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Regional Director

A Message from the Regional Director.

Located in the central part of the Visayas island group. Region 7 consists of four provinces – Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor, highly urbanized cities and developing municipalities.

In taking part of communicating the Bureau vision and initiative, we hope that by this web space, we will be of service by providing guidance and information concerning the Treasury and Assessment Services in our jurisdiction.

Welcome to BLGF Regional Office No. VII.

ABOUT US

Vision

BLGF of the Department of Finance is the focal agency and an authority in local finance that aims to be at the forefront of local economic growth leading the way towards national development.

Functional Statement

  • Supervises and coordinate the conduct of local treasury and assessment operations of the provinces, cities and municipalities within the region for proper implementation of laws, decrees, rules and regulations and administrative issuances of the Department.
  • Establish liaison and linkage with other regional offices and agencies of the national government in the region for the purpose of closer coordination in the execution of national regional plans or programs in the area.
  • Coordinate in the prosecution of local government projects.
  • Undertake researches, studies and related activities for purpose of formulation and execution of policies that would promote the financial stability and growth of the local government.
  • Supervises and monitor the execution of taxmapping and other real property assessment projects of the local government units within the region.
  • Approve the individual schedules of values of real property prepared by the provincial and city assessors in the region.
  • Coordinate the plans, programs and activities of local treasury and assessment offices in the conduct of tax collections drives and tax information and education campaigns.
  • Subject to the approval of the Department of Finance, conduct regional training programs, seminar-workshops, conferences, and other allied activities designed primarily for the improvement of administrative and technical skills in the local treasury and assessment offices.
  • Perform such other functions as may be prescribed by law or as may be delegated by the Secretary of Finance.

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PROFILE OF THE REGION

About The Region


   Region 7 is the second smallest region in the country with a total land area of 14,951.5 square kilometers. This constitutes 5 percent of the country´s land area. Negros Oriental accounts for the largest share of the regional land (36%), followed by Cebu (34%), Bohol (28%) and Siquijor (2%).

Climate


The Region has no pronounced climte. It has a short dry season from March to May. The rest of the year is relatively wet.

Languages and Dialects


Cebuano

  • Bisaya
  • English
  • Tagalog

Major Industries


In Cebu Province, copper and dolomite mining, industrial parts assembly, food processing, footwear, handicraft, rattancraft, woodcraft, metalcraft, garments, shellcraft; ceramics, basketware, rattan and wicker furniture, cement, costume jewelry, giftware, fertilizer, stonecraft, food products and preserves, electronic devices, transistors and diodes, vehicle assembly, agricultural products. Also bone fishing is now of the new fly-fishing adventures that draw thousands each year.

Bohol is essentially an agricultural province. Its main products are rice, coconut, and corn.

With its vast fertile land resources, Negros Oriental’s major industry is agriculture. The primary crops are sugarcane, corn, coconut and rice. In the coastal area, fishing is the main source of income. People are also involved in cattle ranches, fish ponds and logging. There are also mineral deposits like gold, silver and copper.

The major industries are woodcraft & furniture making, basket making, peanut processing, banana chips processing and bakery. Farming and fishing are the main means of livelihood in the Municipality of Siquijor.

Specialty Foods


Cebu – otap, dried mango, masareal, rosquillos, bibingka, salvaro, ampao, torta, hanging rice (locally named Puso).

  • Bohol – Peanut Kisses, Calamay, Brua
  • Negros Oriental – Jam squares, baye-baye, bod-bod kabog, bod-bod of Tanjay and “Energy Food”, which is a combination of ampaw and dehydrated fruits.
  • Siquijor – banana fries and tortalitas.

 

Famous Activities/Festivals


CEBU – The Sinulog is an annual festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, Philippines. The festival honors the vision of the child Jesus, known as the Santo Niño (Holy Child),who used to be the patron Saint of the City of Cebu (since in the Catholic faith Jesus is not a saint, but God). It is a dance ritual that commemorates the Cebuano people’s pagan origin, and their acceptance of Roman Catholicism. The festival features a street parade with participants in bright coloured costumes dancing to the rhythm of drums, trumpets and native gongs. Smaller versions of the festival are held in various parts of the province, also to celebrate and honor the Santo Niño. There is also a “Sinulog sa Kabataan” performed by the youths of Cebu a week before the parade. Recently, the festival has been promoted as a tourist attraction, with a contest featuring contingents from various parts of the country. The Sinulog Contest is usually held in the Cebu City Sports Complex.

