PIA Press Release
Monday, January 02, 2012
Laoag City conducts Business One-Stop- Shopby Cherry Joy Discaya
LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, Jan. 02 (PIA) – Various business entities and establishments from the Laoag City will now have speedy and more convenient business licensing application process.
Today is the first day of Business One-stop-shop conducted by the local government of Laoag where national agencies which conduct the necessary inspection needed for licensing are located in one place.
This is to ensure the faster transaction in applying and renewing business permits through an integrated system called Business Permit License System (BPLS) introduced by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
This is in line with DTI’s program where business owners can have their application and renewal for their license in more speedy manner, said Jona Gantala of the licensing division of the Mayor’s office.
Aside from making the system easier for the applicants, it also ensures complete and strict compliance of the required documents for the issuance of their license.
National agencies like Philhealth, Secial Security System, and Bureau of Internal Revenue are present for the one-stop-shop licensing program. Local bodies like city health office, fire department, governor’s office and others for the validation and issuance of clearances are also present.
“Business owners should come and apply or renew their licenses now to prevent paying the penalty, because after this One-Stop-Shop, we will be imposing a penalty for them” Gantala also added.
The Business One-Stop-Shop will continue until the 20th of this month. (ANL/CJD-PIA 1 Ilocos Norte)