BACOLOD City – The Sangguniang Panlungsod here approved on first reading the measure that would grant tax relief to delinquent real property taxpayers in this city through the condonation of penalties, interest and surcharges imposed and providing mechanisms for its proper implementation. Councilor Dindo Ramos, author of the proposed ordinance, said the city government expects some degree of “shortfall” due to the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “If the unpaid taxes accumulated to a considerable amount, which shall make it onerous for taxpayers to pay in one lumpsum, the City Treasurer Office is authorized to allow liquidation of the total unpaid taxes in installments,” the ordinance added. Part of the prosed measure cited that: “Delinquent taxpayers who shall pay in full from Sept. 30, or earlier, to Dec. 31 shall enjoy 100-percent condonation on all penalties, interest and surcharges on delinquent RPTs.”Those who pay in full from Jan.1, 2021 to April 1, 2021, meanwhile, shall enjoy 50 percent condonation on penalties, interest and surcharges on deliquent RPTs. LGUs were also ordered to mobilize assistance to persons affected by the disease and undertake program for recovery and rehabilitation through provisions of social amelioration and safety nets to all affected sectors./PN Ramos cited Republic Act 11469, or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, which mandates local government units (LGUs) to craft measures to mitigate the contagion of COVID-19. This may be compensated by encouraging tax payers to pay their real property taxes (RPTs) without the additional burden of penalties, interest and surcharges, he added.“The COVID-19 pandemic slowed economic activities in this city. Thus, affecting businesses and residents, especially during the imposition of community quarantine,” Ramos said.
This year the Association of Boatmen ‘Neum’ and Association ‘Heritage of Neretva’ Opuzen, organized the second International Boat Regatta Klek-Neum. The event attracted many viewers, spectators and fans throughout the coast of Neum.Performers of Regatta were: Neum, Neum Juniors, Opuzen, Gusari Komin, Domagojevi Gusari-Vid, Gospa Karmenska-Krvavac, Stablina, Žrnovo, Čeljevo, Gabela 1., Gabela 2., Donjani Donji-Slivno,Baćina, Južnjak Ploče, Metkovke, Crni Put-Metković, Sveti Roko-Podrujnica, Jerkovac-Metković, 4. Gardijska Brigada, Bjelovar.The finish point was at the beach hotel ‘Zenit’ and this year the team ‘Gusari’ from Komin won first place in the International Regatta Klek- Neum. Second place was shared by two teams ‘Opuzen’ and ‘Žrnovo’. These two teams came together to the finish, and therefore it was decided to share second place and third place was not given to anyone, announced on municipality website.The Mayor of municipality of Neum Živko Matuško, the mayor of municipality of Slivno Smiljan Mustapić, Dubrovnik- Neretva County Nikola Dobroslavić and President ŽO HDZ BiH HNŽ Rafael Gagro awarded winning teams with medals and trophies.Sponsors of the event were Dubrovnik-Neretva County, municipality of Neum,municipality Slivno and many others.(Source: ekapija.com)
The Olympic committee of B&H will organize the third consecutive event “Selection of athletes of the year 2013”, that will be held on 10 December at the premises of the Olympic Museum in Sarajevo, announced the B&H Olympic Committee.The selection will be done in category terms: 1. The most successful male athlete; 2. The most successful female athlete; 3. The most successful junior or cadet male athlete; 4. The most successful junior or cadet female athlete; 5. The most successful team; 6. The most successful trainer; 7. The most successful athlete in competitions that are not included in Olympic games; 8. The most successful team or athlete in competition of the Pre-Olympic group sports; 9. The athlete of the year; 10. Special award of the Olympic Committee of B&H.The expert jury had its session yesterday and after detailed consideration of the proposal of professionals sports federation of B&H composed the list of “Selection of athletes of the year 2013”, and B&H executive Olympic committee will have to confirm it.(Source: Fena)