LGUs told to follow standards set for new biz processing system-A A +A
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Davao Director Marizon Loreto urged local government units (LGUs) in Davao Region to comply with the four standards set for the business processing and licensing system (BPLS).
In a press conference Wednesday, during the Regional Convergence on Competitiveness at the Pinnacle Hotel and Suites, Loreto said these standards are the reduction of steps in the procedures in processing business applications; deduction in the number of signatories; lesser days for the processs; and lastly a unified form.
"This is to make sure that the client would not spend so many days and so much in terms of application. This holds true for new applications and renewal," said Loreto.
BPLS is a joint program of the DTI and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) that helps in streamlining securing business permits to cut short the processing time.
In his presentation, DILG undersecretary Austere Panadero said that with the ease of doing business in the local area means opportunities for creating wealth like jobs for the constituents, income for the LGU, and adequate services for all.
"Investors do not like going through a process that is long and have a lot of signatories. Among the concerns of the DILG is promoting transparency and creating a business friendly environment, that is why we are embarking on these projects like the business processing and licensing system (BPLS) so that everything will be laid out already when we enter full computerization," said DILG Assistant Regional Director Wilhelm M. Suyco.
He added incentives await LGUs who show efficiency in implementing BPLS like the Seal of Good House Keeping or a Seal of Excellence. (Reuel John F. Lumawag)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 10, 2013.