ILOILO City Government has approved 655 building permits as of April 16 out of 1,037 applications as construction activities continue to take course amid crisis.
The number of structures that started sprouting is higher compared to 950 approved permits during the whole period of last year.
"We want to show that despite the pandemic, the economy moved through the buildings and houses being constructed," Mayor Jerry P. Treñas said.
The mayor took to task Office of the Building Official (OBO) acting head Engr. Mavi Gustilo to fast-track processing and release of permits.
“The increasing number of building permit releases means more infrastructures. It signifies that the city is progressive and that the business sector has confidence in governance and potentials,” Gustilo said.
“Our office strictly implements the no red tape policy which means the processing of permits and certificates are now streamlined or simplified. We are also making further studies to improve the existing system of processing, and make it easier for our applicants,” Gustilo said.
OBO has implemented various innovations to hasten applicants’ transactions in five to 15 days.
The applicant should submit duly accomplished forms, plans and all required documents.
After verification and compliance of basic requirements, have documents stamped “Received” for final and detailed technical evaluation and issuance of order of payment/billing statement.
Then, secure the order of payment/billing statement together with the returned documents and plans if there are corrections to be made or complied after the final and detailed technical evaluation.
After that, return corrected or complied documents and plans together with official receipt.
Application forms can be downloaded at iloilocity.gov.ph. (PR)