On November 29, the Sangguniang Bayan of the Municipality conducted a Public Hearing/Consultation on the Revised Revenue Code of Jagna at the Capt. Gregorio “Goyo” Casenas Hall.
Invited were players in the economic sector.
SB Committee Chairperson on Good Governance Alberto Cabrestante, Jr. presented the rationale of the activity.
The Revenue Code of Jagna was last revised in the year 2003. The mandate of the government states that there shall be conducted a revision of the revenue code every five years. The Revenue Code of Jagna was due for revision only last 2008. With time constraint along the years the revision of the Revenue Code of the town was finally given preferential attention by the incumbent 7th Sangguniang Bayan headed by Vice Mayor Exuperio Lloren.
The precepts of the 2003 Revenue Code of the town were seen as archaic as rapid changes in the economic sector are seen through the years. Taxes levied are already outdated and does not anymore support the needs of the community especially the provision of service to the populace.
Majority of the players of the economic sector of the town of Jagna responded to the call of the Sangguniang Bayan. Presentations as to the sections revised in the Code were provided by the concerned office heads of the Local Government Unit as well as the honorable members of the 7th Sangguniang Bayan.
After all the presentations, an open forum was conducted with the attendees airing out their questions, clarifications and suggestions to the Code for resolution of the Sangguniang Bayan.
The public hearing/consultation is a part of the process of the Revenue Code revision. It is in accordance to the mandate of transparency and good governance.