CBO meets 82% target collection as of July-A A +A
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
THE City Building Office (CBO) collected a total of P53,594,273.96 as of July 2013 or 82.14 percent of the target collection of P65 million for this year.
"The huge lump of the collection came from the collections from fees on building permits and electrical permits," CBO acting assistant building official Engr. Gloria A. Lumapas told reporters Tuesday.
Electrical permits accounted for 23.83 percent or P12,723,417.48 of the total collection while building permits accounted for 19.54 percent or P10,434,595.36.
Mechanical and annnual inspection fees also contributed largely with a total collection of P6,575,626.99 and P6,287,052.99, respectively.
Compared to July 2012, collection this year increased by 21.85 percent from P43,981,581.41 last year.
"Due to the presence of the construction of high rise buildings, our intensified monitoring against illegal constructions, and annual inspection we were able to increase the number of collections. We are optimistic that we will overshoot our target this year," Lumapas said.
As of August, a total of nine high rise buildings were issued building permits. These high rise buildings are from Ateneo de Davao University, FTC Group of Companies, Corporation, Holy Cross Davao College, Inc., Accendo Commercial Corp., Karella Management Corporation/ S&R Membership Shopping Davao, Macabodbod, Lioc Kui Fraternity, and Globe Telecom, Inc.
As of September 16, CBO approved a total of 862 miscellaneous/electrical permits and 235 building permits. Of the 235 building permits, 153 are for residential while 38 are commercial.
Last year they collected a total of P72,693,401.42 versus their P51.2 million target. This translates to a 141.92-percent collection efficiency.
Building permit fee, electrical permit fee, mechanical permit fee, annual inspection fee, and other fees contributed largely to last year's total collection.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 25, 2013.