Belmonte: QC meets DTI’s ‘7-to-8 minute’ requirement for obtaining occupancy permit
August 1, 2019
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte announced that the local government has met the Department of Trade and Industry’s “7-to-8 minute” requirement in obtaining occupancy permit.
In a Facebook post, Belmonte said an occupancy permit can be released within five to eight minutes as part of the city’s improved processes in obtaining permits in accordance with Republic Act 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business Act.
“Ikinagagalak kong ipaalam na ating nakamit ang 7-8 minuto na ‘requirement’ ng DTI sa pagkuha ng occupancy permit, sapagkat maaari ka nang makakuha nito sa QC sa loob ng 5-8 minuto,” said Belmonte.
Belmonte added that the city government is regularly coordinating with the DTI to further improve the city’s business processes in its efforts to entice investors to make Quezon City their preferred investment destination.
The DTI designated Quezon City as a “pilot city” for the implementation of Republic Act 11032 or commonly known as the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA).
Recently, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez had a “Good Governance Lecture” with various Quezon City officials regarding the implementation of ARTA, which Belmonte dubbed as a crucial piece in her effort to strengthen good governance.
“Importante ang ARTA sa akin lalo na’t ipinaglalaban ko ang good governance o mabuting pamamahala ng gobyerno,” said Belmonte.
“Sa katunayan, nililinis na natin ang lokal na pamahalaan, lalo na sa mga departamentong may kinalaman sa mga negosyo at permit, upang mapabilis ang serbisyo sa mga taga-lungsod Quezon,” Belmonte added.
As part of her 14-point executive agenda, Belmonte is aiming to make Quezon City as preferred destination for businesses by improving business processes.
Belmonte said she intends to release business permits for low-risk businesses in one to two days and one week for high-risk businesses which need thorough scrutiny.