City gov’t implements revised 
tax code, junkshop operation


ROXAS City — The city government is currently implementing two ordinances that the City Council passed and approved last month.

Councilor Powell del Rosario, chair of the Committee on Police Matters, said local authorities are currently enforcing Ordinances No. 048-2010 or the Compiling, Revising and Codifying the Tax and Other Revenue; and No. 050-2010, or the Prescribing Rules for Junkshop Operation.

These ordinances, he said, took effect on January 1 after necessary requirements, such as publication in a local newspaper of general circulation and posting in conspicuous places, were complied.

Del Rosario authored the two ordinances.

He said the Revenue Tax Code of this city was already obsolete, having been passed and implemented some 18 years ago.

The councilor said Mayor Angel Alan Celino wanted to relocate all junkshops to one area, which was why he decided to sponsor Ordinance No. 050-2010.

Some junkshops here have already become an eyesore, which might affect this city’s bid for being the “cleanest and greenest component city in Western Visayas and in the Philippines,” said del Rosario./PN

Trade center supervisor sacked


ROXAS City — The supervisor of the Teodoro Arcenas Trade Center (TATC), this city’s premier market, was relieved from post yesterday.

Leonilo Araque was reassigned at the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) upon the order of Mayor Angel Alan Celino.

In his memorandum order dated January 4, Celino designated Rainier Cargando as the new market supervisor.

Cargando was also the TATC supervisor during the time of then mayor Vicente Bermejo.

Araque, on the other hand, will take charge of the CTO’s Real Property Tax Division.

He was designated as market supervisor when Celino assumed office in July last year.

Recently, reports are spreading that the mayor was dissatisfied with the performance of Araque.

Araque did well in strictly implementing market rules and regulations, according to a source./PN