[talk-ph] OpenStreetMap Philippines Inc. Update

Andre Marcelo-Tanner andre at enthropia.com
Mon Aug 9 07:51:34 BST 2010

Ya, im not sure about that, but NGO != NonProfit?
I really dont know. Yes a bank account would be needed to encash checks 
paid to OpenStreetMap Philippies Inc.
For receipts, we need BIR approval first, but if there is someone 
offering to sponsor we can perhaps have some Provisional Receipts 
printed first and then send them the OR once we are registered.


Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
> Cool!
> Do we need a bank account? I'm guessing that if sponsors would sponsor 
> in cash, then they will probably give a check. Also, we would need to 
> give receipts if ever so we can all account for tax purposes.
> As for being an NGO. I know that there are some requirements for that. 
> But what's the advantage in being an NGO?
> Eugene
> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 11:15 AM, Andre Marcelo-Tanner 
> <andre at enthropia.com <mailto:andre at enthropia.com>> wrote:
>     A little update since its been a while since this was discussed.
>     - The domains are in process to be transferred to OSM PH Inc., I
>     just need to send dotPH another authorization letter aside from
>     transfer forms.
>     - We have Barangay Clearance/registration already and I'm working
>     towards completing all the requirements for Mayor's permit. It's a
>     PITA to have to do so much just to register your business with
>     your city....
>     - BIR registration form has been paid but mayor's permit has to be
>     secured first before officially registering the company with the BIR.
>     - We may want to look into registered with the org that regulates
>     or registers NGO's in the Philippines, since BIR requires that if
>     we want to be an NGO. Are we an NGO?
>     - There is a design in the works for the OSM-PH Blog, la lang just
>     for fun :)
>     Thats all,
>     Andre
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