Cedula or Community Tax Certificate. What is it for?
Well, this piece of paper is actually one form of identification. From the words itself, it certifies that you paid the community or residence tax. It is usually issued at your Local City Halls. According to my research (why does this sounds better than according to google.. :D) it originated from Spaniards where they make "Indios" (that would be our Filipino ancestors) pay residence tax.
Since I currently live in Taguig City, more specifically at Mckinley Hill, here is how to get Cedula in this municipality.
The place to go is in SM Aura Tower.
|You need to log at the reception area first.|
|Look how cozy it is inside. There is a living room showcase minus a TV. :)|
The SM Aura Tower is just behind the SM Aura Mall. Near the mall's parking area.
SM Aura Tower also houses other Government Satellite Offices like SSS, Pagibig and Philhealth.
|The building is not fully occupied yet. This is because this building is just new.|
What you can do here:
- Get Cedula (Taguig City Hall Satellite Office)
- Get ID (SSS, Philhealth, Pagibig)
- Apply for Loan (SSS, Pagibig, Philhealth)
- Notary, Planning, Assessor (Taguig City Hall Satellite Office)
Since I needed a cedula, I went to 9th floor - Taguig City Satellite Office.
|Naks manong... you're timing of looking behind you was just so perfect. This pic looked like you are the main subject tuloy... :p|
Just go to the reception area. As for the cedula, all you need to do is fill out a small piece of paper with your Name, Address, Birthday, Gender and Salary.
After filling out, the receptionist will direct you to the cashier window for Cedula.
For students/non-worker - Php25
For workers - Php27*
*This is based on an employee with 30k basic salary. I just don't know the cost for lower and higher salary.
For other concerns, the process is that you will get a number thru this electronic panel:
And then wait for your number to be flashed on screen:
How to get here:
By Jeepney - Sign boards Market Market/Tulay (if you are from Gate 3) or Gate 3/Market Market (if you are from Guadalupe/Ayala)
By Taxi - the most convenient way. :) But always be alert especially nowadays.