Las Piñas News
COA commends Las Piñas for P256 M above income objectives
The Commission on Audit (COA) commended Las Piñas city government for its effectiveness in collecting income, netting an extra P256 million that could be used for extra services and equipment for its constituents.
“We recognize the City’s efforts for the realization of revenue, even surpassing the projected income over the years,” state auditors wrote in the audit report.
Under Las Piñas Ordinance No. 1495-17, the city expected to appropriate only P2.43 billion for 2018, but instead was able to collect over P2.69 billion or over 10 percent more.
“Thus, the plans and programs of the City for the efficient and effective delivery of the basic services and facilities to its constituents are assured to be funded,” the commission added.
These funds were designated to go to the “operation, maintenance and capital outlays requirement of the different departments and offices in the City of Las Piñas.”
The state auditing agency encouraged the town government to continue improving its policies and maximizing its present collection operations and programs further.
Under Section 129 of the Local Government Code, local governments are empowered to exercise their power to collect taxes, fees and charges which would accrue towards projects for the benefit of their constituents.
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