The Region XI’s Department of Finance-Bureau of Local Government Finance (DOF-BLGF) congratulated the leadership of Gov. Claude P. Bautista of Davao Occidental as the province emerges anew as the number 1 with the highest local revenue collection from the Real Property Tax, Fees and Charges, Business Tax, and Economic Enterprises among the local government units in the region. The DOF- BLGF Region XI handed the Plaques of Recognitions and renewed the Roving Trophy at the Mini-Capitol Building grounds, Malita, Davao Occidental, on February 4, 2021 in the morning. Vice Governor, Atty. Franklin P. Bautista formally received the award on behalf of the governor from Mr. Apollo A. Ebdalin, LTOO IV of the DOF-BLGF Region XI. Atty. Bautista expressed his gratitude to the DOF for the recognition and offered the award to the employees of the Provincial Treasurer’s Office, Provincial Assessor’s Office, and its offices in the five municipalities of Davao Occidental (Malita, Sta. Maria, Don Marcelino, Jose Abad Santos, and Sarangani). He said that this would enhance the collaborative efforts and confidence of the said offices and employees of the provincial government and its municipal governments.
Mr. Ebdalin uttered that like in 2018, Davao Occidental got the Highest Collection Efficiency Rate in 2019 from among the LGUs in Region XI. The Real Property Tax (RPT) Collection Efficiency is 270.00%, Fees and Charges’ Collection Efficiency is 108.65%, Business Tax’ Collection Efficiency is 138.99%, and the Economic Enterprises’ Collection Efficiency is 267.51%. Davao Occidental is being recognized for its exemplary performance by exceeding the total revenue target in all four major revenue sources on FY 2019 Revenue Generation Program of DOF-BLGF. The Total Revenue Target is Php 224.838M, wherein the Total Collection is Php 504.397M with a whopping 224.34% Collection Efficiency.
Governor Bautista accounted the awards and recognition to the people of Davao Occidental for relentlessly supporting the programs and efforts of the provincial government as the tax collection is the lifeblood of the government. The Chief Executive is committed to improving and sustaining the quality of the services translated to the materialization of the programs for the constituents of Davao Occidental.