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DTI to hold Roadshow on Ease of Doing Business


Mandated to promulgate the necessary rules and regulations, the Department of Trade and Industry will conduct a roadshow on the Implementing Rules and Regulation for the newly signed Republic Act 11032, otherwise known as the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018, on September 10 in Zamboanga City.

The one-day activity will gather about 300 participants from Zamboanga Peninsula and the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) coming from the government and private sectors to be briefed on the newly signed law for their implementation.

There will be two sessions, one in the morning with private sector, and the government sector in the afternoon.

The private sector representatives include business sector (Chambers and major industry sector), Civil Society Orgs representing Labor sector, indigenous people, youth, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), senior citizens; farmer groups, education, and cooperatives.

The government sector, on the other hand, are the different government agencies, all local government chief executives and provincial governors, league of barangays, and Government Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) in the city.

The Roadshow will be headed and facilitated by DTI Assistant Secretary Mary Jean Pacheco.

Signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on May 28, this year, RA 11032 amends RA 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007. It seeks to promote ease of doing business in the country by cutting red tape in government agencies that delay the delivery of efficient services. It also promotes sound and good regulatory management practices and improve the ranking of the Philippines in terms of competitiveness. The law also aims to strengthen the capability of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to pursue anti-red tape cases through increased penalties for violations of the Anti-Red Tape Act.

With the passage of the law, the Anti-Red Tape Authority, which is under the Office of the President, is hereby created. It is tasked to plan, implement and oversee national policy on anti-red tape and ease of doing business. The office empowered to receive complaints, initiate investigations, and assist in filing of cases related to anti-red tape. It shall also recommend policies, processes, and systems to improve regulatory management of all local government units and national government agencies.

The Roadshow is in accordance to Section 30 or the Implementing Rules and Regulations where authority is given to CSC and DTI to promulgate the necessary rules and regulations within 90 working days from the effectivity of the law, in coordination with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Philippine Statistics Office, the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Office of the Ombudsman, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB), and the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP). (DTI-9/MVC)

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