An efficient B.O.S.S.

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By Benjie R. Pangan

At Close Range

Sunday, January 12, 2014


EVERY January of each year, business establishments secure permits and other licenses to operate legally within the city or municipality throughout the country.

Over at Mabalacat City, Mr. Rogelio C. Tanglao, City Budget Officer, aka known as Ka Roger, and his team, has formulated guidelines toward streamlining the steps to be followed to allow easy and convenient processing and continue to fine tune the procedure to provide a hassle-free securing of permits and licenses.

After all, the Business Permits and Licenses unit headed by Ka Roger also has been hailed a Hall of Famer by the national agencies and continues to improve on the scheme. B.O.S.S. stands for Business One Stop Shop so the taxpayer need not go around in different levels just to secure his permits.

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Now, what is this I hear that the City Treasurer Office now requires first financial statements even from small businesses such as a sari-sari store? Is this requirement foisted by the BIR? Why the need to complicate things and make it hard for the taxpayer to secure his permit? Has the CTO forgotten the ARTA or better still the ramifications of the ELA or the Executive-Legislative Agenda which aims to make it easier for the public to do business with any branch of government?

Busy persons need the fastest time to transact with offices of the local government unit and therefore, they need all the attention and focus they could get from government personnel. Remember: the taxes they pay help defray the salaries of employees.

The row of tables in Xevera represents the Business One Stop Shop and all the offices involved in securing permits and licenses have their personnel there, from building permits to the fire department. There is also a public assistance and complaints desk, for inquiries and, yes, for complaints.

Ergo, the taxpayer may feel assured that his application will get attended to with minimum inconvenience.

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Upstairs on the second floor, Peso Mabalacat has started accepting applications for slaughtering training as well as for summer job or Special Program for the Employment of Students or SPES. It's a brand new year and therefore new slots for several trainings are available.

Job interviews are scheduled for January 15 and 25, 2014 for overseas job applicants. Novation Resources will come on January 15 to conduct interviews for Domestic Helpers for Malaysia and Hong Kong and Staffhouses Resources

International will interview applicants for New Zealand.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 13, 2014.

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