ARTA asks FDA to keep their communications open for Ivermectin applications

31 March 2021 – Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Director General Jeremiah Belgica, in a meeting earlier, called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to “keep their communications open for the registration of pharmaceutical companies who would want to apply for a Drug Emergency Use or a Compassionate Special Permit for Ivermectin”. During the meeting,.. read more

Gov’t agencies boast faster service in ARTA report to the President

Reforms to ease the doing of business in the country are starting to pay off with several government agencies telling the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) about the significant reduction in the processing time of their transactions. The said improvements were specifically observed in some of the services of the Local Government of Quezon City and.. read more

ARTA to harmonize existing EODB platforms of the government into a single platform

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is set to launch this April the Go SmARTApp, a single platform that will harmonize the existing systems of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and other government agencies that aim to simplify government transactions and doing business in the.. read more

2,250 pending FDA applications declared automatically renewed

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) issued a Declaration of Completeness and Order of Automatic Renewal to the Center for Drug Regulation and Research (CDRR) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 2,250 low risk to no risk Automatic Renewal Applications of Certificate of Product Registration (CPR) which were left pending at the end of.. read more

LTO suspends District Office Chief, removes security guard from service following ARTA’s inspection

Following the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA)’s surprise inspection in February at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) – Taguig , the branch placed its District Office Chief under disciplinary suspension and removed one of its security guards from service. The surprise inspection was conducted on 19 February 2021 after ARTA received a report from an applicant who.. read more

ARTA to set up task force to fast-track death benefit claims of widows of soldiers, cop following the President’s directive

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is forming an inter-agency task force for the speedy release of death benefit claims of widows of uniformed personnel with Deputy Director General for Finance and Administration Carlos Quita as the head. The said task force will be joined by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the.. read more

ARTA mandates onboarding of all Trade Regulatory Government Agencies with TradeNet

All Trade Regulatory Government Agencies (TRGAs) are now mandated to get on board with the TradeNet, an interoperable online platform to reduce processing time and harmonize the permitting procedures involved in import and export, per the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA)’s recently issued Memorandum Circular 2021-01 . The memorandum circular issued by ARTA last 5 March 2021.. read more

Central Business Portal launched by ARTA, DICT, and partner agencies

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Securities and Exchange Commission, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Social Security System, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Pag-IBIG Fund, Food and Drug Administration, and eighteen pilot Local Government Units (LGUs) had launched the first phase of the Central Business Portal (CBP), an online one-stop shop.. read more

ARTA to bolster its anti-fixer campaign

Jail and hefty fines await individuals found guilty of involvement in fixing, Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Director General Jeremiah Belgica warned. Citing Republic Act No. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018, Belgica said anyone who offers fixing services or colludes with fixers will face one to.. read more

ARTA inspects LGUs’ business-one stop shops throughout business renewal period

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) conducted surprise inspections of the Business-One Stop Shops (BOSS) of all 17 Local Government Units (LGUs) in the National Capital Region throughout January – the period for renewing business permits in the Philippines. The series of inspections aimed to monitor the LGUs’ compliance with the provisions of Republic Act 11032.. read more

ARTA to gov’t agencies: cut-off, quota systems illegal

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is reiterating its call to government agencies to refrain from imposing cut-offs and quota system and to strictly observe the no-noon break policy in their transactions in compliance with Republic Act 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business. Last February 19, ARTA conducted a surprise inspection at the Registry of.. read more

Faster permit processing helped improve PHL Internet speed, said ARTA chief

The Philippines climbed from 111th to 86th this year in terms of internet speed according to global internet tester and analyst, Ookla, surpassing Russia and Malaysia this year. Last July 2020, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) in coordination with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and other government agencies, virtually signed and issued.. read more

Bgen Carlos Quita fills in third ARTA Deputy Director General position

Brigadier General Carlos F. Quita took his oath of office last 19 January 2021 as the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA)’s Deputy Director General for Administration and Finance, thus completing the three Deputy Directors General position provided for ARTA by the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 11032. His oath taking was facilitated by Director.. read more