Anti-corruption body questions delay of rules on Ease of Doing Business law


Posted at Oct 30 2018 01:52 PM | Updated as of Oct 30 2018 02:35 PM

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-corruption body wants the Department of Trade and Industry  to explain why the implementing rules and regulations of the "Ease of Doing Business" law has been delayed.

Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission chief Manuelito Luna stressed on Tuesday that DTI was supposed to release the law's implementing rules and regulations last October 22.

Luna also warned Trade Secretary Lopez that the PACC may be forced to form a fact-finding group to probe his possible liabilities in the delay if the DTI won't be able to give them an explanation.

The law, which seeks to address "the perennial problem of bureaucratic red tape in our government institutions," was signed by Duterte last May, and was already effective last June 17.

It was a "long overdue" amendment of the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, which Duterte believes failed to address the red tape problem for over 10 years. --report from Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News