Davao City honors major taxpayers and partners

DAVAO CITY. The city government celebrated the 86th anniversary of its founding by the highest paid corporations and individuals.

The City of Davao invited individuals and representatives from over a hundred organizations to “Pasidungog: Garbo sa Davao” at the Acacia Hotel last Wednesday. Most of the enterprises are engaged in energy, electronics, manufacturing and mining.

The city government named the top 10 taxpayers: Davao Light and Power Co.; Terma South Inc.; Huawei Technologies Philippines, Inc.; PMFTS Inc.; Samsung Electronics Philippines, Corporation; Holcim Philippines, Inc.; Mindanao Shopping Destination Corp – SM Davao department store; Filsaga Mining Corporation; Zelig Pharma Corporation; and Honda Philippines Inc.

The top ten real estate taxpayers included Therma South Inc.; Davao Union Cement Corp.; Accendo Commercial Corporation; Southernpoint Properties Corporation; CM Prime Holdings, Inc.; DMCI Project Developers Inc.; Dynasty Management and Development Corp.; Smart Communications Inc.; Megamir Company. and Filinvest Land Inc.

These companies were awarded cups, a certificate of recognition and a plaque of honor.

Awards were also presented to individuals and organizations that have contributed to business development, cooperative development, public safety, disaster and crisis response, social services, healthcare, urban infrastructure and resettlement, education, animal health and productivity, tourism, arts and economic development.

According to Acting City Administrator Francis Mark H. Layoga, Pasidungog is meant to show the city’s gratitude towards these companies. Reading Mayor Sebastian Z. Duterte’s speech, Layog said that the success that Davao City has achieved over the past 86 years “is made possible by the combined and coordinated efforts of all stakeholders in the city.”

“Today, we pay tribute to these organizations and individuals who supported local government programs and initiatives last year that enabled us to create a better and more livable city for all,” Layog was quoted as saying by the mayor.

Pasidungog is now in its fifth year.

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