ARTA urges the LGUs to adjust to the Ease of Doing Enterprise Act

MANILA – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) urged local government officials to effectively implement and comply with Republic Act 11032, known as the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Services Delivery Act of 2018.

ARTA Director General Jeremiah Belgica made this call while briefing local government officials of Western Samar and Tacloban City during the launch of the Philippine moral transport in Catbalogan and Calbayog City on November 26th.

Belgica was the guest speaker for the launch of the program, an initiative by the Office of the Presidential Advisor on Religious Affairs.

Also present were representatives from the Department of Home Affairs and Local Government, the Department of Health, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Prison Management and Penology, and the Philippine National Police.

On November 27th, Belgica paid a courtesy visit to Tacloban’s Mayor Alfred Romualdez and conducted a surprise inspection of the city’s Business One-Stop-Shop, one of the services offered by the city government through the RA 11032 Business Permits and Licensing Department .

“The reform train is circulating in different regions of the country to reinforce our campaign against bureaucracy. We want to strengthen the presence of the anti-bureaucracy authority and enable our compatriots to reform simple business law. (The reform process is moving in different regions of the country to strengthen our campaign against bureaucracy. We want to do The presence of the anti-bureaucracy authority has made the reform of economic law in the east tangible for our people, ”said Belgica in a press release on Tuesday.

Belgica also met with the Ministry of Trade and Industry – Tacloban Regional Director Celerina Bato to discuss the representation of the regional staff of the office to exercise the powers and functions of ARTA in accordance with the implementing provisions of the law.

The Philippines was the seventh best country in the world to invest or do business in in 2020, according to CEO Magazine.

In an article posted on its website on April 29th, CEO Magazine said that based on the report published by CEOWORLD in February received an overall score of 81.5.Some countries have already reported confirmed cases of the deadly coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

In the CEOWORLD study, 80 countries were analyzed according to business and investment conditions. Corruption, freedom, workers, investor protection, infrastructure, taxes, quality of life, bureaucracy and technological readiness were taken into account, among other things.

The Philippines achieved high scores for Constitutional Framework (94.9), Education and Research (94.8), Market Potential (92.8), and Openness to Trade (91.3).

Economic stability (69.8), skilled labor (64.61) and government policy (62.54) were also measured.

Singapore topped the list of the most attractive nations for investors and business people, followed by the UK, Poland, Indonesia and India.

Australia was in 6th place, followed by the Philippines, the USA, Malaysia and the Czech Republic.

This year, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, China and Japan ranked 12th, 16th, 31st and 32nd among the world’s best countries in which to invest or do business. (ARTA PR)

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