Mayor Evelio Leonardia has instructed all barangays of Bacolod City to participate in the 2021 Business One-Stop-Shop (BOSS).
The BOSS, that caters to the processing and renewal of business permits, will be held at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central from Jan. 4 to March 31 next year.
In Executive Order No. 79 signed Dec. 15 and made public last night, Leonardia said all barangays, through their barangay captains, shall install or set up their own offsite tables at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central for the duration of the BOSS.
Each barangay shall assign at least two personnel to man their offsite tables for the duration of the BOSS, and shall be responsible in processing the issuance of barangay clearances that are required for the processing of business permits, the EO said.
The “No Noon Break” policy shall be observed by the barangay personnel for the duration of the BOSS, it added.
“It is imperative for the City to further simplify the processing of business permits by imposing a system where transaction time can be efficiently cut short,” Leonardia said.
He also took note of Republic Act No. 9485, or the “Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007”, that imposes the need for improving efficiency in the delivery of government service to the public by reducing bureaucratic red tape.
There were 25,627 business registrations in 2019, that Leonardia described as an unprecedented number in its economic history.
The city was chosen by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the biggest organization of businessmen in the country, as a national finalist in the search for the 2020 Most Business-Friendly Local Government Unit awards, and this serves as an inspiration amid the continuing battle against the coronavirus disease 2019, he added. Leonardia also said Bacolod was one of the nine national finalists in the search for the 2020 Most Business-Friendly LGU Awards.*