BOHOL – The Sandugo Festival is an annual historical celebration that takes place every year in Tagbilaran City on the island of Bohol in the Philippines. This festival commemorates the Treaty of Friendship between Datu Sikatuna, a chieftain in Bohol, and Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. This 16th Century peace treaty occurred on March 16, 1565 through a blood compact or “sandugo”.[1][2] The Sandugo Festival is held every July. The Tagbilaran City Charter Day on July 1 kicks-off the month-long festival with a holy mass, diana, motorcade and program sponsored by the City Government of Tagbilaran. Among the major activities during the month is the Miss Bohol Sandugo Beauty Pageant, and the Sandugo Street Dancing Competition which is usually held on the 3rd or 4th Sunday of July, and organized by the Bohol Sandugo Foundation, Inc. (BSFI).

NEGROS ORIENTAL – Buglasan Festival is considered as the most famous Dumaguete festival, Buglasan is usually held in the second and third weeks of October. At the first day of the celebration, tourists can have a look at the different local handicrafts and treats available at Buglasan booths. They can also watch enjoyable and entertaining cultural presentations. To showcase the talents of the people in the city, this event features song and dance competitions. Another highlight in this celebration is the popular and exciting chess competition. Other events that people can observe at Buglasan Festival are cheerdance, pyrotechnics, and folk dance contests.

SIQUIJOR – Solili Festival is the highlight of the Araw ng Siquijor celebration. One of the traditions valued to this day by the people of Lazi, Siquijor is the SOLILI BINALAYE, where the groom´s kin size-up and get to know the bride. The celebration is to reminisce the courtship period between Tukmo and Punay, and as a tribute to the newlyweds, merrymakers dance the Solili, capping the festivity with shouts of “Solili Binalaye”. Another is Dilaab Festival. Dilaab� suggests the distinct hospitality that the Siquijodnons are popularly known for, and the name the island was once-known for �Isla de Fuego� because of the swarm of fireflies nestled in the island at night. The festival also gives due recognition to the natural assets of Siquijor and in honor of the townñs patron saint, St. Francis of Asisi who is known as a lover of nature.

Population and Land Area

Province Population Land Area
Cebu 3,848,919 4932.79 sq. km.
Bohol 1,230,110 4117.3 sq. km.
Negros Oriental 1,231,904 5385.5 sq. km.
Siquijor 87,695 337.5 sq. km.

 

TREASURY AND ASSESMENT REPORTS

 

LOCAL SOURCES

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INVENTORY OF BUSINESS TAX PAYERS and REAL PROPERTY TAX PAYERS

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WRITE-UPS/ARTICLES AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL DATA

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EXAMINATION OF LOCAL TREASURY OPERATIONS

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ASSESSMENT EXAMINATION and EVALUATION REPORTS

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STATUS OF SMV UPDATING AND GENERAL REVISION

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STATUS OF LOCAL REVENUE CODE UPDATING

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STATEMENT OF INDEBTEDNESS AND POST BORROWING REPORT

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BLGF Regional Citizens Charter
Debt Service Ceiling

ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE ON DEBT SERVICE CEILING (REGIONAL OFFICE)


The issuance of Certificate on Debt Service Capacity of the LGUs is in conjunction with the Bureau´s LGU Debt Service Certification System, which determines the maximum amount an LGU can allocate for debt service. LGUs are issued certifications for their borrowing and debt service capacities as a requirement for sub-loan projects.

The procedure below defines the steps to be undertaken in the issuance of Certificate on Debt Service Ceiling (Borrowing Capacity) of LGUs

Availability of Service: Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM except on holidays.

Clientele         : Local Government Units, GFIs

How to Avail of the Service:

STEP Customer / Client Service Provider (Offices / Units of BLGF) Duration of Activity (Under Normal Circumstances) Division / Person In-Charge Fees Form / Document
1 Submits Request for Debt Service Ceiling / Borrowing Capacity 20 minutes
2 Receives letter request by the Prov / City / Mun LCE together with documentary requirements 3 minutes Receiving Clerk
3 Records letter request in the log book and attach routing slip for Action Officer 5 minutes Receiving Clerk
4 Routes to Action Officer concerned RD – ARD or duly authorized Officer
5 Evaluates / reviews completeness of documentary requirements

  • if with complete documentary requirements, prepare letter / endorsement to CO for issuance of Certification
  • if not complete or with deficiency, prepare letter to LCE concerned for submission of lacking requirements
2 hours15 minutes15 minutes SpLTE PLM / MGB / MBB
6 Forwards draft / final letter to RD or in her absence, to ARD for signature / approval 10 minutes RD – ARD
7 Records and releases documents 10 minutes AO IV LTD / HRMA EPM
8 Files
END of TRANSACTION
Req. of Cert. on Debt Service Ceiling

