[Advisory] People’s initiative eyed for questionable ‘Valencia revenue code’ – biz chamber

City Councilor-elect Oliver Owen Garcia speaks during a forum organized by the Valencia City Chamber of Commerce and Industry on May 21 at the Hotel Valencia Grand Ballroom| Daniel V. Mental/Bukidnon News

City Councilor-elect Oliver Owen Garcia speaks during a forum on the results of its review of the Valencia City revenue code organized by the Valencia City Chamber of Commerce and Industry on May 21 at the Hotel Valencia Grand Ballroom| Daniel V. Mental/Bukidnon News

VALENCIA CITY (Bukidnon News/10 June) The Valencia City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc is yielding to a possible people’s initiative on the city’s controversial new revenue code implemented in June 2012, said chamber president Dr. Efren Villahermosa.

This position veered from initial recommendation for the city council to amend the ordinance and a possible reference to the Department of Finance for legal action.

A review committee created by the chamber found alleged flaws and repetitive provisions, said Poblacion Kag. Felix Lopez who chaired the review committee. Businessmen and motorela operators alike complained of exorbitant fees in obtaining mayor’s permit.

Vice Mayor Azucena Huervas  admitted to Bukidnon News there were errors in computations for motorela mayor’s permit.

She said, however, there was no need to amend the ordinance.

Huervas said motorela operators who paid more than what’s due will pay reduced amount the next time they pay for their business permit. (Walter Balane with a report from Iyren Dalipe/Bukidnon News)

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