Biz permits renewal to go full blast Jan. 4 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 December 2015 13:37

Business permits renewal will go full blast starting January 4, the first working day for 2016 utilizing the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) system in City Hall.

While the renewal process for existing business establishments started as early as last month, businessmen are expected to flock City Hall to process the renewal of their permits starting first working day in January as the deadline is set on January 20.

Late filers will be meted with 25% surcharge per quarter and 2% additional surcharge per month.

Business Permits Licensing Office (BPLO) Chief Benjie Barredo said the BOSS initiative will be rolled out for the second time since 2015 to make registration and renewal of permits more convenient to businessmen.

Under the BOSS concept, all agencies and offices involved in the renewal of licenses of different kinds of businesses will be established at the second floor of City Hall to attend to business registration and renewal procedures. These include the Social Security System (SSS), PAG-IBIG Mutual Fund, Philippine Health Insurance (PHILHEALTH), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), City Agriculturist Office (CAO), Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (OCENR), City Planning and Development Office (CPDO), City Engineer’s Office (CEO), City Health Office (CHO), City Veterinarian Office and City Tourism Office.

City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) and the Business and Permits Licensing Office (BPLO) are both located at the City Hall ground floor.

This initiative signifies the city’s dedication and commitment to provide improved and better services, all designed with the intention to create a more vibrant and competitive business climate in the City.

Work hours for concerned departments and divisions will be extended starting January to accommodate applicants for business permits renewal.

The streamlined procedure has led to a significant increase in business registration as well as in the collection of business-related fees and taxes in 2015 compared to the records of 2014. — Sheila Covarrubias)