In 1998, Malaybalay was recognized and converted as component City. After 18 years, it was only then that its laws governing the levy, assessment and collection of taxes, fees, charges and other impositions within the territorial jurisdiction of this City was revised and updated.
Before, the City Government of Malaybalay based its collection from the Omnibus Municipal Tax Code Series of 1992 or Tax Ordinance 384.
The Revenue Code of the City of Malaybalay was duly approved by the 7th Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) of the City of Malaybalay during their 19th Regular Session for calendar year 2016 held at the Sangguniang Panlungsod Session Hall on November 29, 2016 per Ordinance 880, Series of 2016.
Committee Chair, Councilor Hollis C. Monsanto sponsored the revenue code along with the honorable members Councilor Jaime P. Gellor, Jr. and Councilor Louel M. Tortola.
The foregoing ordinance was certified by Ms. Marilou T. Sinues, SP-Administrative Officer V-OIC, signed by the Temporay Presiding Officer, Councilor Gellor and duly signed and approved by the Honorable City Mayor Ignacio W. Zubiri.
Pursuant to Republic Act 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991, the approved revenue code was published in the local newspaper Central Mindanao Newswatch for three consecutive issues on December 12, 13 and 14, 2016.
Copies of the ordinance were likewise posted at the Public Market and City Hall premises for the information of the public.
Prior to the final presentation of the proposed Revenue Code to the August Body, City Treasurer’s Office led the public hearing at City Covered Court, Barangay 4, City of Malaybalay on November 18, 2016.
City Treasurer Rogelio R. Marte, Acting Assistant Treasurer Rosie Dumas along with the SP Committee on Ways and Means spearheaded the event.
More than 1,500 participants attended the public hearing which represented by various sectors in the City and concerned stakeholders.
Bureau of Local Government and Finance – Regional Director-OIC, Ms. Herminigilda G. Garsula and Maricel Manlegro, Financial Analyst IV graced the occasion as invited guests.
Resource persons from different offices of the City Government of Malaybalay were also present to shed light to the attendees’ queries regarding the imposed taxes and fees.
These offices were represented by their department heads of City Civil Registrar, City Legal Office, City Planning and Development Office, City Veterinary, City Engineering, Traffic and Management Center, City Assessor, City Health, City Environment and Natural Resources Office, City Economic Enterprise Development and Management Office and City Agriculture.
This significant legislative measure will surely improve the revenue collection of the City. Thus, more services, programs, projects and activities will be made available for the benefit of the People of Malaybalay.
This ordinance is a testament of our continued commitment of public service for the development and progress of the City of Malaybalay through the effort and support of City Mayor Ignacio W. Zubiri, City Vice Mayor Roland F. Deticio and City Officials.
-Marilou T. Sinues, SP-Malaybalay