MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon -- The City Government’s “business one-stop shop” (BOSS) opened for convenient renewal and application of business permits.

City treasurer Danilo Lino-ay said several employees from the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) were assigned to accommodate the nearly 4,000 business owners, traders, and public utility vehicle (PUV) operators for permit registration and renewal.

He said they are implementing this year what they did in 2013 because last year’s BOSS procedure had a smooth transaction flow.

The operation started this January 2 and will run until January 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except Saturdays and Sundays, Lino-ay said.

“After submitting all requirements, applicants will be ushered to an air-conditioned waiting area with free-flowing coffee and candies. An applicant can get the permit at a maximum of one hour and 10 minutes,” he added.

BOSS is a simplified new business registration process held every January to make it easy for businessmen in securing or renewing their business permits as the agencies required in the documents such as Bureau of Fire Protection, City Health Office and Sanitary Inspection, among others, are in one location at the City Hall.

It is aimed at integrating all the agencies needed to finish business registration conveniently at the shortest possible time. (PIA)