Gov’t launches one-stop shop for entrepreneurs

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MANILA, Philippines–President Benigno Aquino III on Friday witnessed the launch of the Philippine Business Registry–a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs that need to transact with several government agencies to start their business.

Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo said the PBR was one of the government’s priority projects to make business registration easier by streamlining the process and eliminating red tape.

Through the PBR, applicants no longer need to physically go to each government agency to start doing business.

These agencies include the Department of Trade Industry, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Social Security System, Pag-IBIG fund, Philippine Health and Insurance Corp., and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The launch is the first phase of the program as several other regulatory offices and even local government units will connect to the PBR.

At the LGU level, Quezon City is already connected to the PBR. Cities with streamlined business permits and licensing systems such as Caloocan and Mandaluyong are expected to be linked to the system in the coming months.

PBR kiosks will also be put up in selected LGUs nationwide to facilitate registration in far-flung areas.

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  • Anonymous

    i hope other local government units will follow suit. pahirap talaga ang ang mga nasa municipal at city hall. ang damaing requirements, ang dami ding mga buwitri. sana maayos ni pnoy ang sistema kahit medyo may kahirapan dahil sa autonomy na binigay sa mga local chief executives at legislative officers ng local government code. ang saklap pa nito, pagnagpalit ng namumuno palit din an sistema at mga kurakot. 

  • http://twitter.com/riccisan ricci santiago

    cge nga, maka aplay nga. tignan natin kung madali talaga. 

  • Anonymous

    In line with the PBR (Phil. Business Registry), the local government should also improve their bureaucracy in terms of securing Business Permits.  In some cities and municipalities, it is more difficult to get a Business Permit than to register a company with the SEC or with the DTI.

    Aside from the red tape in securing the Business Permits (so many requirements that are not relevant) in the local government, there is also graft and corruption (through fixers that are prevalent in the LGU’s).

    For the PBR to be effective, LGU’s should streamline the processing of Business Permits as well.

     

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