“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)
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.
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”→