When Davao City became a chartered city in 1937, the city treasurer then played a multi-faceted role.  He was an ex-officio member of the city council and played the role of an assessorcivil registrarpostmastergeneral services officer, and accountant. But as the city grew rapidly, the offices of the City Assessor, the City Civil Registrar and the Postmaster were created and organized as separate offices.

The local government code of 1991 or Republic Act 7160 was implemented fully during the administration of Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte. Sometime between 1993 law essay writing service and 1994, the offices of the City Accountant and the City General Services were established.

In response to the huge task brought forth by decentralized powers, authority, responsibility and resources, then acting City Treasurer Leonardo Dinopol initiated and implemented what was mandated by RA 7160. During this period, the city reached the P1 billion marked in its actual revenue.

Starting third quarter of 1995, another newly appointed City Treasurer Mrs Adelaida Barcelona assumed office and initiated the formulation of various documentations including the treasury manual, annual report, and foremost of which is the operational plan which spelled the City’s Comprehensive enhancement, among which are tax mapping, establishment of a one-stop shop business permit application and renewal, setting up of collection centers at the city’s major entrance and exit points.

In August of 2001, Atty Engdian Kong was designated OIC-City Treasurer who pushed for the customized printing (although manual feeding) of official receipts for real property tax, business tax, and miscellaneous fees and charges. To give official pardon to those delinquent real property tax owners, theTax Amnesty program was implemented with the objective of paper writer reducing delinquent accounts. To provide comfort to taxpayers, the taxpayers’ lounge was put up at the Sangguniang Panlungsod buidling.

From August 2003 until October 2005, the office was headed by Mr. Rodrigo Riola in his acting capacity as the City Treasurer. He was appointed as the City Treasurer beginning November 2005 up to June 15, 2016.  In 2007, with the collaboration of the City Assessor’s Office, the City Treasurer’s Office implemented full computerization of real property taxes better known as the Davao City Real Property Tax Administration Computerization Project.  Using top of the line software and hardware components, the project was successfully implemented.  And as a result, collection efficiency for the year 2011 reached as high as 137.14*, the first ever in the history of Davao City.  During Mr. Riola’s administration, the city was able to reach the P2 billion mark in its actual revenue collections.  To reduce the processing time per transaction and to prevent certain irregularities, customized printing using continuous forms of official receipts for real property taxes and business taxes was initiated.

With the compulsory retirement of Mr. Rodrigo S. Riola, Mrs. Bella Linda N. Tanjili was designated OIC-City Treasurer from June 16, 2016 to present, tasked to lead Five Hundred Eighty (580) personnel extending to the three (3) congressional districts in ten (10) different offices, namely; Agdao, Buhangin, Bunawan, Paquibato, Calinan, Baguio, Marilog, Talomo, Toril, and Tugbok Districts, and three (3) Economic Enterprise Units namely; Davao City Overland Transport Terminal (DCOTT), Bankerohan Public Market (BPM), and Ma-a Slaughterhouse (MSH).

Mrs. Tanjili will now play a challenging role in fulfilling her mandate to collect local tax, fees and charges such as real property tax, business tax, market and slaughter fees, community tax, and other local revenues.  These revenue generation efforts will support the endeavors of the City Government of Davao to achieve a more progressive and competitive city.

Source:  *Annual report of CTO

Our Vision-Mission

VISION STATEMENT

We, the City Treasurer’s Office,  a pro-active organization, providing prompt and quality service through state-of-the-art technologies and innovative management systems ensuring client satisfaction with competent, highly motivated, gender-responsive and God-centered personnel, responsive to the needs of the citizens and achieving a self-reliant City of Davao.

MISSION STATEMENT

The City Treasurer’s Office of Davao shall perform judiciously its mandates and functions in accordance with the Local Government Code, other laws, ordinances and policies.

We commit fast, timely, accurate financial information and ensure soundness of fiscal management system and policies for the benefit of our internal and external clientele.

We provide continuous capacity building, rewards, incentives and spiritual upliftment programs for our personnel. Towards this end, we strive to achieve a self-reliant local government unit.

