Robredo to LGUs: Limit business permit requirements

February 15, 2011 9:47 am 

MANILA, Feb. 14 – To fasttrack the processing of business permits, Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo on Monday called on all local chief executives nationwide to “promote the ease of doing business in the country” by limiting the documentary requirements for the issuance of a business permit to those required by law, zoning ordinance or other regulations.

Robredo said he received reports of the long list of administrative requirements imposed by some local government units (LGUs) in the issuance of said permits.

“Unnecessary requirements appear repugnant to efforts aimed at promoting a climate that is conducive to business in the country,” said Robredo, who stressed that such requirements should be simplified and rationalized.

In his directive, the DILG Chief also urged local chief executives to issue a conditional permit to a business where the only lacking clearances are those of Social Security System (SSS), PHILHEALTH and PAG-IBIG, with the understanding that such clearances will have to be submitted within one month from the issuance of such permit. (PNA) DCT/JCA

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