The Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) reported that its Sand, Gravel and Mining (SGM) Tax Collection from January to August this year reached P8,863,200.63.
PEMO collected P1,083,370.00 SGM tax for the month of August, while its previous January to July collection totaled P 7,779,830.63.
Its 8-month SGM tax revenue average P 1,107,900.08 a month and expects to collect more or less P12 million by the yearend.
With this, the provincial SGM tax collection share now totaled P 3,495,532.08.for the first 8 months of this year.
The provincial imposition on Sand and Gravel include; Sand and Gravel Tax, Mining Tax, Mining Permit Fee, Ore Transport Fee, Occupational Mining Tax, Verification Fee, Filing Fee, Permit Fee, Projection Fee, Processing Fee, Fines/Penalties or Surcharges, Miscellaneous Fee or Delivery Receipts.
PEMO had already made great strides in its Small-Scale Mining (SSM) Program particularly in the municipality of T’boli.
Its “Minahang Bayanihan” together with IPHO’s “HealthPlus Shop in a Shop” made it as one of the ten finalists in the Galing Pook Awards (GPA), an NGO award-giving body that recognizes best practices of LGUs in good governance in the country.
The Minahang Bayanihan Program was conceptualized by PEMO Officer-in-Charge Siegfred Flaviano which aims to promote sustainable SSM by responding to current SSM issues and concerns, integrating convergence and good governance.