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Manila launches one-stop shop for business permits, licenses

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By Erma Edera

The local government of Manila has launched the Bagong Maynila Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS) at the Manila City Hall on Monday.

Launching of the Business One-Stop Shop at the Manila City Hall with Mayor Domagoso (ERMA EDERA / MANILA BULLETIN)

Launching of the Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS) at the Manila City Hall with Mayor Isko Moreno (ERMA EDERA / MANILA BULLETIN)

Atty. Paul Vega, chief of the Manila Business Permits and Licenses Office (BPLO), said that Manileños will now only have to go through three steps in just one window to apply for a business permit.

Vega laid out the three steps: File, Pay, and Claim. As long as business permit applicants file their complete requirements, the BPLO chief said they can get their business permits and licenses in just one day.

The BOSS, Vega said, has seven windows, with one reserved for senior citizens, pregnant women, and PWDs to handle seven transactions simultaneously.

The new one-stop shop was created after the Mayor signed Executive Order No. 8 which promotes ease of doing business in the nation’s capital.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso and the SM Group will enter into an agreement wherein the activity area of SM City Manila may be used by the Manila City Hall as a satellite branch for the Bagong Maynila BOSS free of charge.

The satellite branch is set to open in January 2020 when businesses are expected to file their applications for renewal of business permits.

Domagoso, together with Manila City Hall officials, led the ribbon cutting for the new one-stop shop located at the ground floor of the Manila City Hall on Monday.

The Mayor was joined by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez, DTI Undersecretary Ruth Castelo, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya, DILG Undersecretary Marivel Sacendoncillo, and ARTA Director General Atty. Jeremiah Belgica.

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