Revenue collection from bldg. permits declined

BAGUIO CITY – City Buildings and Architecture Office disclosed that a decrease of revenue collection from January to December 15 compared last year.

“A total of 625 building permits were issued during the current year corresponding to Php5,600,057.86 revenues as compared to 2015 where 685 building permits were issued corresponding to Php11,137,915.84 in revenues,” said engr. Lorenzo Gudaren.

“There is a reduction of 49.72% in the revenues collected because less applications for commercial building permits were received by their office,” he said.

Moreover, a total of 219 occupancy permits were issued this year amounting to Php 2,008,225.82 revenue compared to 241 occupancy permits amounting to Php1, 058,273.60 revenue last year. Thus an increase of 89.76% in the revenue collected.

Also, because of the non-compliance of the provisions of the National Building Code, four building permits were revoked while tree were suspended.

In the enforcement of annual inspection, he reported that a total of 38 commercial and institutional buildings were inspected which corresponds to Php310,732.50.

On the other hand, in the program of giving electrical amnesty to structures without building permits, CBAO issued 3,824 Certificates of electrical Inspection amounting to Php1,752,400.00 While a revenue of Php194,550.00 was generated in the issuance of 437 Certificates of Electrical Inspection for temporary, reconnection and additional electric meters.

CBAO urged barangay officials in the implementation of the National Building Code by reporting illegal building constructions to their office to require the owners to apply for building permits.

Gudaren stressed that the city government here through the Management Information System (MIS) of the city budget office is currently developing an on-line electronic system of application of building permits which will be implemented soon. /Jho Arranz#


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