The Dumaguete City Treasurer’s Office was awarded for its Collection Efficiency during the recent Regional Leadership Congress of the Association of Local Treasurers and Assessors in Region 7 held in Cebu City.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo commended Ms. Merced and her team including City Economic Enterprise Officer Engr. Ronnie A. Fortin for this latest recognition, which is another testament to the dedication to service and industry of the officers and personnel of the City’s Treasury Department.
As cited by the Bureau of Local Government Finance of the Department of Finance, the City Treasurer’s Office of Dumaguete City, under the leadership of Cristina M. Merced, exceeded its Fiscal Year 2020 collection targets on the following: Real Property Taxes, 123.65%; Business Taxes, 150.86%; Fees and Charges, 139.69% and Economic Enterprises, 266.81%.
Ms. Merced was also ranked 2nd among the treasurers of the 16 cities in Region 7 in the collection efficiency of receipts from the Economic Enterprise for Fiscal Year 2020.