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31 NorMin LGUs adopt DILG’s one-stop shop program to cut red tape

by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob

Cagayan de Oro City (13 October) -- The Administration is working doubly hard to sharpen governance to attract more investments by the aggressive campaign against grafters and the reduction of red tape at all levels.

In line with this, the Dept. of Interior and Local Government Region 10 (DILG-10) has recommended the adoption of the One-Stop Shop (OSS) Program by the local government units (LGUs) to reduce the processing time and procedures in the issuance of permits and licenses without prejudice to the quality of services rendered.

Conducted every first quarter of the year, during the issuance of business permits and licenses, the OSS is aimed at discouraging “under the table” transactions with the government, Wendelin O. Orillaneda, DILG-10 Asst. Regional Director, explained.

Businessmen will know then and there what requirements are lacking and so immediate compliance is also done right at the OSS. This means that there is no need for them to pay somebody to follow up the signatures because they can do the transactions themselves.

He said, so far, 31 LGUs have adopted the OSS in the region, this year, namely: the highly urbanized cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan as well as the component cities of Gingoog, Malaybalay, Oroquieta, Ozamiz, Tangub and Valencia.

The municipalities of Manticao, Opol and Salay in Misamis Oriental and those of Baungon, Cabanglasan, Damulog, Dangcagan, Don Carlos, Impasugong, Kadingilan, Kalilangan, Kibawe, Kitaotao, Lantapan, Libona, Maramag, Malitbog, Manolo Fortich, Pangantucan, Sumilao, San Fernando, Talakag and Quezon, all in Bukidnon.

Meanwhile, the Administration notes the concerns raised by investors and the constructive suggestions of the business sector that would help the country improve government operations.

“A series of workshops and study visits for local government officials and personnel emphasizing have been undertaken on work simplification, use of information technology and replication of best practices,” Foster M. Anayron, DILG-10’s Chief, Local Government Development Division (LGDD) said.

Similarly, DILG-10 provides technical assistance on internal system development, whether manual or computer-based, starting with business-related procedures eventually expanding to other local government transaction area.

“There are other interventions instituted by DILG in the region along the anti-graft campaign, such as the establishment of client feedback system and the implementation of a recognition and awards system,” Anayron added. (PIA 10) [top]

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