Last February 9, I went to Bacolod City, the City of Smiles, to discuss with the City Treasurer the increase in its business tax rates, which is effective this year. My colleagues in the city accompanied me to the Treasurer’s Office at the ground floor of the City Hall. The good Treasurer explained to us the rationale of the increase and informed us that there’s a public hearing about the increase in tax rates at 2:00 PM in the new City Hall. So, the city has currently two city halls.
After eating our lunch, we proceeded to the new City Hall to attend the public hearing. Upon seeing the new City Hall, I was very much impressed with it.