Our Goals and Objectives

  • To intensify tax and revenue collections to ably generate estimated income for the year;
  • To develop and strengthen the medium term fiscal management plan;
  • To improve assessment and collection machinery of the office;
  • To implement extensively the computerization tax billing and collection system;
  • To accelerate the city’s tax collection & enforcement program;
  • To improve and provide additional economic enterprise facilities and services.

Our Beginnings

In 1901, by virtue of Act. No. 82 of the 2nd Philippine Commission, the municipal government of Davao was created. From that time on until the early part of 1917, military government prevailed under the American colonizers. During this period, taxation was already resorted to cover colonial administrative expenses. The native inhabitants were required to work in public highways, and their refusal to work would tantamount to forcible taxation.

The first city council was composed of Santiago Artiaga as Mayor and presiding officer. With the following department heads;

  1. Manuel Zabat – Acting First City Engineer,
  2. Jose Elayda – First City Treasurer

As ex-officio members;

  1. and five city councilors;
    1. Jose Ebro
    2. Antonio Habana jr.
    3. Isidro Bastida
    4. Alberto Zamora
    5. Cesar Soto

Before the Japanese occupation, the following City Mayors and City Treasurers were appointed by the President;

Period City Mayors City
Japanese
Occupation Engr. Alfonso Oboza, jr. Rosalio Macrohon
Wartime Atty. Donato Endriga Fruto Silvosa(5/45 to 8/45)
Eleno Cabanlit (8/45 to 12/45)(5/45 to 8/45)
Nicolas Tolentino(12/45 to 11/46)
Source: annual report CTO

 

WHO WE ARE

 

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WHAT WE DO

THE CITY TREASURER  

(CITY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT HEAD II)

The appointment of a Treasurer shall be mandatory for provincial, city and municipal governments; and shall therefore be under the administrative supervision of the governor or mayor, as the case may be, to whom he shall report regularly on the tax collection efforts in the local government units;

The City Treasurer therefore shall:

  • Perform the enumerated function under Sec. 470, Art. II of R.A. 7160 of the Local Government Code;
  • Take charge of the Treasury Office, perform the duties provided for under Book II of Local Government Code, and shall:

1 – Advise the City Mayor, as the case may be, the Sanggunian, and  other local and national government officials concerned regarding disposition of local government funds, and on such other matters relative to public finance;

2- Take custody of and exercise proper management of the funds of the local government unit concerned;

3- Take charge of the disbursement of all local government funds and such other funds the custody of which may be entrusted to him by law or other competent authority;

4- Inspect private commercial & industrial establishments within the jurisdiction of the local government unit concerned in relation to the implementation of tax ordinances, pursuant to the provisions under Book II of this code;

5- Maintain and update the tax information system of the local government units.

  • Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.

 

THE ASSISTANT CITY TREASURER – ADMINISTRATION:

(CITY GOVERNMENT ASSISTANT DEPARTMENT HEAD II)

The Assistant City Treasurer for Administration shall assist the City Treasurer and perform such duties as the latter may assign to him.

He shall the authority to administer oaths concerning notices and notifications to those delinquent in the payment of the real property tax and concerning official matters relating to the accounts of the treasurer and the assessor. (par. C Section 471 LGC of 1991).

He shall exercise direct and immediate supervision over tax collection functions of all accountable collecting officers and employees.

The Assistant City Treasurer for Administration shall exercise general supervision over the following existing divisions, viz;

1. Administrative & Records Division

2.  Cash Receipts Division

3.  Cash Disbursement Division

 

THE ASSISTANT CITY TREASURER – OPERATIONS

(CITY GOVERNMENT ASSISTANT DEPARTMENT HEAD II)

The Assistant City Treasurer for Operations is in-charge over the revenue operations of the city.

He shall assist the City Treasurer and perform such duties as the latter may assign to her. (par. C Section 471, LGC of 1991).