Documentary Requirements for the Issuance of Certificate on Debt Service Ceiling (Regional Office)


  1. Statement of Actual Income and Expenditure for the past three (3) years duly certified and audited by the Local Accountant and Auditor with the following supporting documents:
    • Trail Balance
    • Balance Sheet
    • Report of Revenues and Receipts
    • Status of Appropriations, Allotment and Actual Obligations Incurred
  2. Current Year Annual Budget and Annual Investment Plan
  3. Certification of the taxable Assessed Value for the past three (3) years and the date of the last successful conduct of General Revision of Real Property Assessments duly Certified by the Municipal Assessor
  4. Certification of the annual IRA received for the last three (3) immediate Preceding Years (Gross & Net) duly certified by the Local Treasurer
  5. Certification of existing loans, if any, duly certified by the Local Treasurer and / or lending institution with the following details:
    • Kinds of Loans and Other Obligations
    • Purpose of Loans and Other Obligations
    • Name of Lending Institution
    • Date of Approval and Other Maturity
    • Terms and Conditions (Interest rate & no. of years to pay)
    • Annual amortization
    • Latest Balance Loans and Other Obligation
    • Current
    • Arreages
  6. COA Annual Audit Report for the immediate preceding years

STEP Customer / Client Service Provider (Offices / Units of BLGF) Duration of Activity (Under Normal Circumstances) Division / Person In-Charge Fees Form / Document
1 Submits Request for Certification on Income Classification 20 minutes Letter request
2 Receives letter requests by the Pro / City / Mun LCE and other stakeholders 3 minutes
3 Records letter request in the log book and attach routing slip for Action Officer 5 minutes
4 Forwards letter to RD or in her absence, to ARD for scrutiny 2 minutes
5 Routes to Action Officer concerned 5 minutes RD / ARD
6 Prepares letter with attached 20 minutes
7 Certified copy of income class AO IV LTD / HRMA EPM
8 Forwards letter request to RD or in her absence, to ARD for signature / approval 10 minutes RD / ARD
9 Records / releases documents 10 minutes AO IV LTD / HRMA EPM
END of TRANSACTION
Response to Queries

Response to Queries


The procedures below define the steps to be undertaken on queries or requests from the time the queries or other forms of communication are received to the time the responses are recorded.

Availability of Service: Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM except on holidays.

Clientele         : Local Government Units Other Agencies Taxpayers

How to Avail of the Service:

STEP Customer / Client Service Provider (Offices / Units of BLGF) Duration of Activity (Under Normal Circumstances) Division / Person In-Charge Fees Form / Document
1 Client / customer submits the query to the Receiving Officer Records incoming communication / query Ten (10) minutes Any of the following in the receiving area: None Logbook
2 The query goes to the Regional Director for his information and appropriate delegation Fifteen (15) minutes RD Query / letter
3 The query is referred to the concerned Action Officer for appropriate action

  • For simple transaction/s
  • For complex transaction/s
Three (3) to Five (5) minutesOne (1) to Five (5) working days reckoned from receipt thereof Six (6) to Ten (10) working days reckoned from receipt of request. The ten (10) days can be extended depending on the complexity of the query or transaction.
    • ARD

 

    • Or any of the concerned employee

 

Logbook should be initialed by the Action officer upon receipt
4 For review of the draft reply and renders comment.

  • In case of corrections / comments, the draft letter is returned to the concerned action officer for re-drafting
  • In case there are no corrections / comments, the draft will be forwarded to the Regional Director.
Thirty (30) to One (1) hour ARD Draft letter
5 For final evaluation and notation of draft reply Fifteen (15) to Thirty (30) minutes RD Draftletter
6 For finalization Fifteen (15) minutes By concerned action officer Final letter
7 For initial of the communication Fifteen (15) minutes ARD Letter with initial
8 For signature Fifteen (15) minutes RD Letter with signature
9 For recording, sorting and mailing Thirty (30) minutes Records Officer Signed letter / Logbook
10 Files copy and maintains records Records Officer
END of TRANSACTION
Prelim Processing of Appointments

PRELIMINARY PROCESSING OF APPOINTMENTS (Regional Office)


The Bureau by virtue of its mandate supervises the local treasurers nationwide. Relative to this, it processes the appointment of Treasurers and Assistant Treasurers.

The procedure below defines the steps to be undertaken in the preliminary screening / processing of appointments of treasurers and assistant treasurers from the time of submission of qualified recommendees until the endorsement to the BLGF, Central Office for final evaluation and issuance of appointment.

