27.9 C
Manila
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Home News Top Stories Business permits released in 5 mins in QC

Business permits released in 5 mins in QC

 

Quezon City (QC) Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte on Thursday said the city government had met the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) “5-to-8-minute” requirement in obtaining occupancy permit.

Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte

Belmonte said an occupancy permit could be released within five to eight minutes as part of the city’s improved processes, in accordance with Republic Act (RA) 11032 or the “Ease of Doing Business Act.”


The DTI designated Quezon City as a “pilot city” for the implementation of RA 11032 or commonly known as the “Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA).”

Recently, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez had a “Good Governance Lecture” with various Quezon City officials regarding the implementation of ARTA, which Belmonte dubbed as a crucial piece in her effort to strengthen good governance.

“ARTA is important for me because I am fighting for good governance,” said Belmonte.

As part of her 14-point executive agenda, the mayor aims to make Quezon City the preferred destination for businesses by improving business processes.

Belmonte said she intends to release business permits for low-risk businesses in one to two days and one week for high-risk businesses, which need thorough scrutiny.

DoH: Filipino repatriates from cruise ship test negative for Covid-19

ALL 445 Filipino repatriates from the M/V Diamond Princess tested negative for the Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19), but the Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday said...

New virus has infected 80,000 globally, caused 2,700 deaths

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 80,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring...

Mahathir proposes Malaysia unity govt after resignation

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad on Wednesday proposed forming a unity government in his first public comments since his shock resignation as prime minister...

Duterte names NBI officer-in-charge

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Assistant Director Eric Distor as the agency's new officer-in-charge (OIC), Malacañang confirmed on Wednesday. In...

HK, Macau-bound OFWs still stranded for lack of flights

THOUSANDS of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for Hong Kong and Macau cannot leave Manila due to lack of flights to the Special Administrative...

Today’s Front Page February 26, 2020

Today’s Front Page February 26, 2020