Articles worth reading

Quezon City News

Quezon City raises P23-billion taxes in 2021

account_balanceQuezon City News account_circleNoah James chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

The Quezon City government has been named anew as the country’s top-performing city in terms of local revenue generation by the Department of Finance-Bureau of Local Government Finance (DOF-BLGF) after it collected P22.9 billion in taxes last year, according to a report by Philippine News Agency.

The city government also received hall of fame recognition under the special category “Local Revenue Generation Hall of Fame” for consistently ranking first in tax collection among cities nationwide from 2018 to 2020.

“We are honored to share this milestone with every QCitizen. Because of your continued trust and support of our administration, we have been able to increase our annual local revenue by more than P10 billion since we assumed office,” QC Mayor Joy Belmonte said in a statement issued on Wednesday.


City Treasurer Ed Villanueva said the city government’s commitment to good governance remains the most important driver in its success in collecting taxes.

He said the city’s tax income came from real property tax, business tax, and other taxes, such as amusement, transfer, and contractors, among others.

The city government’s streamlining efforts that include digitization while establishing satellite offices for tax payment have contributed to the easing of processes, and encouraged business owners to settle their dues.

Staggered payment schemes for under-declared and undeclared business taxes instead of imposing huge penalties encouraged businesses to pay their dues.

"Our QCitizens have seen significant improvements in the way they transact with the city. In various ways, they have expressed their satisfaction with the quality of programs and services that were made available to them. They trust that their hard-earned money would translate into efficient public services for all," Villanueva said.

date_rangeDate Published
2 weeks ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Pasay eyes simultaneous vaccinations in schools 

account_balancePasay chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

The Pasay City government will conduct simultaneous vaccinations in two public schools in the city on Aug. 15 and 16 in line with the PinasLakas vaccination program of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., according to a report by M...

Pateros issues privacy notice

account_balancePateros chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

The Pateros municipal government has issued a privacy notice for its residents and clients on what personal information it collects and how it uses it, according to a report by Manila Bullletin. It said that the privacy notice will be in effect...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature