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Registry of Deeds head given last chance

The local legislative body gave a last chance to the head of the city’s Registry of Deeds to appear before its regular session on Monday, 13 May 2018 to shed light on the complaints of the transacting public regarding alleged corruption activities inside his office.

Domogan warns individuals using his name for illegal acts

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan warned government officials and private individuals from using his name to smoke-screen their illegal activities because he never authorized them to use his name for actuations that will ruin his integrity and credibility as a public servant.

City wants to purchase GSIS property

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan reported the local government would like to purchase the idle property of the State-owned Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) in Marcoville for the city’s parking requirements, among other public needs.

The local chief executive explained he returned to the local legislative body their approved resolution requesting President Rodrigo R. Duterte to assist the city government convince the GSIS management to sell the property instead of just leasing it, as originally stated in the resolution.

Mayor not in favor of granting tax amnesties

Mayor Mauricio Domogan is not in favor of the practice of granting amnesties  to those who do not pay their taxes on time.

In Wednesday’s  Ugnayan Kay Mayor  media forum at City hall,  Domogan said tax amnesties only encourage people and institutions  to procrastinate  or are late in the payment of their taxes.

“Why should we award late taxpayers with amnesties?  We should instead grant more incentives to those who pay their taxes on time or who pay earlier than the scheduled time of payment,” he stressed.

City commends top taxpayers

The local government thru the city treasurer’s officer under Alex Cabarrubias  recognized twenty of the Summer Capital’s top business  and real property taxpayers for 2017 in Monday’s flag-raising rites at City Hall.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan led other officials in handing-over Plaques of Recognition to the awardees who were cited for their remarkable contribution in leading towards the attainment of the city’s collection target in business and real property taxes for taxable year 2017.

Rise in city’s tax collections, noted

The city treasurer’s office (CTO) reported a significant rise in its taxes and fees collections  last year with a total of P1,178,738,425.47 as compared to P1,039,581,038.75 collected in 2016 representing a 13.39 percent increase.

In Monday’s flag-raising rites at City hall, city treasurer Alex Cabarrubias said his office collected P254,123,581.63 in real property taxes, P597,711,278.25 in business taxes, including fees and charges amounting to P326,903,565.59 in 2017.

Fun ride, bike clinic to highlight bicycle day on June 3

A fun ride along the major thoroughfares and a bicycle clinic will highlight the first ever celebration of Bicycle Day in the City on June 3.

Councilor Elmer Datuin said seven organizations of bicyclists with members numbering more than a thousand will take the lead in the various activities being lined up for the event.

ROD turns to hlurb to clarify contrasting opinions on subdivision projects

Acting Baguio City Registrar of Deeds Rodil Rivera, in a letter dated May 8, 2018, sought advice from Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) Regional Officer Teresita Galacgac, hoping to end “differences of opinion” between his office and the members of the City Council on the registration of subdivision projects.

This, to put an end to “allegations of mal- or misfeasance” lodged against the Registry of Deeds (ROD); and, to protect “what taxes and fees are due to the City of Baguio from transactions involving subdivision projects.”

Window scheme for trunklines in need of more units up for study

The Traffic and Transportation Management Committee (TTMC) will study the possibility of allowing the window scheme for public utility jeepney (PUJ) trunklines experiencing shortage of units during rush hours in the morning.

TTMC Chair Mayor Mauricio Domogan said the Baguio City Police office under City Director Ramil Saculles should first establish the viability of exempting some units from the Number Coding Scheme to ply their routes from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. to make sure that the scheme will serve its purpose of augmenting transport service to riding public.

Unsafe carnival rides dismantled

Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the operator of the carnival within a portion of the Burnham Park children’s playground to dismantle the discovered unsafe rides to guarantee the safety of children and the public patronizing the said amusement rides in the area.