The Anti-Red Tape Authority asked local government units to implement their electronic Business One-Stop Shop until applications for business registrations and renewals close in January 2023.
“ARTA is urging LGU chiefs to fast-track the implementation of the eBOSS in furtherance of President Marcos Jr.’s directive to utilize technology to make the bureaucracy more efficient and citizen-centric,” said ARTA secretary Ernesto Perez.
Under the law, eBOSS streamlines the procedures for the filing of applications and issuance of local business licenses, permits, clearances, and authorizations through the LGU’s provision and usage of an on-demand single digital portal.
LGUs were mandated to implement eBOSS three years upon the effectivity of Republic Act 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.
Under the EODB Law, all cities and municipalities should comply with the automation requirements June 17, 2021.
The Joint Memorandum CircularNo. 01, series of 2021 of ARTA, Department of the Interior and Local Government and Department of Information and Communication Technology provides for the standards and guidelines to be implemented by the LGUs in compliance with the automation requirements of the law.
ARTA’s compliance monitoring and evaluation office indicated that 1,230 or 75.28 percent of LGUs had complied with ARTA’s eBOSS compliance checklist report as of December 2022, and based on the submissions, 502 had partially or fully implemented eBOSS.
“eBOSS is highly relevant as it provides a digitalized and streamlined business processing and licensing system that will entice more entrepreneurs to register their business, supporting local economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic,” Perez said.
LGUs yet to create their eBOSS have the option to use the integrated Business Permitting and Licensing System developed by DICT, which is available for free or other similar online business permitting systems of LGUs.