LGU Lake Sebu maps businesses using ODK

RESOURCEGov 2 Project facilitated the 3-day orientation and mock ODK-based business mapping of LGU Lake Sebu on December 16-18, 2019. A total of fourteen participants (Male 10, Female 4) participated in the said activity. Participants included selected staff from Municipal Treasurer’s Office, Municipal Assessor’s Office, Municipal Health Office, and Human Resources Office, and MLGOO Ms. Maria Fe T. Soto.

On the first day, Project Officer Mr. Jan Solomon Edrozo and Project Documenter Ms. Lorielyn Patoc-Capulso conducted the ODK workshop that aimed for the LGU staff to make ODK-based tax mapping form. The next two days, the participants mapped the businesses in the 8 barangays nearest the municipal hall namely: Poblacion, Lamdalag, Luhib, Lahit, Lake Seloton, Bacdulong, Talisay, and Takunel. Overall, the activity surveyed over 165 businesses. In the application status of the businesses mapped, 72% (119 of 165) business renewed their application, 23% (39 of 165) were still new in their status, and 4% (7 of 165) were not yet renewed.

Mr. Ernane V. Blonto, a staff of the Business Permit and Licensing Office, promised that their office will adapt and continue what the RESOURCEGov 2 project has initiated starting by ensuring their own tablets for business tax mapping purposes. Hon. Floro S. Gandam, the Municipal Mayor of Lake Sebu, also expressed his continual support to the projects of Mahintana, especially the RESOURCEGov 2 Project.

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