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  1. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    WTF is going on with these people and our gov't. They get our ever-valuable urban lands, voted for Erap, will vote for Willie Revillame if ever he runs, provide nothing useful whatsoever... and now we have to pay more taxes specifically to give them homes.

    I'd rather have that stupid anti-planking law over this.


    QC residents face new taxes for squatters' housing
    Posted at 10/07/2011 12:46 AM | Updated as of 10/07/2011 1:24 AM

    MANILA, Philippines – A Quezon City councilor has proposed an ordinance that seeks to implement a socialized housing tax on Quezon City residents, who will have to fund a housing program for informal settlers in the city.

    The ordinance, authored by District 4 Councilor Edcel Greco Lagman, aims to finance a housing program for more than 2,000 informal settlers.

    “From all over the Philippines pumupuntang Quezon City for a better life, only to realize na wala pala silang bahay dito. What if bigyan natin sila ng magandang pabahay?” said Lagman.

    Under the tax scheme, if a lot has an assessed value of P100,000 and above, it will be subject to a 0.5% tax from the assessed value, not including real property tax.

    This means that for lots with an assessed value of P100,000, a minimum of P500 will be added in annual tax.

    Quezon City residents have mixed reactions on the new tax scheme.

    “Para magkaron din naman ng magandang pabahay ang mga squatter kasi kawawa din naman sila,” said Nora Valera.

    Another resident, on the other hand, said the tax scheme may invite more informal settlers to Quezon City.

    “Baka mamaya mas dumami pa ang squatters sa Quezon City dahil masyado nilang binibigyan ng incentive ang mga informal settlers,” said Jordan Tolentino.

    The local government, meanwhile, said informal settlers will not be the only ones who will benefit from the tax scheme.

    “Kung bibigyan natin sila ng housing, magiging taxpayers na rin sila baling araw. So we are breaking the cycle of poverty,” said Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte.

    A meeting will be held by more than 80 homeowner’s association in Quezon City on Saturday to discuss how they can block what they feel is unjust tax. -- Report from Chiara Zambrano, ABS-CBN News

  2. Join Date
    Sep 2003
    And to think this councilor is the son of Cong. Edcel Lagman of the RH bill...Wanna throw pooh at this guy's house?

  3. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    stupid stupid stupid. kelan ba election bat meron ng pumapapel kagad? mga bobo amp. eh di lahat ng skwatter pumunta ng qc para siguradong may pabahay sila. nasa loob pa sila ng city at malapit sa lahat.

  4. Join Date
    May 2006
    Kaya gusto ko na mag relocate sa Nuvali eh....*******ng QC, madami na skwater, carjacker, batang hamog, polusyon, lubak sa kalsada...tapos kung ano anong kagaguhan ng mga naka puwesto..

  5. Join Date
    Oct 2002
    kahit hindi ako tiga QC nabwibwiset ako eh. pano pa kaya mga legit na tiga diyan. bwiset amp.

  6. Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Hindi dapat bigyan ang privelge yan mga squatters lalo lang baba ang standard of living diyaan sa quezon city.

  7. Join Date
    May 2006
    Andaming pera ng QC, ewan san napupunta, tapos dagdag tax para sa squatters...

  8. Join Date
    Mar 2004
    What a J$*(%&)$(*%&$)(*% douchebag!

    “Para magkaron din naman ng magandang pabahay ang mga squatter kasi kawawa din naman sila,” said Nora Valera.
    Who is this Nora Valera? Maybe she should shoulder the extra tax since she's so sympathetic to these parasites!
    Kawawa daw. Mas kawawa yung mga tax payers no!

  9. #9
    This is really stupid.

  10. Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Trapos pandering to the indiots. Never mind what's right, what's fair and what's best for the long run.

    Same old, same old.

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WTF... QC residents face new taxes for squatters' housing