6,000 businesses in Davao have renewed permits

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014


A TOTAL of 6,075 businesses have already renewed their permits in five days time after the Business Bureau started processing application and renewal of permits on January 2.

Business Bureau officer-in-charge Lawrence D. Bantiding said they have posted a higher number of permit renewals as compared to the same period in 2013 with only 5,607 renewals.

"The higher number of renewals this year resulted from our intensive information drive weeks before the renewal period began," he said.

In a press briefing at NCCC Mall Davao earlier, City Treasurer Rodrigo S. Riola said they are expecting around 35,000 business establishments that will be renewing their permits.

Bantiding said they are not expecting that all businesses will be renewing their permits this year since some of them have already retired or closed down. Last year around 2,000 businesses had shut down.

Aside from the renewals, he said they have recorded 35 new applications in the past five days. This is lower as compared to the same period last year with 103.

"Probably, the reason why there are less new applications this time is because some new businesses do not want to apply during the renewal period," Bantiding said.

A steel melting plant company that will be established in Bunawan, recorded the biggest investment among new business applications with a capitalization of around P975 million.

He said that last year, they recorded some 31,000 new business establishments in the city.

Batiding called on businesses to renew their permits as soon as possible to avoid large influx of renewals on the last days of the renewal period.

"Businesses can have their renewals at NCCC Mall and here at the Sangguniang Panlungsod (City Hall). Only renewals will be entertained at NCCC Mall while for those new applications and those having problems with their renewals like changes of some information will be entertained here at the Sanggunian," he said.

Schedules are: January 4 to 5 will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., January 6 to 10 and 13 to 17 will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. While the schedule for Saturdays and Sundays will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On January 20, they can process their renewals from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at NCCC Mall and from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight at the SP Lobby.

The requirements for permit renewal are: (a) original 2013 business permit, (b) original 2013 computerized official receipts and if it is manual, secure certificate of tax payment from City Treasurer Office, (c) original barangay clearance, (d) certified list of employees and their corresponding positions, (e) secure market clearance or certificate for public market from CTO and City Administrator and DCOTT stall holders, (f) if the taxpayer is represented; special power attorney for individual secretary certificate for corporation to transact with the bureau together with the valid ID's of all signatories, (g) community tax certificate, (h) gross sales certification form from CTO, and (i) fire safety inspection certificate 2013.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 08, 2014.

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