Business Permit and Licensing System refers to the procedures followed by cities and municipalities in processing business permits (more commonly known as Mayor’s Permit) which must be secured by businessmen to operate legally in a locality.
Legal Bases for Streamlining
RA 9485 – Anti Red Tape Act. mandating government agencies to simplify frontline services procedures, formulate service standards to be observed in every transaction and make known these to the public.
Joint DILG – DTI. Department Administrative Order No. 10 – 07 Guidelines in Implementing the Nationwide Upscaling of Reforms in Processing Business Permits and Licenses in all Cities and Municipalities in the Philippines.
Joint DILG RO1 – DTI Memorandum Order No. 10 – 01. Creation of a coordinating Committee and Technical Working Group to facilitate the roll-out of the BPLS to the LGUs in Region 1.
BPLS streamlining is a joint undertaking between the DILG and the DTI. Its objectives are the following:
To help LGUs improve revenue generation;
To reduce time and resources spent by LGUs in the BPLS process;
To provide complete information base on business enterprises in their localities;
To reduce graft and corruption;
To create good image for the LGU in the area of good governance.