Barangay clearance needed for biz permit applications

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011


STARTING Wednesday, the City Government is now requiring business establishments to secure a barangay clearance before they can apply for business permits.

During the regular session of the City Council on Tuesday, city councilors unanimously approved an ordinance amending section (b) of the Cagayan de Oro City Revenue Code of 2003, by including barangay clearance as among the requirements in the renewal of existing business permit.

According to Majority floor leader Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya, the additional requirement for renewal of existing business permits, in consonance with Section 152 of the Local Government Code of the Philippines (Republic Act 7160) would also mean additional income to the barangay.

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Section 152 of Local Government Code states that no city or municipality may issue any license or permit for any business or activity where such business or activity is located or conducted for such clearance; the Sanguniang Barangay may impose a reasonable fee.

Nacaya said that all business permits will pass through the barangay where their establishments will be located as this will also monitor establishments operating in their area.

He also said that the new application for renewal of mayor's permit will require previous year's mayor permit, original copy of the annual or quarterly tax payments, original copies of all receipts showing payments of all regulatory fess as provided by the city government code, certificate of tax exemption and the barangay clearance. (NJM)

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on January 13, 2011.

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