Permits renewal now on full blast PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 January 2013 14:26

Mayor Celso  Lobregat has appealed to owners and managers of business establishments to renew their permits the earliest possible time to avoid the rush and the payment of penalties and surcharges.

This, as City Hall has set various innovations to better serve the public during the renewal period, deadline of which will be Monday, January 21.

On instructions of Lobregat, offices concerned in the renewal process are open Mondays through Fridays from 8am to 8pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 5pm effective January 2 to 21.

Lobregat said City Hall will extend office hours to attend to applications for renewal of business permits.

“We ask owners and managers of business establishments to renew their permits early and not to wait for the deadline,” Lobregat appealed.

The offices involved in the renewal process are the City Treasurer’s Office, City Licensing Division, the Tricycle Adjudication Board, the Computer Services Division, City Health Office and City Planning and Development Office among others.

Businessmen have started flocking City Hall Wednesday, January 2 either to secure or renew business/license permits although applications for renewal for 2013 started as early as October 1st.

Assessment tables and foldable tents have been set up at the ground floor of City Hall to accommodate clients and to ensure comfort and convenience for those processing their permits. Similar assessment tables have been set up at the City Hall second floor.

Mayor Lobregat, through a directive, has also initiated the early inspection of establishments based on the Business Processing and Licensing System or BPLS, a program undertaken through the Transparent and Accountable Governance (TAG) project funded by the United States Assistance for International Development through the Asia Foundation. — Sheila Covarrubias