The Assistant City Treasurer for Operations shall exercise general supervision over the following:

1.   Real Property Tax Division

2.  Business Tax & Assessment and other Local Tax Imposition Divisions

3.  Economic Enterprise Units

4.  District Treasury Offices

 

S U P P O R T   S E R V I C E S

 

A.  TREASURY OPERATIONS REVIEW UNIT (TORU)

Duties and Functions:

  • Review existing operating systems and recommends/ install new systems and procedures as approved by proper authorities;
  • Conducts spot audit and examination of cash and accounts of all accountable officers, including district collection personnel;
  • Conducts daily cash accounts of Collecting and Disbursing Officers and submits reports thereof to the City Treasurer;
  • Verifies and audits accountable forms issued to various accountable officers, including district collection officers;
  • Examines and verifies daily statements of collections and deposits made by Cash Receipts Division;
  • Conducts post-audit of all financial transactions as often as necessary and submits reports thereon;
  • Prepare Cash Flow Statements;
  • Assists the head of office in the preparation of annual plans and program of the office, for any budget year and the necessary adjustments/ revisions thereon, based on approved budget;
  • Prepares annual budget every 3rd quarter of the calendar year;
  • Posts/ encodes daily summary of abstract of collections of all collecting units and districts;
  • Prepares and submits daily and monthly collections reports;
  • Balances total of the consolidated monthly abstract of collections of  all districts and collecting units;
  • Prepares training designs for and in conduct of employees development training programs affecting local treasury operations, etc.

 

B.  ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION

 Duties and Functions:

  • Planning, directing and supervising administrative activities and service functions of the Office relative to records management,                       human resource (personnel)
  • Supply procurement program and property management and utilization, custodian of all accountable forms;
  • Serves as the center of communications;
  • In-charge of bonding accountable officers and employees, janitorial services, maintenance and repair;
  • Compilation of circulars and administrative issuances and ensures proper dissemination;
  • Formulates administrative policies, to improve delivery of services;
  • Conducts fact-finding investigations of erring treasury personnel, including district collection officers;
  • Prepares program designs in the conduct of activities related to employees development in sports, office evaluation and                                              other benefits, in coordination with higher authorities;
  • Prepares monthly activities and agenda for employees dialogue and conferences in line with office objectives; and
  • Analyze collection trends and expenditure patterns on current operations.

 

C.  CASH RECEIPTS DIVISION

Duties and Functions:

  1. Receives and collects all taxes, fee, charges and all other impositions accruing to the city:
  • Real property taxes
  • Business taxes
  • Other revenues from economic enterprise
  • Various, fees, charges and impositions due from taxable persons/ entities, and
  • Other monies due and collectible by the national/ city government;
  1. Receives/ acknowledge receipts of various allotments coming from the national government:
  • Internal revenue allotments
  • Specific tax allotments
  • Aids for the maintenance of national, city roads and bridges, and barangay roads, and
  • Cash advances for barangay water work programs, rural road programs, and other development projects;
  1. Acts as custodian and depository or cash/ cheques, representing bidder’s bail bonds or deposits made by accountable officers, including Deputy Provincial and Municipal Treasurers and deposits the same with the authorized Depository Banks:
  • Proceeds assessments
  • Equipment rentals of City equipment, and
  • Equipment loans and other loans received from bonding institutions;
  1. Maintains subsidiary cashbooks for receipts;
  1. Acts as custodians of files of triplicates/ office copies of official receipts;
  1. Prepares abstract or receipts and statements of collections and/ or accountable forms and submits the same to the accountants’ office daily;
  1. Prepares reports of collections and deposits, and submits the same to Cash Disbursement Division for recording in the General Cash Books;
  1. Deposits cash/ cheques/ collections received daily with appropriate authorized depository banks.

 

D.  CASH DISBURSEMENT DIVISION

Duties and Functions:

  • Withdraw cash needed for payment of salaries and wages and other obligations;
  • Prepares cheques for payment of various claims and obligations;
  • Prepares remittance cheques for GSIS, HDMF Pag-ibig and other national collections;
  • Maintains General Cashbooks for general SEF and Trust Funds, to record daily collections and disbursements made;
  • Liquidates periodically cash advances made by disbursing officers;
  • Prepares cash disbursement reports and cheques issued and other liquidation papers, and
  • Turns over to the Accounting Office all paid vouchers, Reports of Cash Disbursements and reports of daily collections and                                       deposits after they have been entered in the General Cashbooks.

