The Provincial Information Communication and Technology Division of Lanao del Norte introduced the Enhanced Tax Revenue Assessment and Collection System (ETRACS) to the Municipal Auditors of the Province to improve the processing of documents such as billings and other forms for tax collection. The activity was due to the request of Provincial Auditor, Godardo C. Suralta of the Commission on Audit. The ICT Team organized the Orientation and Demonstration on November 22, 2017 at Mindanao Civic Center Hotel Function Hall.
ICT Division OIC Mr. Charles Bacalla leads his team of IT specialists in facilitating the training for the Municipal Auditors on how to use the ETRACS. This system will help improve the processing of documents and links the provincial and municipal governments in auditing their services towards the constituents of Lanao del Norte.
There were 20 Municipal Auditors that participated in the training. ETRACS will hasten the processing of Revenue Collection and its Remittance, Business Assessment, Billing, Business Permit, Land Tax and Real Property Tax through real time processing as soon as the process starts in the Municipal Hall the information and data can be viewed in the Provincial Government Center.
The time difference is enormous ETRACS will be a game changer in processing important documents that are far away from the Provincial Government Center, according to ICT ETRACS trainer Mr. Louie Mata “Dako jud kay gdiperensya sa una,sa traditional way,pag human sa munisipyo mu travel pa padulong sa Provincial Government Center, imagina kung taga Bacolod ka unya di man jud na kada adlaw mu travel ang mga taga munisipyo para muhatod ug pipila lang ka documents, maabtan jud ug pipila ka adlaw.”
With the addition of this system, the frontline services of the municipalities will establish direct contact with the Provincial Government Center and aids in processing the documents. Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo welcomes the idea of bridging the gap between the municipalities and the provincial government through the use of this ETRACS for effective and efficient response in processing the requests of the constituents of the Province of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty,” and one way of bringing the Government Closer to the People. PIO-LDN