Beverage firm is top business taxpayer in Iloilo

Coca Cola Bottlers FEMSA Phils., Inc. in Pavia paid P10.70 million in 2017, based on data from the Provincial Treasurer’s Office (PTO). (Photo by Susana Gonzalez)

A beverage company is the top business taxpayer in the province of Iloilo.

Coca Cola Bottlers FEMSA Phils., Inc. in Pavia paid P10.708 million in 2017, based on data from the Provincial Treasurer’s Office (PTO).

Pepsi Cola Products Phils., Inc. (P5.241 million) in San Miguel was the second highest taxpayer.

San Miguel Foods, Inc. (P4.180 million) and Communities Iloilo, Inc. (P3.793 milllion) in Pavia occupied the third and fourth spots, respectively.

New Panay Agri-Ventures Development, Inc. (P3.652 million) in Pavia came in fifth, followed by SPS Island Power Corp. (P3.279 million) in Dingle, Property Company of Friends (P3.232 million) in Pavia, 8990 Housing Development Corp (P2.757 million) in Pavia, First Pacific Fortune Commercial Corp. (P2.094 million) in Oton, and Palm Concepcion Power Corp. (P1.785 million) in Concepcion.

On the other hand, Universal Robina Corp. in San Enrique was No. 1 on the list of top real property taxpayers in the province. It paid P4.737 million last year.

San Miguel Corp. (P4.081 milllion) came in second, followed by Communities Iloilo, Inc. (P3.290 million), Coca Cola Bottlers Phils., Inc. (P2.618 million), Palm Concepcion Power Corp. (P1.925 million), Pepsi Cola Products Phils. Inc. (P1.827 million), Jessyl Jane Olivares (P1.657 million) in Igbaras, Vitarich Corp. (P1.570 million) in Pavia, Anhawan Development, Inc. (P1.554 million), and Robinsons Land Corp (P1.414 million) in Pavia.

These firms were recognized during an awarding ceremony at the Capitol lobby recently.

The provincial government also awarded the top performing towns in realty tax collection, which include Sta. Barbara, Pavia, San Miguel, Leganes, Calinog, Barotac Nuevo, Dumangas, Cabatuan, Tigbauan, and Janiuay.

Iloilo’s tax gross collection totaled P557.204 million last year. The figure was higher compared to P513.729 million in 2016.

Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. said the taxes collected by provincial government “are being returned to the people in the form of better services.”

“We do not steal your money,” he stressed.IMT

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