Friday, May 13, 2011

As it files a civil case this week: Abono welcomes IBP moves to file case vs Capitol

ROSALES- The chairman of the Abono Party-list welcomes the plan of the Integrated Bar of Philippines –Pangasinan Chapter to file a civil case with injunction against the burdensome Real Property Tax passed into law by the provincial government. Eng. Rosendo So said IBP has seen that everybody is affected by the excessive and confiscatory land tax that made Pangasinanense 300% poorer because of the spikes.
An officer of the lawyers’ group, who asked anonymity, told this paper recently that his group mulls to file a case against the occupants of the Capitol.because of the gaping loopholes brought by the new tax revenue’s schedules signed by Governor Amado T. Espino into law last December 10, 2010.
Eng. So said he and other plaintiffs will file their civil case with injunction next week against the provincial government.
The party-list chairman denounced the Capitol on its excessive tax imposition without considering the series of calamities that scourged Pangasinan.
“Dapat iyung implementation dapat i-ayos mabuti. I mean kung puedi, how many years bago i-increase total 300% hindi dapat ngayon,”he stressed.
He said that provincial officials should not have imposed these new tax rates instead they should run after those delinquent taxpayers who were not paying their dues for years.
One of the complaints of Eng.So was the zonal valuation of the Bureau of Internal Revenue that was used by the provincial government in the town of Pozorrubio.
So said Capitol should not use the 2010 valuation as it was held in abeyance by the national government.
BIR he said still uses the old 2005 assessment- schedule.
“Pangalawa, is iyung sina-cite nila na iyung TPLEx (Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Express Way) ay sinasabi natin iyung TPLEX kasi hindi naman majority ng mga ta-o wala naman doon sa TPLEX. So, hind reason i-compare iyon. Pangatlo, iyung mga farmers sinasabi tenants, in which dito pa lang nag-pa check si Manung Anung Manalo (regional head of irrigators’ associations) 30% of these irrigation members ay may titled lands. Ang lahat ng majority of the farmers have their own residential house (where they pay RPT),” he said.
The Abono boss said these are some of the grounds of the complaint they would file against the provincial officials.
Recently, the governor in a press conference in Lingayen declared that there would be no amendments to mitigate the tax schedule that has been delayed for seven years.

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