The South Cotabato government has collected P49.4 million revenue from sand, gravel and mining (SGM) in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic, an official said.
The SGM tax collection in 2020 was P9 million higher than the P40.69 million from a year ago level, said Provincial Environment Management Officer Seigfred M. Flaviano.
“SGM Tax Collections is not affected despite our present situation,” he said.
Out of the total collection, 40 percent share will go to barangay and another 30 percent to the municipality based on the Local Government Code.
The province gets another 30 percent or a total of P17.2 million.
Flaviano said the provincial share also rose by P3 million last year compared to the P14.3 million GSM collection in 2019.