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Among the 7 Cities in Bicolandia... Masbate City PNP BEST PCR City Police Station for 2013
Friday, 30 August 2013

by: Marlon Es. Ditan

IT HAPPENED under the able stewardship of PSupt. Rodolfo C. Abella, the ever active chief of police that the Masbate City PNP ever had.

And for the exemplary performance of the officers and men of the Masbate City PNP in the field of public service, the Regional Police Office in Camp Simeon A. Ola recognizes Masbate City PNP’s “exemplary performance” and adjudged it as this year’s Best PCR City Police Station.

The award was conferred by PNP Regional Director Clarence V. Guinto in a simple culminating ceremony during the PCR Month on July 31, 2013 at Camp Simeon A. Ola in Legazpi City.

Very much ahead in point system, Masbate City PNP vested the other city police stations in Region 5, namely: Naga, Legazpi, Tabaco, Ligao, Iriga and Sorsogon.

Camp Ola also recognizes the initiatives of PSupt. Abella in working round-the-clock and doubly hard that ensures the safety of the residents of Masbate city.

And the continuing performance of the officers and personnel of the City PNP assured the city dwellers that they are comfortable with their police force that eventually gained the respect of the community.

PSupt. Abella assumed office as the city’s topmost police officer and crime buster on December 28, 2011.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 September 2013 )
CSC nominates Masbate City as the Region's Best in ARTA Compliance
Friday, 30 August 2013

by: Marlon Es. Ditan


The Field Office here of the Civil Service Commission has nominated Masbate city, along with four other local government units and three national agencies here that possesses the Best HRM Practice on Anti-Red Tape Act Compliance.

Director Andronico D. Lanuza forwarded to the CSC Regional Office the transmittal-nomination on July 12 and the regional office received the same on July 15.

The other nominees are the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Sattelite Office, the National Prosecution Service, the City Division of Schools and the LGUs of Mobo, Dimasalang, Aroroy and Monreal.

Republic Act No. 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007 provides that all government agencies, including departments, bureaus, offices, instrumentalities, government-owned and/or controlled corporations, local government or district units shall set up their respective standards to be known as the Citizen’s Charter.

ARTA was enacted to improve efficiency in the delivery of government service to the public by rendering bureaucratic red tape and to prevent graft and corruption and the Civil Service Commission is one of the leading agencies that implement and supervise the provisions of the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007. The commission regularly monitors the agencies and instrumentalities of government through its Anti-Red Tape Act Watch.

In awarding the Best HRM Practice on ARTA Compliance, other agencies will be inspired and motivated to emulate the best practices of the winning agency, CSC said.

The commission has set up a number of criteria and each of these criteria has a corresponding “gauge” and “percentage allocation”.

Winners of the Best HRM Practice on ARTA Compliance are entitled to a cash award, plaque of recognition to be awar-ded in a fitting rite in the September 2013 Cele-bration of the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary, the feature story of the winning agency in the Bicol Racer and the same write-up will be sent to the CSC Central Office for inclusion in the publication in the CSC Reporter and the corresponding public acclamation in the CSC Regional Office Social Networking sites such as wordpress and facebook.

In the July 25-27 and September 13, 2012 survey period jointly conducted by CSC and the Department of the Interior and Local Government, the city government of Masbate got an over-all rating of 95.80% Excellent Rating, the highest among the seven cities in Bicol region.

Advocating good governance through the auspices of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia’s Performance Governance System, the city government of Masbate is strongly committed and adheres to the principles of the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007.

Masbate city government promotes paragon of excellence in public service delivery.

For her part, Mayor Rowena R. Tuason said that Masbate city government is “now reaping the fruits of its labor”.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 September 2013 )
Among 143 Cities, Masbate City is the 20th Most Competitive City
Friday, 30 August 2013

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(This is a reprint of the news story featured in the Philippine Star on July 31, 2013 and posted on its website – Ed.)

CDO tops list of Phl's most competitive cities

by Louella D. Desiderio (The Philippine Star)
| Updated July 31, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Cagayan de Oro topped the list of most competitive cities in the Philippines as it performed well in terms of economic dynamism, government efficiency and available infrastructure, the National Competitiveness Council’s (NCC) said. The data, however, is incomplete as several cities in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao failed to submit all the required information.

NCC private sector co-chairman Guillermo Luz said, Cagayan de Oro, located in the province of Misamis Oriental, was declared the most competitive out of the 122 cities covered by the 1st Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index.

“Cagayan de Oro placed first as it was in the top 10 in all three factors”, he said.

The three factors tracked by the index were economic dynamism, government efficiency and infrastructure.

In looking at how cities performed in terms of economic dynamism, the NCC collected data such as figures on annual business registrations, employment, financial institutions, organized business groups as well as growth in gross sales of registered businesses.

In terms of government efficiency, the NCC considered data on real estate tax and business tax in relation to the total local government unit's (LGU) revenue, number of awards relative to competitiveness, business registration system, presence of an investment promotion unit, crime incidence, secondary school capacities as well as health manpower.

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One Stop Shop Program for 2013 of LGU-Masbate City is on--going. This facilitates issuing of Business Permits and Licenses of business owners in the city through the presence of all stakes in licensing (city departments and line agencies). It started last January 2 and will end on January 18. However, securing of business license is a year round activity.

Mayor Socrates Tuason provided an extension of a no surcharge for securing late of business permit which started last January 21 at ends in January 25. After the grace period, there will be 25% surcharge based of the assessed fee to be paid by the business owner.


NOTICE is hereby given to all real property owners of Masbate City that pursuant to City Ordinance No. 087-07, otherwise known as the Revenue Code of the City of Masbate, there is hereby levied in Section 40, Article 6, Chapter III of the same Code, a Basic Tax and Special Education Fund (SEF) on the assessed value of REAL PROPERTY located in the City of Masbate at the following; continued

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There are considerable milestones the City Government have been reaping and continue to implement programs and projects to improve the quality of life of Masbateňos and make the City more livable. Aside from the annual program and project the City Government is implementing, it formulates innovative programs and improves its services for the betterment of the City as a whole and the satisfaction of the constituents. 

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