NEWS | 2021/02/11 | LKRO
Kidapawan City (February 9, 2021) – The continuing effort of the Kidapawan City Government to encourage the business sector in applying and securing their business licenses and permits on time has yielded affirmative results.
Kidapawan City Legal Officer and Acting Information Officer Atty. Paolo M. Evangelista said the City Business Licensing and Processing Office (CBLPO) has now issued some 2,421 business licenses and permits to various small, medium, and large enterprises and other business establishments in the city.
“This is attributable to the endeavor of the City Government to provide assistance to the business sector by carefully identifying their needs especially when it comes to business requirements such as the implementation of the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) every January of each year” said Atty. Evangelista
“Through the BOSS, business owners or their representatives availed of the simplified processing of their documents whether it be application of new business licenses or renewal for existing establishments.” Atty Evangelista further said.
Moreover, government agencies and offices that issues clearances and permits and even certifications and authorizations such as the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Department of Trade and industry (DTI), Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) along with the concerned offices of the City Government such as the CBPLO, City Health Office and others set up their desks at the City Hall grounds to streamline the flow and ease the issuance of required documents.
Business owners who have yet to comply with the requirements are being assisted by the respected offices of the City Government as well as the national line agencies. Those who are to renew their documents will simply have to follow several steps with the help of the assigned or designated government representatives up to the final step which is the issuance of the business permit or license.
For his part, Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A, Evangelista said his administration only aims to promote a business-friendly environment in the city by simplifying the process of registering or renewing a business through an effective collaboration with concerned government agencies and eventually boost the confidence of investors in the city.
He also thanked the business proprietors and representatives for strictly following the required minimum health protocols such as wearing of face masks and face shields, body temperature check, disinfection, and physical distancing during the month-long implementation of BOSS.
For numerous years already, the City Government of Kidapawan has extensively implemented BOSS giving clients the opportunity to complete their documents and other pertinent papers in a particular location and a period of one or two days only instead of going to different offices which entails long period of transaction. (CIO_AJPME/JSCJ)