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Cebu City Public Information Office ) - The Cebu City Government is holding the One-Stop shop renewal and application of Mayor's Business Permit at SM Trade Hall 3, in SM City Cebu.

The One-Stop shop which started last January 5, 2015 Monday will end until January 24, 2015 Saturday. Only entrance 5 located near Radisson Blu Hotel will be open to taxpayers from 8AM to 10AM and all are advised to bring their valid IDs upon entering. All gates will be already open during mall hours.

The operation will run from Mondays to Fridays from 8AM to 7PM on a first come first served basis, however, they are open for transactions for two Saturdays on January 10 and 24. It will be temporarily closed on January 17 Saturday for the Sinulog celebration.

All operators and/or owners of the more than Thirty thousand business establishments from the city's Eighty villages are advised to renew their Mayor's business permit within the scheduled date on January 5 to 23 to avoid interest, surcharge and penalties. Please be guided. (By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados, PIO Staff)

 

City ranks third in tax collection efficiency!

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(CEBU CITY – Public Information Office) – The Queen City of the South emerged third among 16 cities all over Central Visayas in terms of tax collection efficiency for the year 2013.

The objective business tax collection for that year was P1.09 billion, and the city after the actual collection reached about P1.18 billion.

City Treasurer’s Office (Cto) chief Diwa Cuevas received an announcement from the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF)-7 last August 26, 2014 notifying the city’s standing of its tax collection efficiency.

BLGF-7 said that the Cebu City Government through its Cto achieve in 2013 a collection efficiency of 107.77 percent. The actual fees and charges collection reached P415.44 million, which is greater than the target collection of P335.72 million, or a collection efficiency of 123.75.

In an interview with the BARUGG News, Cuevas pointed out that the increase in tax collection could be attributed to the growing number of business establishments in the city, adding that it was also due to their systematic tax collection campaign.

The Cebu City Government under Mayor Michael L Rama's leadership has 45 percent higher collection compared to the collection in the past few years during the term of former mayor Tomas Osmena. During 2007-2009 under Osmena's term the tax collection was only raised to P3.6 billion in real property tax while in Rama’s administration the city has collected P5.3 billion from 2011 to 2013.

Meanwhile, the BLGF-7 communication letter did not emphasize and reveal the ranking of the 16 cities in the region which emerged as efficient in their tax collection.

The city is yet to receive the communication from BLGF-7 for the ranking and status of tax collection efficiency for the year 2014. To date, the city is doing its best to maintain and still improve their collection this year to achieve a much better ranking.

Moreover, for the year 2015, the city is conducting the One-stop shop application and renewal of Mayor’s Business Permit at SM City Cebu Trade Hall 3 from January 5-23 with a target collection of P5 billion. For two days of its operation, the city has collected at least P8.8 million already. The city has a P13 billion annual budget for this year. (By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados, PIO Staff)

 

One-stop shop

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(CEBU CITY - Public Information Office) - The Cebu City Government thru it's One-Stop shop renewal and application of Mayor's Business Permit will be officially open at 8AM instead of 10AM starting January 5, 2015 Monday until January 24, 2015 Saturday, at SM Trade Hall 3, SM City Cebu.

Only entrance 5 located near Radisson Blu Hotel will be open to taxpayers from 8AM to 10AM and all are advised to bring their valid IDs upon entering. All gates will be already open during mall hours.

The operation will run from Mondays to Fridays from 8AM to 7PM on a first come first served basis, however, they are open for transactions for two Saturdays on January 10 and 24. It will be temporarily closed on January 17 Saturday for the Sinulog celebration. Please be guided. (By: Greggy Jiggs P. Senados, PIO Staff)

 

SINULOG 2015

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Schedule of Activities

December 01 – January 31, 2015 : Sinulog Street Fair, Osmeña Blvd.

December 27, 2014 – January 24, 2015 : Sinulog 2014 Photo Exhibit @ SM City Cebu

December 30, 2014 (Tuesday) 
Sinulog Fun Run
5:00 A.M. : Elimination Sinulog 2015 Dance Crew

January 8, 2015 (Thursday) 
Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus
4:00 A.M. : Assembly Time (Area) Fuente Osmeña
4:30 A.M. : Start of Walk-Fuente Osmeña Blvd. – Basilica del Sto. Niño
5:30 A.M. : Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 2015

