Tag: Anti-Red Tape Act

On the President’s ‘Offers’ to Resign, Appear before Congress

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Instead of resigning, the President only needs to be consistent in applying the anti-graft and corruption laws to both friends and foes.

Strong words and warnings may work, but only when backed by political will and followed by concrete actions. There is no better way.

As for his offer to appear before a congressional hearing, that may not be necessary. In fact, the Senate is already proposing in a bill to give him Bayanihan-like powers to address red tape in government.


Read: Senate Bill 1844, Authorizing the President to Expedite the Processing and Issuance of National and Local Permits and Licenses

“This bill seeks to authorize the President, during the time of national emergency, to suspend the requirements for national and local permits, licenses and certifications, and to streamline and expedite the process for the issuance of the same. While this may be a small step, it surely can create a significant impact on all enterprises. Likewise, this move could ease the already heavy burden of the businesses that were heavily hit and continuously being beaten by the gargantuan effects of the pandemic. This Act could be one of the needed breathers of the crumbling enterprises. And ultimately, this will redound to the benefit of our economy and encourage investors to capitalize in the country.” (co-author with Senators Sotto, Recto, Zubiri and Drilon)

#PingBills Update: Bill further cutting down red tape has been consolidated in the report of the Senate Committee on Trade

Senate Bill 982 seeks to shorten transactions with government to 7 days or less.


Level Up: New Lacson Anti-Red Tape Bill Cuts Waiting Time to 7 Days or Less

The public may soon get their applications acted upon in seven days or less, once a new anti-red tape bill filed by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson is passed into law.

Senate Bill 982 amends parts of Republic Act 9485 to further shorten the deadlines in processing applications to three working days for simple transactions, and seven for complex transactions.

Lacson, the main author of the original law which was passed in 2007, cited President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to reduce requirements and processing time for applications.

Related: 7 araw lang, out na ang business permit sa Lacson bill Continue reading “Level Up: New Lacson Anti-Red Tape Bill Cuts Waiting Time to 7 Days or Less”

7 Araw Lang, Out na ang Business Permit sa Lacson Bill

Tatlo hanggang pitong araw.

Ganito na lamang kaiksi ang panahon na hihintayiin ng mga indibiduwal sa mga transaksiyon sa iba’t ibang ahensiya ng pamahalaan para sa mga kaukulang permit at dokumentong kailangan ng mga ito oras na maisabatas ang panukalan ni Senador Panfilo Lacson.

Sa Senate Bill 982 na iniakda at inihain ni Lacson bilang pag amyenda sa kasalukuyang Anti-Red Tape Act (Republic Act 9485), ipinaliwanag ng mambabatas na isinusulong niyang gawing tatlong araw na lamang ang pinakamatagal sa simpleng transaksiyon at pinakamahaba ang pitong araw o isang linggo sa may mga mas mabusising detalye.

Related: Level up: New Lacson anti-red tape bill cuts waiting time to 7 days or less Continue reading “7 Araw Lang, Out na ang Business Permit sa Lacson Bill”

Lacson Lauds LGUs’ Commitment to Enforce Anti-Red Tape Law

Senator Panfilo M. Lacson today lauded the move of more than 1,000 local government units to expedite their compliance to the requirements of the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007.  Continue reading “Lacson Lauds LGUs’ Commitment to Enforce Anti-Red Tape Law”

Sponsorship Speech for the Anti-Red Tape Bill

Red tape has been a systemic encumbrance to improving the environment of business and industry and increasing the competitiveness of the Philippine economy. Characterized by superfluous and deterring procedures, red tape had burdened the impact produced by our valuable time and financial resources and has led to the apparent ineptitude of government agencies in developing programs for the Filipino interests.  Continue reading “Sponsorship Speech for the Anti-Red Tape Bill”