WITH the constant positive feedback from the private sector on the ease of doing business in the city, Muntinlupa has been feted anew by the Office of the President’s Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) for its innovative business registration that sets a standard among its peers.
At the recent fifth anniversary celebration of ARTA, Muntinlupa led seven other cities as the first recipients of the Accelerating Reforms for Improved Service Efficiency (ARISE) Awards.
“We are definitely proud of this recognition, as this is validation of the city government’s committment to bring quality public service to every Muntinlupeño,” Mayor Ruffy Biazon said.
In its latest compliance monitoring as a benchmark for other local government units (LGUs) to emulate, ARTA commended earlier this year the city’s Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS) and its electronic format eBOSS, which puts all the necessary agencies for a business license or permit in one location.
Apart from BOSS, Muntinlupa also has other initiatives in place considered as industry best practices for streamlining the processes of listing and renewing enterprises in this LGU.
These include the Business Permits and Licensing Office Single-Window Transaction (BPLO-SWiT) program in collaboration with Festival Mall in Alabang in order to bring tax payment and registration services closer to entrepreneurs.
Alternatively, business owners may also renew their license and Mayor’s permit at the BPLO in Muntinlupa City Hall, or via the Business E-payment System (BESt), through the City’s official web site (www.muntinlupacity.gov.ph).
The seven other ARISE awardees include the cities of Manila, Parañaque, Quezon City, Navotas, Marikina, Valenzuela, and Lapu-Lapu in Cebu.