Zambo business permits rose 11% in 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 11:51

The Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) issued 9,232 business permits in 2014, up 11 percent from 8,393 issued in 2013.

BPLO chief Benjie Barredo said Tuesday that 8,230 of the 9,232 business permits were renewal while the remaining 1,002 were new issued licenses.

In 2013, of the 8,393 business permits issued, 7,667 of which were renewal while the remaining 726 new permits.

Barredo attributed the increase in the issuance of business permits to the implementation of a three-step processing.

These are the following: first is the application with BPLO where they will be asked to fill up and submit the application form; second, assessment and payment at the CTO; and, third, get the temporary permit to operate (TPO).

The business operations can start immediately following the issuance of the TPO but the requirements and clearances are to be complied within the prescribed 30-day period for the issuance of the actual business permit.

Barredo said that most of the businesses registered for 2014 were under food and retailer to include sari-sari stores, micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Meanwhile, Barredo said they are optimistic business permits issuance this year would reach 10,000. — RGAAG