PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Isabela CSC monitors offices, LGUs in implementing anti-red tapeby Merlito G. Edale, Jr.
ILAGAN, Isabela, January 20 (PIA) -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) – Isabela is closely monitoring all frontline government offices and local government units (LGUs) in implementing Republic Act 8495 otherwise known as the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007.
The Anti-Red Tape Act was introduced to make government services more business-friendly and help stamp out corruption.
Joseph Paggao, CSC – Isabela Field Officer, said the Anti- Red Tape Act is the latest in a long line of attempts to address inefficiencies and corruption in government services in the Philippines.
He said they included the Mamamayan Muna, Hindi Mamaya Na program in 1994 which encouraged a client who is dissatisfied with the service of a government office to file a complaint at the Civil Service Commission.
Paggao said businessmen and other taxpayers usually swamp frontline offices and local government units as they pay taxes, requiring documents for the renewal of their business permits and for taxpayers.
In their monitoring, Paggao noticed that local government units comply with the anti-red tape act have also put up one-stop-shop lounges inside the municipal and city halls.
“We appreciate the compliance and diligence of local government units in implementing the anti-red tape law,” Paggao said.
He said CSC Isabela will continue monitoring the implementation of the government’s anti-red tape law to ensure the fast and orderly processing of business permits and in paying taxes. (TCB/MGE/PIA- Isabela)