BOSS trends up renewal record PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 11:53

Running for eight days now, the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) concept exceeds last year’s record of applicants and issued business permits.

Since its advent January 5, Benjie Barredo, chief officer of the Permits and Licenses Division under the office of the City Mayor said that the office has recorded a total number of 512 fully issued permits and licenses out of 1.620 applications which is merely thrice the number of issued permits and licenses last year.

Barredo added that BOSS is a project of the city government complying the Department of Interior and Local Government Business Permits and Licenses System (DILG BPLS) and the DILG memorandum 10-07 of 2010 which mandates the establishment of business one stop shop in every Local Government Unit (LGU).

BOSS caters to more or less 200 applicants in a day and services are even given during weekends and holidays for the entire month of January only.

Arlene Sorca, administrative officer IV of the City Agriculture’s Office, whose office also included to BOSS, said that even if their office is not open during weekends and holidays, but if duty calls, they are willing to render service.

She also said that this year’s BOSS is much favorable to the people since the offices are much accessible since it is held at the City Hall.

“Mas bueno ara kay aqui todo ya pone el application de maga clearance como el na fire y el na PHILHealth, onrato ya lang ta pwede saka hinde ya necesita comigo manda bira pa.  Last year ya alkansa comigo two weeks, ara three days to one week ya lang.”(It is much better this year to apply and acquire clearance, business license and permits, fire permit and  PHILHealth application for example. It took me two weeks last year, now it is only within three days to one week.) said Arlene Perez, one of the many applicants for permit.

She also concluded that this year’s system is way much better than last year’s. — Ella Dee Phuddih Cruz & Juseph Elas, WMSU-OJT, City Hall