manager, said they foresee the increase based on their over-all collection performance in the first four months. In the first quarter alone, the city collected P16.46 million.
Mayor Fernando Miguel said he has commissioned a review of the local revenue code "to make it more responsive to the development thrusts" of the city government.
But Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz, who wears a black armed band on his left arm, says, “This is our symbol of protest against increasing illegal creation of cities in our country that has affected the budget of the standing cities of the country, such as Iligan.”
KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/07 Nov) -- The city mayor here has denied any civil and criminal liability for allowing the construction of the P1.2 million-building for the ukay-ukay (used clothing) at the old public market terminal here.