 

E.  SYSTEMS & NETWORK MANAGEMENT  

Duties and Functions:

  1. Systems Development
  • The Systems Development and Maintenance (SDM) section provides service by Research, Planning, Analyzing, Designing, Developing, Testing, Maintaining and Enhancing the Information and Communication Technology System: Data, Hardware, Software, Information, Procedures and People.
  1. Network & Hardware Technical Support
  • The Network and Hardware Technical Support (NHTS) provides management and maintenance of the network as well as it caters services for the repair and upkeep of computer devices and peripherals, server, storage, cable maintenance, basic technical support and configuration changes.
  • It maintains the connectivity, reliability, availability and capability of the technology network.
  1. DCRPTACP Support
  • The Davao City Real Property Tax Administration Project (DCRPTACP) provides support by generating periodic reports from the RPTA system as well as it caters users’ technical assistance and help desk support.

 

O P E R A T I O N S

A.  REAL PROPERTY TAX DIVISION

Duties and Functions:

  1. Conducts periodic tax education/ collection campaigns
  1. Prepares and send out tax bills, and notices of delinquencies to taxpayers;
  1. Maintains tax cards to:
  • Post tax payments to individual tax cards from abstract of collections;
  • Incorporates changes in data/ records of taxpayers/ transfer of ownership & other pertinent information
  1. Prepares/ updates/ submits periodically list of taxpayers and furnishes copies thereof to other divisions concerned.
  1. Maintains systematic filing of individual tax records of real property owners;
  1. Ensure proper enforcement of various rules and regulations issued on the provisions of real property tax code;
  1. Conducts public auction of delinquent properties and applies other civil remedies pursuant to the provisions of RA 7160.

 

B.  BUSINESS TAX & ASSESSMENT and OTHER LOCAL TAX IMPOSITION DIVISIONS 

Duties and Functions:

  1. Conducts periodic tax education/ information and collection campaigns;
  1. Prepares and sends out statements, bills & notices of delinquents to taxpayers;
  1. Maintains tax cards to:
  • Post tax payments to individual tax cards from abstract of collections, and
  • Prepare, updates and submits periodically list of taxpayers and furnishes copies thereof to other divisions concerned;
  1. Maintains systematic filing of individual tax records of business establishments and other taxable persons/ entities;
  1. Compiles and reviews for appropriate comments and/ or recommendations, local tax ordinances governing impositions of different kinds of local taxes; and
  1. Conducts examinations of books of accounts of private business establishments subject to the city tax imposition;
  1. Administers and enforces regulations, inspections and monitoring of business establishments and other various entities operating businesses.

 

C.  DISTRICT TREASURY OFFICES

Duties and Functions:

  1. Receives and collects all kinds of taxes, fees, charges and all other impositions accruing to the city in the districts:
  • Real property taxes
  • Business taxes
  • Other revenue from economic enterprises
  • Various fees, charges and impositions due from taxable persons/ entities in the district
  • Other monies due and collectible by the national/ city government in the district.
  1. Prepares abstract of receipts and statement of collections and/ or accountable forms;
  1. Conducts periodic tax education/ information/ collection campaign in the districts;
  1. Maintains tax cards;
  1. Prepares and sends out tax bills, notices of delinquencies to taxpayer in the districts;
  1. Maintains systematic filing of individual tax cards/ records in the districts;
  1. Ensures proper enforcement of various rules & regulations issued on provision of real property tax code RA 7160; and
  1. Deposits cash/ cheques/ collections received daily/ weekly in depository banks.

 

D.  ECONOMIC ENTERPRISE UNITS

Duties and Functions:

  1. Receives and collects all market, slaughter and terminal fees, charges and other impositions accruing to the city government;
  1. Prepares abstract of receipts of daily collections;
  1. Prepares daily and monthly statements of collections, and deposits all collections to authorized depository banks;
  1. Compiles and submit monthly comparative statement of collections;
  1. Posts all collections and payments in the taxpayers ledger cards;
  1. Prepares and sends notices of delinquencies
  1. Maintains systematic filing of individual tax records of all taxpayers, and
  1. Enforces and implements all provisions covered by the Market Code and local tax ordinances.