February 14, 2014, VALENZUELA CITY – In celebration of the 16th Charter Day of Valenzuela City, the local government staged once again its annual “Taxpayers and Job Providers’ Fellowship Night” to honor the top business entities which had the greatest contribution in the city’s revenue and employment generation programs.
More than a recognition rite, the fellowship night was also a thanksgiving program to inform the business sector that the taxes they pay are properly utilized by the local government for projects that promote social responsibility.
Mayor REX Gatchalian took the center stage to describe his governance platform which he calls “The Five Pillars of Good Governance for a Better Valenzuela City.” These pillars include (1) Trade and Industry, (2) Education, (3) Health and Social Services, (4) Housing, and (5) Job Generation.
“Ang mga buwis po na kinokolekta ng pamahalaan ay mararamdaman ninyo, makikita ninyo, at magtatrabaho para sa inyo” (Your taxes will be felt by you, will be seen by you, and will work for you), Mayor REX assured his valued guests in Filipino.
The local chief executive initially conducted a three-day company visit from February 5 to 7, to personally hand the trophies to the presidents and managers of the winning corporations and business establishments.
The top taxpayers were given a sculpted trophy called “Pagyabong” to represent their contribution in nurturing the progress of Valenzuela City.
The top job providers on the other hand received “Sandigan,” which symbolizes the collaboration between the city government and the private companies in building better careers for Valenzuelano job seekers.
The top taxpayers were classified based on their capitalization. The categories were (1) Large Company Category, for companies with capitalization of more than PhP100 million; (2) Medium Company Category, those with capitalization of more than PhP15 million to PhP100 million; (3) Small Company Category, those with capitalization of more than PhP3 million to PhP15 million; and (4) Micro Company Category, those with capitalization of PhP 3million or less.
The top job providers were identified by the Public Employment and Service Office (PESO) based on the number of their accommodated job seekers.
Valenzuela City’s charter day celebration, which coincided with Valentine’s Day, was serenaded by soul siren, Nina.
Valenzuela City is among the five local governments in the National Capital Region which was given by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in its Local Governance Performance Management System (LPGMS) a perfect score of 5 for its promotion of entrepreneurship, business and industry in 2012.
Also in 2012, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) recognized the city as one of the “Most Business-Friendly” in the country.
Last year, the City Public Employment Services Office (PESO) was awarded first runner-up for Best PESO in the NCR for 2012 by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
2013 TOP TAXPAYERS AWARDEES:
LARGE COMPANY CATEGORY:
1. Manila Electric Company
Line of Business: Electrical Power Distributor
2. SM Prime Holdings, Incorporated
Line of Business: Mall Operator
3. MAYNILAD Water Services, Incorporated
Line of Business: Water Services Provider
4. Filipino Metals Corporation
Line of Business: Steel Bar and Rods Manufacturer
5. Manila North Tollways Corporation
Line of Business: North Luzon Expressway Builder and Concessionaire
MEDIUM COMPANY CATEGORY:
1. Peerless Products Manufacturing Corporation
Line of Business: Detergents and Bleaching Agents Manufacturer
2. Flexible Packaging Products Corporation
Line of Business: Flexible Packaging Supplier
3. Tiger Machinery & Industrial Corporation
Line of Business: Metal Casting, Steel Fabrication and Machining Exporter
4. Mayer Steel Pipe Corporation
Line of Business: Steel Manufacturer
SMALL COMPANY CATEGORY:
1. WE Enterprises and Contractors Incorporated
Line of Business: Construction and Scaffolding Supplier, Land Development and Building Excavation Works
2. Bulacan Integrated Wood Industries Corporation
Line of Business: Lumberyard and Sawmill Importer and Wood Products Wholesaler
3. Suncrest Foods Incorporated
Line of Business: Cupcake and Snack Manufacturer
4. Primeknit Manufacturing Corporation
Line of Business: Preparation of Textiles
5. A IT Global Traders Incorporated
Line of Business: Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Importer, Machinery and Metal Casting Supplier/Trader
MICRO COMPANY CATEGORY:
1. Innovative Packaging Industry Corporation
Line of Business: Toll Manufacturer, Corrugated and Wood Packaging Solutions Supplier
2. Gilvan Packaging Corporation
Line of Business: Flexible Packaging Products Manufacturer
3. Contract Packaging Corporation of the Philippines
Line of Business: Food and Non-food Filling/Packing Operator
4. Palvis Merchandising Incorporated
Line of Business: Wholesaler
5. Polytextil Incorporated
Line of Business: Elastic Garter Manufacturer/Wholesaler
2013 TOP JOB PROVIDERS:
1. SM Prime Holdings Incorporated
Line of Business: Mall Operator
Jobs Placed: 2,574
2. CDO Foodsphere Incorporated
Line of Business: Meat Processing Manufacturer
Jobs Placed: 1,440
3. Pure Snack Food House Corporation
Line of Business: Snack Foods Manufacturer
Jobs Placed: 1,242
4. Wilcon Builders’ Depot Inc.
Line of Business: Construction, Electrical, Home Essentials Supplier, Outlet Operator
Jobs Placed: 1, 188
5. Donutifification Corporation- Dunkin Donuts
Line of Business: Donuts, Baked Goods and Coffee Manufacturer, Chain Operator
Jobs Placed: 864
6. Star Paper Corporation
Line of Business: Paper and Printing Supplier
Jobs Placed: 747
7. Dowi Hosiery Mill, Inc.- Darlington
Line of Business: Hosiery Products Manufacturer and Designer
Jobs Placed: 522
8. Puregold Price Club, Incorporated
Line of Business: Supermarket Operator
Jobs Placed: 324
9. Yosiko Industries Inc.
Line of Business: Semiconductor Devices Manufacturer
Jobs Placed: 240
10. DM Consunji Incorporated
Line of Business: Commercial Building Construction
Jobs Placed: 144