DILG Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion, CESO III stressed the role of Business Permits and Licensing Officers in the LGUs’ local revenue and economic development.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 13 (Caraga) in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Regional Office Caraga and the Caraga Association of Business Permit and Licensing Officers (CABPLO) conducted the “Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Advocacy on Regulatory Simplification for Local Governments’ (RS4LG) Business Permit and Licensing Processes cum 1st Caraga Business Permit and Licensing Officers Convention” on October 27-28, 2015 at Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center, Butuan City.
The event is to strengthen and sustain the streamlining of Business Permits and Licensing System (BPLS) in the region by bringing up-to-date business registration procedures and requirements of select national government agencies (NGAs) and the introduction of the electronic BPLS system. It was also supported by the Department of Science of Technology (DOST) as it promotes automation or computerization of the BPLS processes.
DILG Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion emphasized the role of the BPLOs in local revenue and how this affects the growth of a local economy as it provides a good business environment for business investors, more so with the small and medium entrepreneurs.
Speakers from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Social Security System (SSS), Home Development Mutual Fund or PAG-IBIG, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provided their roles in the regulatory processes and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) discussed their function in the promotion of streamlining BPLS of the local government units in the region.
“Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Advocacy on Regulatory Simplification for Local Governments’ (RS4LG) Business Permit and Licensing Processes cum 1st Caraga Business Permit and Licensing Officers Convention” on October 27-28, 2015 at Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center, Butuan City.
Topics include Business Registration with the BIR; Issuance of Clearance and Clearance Requirements with the SSS, PHIC and PAG-IBIG; Issuance of Fire Safety Inspection Certificate (FSIC); and the Registration of Business Name. The BPLOs were also provided with discussions on the ASEAN Economic Community with a review on the BPLS Monitoring and Evaluation.
Results of the 2015 BPLS Customer Experience Survey (CES) and the 2015 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) were announced by DTI with notable LGUs such as Butuan City ranking 19th and Surigao City ranking 50th from 142 cities in the country. Likewise, the Municipalities of San Francisco, Agusan del Sur ranking 27th; Buenavista, Agusan del Norte ranking 44th; and Claver, Surigao del Norte ranking 49th among 978 municipalities nationwide.
An election and oath-taking of the 2015 CABPLO Officer and Board of Trustees culminated the event with Mr. Clemente M. Penados, the BPLO of Bislig City, Surigao del Sur maintaining his post as CABPLO President.
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