Quarry revenues close at P650M-A A +A
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Quarry collections at the Capitol closed at P649,782,500 at year-end, as revenues in December 2012 were recorded at P19,145,000.
According to Provincial Government Environment and Natural Resources Officer Engr. Art Punsalan, the record-breaking feat was achieved by the Kapampangan A Lulugud At Matapat, through improved collection measures and efficient operations.
“We still came within range even if the month of December last year was filled with holidays and non-operations. We are on target and right now, we are optimistic that we would get to our projection of P770 million when the term of Governor Pineda and Vice Governor [Joseller] Yeng Guiao end June this year,” Punsalan told Sun.Star Pampanga.
Records, he said, show the consistency of quarry collections that brought the quarry industry on its all-time high.
“From July to December 2010, collections were posted at P119 million. Then for the whole year of 2011, we recorded collections of more than P238 million. The year 2012 proved to be the breakthrough as revenues peaked to P272 million, with monthly collections averaging P20 million. We are happy to note that we have set a benchmark in this administration,” Punsalan added.
On with computerization
Guiao, meanwhile, reiterated Capitol’s plan to computerize quarry operations and collections.
“By computerizing quarry operations, we would be able to institutionalize quarry operations and maximize its potential, so much so that the real trend and figures we achieved will not be altered whoever takes over this flagship program, Guiao said.
“Having set such a benchmark that is a milestone in the history of the quarry in the province, and after achieving the most ideal revenues, it’s high time that it should be computerized. Not only can we establish the right parameters, but we would be able to greatly eliminate human errors, both incidental and intentional,” he said.
Pring added that the computerizing quarry operations would not only enhance collections, but would ensure its sustainability no matter who the next head of Capitol would be.
“It simply means that whoever sits as governor will see the benefits of quarry collections and its very big impact on the projects and programs of Capitol for Kapampangans,” Pring said.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 09, 2013.