The city’s taxpayers may also get some relief amid the current health crisis.

The Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee on Finance and Appropriations chaired by City Councilor Remo Flores presided today the meeting of the Committee-of-the-Whole to act on the proposed ordinance extending the deadline of payment of real property and business taxes and waiving the collection of penalties.

The Sanggunian proposes that the deadline of payment of taxes covering 1st and 2nd quarters will be extended until December 2020 and the collection of penalties for the said period will be waived provided that the taxes will be paid not later than date of the extended deadline.

Councilor Flores said that the ordinance is a way of easing the burden of the taxpayers brought about by the COVID-19 crisis.

“We hope that in the Sanggunian’s regular session next Wednesday, we can pass the ordinance for the second and final reading”, he said.

Present during the meeting were Vice Mayor Lino Montilla, Councilor Lalaine Montilla, Councilor Geronimo Arzagon, Councilor Bernardino Umadhay Jr., Councilor Welson Ferrer, and Councilor Carlos Borromeo Segura.

Concerned LGU department heads also attended the said meeting.

Meanwhile, Mayor Angelo Montilla also expressed his favorable opinion on the proposed ordinance.

“Our taxpayers also bore the brunt of this pandemic and it is only appropriate to give them some relief”, he said. (ASF, LGU Information)