Pampanga posts record-high quarry revenue in March
The Pampanga provincial government recorded its highest quarry revenue in a month last March, generating a total of P80.8 million, compared to P72.8 million last February.
Provincial administrator Charlie Chua said the March collection brought the total revenue from quarrying to P1.118 billion over the 20 months of Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda’s administration.
The provincial government imposes a P150-sand tax, P250-administrative fee, P30-weighing scale fee, fees for sand and gravel permit, motor vehicle and heavy equipment accreditation including fines and penalties.
Chua said the provincial government’s share of 30 percent from the P150-sand tax was deposited in the provincial treasury to support programs in managing the Covid-19 pandemic.
Barangays and towns or cities from where the sand was derived from get 40 and 30 percent of the sand tax, respectively, based on the distribution authorized by the Local Government Code of 1991.
Pineda said that aside from the high demand for sand, the compliance of quarry operators and
haulers with regulations was a “big key” to the increase in local income.
“I could not thank them enough for their partnership and cooperation in really turning Mt. Pinatubo’s sand into a top earner for the province,” the governor said.
“Their taxes and fees go to good use,” Pineda added.
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