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PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 05, 2012


Quezon Province launches campaign to increase tax collection

by Lito M. Giron

LUCENA CITY, Quezon, January 5 (PIA) -- The provincial government of Quezon will launch on January 9 the ‘Damayan at Serbisyong Publiko ng bawat Pisong Buwis Mo’ which aims to increase tax collection on real property in the province.

Cynthia Profeta, administrative officer of provincial treasurer’s office, said Quezon Governor David Suarez wants to increase tax collection of the province in order to use it in different development programs and improve delivery of social services to the people.

She added that, aside from augmenting tax collection, the municipal and barangay governments can have a chance to win cash prizes and various developmental projects. Also included to have a chance of winning are the schools participating in the project by encouraging parents of students and other persons to pay real property tax.

Only the towns and barangays that could accumulate more than 60 percent of tax collection could join the contest.

For municipalities, the contest is divided in two clusters: ‘cluster A’ include the 1st and 2nd class municipalities, and under ‘cluster B’ the 3rd, 4th and 5th class municipalities. The municipalities were clustered because of the different classification and worth value of real properties in each town and barangay.

Prizes at stakes are: 1stprize- P3,000,000 worth of project; 2nd prize- P2,000,000 worth of project; at 3rd prize- P1,000,000 worth of project.

In the barangay level, the prizes are as follows: 1st prize – P150,000 worth of project; 2nd prize – P100,000 worth of project; at 3rdprize – P50,000.00 worth of project for ‘cluster A’ while ‘cluster B’ barangays, the prizes at stakes are 1stprize – P75,000 worth of project; 2nd prize – P50,000 worth of project; at 3rd prize – P25,000 worth of project.

The participating schools could win 1st prize –P500,000 worth of one classroom; 2nd prize – P 300,000 worth of desks and tables; 3rd prize – P200,000 worth of instructional materials. And lastly, the taxpayers could win one brand new van and 10 tricycles. (JMG, PIA-Quezon)

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