January 9, 2015 (Friday) 
Sinulog 2015 Kick Off
10:00 A.M. : Sinulog Trade Fair @ SM City Cebu by Department of Trade and Industry
2:00 P.M. : Solemn Mass (Basilica del Santo Niño)
3:00 P.M. : Launching Parade (Basilica del Santo Niño to CCSC)
6:00 P.M. : Sinulog Choral Competition Grand Finals @ Fuente Osmeña
7:00 P.M. : Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmeña
8:00 P.M. : Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 P.M. : Street Party Bands

January 10, 2015 (Saturday) 
Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan
1:00 P.M. : Parade of Participants, Capitol Site to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 P.M. : Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan @ Cebu City Sports Center
6:30 P.M. : Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) by Department of Education - Cebu Province
7:00 P.M. : Ms. Cebu 2015 Pre Pageant Night @ Ayala Activity Center

January 11, 2015 (Sunday) 
Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan
3:00 A.M. : Cebu City 2015 Marathon – www.cebumarathon.com
1:00 P.M. : Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 P.M. : Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan @ Cebu City Sports Center
6:30 P.M. : Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) by University of San Carlos, Cebu Normal University,
Salazar College of Science and Institute of Technology
8:00 P.M. : Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña)
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 12, 2015 (Monday) 
6:30 P.M. : Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) by University of Cebu,
Cebu Institute of Technology - University, University of Southern Philippines - Foundation
8:00 P.M. : Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña)
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 13, 2015 (Tuesday) 
6:30 P.M. : Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) by University of San Jose Recoletos,
Asian College of Technology, Mandaue City College
8:00 P.M. : Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña)
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 14, 2015 (Wednesday) 
9:00 A.M. : Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:30 P.M. : Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) by Department of Education - Cebu City Division
7:00 P.M. : Ms. Cebu 2015 Coronation Night @ Waterfront Hotel Cebu City
8:00 P.M. : Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña)
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 15, 2015 (Thursday) 
9:00 A.M. : Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights) 
6:00 P.M. : Balik Cebu Welcome Party @ Ayala Activity Center 
6:30 P.M. : Sinulog Festival Queen Runway Competition and Photoshoot
8:00 P.M. : Handumanan @ Ayala Terraces
8:00 P.M. : Sinulog 2015 Idol Grand Finals @ the Fuente Osmeña
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 16, 2015 (Friday) 
Visual Merchandising Contest (Dept. Stores and Malls)
4:00 A.M. : Walk with Mary (Area) Fuente Osmeña - Sto. Niño
9:00 A.M. : Solidairty Meeting (All Competing Contingent/Floats/Higante/Puppeteers)
@ Cebu City Sports Center Gym
6:00 P.M. : Sinulog 2015 Dance Crew Finals @ Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 P.M. : Sinulog Festival Queen 2015 Coronation Night @ Cebu City Sports Center
8:00 P.M. : Cebu Popular Music Festival @ Cebu Coliseum

January 17, 2015 (Saturday) 
6:00 A.M. : Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of the Sto. Niño
9:00 A.M. : Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon Basilica del Santo Niño
12:00 P.M. : 10th "The Street Vibration & Big Bike Rally 2015"
by V-max Owner's Group, Inc. Cebu Chapter
2:00 P.M. : Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
7:00 P.M. : Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ SM City Cebu
7:00 P.M. : Street Party @ Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia

January 18, 2015 (Sunday) 
Sinulog Grand Parade
4:00 A.M. : Mañanita Mass @ Basilica del Sto. Niño
6:00 A.M. : Pontifical Mass with His Eminence Jose S. Palma
8:00 A.M. : Holy Mass @ Cebu City Sports Center
9:00 A.M. : Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
7:00 P.M. : Grand Finale and Grand Fireworks @ Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 P.M. : Street Party Bands, Fuente Osmeña
9:00 P.M. : Pyrospectacular Show (Pyromusical Show @ SM City Cebu)
5:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M. : Concert Series sa Sugbo @ SRP Grounds
12:00 MN : Sinulog Fireworks @SRP

January 19, 2015 (Monday) Awarding Ceremonies @ Cebu City Sports Center

January 23, 2015 (Friday) “HUBO”

January 24, 2015 : Judging of Finalists Short Film/Video Documentary Contest

January 25, 2015 : First Cebu City Triathlon –cct.cornerstone8080events.com

January 26, 2015 : Judging Sinulog 2015 Photo Contest

January 27, 2015 : Judging of Finalist in Short Film / Video Documentary and
Music Video Contest

January 31, 2015 
1:00 P.M. : Screening of Finalists Sinulog Short Film Festival @ SM City Cebu
6:00 P.M. : Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest, Short Film and
Video Documentary Contest @ SM City Cebu

January 31, 2015 – February 8, 2015 
Photo Exhibit “Winning Photos Sinulog 2015 @ SM City Cebu

Pit Senyor!

 


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