Council committee approves CTO online electronic system
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THE Davao City Council Committee on Information Technology has approved the proposed online electronic system for the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO).
The project proposed by the City Information Technology Center (CITC) was discussed in the committee hearing headed by Councilor Joanne Bonguyan last July 10.
During the hearing, CITC representatives informed the body that their office has collaborated with the Landbank of the Philippines in developing infrastructure for online payment.
As stated in the first phase of implementation, the payment will cater business taxes and payment for business and occupancy permits as these are the most “hectic” payment in the city, however, payment of the real property tax and miscellaneous fees will be included in the next phase of the implementation.
With the proposal, manual receipts from CTO are still the official receipt due to the need for the manual receipt by the Business Bureau before the issuance of the logo.
Bonguyan also urged that use of manual receipts should be retained saying that there are chances that online receipts might be altered and may become questionable.
Landbank was selected as depository bank for the online payment system by virtue of Commission on Audit order which states that collection of local government units and…