Monday, November 28, 2016

Paying Real Property Tax for the First Time

Being first time home owners we did not understand well the process of paying property tax. The property management office of our condominium just kept saying, "Go to the city hall". A friend of ours warned us that the city hall has the power to sell properties that have unpaid tax. So we immediately made plans to go to the Paranaque City Hall to avoid penalties.

Here's the process we followed:
1. Get your tax declaration number from the mapping unit at the City Assessor's Office.

2. At the Assessor's counter provide your tax declaration number. They will provide you an assessment printout.



3. Head to the City Treasury Office. They will compute the payment you have to make.


4. In the same office head to the payments counter and pay your tax. They only accept cash payments. Check payments will take ten days to clear.



Discounts available for property owners who pay early. More info about it here

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Coming Soon to SM Bicutan! - Starbucks

Brewing soon at Building A of SM City Bicutan is Starbucks. 
Starbucks will be situated at the former location where Watsons resided.  
This will be the 2nd Starbucks along Dona Soledad, the 1st one in Better Living which opened last January 2014.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New Parking Rates for SM City Bicutan

Starting October 5, 2015, SM City Bicutan covered parking (Building A & B) will be charging P25.00 for the first 3 hours, and P5.00 for every succeeding hour thereafter during Monday to Fridays.  
The fixed rate of P25.00 will remain for weekends.

The new parking rates will affect car owners who park their car at SM parking early mornings and commute to work.
 
The outdoor parking still remains free.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

COMELEC Voter Registration in Paranaque

There's a few weeks left before the deadline for COMELEC Voter Registration.

Here's the schedule for Paranaque:

September 5, 2015 - San Agustin Gym, Barangay Moonwalk
September 11, 2015 - San Dionisio Credit Cooperative, Barangay San Dionisio
September 19, 2015 - BF Federation Homeowners Association Inc. Clubhouse, Barangay BF Homes
September 20, 2015 - Robinson's Supermarket, Barangay BF Homes
September 25, 2015 - SM Bicutan
September 26, 2015 - Belvedere Community Center, Barangay Merville
September 27, 2015 - Robinson's Supermarket, Barangay BF Homes

For updated information please check the COMELEC website.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

e-Pass Offices Closed on May 1 and 9, 2015

epass.com.ph just announced their May Office Schedules:

"Please be informed that our e-Pass offices in Bi┼łan, C5, Nichols, and Bicutan will be closed onMay 1, Friday, to observe Labor Day. The said offices will likewise be unavailable on May 9,Saturday, to give way to our company’s team building activity."

Visit http://epass.com.ph/ for more details.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Ayala Mall to Rise in Paranaque

Some exciting news for Paranaquenos! According to the Business Mirror article Ayala Land Inc. has filed for locational clearance with the Paranaque Zoning Board for its Entertainment City project. The article also shared that the mall will be bigger than the Mall of Asia.

More info at http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/planned-ayala-mall-in-paranaque-to-dwarf-sm-moa/

I hope it's not going to take a gazillion years before the mall is built and opened. I remember I was just around 5 years old when I heard rumors that SM was going to build a mall in Bicutan. I was already working when it was finally built and opened.

Exciting times Paranaquenos!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Holiday in Paranaque on February 13, 2015

President Aquino has declared February 13, 2015 as a special non-working holiday for Paranaque City. This is in commemoration of the 17th cityhood anniversary of Paranaque City.

More information about Paranaque City can be found at it's city website.