MANKAYAN, Benguet – The municipal government recently opened its one-stop shop processing center at the municipal gymnasium to cater to the influx of owners of businesses wanting to renew their issued permits and those that want to apply for the issuance of permits for their newly opened businesses in the different barangays of the municipality.
Mayor Frenzel Ayong said that the operation of the one-stop shop processing center will be until January 20, 2020 but the same could be extended depending on the prevailing situation when the deadline will be approaching.
“ We need to provide our local entrepreneurs convenience in the processing of the renewal of their permits or the application for the issuance of new permits because they are the ones that contribute in the raising of our internally generated resources through the taxes and fees that they will be paying, thus, the operation of the one-stop shop processing center,” Mayor Ayong stressed.
Under the set up of the town’s one-stop shop processing center, personnel of concerned offices of the local government in charge for the issuance of health certificates, community tax certificates, fire safety clearance, police clearance among other important attachments of the business permits that will be issued will be present in the municipal gymnasium to process the needs of the people frequenting the same so that they will not be hard up transferring from one place to another and to pursue the mandate of the national government in providing people with the ease of doing business in the municipality.
According to him, it was observed during the first week of operation of the one-stop shop processing center that there had been an influx of people from the different barangays patronizing the services that are offered to facilitate the renewal of their permits or the issuance of new permits for the businesses that are present in the municipality.
Ayong expressed his gratitude to the people from the different barangays for patronizing the services of the one-stop shop processing center because its establishment was really meant to provide them with convenience, especially that the start of the year is the scheduled processing of permits, thus, those who had not yet processed their permits should avail of the center’s services so that they will not be hard up once the said personnel will be brought back to their offices by January 20, 2020.
Under the provisions of Republic Act (RA) 7160 or the Local government code of the Philippines, the period January 1-20 of every year has been designated as the time on which local governments will facilitate the renewal of permits of businesses or process the applications for issuance of permits of new businesses without prejudice of doing the same during the year.
He emphasized that the operation of more businesses in a certain locality is an indication of progress that is why more residents should be convinced to operate their desired businesses in their places to help in generating jobs for qualified local residents, increase economic activities in their places and provide additional sources of livelihood for the people so that they will not flock to urban centers and contribute to the problems of rapid urbanization in the said areas such as the presence of informal settlers, traffic, environmental degradation among others.