MANILA – Stricter tax collections enabled the Bureau of Internal Revenue exceed its P75.4 billion collection goal for June 2012 by 7.88 percent after revenues for the month reached P81.34 billion.
Last month’s collection of the BIR is also higher by 21.58 percent or P14.44 billion against the P66.9 billion it registered in June 2011, the bureau said in a statement Thursday.
In particular, revenues of the Regional Offices continue to post double-digit growth allowing it to also surpass its P25.86-billion collection target.
I-rice forum for retailers held
The National Food Authority in Negros Occidental conducted an advocacy forum on iron-fortified rice for 33 licensed grains retailers and operators from San Carlos City, Toboso and Calatrava, Wednesday.
Cynthia Luz Chua, NFA senior grains operations officer, yesterday said the forum aims to promote the selling and consumption of I-rice, especially to communities where there is a high rate of malnourished children.
She said the NFA is promoting I-rice to let consumers know of its nutritional facts that will help address the problems of malnutrition among school children.
Fees set for market streamers
An ordinance imposing fees for every streamer placed within the premises of Bacolod’s Central Market, North Public Market and South Public Market, was passed on first reading Wednesday by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod.
Authored by Councilor Catalino Alisbo, the ordinance said the Bacolod City Government will impose a fee of P500 per month for every streamer installed/placed within the zone premises of the three public markets in the city.
Only streamers installed with prior approval of the city government and barangay will not be imposed fees including commercial establishments with streamers hanged within the perimeter of their stalls, it said.