Quarry collections reach record P1B in Pampanga since 2019
Collections from quarrying at Mt. Pinatubo reached a record P1.036 billion in the first 19 months of the administration of Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda, according to the Pampanga public information office.
Officials said the total of P1,036,607,994.00 was collected from July 2019 until February 2021, except the period under lockdown from March 20 to May 17, 2020.
The fees and taxes collected include P150 for sand tax, P250 for administrative fee, P30 for weighing scale fee, sand and gravel permit, motor vehicle and heavy equipment accreditation, including fines and penalties.
For transparency, the number of booklets of quarry receipts are inventoried and recorded, officials said.
By month, the highest collection was made last February, which grossed P72.8 million
“The amount we collected proved that the monitoring and collecting system we put in place is efficient. Taxing according to actual volume hauled is right. This also showed that quarry operators and haulers are also cooperating with our policies,” Pineda said.
The governor thanked quarry associations for policing their own ranks. He also expressed his gratitude to the provincial treasurer’s office that collects the taxes and fees at the capitol and not in checkpoints.
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