City Hall nets P19-M from admin revenues PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 June 2016 13:10

By VIC LARATO

The city government through the City Administrator’s Office has collected nearly P19 million in local revenues from the operation of its economic enterprises to amusement parks, the Integrated Bus Terminal and implementation of city ordinances.

City Disaster Risk Reduction Management head and officer-in-charge of the City Administrator’s Office Dr. Elmeir Apolinario reported Monday that in just four months this year (Jan-April) his office had collected a total of P18, 989,977.40 in local revenues.

Of the total collection, P8.9 million came from the Main Public Market downtown with 1,086 stalls and 454 tables; 304 stalls were burned when a fire hit the area in October last year.

The Sta. Cruz Commercial Complex with 1,252 stalls earned P5.5 million, while the abattoir (slaughter house) in San Roque posted a collection of P652,217.60.

Meanwhile, business and other economic activities at Paseo del Mar complex continued to flourish, generating a total income of P2,115,584.49 for the first four  months of the year.

The bulk of collection at Paseo del Mar came from stall rental amounting to P1.2 million, comfort room fees totaled P454,670.00, while the parking fees reached P394,075.00. The musically gyrating fountain earned P15,495.00 from entrance fees. The Centro Latino convention hall collected P25,000 rental.

Another income generating facility is the IBT in Divisoria, which started operation only last December 2015, and in the succeeding four months (Jan-April) it boosted the city’s local revenues with a total collection of P1,379.805.

During the period, the IBT had served 79,503 passengers; 2,531 buses and 506 vans. It also has eight business stalls with rental fees amounting to P184,374.

The City Administrator’s Office also implements city ordinances and traffic laws through the Traffic Management Unit in coordination with the local police force.

For the same four-month period, the office carried out 332 traffic apprehensions, which reflected a collection of P52,200.— Vic Larato