Hotels, inns get tax credits for helping medical frontliners

June 29, 2020
Isko Moreno
Mayor Isko Moreno and Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna (left) lead the city government's first directional meeting since the lifting of the enhanced community quarantine. Also in photo are (from right) Secretary to the Mayor Bernie Ang and city administrator Felix Espiritu. Photo by JERRY S. TAN

MANILA Mayor Isko Moreno yesterday said the city government will be granting P100,000 tax credit to hotels, motels, inns and similar establishments for accommodating medical frontliners during lockdown.

Moreno made the announcement at the first directional meeting along with Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, and heads of bureaus, departments and offices.

"The business tax credit of P100,000 each is a simple token of the city government for the help willingly extended by these business establishments to medical personnel who are at the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19," Moreno said.

Levy Facundo, chief of the business permits and licenses office, said there are 19 business establishments which accommodated nedical frontliners excluding dormitories.

Vice Mayor Lacuna, who is also a council presiding officer, assured the mayor that the measure granting tax credits will be passed by the city council soon.

Moreno also directed city administrator Felix Espiritu to distribute non-contact handwashing basins in the city's public markets to encourage frequent handwashing for market-goers and personnel.

Moreno said market goers can now maintain hygiene in handling food by washing their hands frequently.