Mayor Isko: Business permits in Manila to be released in 1 day

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 20 2019 02:02 AM

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno

MANILA—Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said Friday Manileños could now secure their business permits in one day to promote ease of doing business in the nation's capital.

"Dati 11 steps, 11 windows, tama? Thirty days na, wala pa permit mo. Bayad ka na, wala pa permit mo," he said in a speech during the induction of officers of Rotary Club of Bagumbayan-Manila.

"Sa Lunes, dahil pinirmahan ko na EO No. 8—ang business permit: 3 steps in one window, in one day."

Moreno signed Executive Order No. 8 on July 8 which will create a "Business One-Stop Shop" or BOSS to fast-track application of business permits.

The BOSS, which will be launched on Monday, July 22, will streamline the issuance of local business licenses, clearances, permits, certification and authorizations, as well as manage the flow of documents among departments and offices.

The executive order is in line with Republic Act 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.

Aside from the Bureau of Permits and the License Division, Moreno also included in the one-stop shop the following offices: City Treasury Cash Division, City Planing and Development office (CPDO) Zoning Division, City Engineering/Building Office including its Electrical Division, Manila Health Department, Electronic Data Processing (EDP) and other regulatory Offices.—With reports from Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News