THE City Government of San Fernando on Thursday, August 9, 2018, honored the city’s stakeholders and top taxpayers who helped laid out numerous projects that benefit the majority of Fernandinos, during the awarding ceremony held at The Orchid Gardens in this city.
Mayor Edwin Santiago awarded at least 70 companies and businesses in the city that “sincerely and continuously” paid their taxes.
The top business taxpayers were Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. Inc. for manufacturers category; United Laboratories, Inc. for wholesaler, dealer, and distributor category; Super Value Inc. (SM Supermarket - SM City Pampanga) for retailers category; Manila North Tollways Corporation for contractors and independent contractors category; SM Prime Holdings, Inc. for services category; and BPI Family Bank- San Agustin Branch for banking and financial institutions category.
Different business owners who ranked first in their respective categories were also awarded. These were Josefina Siy, owner of A.A. Saver’s Mart, for single proprietorship category; Imelda Sarmiento, owner of IFS store, for New Public Market category and Magdalena Siy, owner of Lena’s Store, for Old Public Market category.
2017’s Top Real Property Taxpayer is San Miguel Brewery Inc., Top Franchise Taxpayer is San Fernando Electric Light & Power Company (SFELAPCO), Top Amusement Taxpayer is SM Prime Holdings, Inc., Top Barangay Community Tax Collector is Telabastagan and the Barangay with High Real Property Tax Collection is Quebiawan.
Also recognized as Top Business Taxpayers were San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation, Luzviminda Land Holdings, Inc., Kareila Management Corporation (S&R), Star Appliances Center, Inc., Waltermart Supermarket Inc., and Abenson Ventures Inc.
Manufacturers namely Coca-Cole Femsa Philippines Inc.. UNAHCO Feeds Inc., and ARC Refreshments Corporation were likewise cited as among the city’s top business taxpayers.
Meanwhile, also feted for their contribution for paying taxes on time were SM Prime Holdings, Inc., Century Limitless Corporation, Six Sigma Corporation, Silvermed Corporation, and Union Galvasteel Corporation, for the services sector.
In recognizing the contributions of all the awardees, Santiago thanked them for helping uplift the city’s growth and development.
“With your support, the City of San Fernando has become financially stable and is able to actively implement infrastructure projects that would benefit thousands of Fernandinos in the future,” he noted.
He then vowed that he would make the city more conducive for business ventures, leisure sites, and tourist-friendly destinations.
The mayor also assured that the money from the taxes paid by the businesses and realtors would be used to benefit the local citizens through the creation of more jobs and more business opportunities.