WHEREAS, there is a need to inventory, identify and cleanse the records on delinquent real properties in the city and to assess and evaluate their status and conditions;
WHEREAS, the tax delinquencies are enormously increasing yearly, some of which are no longer collectible;
WHEREAS, in order to effectively strengthen the collection efforts on tax delinquency, there is an urgent need for the creation of a task force to address the issue;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAPAL J. GUIANI, JR., by virtue of the powers vested in me by law as City Mayor, do hereby order the creation of a Task Force on Real Property Delinquency, as follows:
SECTION 1. COMPOSITION. The Task Force on Real Property Tax Delinquency shall be composed of the following:
SECTION 2. TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP. There shall be created a Technical Working Group (TWG) to assist the Task Force in the discharge of its functions whose composition shall be the following:
SECTION 3. FUNCTIONS. The Task Force shall have the following duties and responsibilities, to wit:
a. Conduct thorough inventory and identification of all real property tax delinquencies in the city.
b. Facilitate the sorting of properties and its owners that are no longer existing, roads and alleys, demolished infrastructures, etc.
c. Recommend real properties subject for cleansing and dropping from the taxable roll.
SECTION 4. REPEALING CLAUSE. All previous Executive Orders inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed and modified accordingly.
SECTION 5. EFFECTIVITY. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
Done in the City of Cotabato, Philippines this 5th day of February 2015.