QC launches One Stop Shop for entrepreneurs

MANILA -- In compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to expedite government transactions, the Quezon City (QC) government launched a One Stop Shop (OSS) for business permits, licenses and clearances.

Mayor Herbert Bautista said the OSS aims to hasten the processing business registration and construction-related permits.

During the launch Friday, Bautista showed Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, Interior Undersecretary Austere Panadero and National Competitiveness Council co-chairman Guillermo Luz the city's new two-step business registration process.

Bautista said applicants could wait comfortably as a concierge would provide assistance all throughout the business permit application process.

This measure is expected to shorten the entire process of obtaining business and construction permits from 22 days to just five days.

Located at the 14th floor of the QC Hall's main building, the OSS houses the offices of evaluators of business permits, licenses, and locational clearances, and the Bureau of Fire Protection which inspects business for fire safety.

It is also a centralized center which receives and evaluates applications for building permits, occupancy permits, fire safety inspection and applications for electric meters.

Bautista also said the OSS could promote the establishment of more businesses and provide additional jobs to Filipinos.

This will prevent them from working abroad, dito na lang sila at palaguin ang kanilang mga negosyo. (This will prevent them from working abroad, making them stay heregrow their own businesses), he added. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency