The DILG Pampanga, in close partnership with the Provincial Government, convened the city and municipal treasurers and BPLOs on January 30, 2020s to discuss the implementation of RA 11032 otherwise known as the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Delivery of Government Services Act of 2018 at the local level.

Amplifying its efforts to help LGUs fast track business-related transactions, the Provincial Office facilitated the discussion-conference, which primarily served as a venue for participants to raise any concerns or issues that hamper their efforts in establishing a more efficient and streamlined licensing and permitting process.

In her message, DILG Pampanga Provincial Director Myrvi A. Fabia expressed her gratitude to the Provincial Government for their eagerness and commitment to adhere to the law as well as assist LGUs in achieving 100% compliance. She urged LGUs to institute reforms that will create a conducive business environment for its clients and ensure that permits and licenses are issued timely to avoid penal sanctions.

Invited as resource speakers were representatives from DILG Region III Capability Development Division led by its Division Chief Ener P. Cambronero and Assistant Division Chief Lee Allen Pineda, DTI’s Rhia Laxa, BFP Chief Inspector Roderick Marquez, PABLO President Joseph Garcia and LEIPO Engr. Lulu Alingcastre. Likewise, DICT’s Kristine Velasco and Marielle Bermas presented an overview of the eBPLS and encouraged LGUs that are not yet fully automated to avail the system as one way to complement its reforms for a streamlined business process.

Topics discussed were the salient features of EODB, integration of barangay clearance in the LGU permitting process, and JMC 2018-01 (Guidelines in Streamlining the Processes for the Issuance of Building Permits and Certificates of Occupancy).