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Here’s a good news from the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) for those registering a business.
The DICT headed by Secretary Gregorio “Gringo” B. Honasan II said business registration in the Philippines may now be completed in nine steps within seven and a half days from the current 13 steps in 33 days through the National Business One Stop Shop (NBOSS).
The NBOSS is the physical co-location where applicants can register their business and employees, submit documents, and avail of its online services.
It hosts key agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), and the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG).
“Sa NBOSS, walang naaaksayang oras, walang komplikadong proseso, at higit sa lahat, wala o mababawasan ng ‘di hamak ang fixer at lagay – purong serbisyo lang. Sa pamamagitan ng NBOSS, ilang sandali lang, negosyante ka na,” Honasan said.
(With NBOSS, nothing is wasted, no complications and, most of all, none or fixers or grease money will be lessened — just pure service. Through NBOSS, in a short period, you shall be a businessman (or businesswoman.)
The first NBOSS location was launched last February 28 at the SEC office located at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.
It is a joint initiative of the DICT and the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) in partnership with other social service agencies as provided for in Republic Act 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.
ARTA Director General Jeremiah B. Belgica commended the DICT for linking various government agencies through ICT, allowing an inter-agency system and a whole of government approach to streamlining business registrations.
“Maraming salamat sa DICT dahil lahat po kami ay napagtatahi-tahi ninyo, and very soon we could really see that things are just going to get better and better,” Belgica said.
(Thanks so much to DICT because you were able to link us all together, and very soon we could really see that things are just going to get better and better.)
He added that the establishment of the NBOSS is no simple task but was made possible through the collaboration and commitment of the DICT and various government agencies.
It can be recalled that eliminating red tape was is one of then candidate in 2010 and now President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s the principal campaign promises. (DICT)