Monday, January 9, 2017

City IBT revenues
hit P1.1 M in Dec

TAGBILARAN CITY, January 6 (PIA)--From a monthly average of P200 to P300K, revenue collection at the Tagbilaran City Integrated Bust Terminal peaked over 300 times in December, reports City Mayor John Geesnell Yap. 

Speaking at the Kaphan sa PIA on his traditional Mayor's annual report, Mayor Yap said their implemented fiscal policies have borne fruit and even at the IBT, reforms are showing. 

Now on his third year at the Kapihan year-starters, the youthful Yap who would rather waste his time for youth and sports development over vices said since he assumed, he only picked one policy; building trust. 

"What is important is that people trust that their money goes right into where it should go," Yap who came to the one hour long Kapihan despite his much needed presence at the hundred of businessmen in the renewal of their business licenses. 

Year starters are also the times when business renew their business licenses and that is completed as soon as the mayor puts his signature into the papers. 

But impressing on proper management during the one on one talk with PIA, Yap boasted that the IBT in its December collection has breached the P1 million mark.

In fact, the youthful mayor who has recently used #AsensoPaMore in Tagbilaran City's social media branding said the collection is P1.1 million in December. 

This month too, at the opening of the year, the city, along with partners like the USAID-SURGE moved to streamline the business license renewal form 14 steps to just 3 steps in an effort to hit the 3 hours target for the release of completed documents. 

The reduction of the processes is in line with the Departments of Trade and Industry (DTI), Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) which enjoins all cities and municipalities to use the revised standards and streamline business permits 

Mayor Yap issued Executive Order No. 21 last September 21 to operationalize the streamlining and implementation of the standard procedures in the processing of business permits and licenses for both new and renewal in the City of Tagbilaran, according to Jeanette Busano of the City media bureau.

City Mayor Yap, who has given his all-out support to the initiative believes a streamlined process would generate more revenues which would mean more disposable funds for noteworthy City projects.

The mayor, whose family is also into a wide range of businesses know that efficiency and time management are vital to productivity and when applied to revenue generation processes, would tantamount to get more. 

To prove that the system worked, on the 3rd day of the business renewals and application processes, an individual has attested in his facebook account how he got his license in less than two hours. 

Another shared that he had his in three hours. 

On this, the mayor said there is always no ceilings for development and he vowed to make sure that city officials and employees imbibe this philosophy of continuing to strive for perfection. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)
More funds for City priority projects, assured Mayor John Geesnell Yap at the Kapihan sa PIA after he reported that the IBT alone grossed P1.1 million in December, a far revenue generation achievement from the usual P200 to P300K monthly average. (CIO/PIA-7/Bohol)

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