Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Iloilo City now Business-Friendly’


ILOILO City – Since last month when the city government started hastening the processing of business applications, it has not received complaints.

“This only show that our employees are effective in making the process short and fast,” said Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.

He ordered the City Business Permit and Licensing Office (CBPLO) to speed up the processing of business applications to only 15 days.

Mabilog commended CBPLO under Nilda Amatorio and urged the office to sustain the momentum.

This is meant to make Iloilo City business-friendly, he explained.

For years, the processing of business permits and other business-related documents took at least six months.

Mabilog said this discouraged prospective investors.

Should there be delays in the processing, Mabilog said,
an applicant can complain thru city government hotlines 300-0533 and 333-3533. The mayor said he will personally check the processing.

To further speed up the processing, Mabilog said, the city government will soon embark on “full computerization” – that’s when city government offices have finally settled at the new city hall in Plaza Libertad.

The city hall is still under construction.

“We will wait for the new city hall to be completed before we can proceed with the full computerization,” said Mabilog.

Most city government offices are temporarily located at the third floor of Robinsons Place Iloilo.

Early last month, Mabilog gathered businessmen to a meeting and told them that the city government would be hastening the issuance and renewal of business permits for their convenience.

He said he was putting in place a system similar to a one-stop shop that would complete the process within 15 working days only.

He asked for the cooperation of businessmen in making the project successful by bringing to his attention any delay in the processing of business permits.

Mabilog said this is part of his thrust to transform Iloilo City into a premier metropolis by 2015.

Iloilo City is the regional center of Western Visayas.

Panay News


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