Lapu-Lapu City Treasurer wins award as CTO collects P1.4B in taxes in 2020
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The acting Lapu-Lapu City Treasurer has been recognized as one of the most inspiring city treasurers in the province with the Lapu-Lapu City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) collecting P1.389 billion in taxes in 2020 despite the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Felicitas Baguio, acting Lapu-Lapu City Treasurer, said the CTO the P1.389 billion tax collection was still lower as compared to the P1.732 billion in taxes collected in 2019.
Despite this, Baguio was recognized as one of Cebu Province’s Most Inspiring City Treasurers by the Bureau of Local Government Finance and was nominated for the regional qualifier of the award.
The award is given to city treasurers, who show an inspiring story, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Baguio said that when the pandemic started last year, she insisted to the mayor to let their office be open so that they could continue with their jobs, especially since their office was very essential for the continued operation of city hall.
“Ang amoang trabaho intawn is disbursing and collection of funds. Kung mao nay mosira, lisod na kay dili na kalihok ang city,” she added.
(Our work is disbursing and collection of funds. if this will close, then it will be difficult for the city to move.)
She also said that she was surprised at being recognized as one of the Most Inspiring City Treasurers in the province.
She said she did not know that she was considered for the award and won and only knew about it from a friends.
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