The Bureau of Local Government Finance in Region III has cited the Angeles City government under Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. for consistently topping all cities in among Central Luzon its revenue collection.
The Bureau conferred three plaques of achievements to Angeles City LGU under the leadership of Mayor Lazatin for attaining the “Highest Nominal Locally Sourced Revenues” in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
In 2019, Angeles City generated P1,635,704,929 revenues; P1,604,635,856 in 2020; and P1,524,077,468 in 2021.
The feats were reputedly done at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic by enforcing a business friendly atmosphere and setting aside tax increase.
Acting city treasurer Jennifer Castro received the BLGF-R3 awards on Wednesday at the Subic Grand Harbour Hotel, in Subic Zambales from BLGF regional director Divina Corpuz.
Corpuz cited Angeles as “Top 3” “among all cities in Central Luzon, obtaining 11 percent year-on-year growth in locally sourced revenues for 2019.”
The city government ranks 6th in the National Level (2020) in terms of revenue generation.
Lazatin lauded the efforts of retired city treasurer Juliet Quinsaat in ensuring a no-nonsense collection of revenues in the past three years amid the pandemic.