The city government of San Carlos thru the local Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in coordination with the Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) conducted an orientation-workshop on the regulatory simplification project on the application for business permits last Oct. 8-9, 2015.

Said activity aimed at enhancing or simplifying the city’s current regulatory framework in the business permit application/registration at BPLO from the usual four steps to a three-step process only.

DILG Local Government Operations Officer V Janwen Gaspar of the Municipality of Calatrava who serves as one of the focal person on said project said that San Carlos City is very capable of taking the role on this project as it is known for its best practices.

He said simplifying the current four-step-process into three would be good for the business sector, the local government and the society in general as making the registration service shorter and predictable and more transparent will also improve the business process to create a healthy business climate.

He added that it can be done through a four-phase approach including diagnosis or identifying the problem; design or the introduction of what needs to be done; implementation; and monitoring and evaluation after the creation of a central data base to sustain operational reform.

The BPLO staff and representatives of various local agencies engaged in the registration process of business permits application agreed to modify said present four-step to a three-step process to be presented to the city mayor and the business sector in November for approval so the working team can proceed to the creation of the system’s operation manual, launching and implementation of said project on the second or third quarter next year.

Said orientation workshop was attended by representatives from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), City Health Office, City Legal office, City Treasurer’s Office, City Engineering Dep’t. , City Planning & Development Coordinator’s Office, and the business sector among others.