Permits issuance doubles in first 5 days of BOSS concept PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 12 January 2015 11:27

The Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) concept in the application for business license and permits renewal has yielded positive outcomes in the first 5 days of its implementation.

Records from the Business Permits and Licensing division under the Office of the Mayor, a total of 406 actual business permits have been issued from January 5 to 10, more than double the number recorded the same period in 2014 which was 184.

For the first five days of BOSS implementation, the BPLO also processed a total of 1,294 applications, 173 of which are for new business activities in the city.

The City Government rolled out the BOSS concept January 5, in a bid to make business renewals more efficient and more convenient for owners of business establishments to have their businesses registered and licensed by bringing together under one venue all agencies involved in the renewal process.

As early as its second day of operation, the BOSS already garnered positive responses from applicants who maximized the benefits of the set-up, complimenting it for cutting down what would have been a week-long process to a day.

For many of the applicants, especially those from far-flung barangays, the presence of all offices at the second floor of the City Hall to see to the necessary clearances for the renewal process was a welcome development as they no longer needed to run from one office to the other, and thus, were able to save time and money in the process.

The BOSS concept will be in place until the end of January but the deadline for the renewal of business permits as well as payment of business taxes is on January 20 based on existing laws.

Office hours in City Hall has been extended from 8am to 8pm during weekdays and 8am to 5pm during Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. — Sheila Covarrubias