Availability of Service: Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM except on holidays.

Clientele         : Local Government Units

How to Avail of the Service:

STEP CLIENT / CUSTOMER SERVICE PROVIDED DURATION OF ACTIVITY (Under Normal Circumstances) Division / Person In-Charge Fees Form / Document
1 Customer / Client submits a list of three (3) ranking eligible recomm endees together with the documen tary requirements of each in accordance with Sec. 470 and 471 of the LGC of 1991. Receive and records incoming list of recomendees with documentary requirements Ten (10) minutes Any of the following in the receiving area: None Logbook
2 The documents goes to the Regional Director for appropriate delegation Fifteen (15)minutes RD Letter / documents
3 The documents is referred to the concerned Action Officer for appropriate action

  • Pre – evaluates qualifications of the three (3) recommendees to ensure that they all meet the prescribed qualification requirements

– If there are lacking documents, prepares communication to the concerned client

Five (5) days from receipt of complete documents Documen tary require ments
4 Prepares Comparative Evaluation of recommendees and determines their rating after receipt of complete documents Three (3) days after pre – evaluation -do- Compara tive Evaluation Sheet
5 Presentation to the RD the comparative evaluation sheet for the scheduling of deliberation for the Regional PSB.
6 Prepares communication to the Provincial Treasurer concerned to be signed by the RD (member of the PSB) for the schedule of preliminary regional deliberation. Letter
7 The Regional Personnel Selection Board (RPSB) will convene for the preliminary deliberation.

  • Prepares resolution for signature
One (1) hour to Two (2) hours Chairman:
RD
Members:
ARD
PT
RPSB Resolution
8 Prepares endorsement to BLGF, Central Office with the Resolution and the documentary requirements for final evaluation and issuance of appointment Thirty (30) minutes Signed endorse ment & RPSB resolution
9 For recording, sorting and mailing Thirty (30) minutes Records Officer Logbook
10 Files copy and maintains records Records Officer
END of TRANSACTION
Counseling

COUNSELLING (Regional Office)


Availability of Service: Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM except on holidays.

Clientele         : Local Government Units Other Agencies Taxpayers

How to Avail of the Service:

STEP CLIENT / CUSTOMER SERVICE PROVIDED DURATION OF ACTIVITY (Under Normal Circumstances) ACTION OFFICER/S FEES FORM
1 Client / customer asks / inquires from the receiving officer regarding their predicament / query Five (5) minutes Any of the following in the receiving area:
2 Receiving Officer will accompany the client to the Officer concerned. Three (3) minutes
  • RD
  • ARD T
  • or any of the concerned employee
3 The client / customer will confer with the concerned officer / employee their predicament or query on what to do. Thirty (30) minutes to One (1) hour or depending on the complexity of the transaction
  • Concerned action officer
Assistance on Local Treasury & Assessment Operations

Technical Assistance on Local Treasury and Assessment Operations (Regional Office)


The service is designed to provide technical assistance on treasury and assessment operations in terms of revenue generation, local taxation, real property assessments and other related matters and provides information / data to regional line agencies, LGUs, private sector and the general public.

Availability of Service: Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM except on holidays.

Clientele         : The service may be availed by Provincial, City and

Clientele         : Municipal Treasurers and Assessors, Regional Line Agencies, LGUs, private sector and the general public.

How to Avail of the Service:

STEP Customer / Client Service Provider (Offices / Units of BLGF) Duration of Activity (Under Normal Circumstances) Division / Person In-Charge Fees Form / Document
1 Client requests data / information / assistance either by walk – in, phone call or letter. Accepts the call and refer to concerned Section.Accepts walk – in clients and refer to concerned Section. 1 minute1 minute Receiving ClerkReceiving Clerk None
2 Client discusses with concerned staff the requested data / information / assistance requested. Provides data / information / assistance as requested.Accepts and record the letter request.Assigns letter request to Action Officer.Review / evaluate request and prepare action.
simple transaction
complex transactionReview and countersign the prepared action before final signature of the Regional Director.Record the documents before release.Release the documents for mailing.
Minimum of 30 minutes (depending on the coverage of subject matter referred to)5 minutes5 minutesw/in 5 days
w/in 10 days30 minutes5 minutes10 minutes
Action OfficerReceiving ClerkRegional DirectorAction OfficerAsst. Regional Director / Regional DirectorRecords OfficerRecords Officer
END of TRANSACTION
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Performance Accomplishment Reports
News Item / Release
Invitation to Bid
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