THE Business One Stop Shop (Boss) has already processed a total of 4,500 applications for business permits and registration as of last Friday, January 13, on its 11th day of operation.

City Licensing Officer Benjie Barredo said that of the total applications they processed, 149 are new while 4,351 are renewal.

Barredo said that a total of 2,782 are with payment and issued with business permits.

Earlier, he said they expect to renew more than 9,000 business permits and issue some 2,000 new permits.

Boss brings together all offices involved in the business registration and renewal process from January 3 to 20 and operating from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Mondays through Fridays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Boss clients coming from different sectors have lauded the innovation citing convenience and comfort, efficiency and accessibility.

The Boss is located at the Centro Latino Convention Hall, which has a spacious area, centralized air conditioning units, television sets, and free wifi connection.

Boss is based on the business permit and licensing system (BPLS) reform standards to further streamline the business registration and renewal process in compliance with the new set of service criterions in processing business permits and licensing, which were introduced with technical support from the United States Agency for International Development.

Barredo said there will be no extension for the registration and renewal of business licenses, with the Boss set to cease its operations on January 20.

He said the no extension provision is stipulated not only under an ordinance but also in the local government code, thus, no extension can be granted. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)