Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan has vetoed Ordinance No. 114 which grants amnesty or relief to delinquent real estate taxpayers.
The Baguio politiko said granting amnesty to deliquent real estate taxpayers is very disadvantageous to the city government.
Domogan said that when Baguio implemented a grant of amnesty last year, it resulted in a loss of P38.5 million in arrears and unpaid real property taxes.
“I hope that we consider the comment of a lot of our taxpayers who say that it is better not to pay real property taxes and just wait for the amnesty,” he said.
“This is very damaging to the collection system of the city,” Domogan added.