The Municipal Council of Aborlan on Monday approved a resolution calling for an extension by one month, or until February 20, its deadline for the filing of local business taxes.
Councilor Arnel Ortega said the extension was to give way to the clamor of the affected business sector, including farmers, fishermen and entrepreneur who had been affected by last December’s severe weather condition.
“Kapag napupunta tayo sa palengke lahat sila humihingi ng tulong na baka pwede iextend, halos lahat ng makasalubong mo ganoon ang sinasabi,” he said.
In December, the Aborlan Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (ADRRMC) through a resolution, recommended to the Sangguniang Bayan the declaration of a state of calamity due to damages caused by the incessant heavy rains and strong winds resulted to severe floods, damage of properties, crops, livestock and infrastructure.
“Bakit hindi nalang natin bigyan ng extension, may kalamidad na nga, may state of calamity pa. So, proper na magbigay tayo ng extension sa kanila,” Ortega said.