City Hall nets 1,250 permits in 4 BOSS days PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 January 2016 13:07

The Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) of the city government has processed as of Thursday a total of 1,250 business permits for 2016.

The figures include mostly renewals and new applications for business permits, according to City Licensing Office Benjie Barredo.

Barredo attributed the apparent fast-phase in the business permit process to the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) system take would only take less than a day for an applicant to complete the process.

As this developed, Barredo continued to appeal to the business community to renew their permits as early as possible to avoid the rush.

The renewal went full blast starting Monday, Jan. 4 to 20, as the city rolls out for the second straight year the BOSS initiative with the intention of making registration and renewal process more convenient and efficient.

Comparing data of the number of clients served on the first day of the renewal, the BPLO recorded 246 applicants in 2015 and 347 applicants in 2016 (Jan. 4-Monday). The second day, Jan. 5 had 101 applicants, and 1,250 on the fourth day (Thursday). — Vic Larato