December 8, 2023

The City Treasurer’s Office has again issued a notice informing concerned residents that securing and payment of some permits and fees shall be made within the barangays starting Jan. 3, 2022.

City Treasurer Alex Cabarrubias announced on Dec. 22 that like last year, securing of community tax certificate (cedula) and police clearance and payment of professional tax receipt, working permit, and residential garbage fee will already be made at the respective barangays.

Barangay treasurers have been deputized to issue the permits and collect payments.

For business owners, however, their cedula shall be secured at the City Hall and paid together with the business permit.

Cabarrubias has asked the public to take heed of the notice so as not to waste their time trying to secure and make payments at City Hall because it will no longer be entertained there.

He said the move is to avoid crowding at the City Hall one-stop shop, which is a potential spreader of the Covid-19 and since the area’s capacity has been limited due to the implementation of physical distancing.

He appealed to those securing cedula and PTR to be responsible by declaring their true receipts or income for 2021 as basis for payment.

Cabarrubias added the city is fast-tracking the setting up of the online payment in partnership with Land Bank of the Philippines hopefully within the year of by January 2022.

They are eyeing to start with the application for business permit, which is being subjected to test-run until the end of the month. – Hanna C. Lacsamana