Bataan goes Hi-Tech with Automated Tax Assessment

CITY of BALANGA, Bataan - During the conclusion of the 2-day Property Assessment & Tax Administration System (PATAS) Users’ Training held at the Crown Royale Hotel, this city on November 9-10, computer hardwares from Geodata Systems Technologies, Inc. were distributed to the eleven municipalities of the Province.

The Municipal Assessors and Treasurers of the eleven municipalities together with their municipal mayors received the computer hardwares, wherein a Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the Provincial Government and the system provider, Geodata.

Another Memorandum of Agreement was also signed during said event, between the Land Registration Authority (LRA), represented by no less than Region 3 LRA Administrator, Eulalio C. Diaz and Gov. Albert S. Garcia for the Provincial Government of Bataan. Also present were the presiding officer of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Vice Governor Efren Pascual, Jr, Board Members Gaudencio Ferrer, Dante Manalaysay, Jose Villapando, Rolando Tigas, Reynaldo Ibe and Aristotle Gaza. The municipal mayors of Orani (Benjie Serrano), Mariveles (Jesse Concepcion), Limay (Lilver Roque), Abucay (Ana Santiago) and Pilar (Alice Pizarro) also witnessed said event.

Using the PATAS and the digital data provided by the LRA, the province could now have a GIS base map, with complete parcel maps that would be of great help not only to the Assessors but in the land use planning as well. Geodata Systems Technologies, Inc. is an information technology company whose main business is the provision of geographic information systems (GIS) and mapping solutions in the Philippines.

Geodata provides the service for extracting in-depth information bases about land, water, and atmosphere linked to other geographically referenced information and provides geographic knowledge about any place in the Philippines with the use of GIS. The information can be integrated with other applications used by their clients, for a geospatial view of their business. Since its establishment in 1991,Geodata has helped public and private organizations to better manage their environment and natural resources, as well as national agencies and local government units. A customer-oriented company, Geodata adds a personal touch to their GIS products by providing technical support and training. "Aida R. Rubiano"

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Contract Signing

Signing of contract for the project "Supply, Delivery of Computerization of Real Property System to the 11 Municipalities of the Provincial Government of Bataan for the Use of Provincial Assessors Office" for Bataan represented by Governor Albert S. Garcia and Geodata Solutions represented by its President Ricardo D. Morales. Looking on from top right is Provincial Assessor Engr. Ricky Herrera and Provincial Administrator Atty. Aurelio Angeles Jr..

MOA Signing (LGU)

A Memorandum of Agreement was signed between the Provincial Government and the system provider, Geodata Solutions attended by the Municipal Assessors and Treasurers.

Governor's Speech

Governor Albert S. Garcia, in his message expressed his gratitude to these “frontliners” in tax assessment and collection for continuously performing their jobs well.

In attendance are the Assessors and Treasurers of the eleven municipalities of the province. The Provincial and Municipal Assessors are in charge in the discovery, classification, appraisal, assessment and valuation of all real properties in the province, which serve as the basis for taxation and collection by the Provincial and Municipal Treasurers.