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South Cotabato revised revenue code hurdles 2nd reading

A priority measure proposing to impose adjustments in taxes, fees, and charges in South Cotabato is a step closer into becoming a law after it hurdled second reading at the Sangguniang Panlalawiganon Monday.

SP Committee on Ways and Means chairperson Miguel Matinong steered the passage of the proposed 2024 Revenue Code of the province.

Matinong highlighted the necessity of revising the revenue code to secure local income essential for sustaining fundamental services provided by the provincial government to its constituents.

Meanwhile, Board Member Ervin Luntao also said it is high time to revisit the revenue code considering that the province has expanded its social services.

“When we scrutinized the proposed charges, I have observed that the charges of Provincial Hospital is now comparable with the other leading hospitals in the city of Koronadal… I think it is also appropriate that we can charge as well as whatever the charges are of private hospitals in our province,” Luntao said.

“And it can help the people Mr. Chair for the delivery, again, of the social services,” the board member added.

The last revision took place in 2017, marking the seventh year without revising the revenue code.

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