RESOURCEGov orients LGU Malapatan on ODK-based RPTax Mapping

The RESOURCEGov 2 Project oriented the selected personnel of LGU Malapatan on ODK-based Real Property Tax (RPTax) and business mapping on January 29-31, 2020. The 18 participants (Male 6, Female 12) were the heads and staff from different LGU departments: Municipal Treasurer Office (MTO), Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO), Municipal Assessor Office (MASSO), and Municipal Planning and Development Office (MPDO).

The 3-day activity comprised of the orientation, mock mapping where the enumerators were assigned to different barangays, and presentation of the results. On the 1st day, the participants made their ODK-based forms. On the 2nd day, the MTO sent enumerators to 6 barangays, the BPLO enumerators went to 4 barangays, the MASSO mapped the Poblacion area, while the MPDO monitored three projects. On the 3rd day, the results were

For the RPTax Mapping, the MASSO plans to use the ODK and Tableau Systems on top of the ArcView System to make faster, better data collection, visualization, and data analysis regarding RPTax.

Mahintana facilitates the 1st BBGTF 1st Regular Meeting

To formally discuss the issues and concerns about the gullies in the six barangays, Mahintana facilitated the Barangay Bantay Gully Task Force (BBGTF) 1st regular meeting at Mahintana Conference Room, Cannery Housing on January 31, 2020. The meeting was attended by Councilor Hon. Alan M. Ines, the Chairperson of the Committee on Environmental Protection, Natural Resources, Ecological & Solid Waste Management & Disater Risk Reduction and Climate Change, MENRO-Polomolok, the BBGTF members, and project officer of Mahintana.

The issues discussed included the illegal activities such as garbage dumping, charcoal making, and quarrying. The participants also discussed matters such as flooding, the need to install riffraff, and the like. Hon. Ines said that the BBGTF is about to end on February 14, 2020 but they have seen the its significance and said that the LGU will continue the said task force. He also shared that all topdowns should be registered for better illegal activities monitoring. One of the recommendations is that a common BBGTF hotline shall be established for reporting illegal activities.