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Unformatted text preview: revenue and improving revenue generation mechanisms
from different sources is thus crucial for a financially viable and sustained service delivery in
Olongapo. The next chapter looks more closely at the present structure and mechanisms of
property and business tax and identifies areas for improvement. 4. REVENUE MOBILIZATION VIA TAXES FOR OLONGAPO CITY The Philippines government adopted the Local Government Code of 1991 under a
broader decentralization agenda. As noted earlier the implementation of the Code has led to
devolution of functions previously performed by the center, and it requires the local
government units to be responsive to their fiscal needs. The 1991 LGC provides an
extensive framework to utilize a mix of taxes to be adopted by the local planning council. In
keeping with the centralized orientation of Philippines finance systems rate ceilings are
imposed on taxes. While the Code gives the local governments the power to create their own
sources of revenue, it also states...
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