OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2021

ARTA LAUNCHES 2 WEB-BASED, MOBILE CITIZEN CONCERNS AND COMPLAINTS PLATFORMS

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) launched two mobile and web-based platforms that are seen to strengthen its complaints handling, regulatory capacity, and governance. Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica, ARTA Director General, and Undersecretary Eduardo V. Bringas, ARTA Deputy Director General for Legal, along with officials from the University of the Philippines Public Administration Research and Extension Services Foundation, Inc.-Regulatory Support Program for National Development (UPPAF-RESPOND), conducted the soft launch of the ARTA Dashboard and ARTA Citizen Services Mobile Application on 01 October 2021.

ARTA TO CREATE TWG TO ADDRESS ISSUES RAISED BY TRANSPORT COOPS IN PUV MODERNIZATION PROGRAM

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) will initiate the creation of a Technical Working Group (TWG) to address the issues raised by transport cooperatives about the requirements of state banks for the Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program loans.

ARTA THANKS COA FOR RECOGNIZING LEGITIMACY OF DIGITAL SIGNATURES; STRENGTHENS PUSH FOR USE IN GOV’T OFFICES

Secretary Jeremiah Belgica, Director General of the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), thanked the Commission on Audit (COA) for recognizing the legitimacy of digital signatures, which he believed will further streamline government..

ARTA, UPPAF-RESPOND LAUNCH COUNTRY’S FIRST-EVER RIA MANUAL

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) officially launched the country’s first-ever Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) Manual on Thursday. The RIA Manual is a reference document that provides the tools, process, and procedures of undertaking a RIA to ensure that regulations are..

ARTA SERVES SHOW-CAUSE ORDER AGAINST 2 PHILHEALTH OFFICIALS OVER DELAY IN PAYMENT OF 7 HOSPITALS’ CLAIMS

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) served a show-cause order against two officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) on Tuesday. This, after it was learned that the state insurer has yet to release the payment..

ARTA UNVEILS FIRST ARTAMBAYAN OUTPOST IN QC

The Anti-Red Tape Authority’s (ARTA) first ARTAmbayan Outpost, where the public can relay their concerns on fixing and other forms of red tape, was officially launched at Barangay Pinyahan along Magalang Street in Quezon City on Wednesday, 9 November 2021. The ARTAmbayan Outpost is aimed at strengthening the Authority’s capacity and making its services more accessible to the public when it comes to concerns and complaints handling.

ARTA OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE CARTARAVAN

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) officially kicked off the cARTAravan, a nationwide campaign that aims to boost public awareness on the agency’s ease of doing business and anti-red tape initiatives. With the theme “Isang Bansa sa Tren ng Pagbabago,” the initiative aims to inspire a whole-of-nation approach through the combined strength of the national government, local government units, the private sector, and the masses to eradicate bureaucratic red tape.

ARTA OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES REPORT CARD SURVEY 2.0

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) officially launched the Report Card Survey (RCS) 2.0, a scorecard of government agencies that will measure their effective implementation of the Citizen’s Charter and their efficiency of government service delivery. It is a holistic tool that is aimed at reducing regulatory burdens. It can be conducted both online and on-site and will examine three core areas: institutionalization of Republic Act No. 11032 mandates, overall client satisfaction, and agency performance and recognition. The RCS was initially overseen by the Civil Service Commission (CSC). But with the enactment of R.A. 11032..

ARTA LAUNCHES JMC ON POLES, UNDERGROUND FIBER DUCTS, CABLE LAYING

Key officials of the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) led the ceremonial launch of another issuance that is seen to bolster the country’s internet connectivity through the widespread access of telecommunications infrastructure. JMC No. 1, Series of 2021, titled the “Streamlined Guidelines for the Issuance of Permits and Clearances for the Erection of Poles, Construction of Underground Fiber Ducts, and Installation of Aerial and Underground Cables and Facilities..

LOCALIZED DB REPORT, BUSINESS PROCESS MAPPING PROJECT TAKE CENTER STAGE IN EODB SUMMIT 2021

Two of the Anti-Red Tape Authority’s (ARTA) major projects this year took center stage in the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Summit held in Cubao, Quezon City on Thursday. One of these is the Philippine EODB Reporting System, a version of the World Bank Group’s (WBG) Doing Business (DB) report that employs the use..

ARTA TO ESTABLISH EODB-ART ACADEMY

The Ease of Doing Business and Anti-Red Tape (EODB-ART) Advisory Council approved the recommendation of the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) to create the EODB-ART Academy that aims to impart best practices to those who will enroll..

ARTA LEADS SIGNING OF JMC ON EXPEDITING PROCESSING OF CONSTRUCTION-RELATED PERMITS

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) led the signing of a Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) that is seen to expedite the processing of construction-related permits.  The JMC, titled “Guidelines in the Processing of Construction-Related Permits,” was done to set service standards in processing construction-related permits such as Building Permits, Certificate of Occupancy, and other permits issued by local government units..

JMC ON LOCALIZED DB REPORT SET FOR SIGNING IN 2022

The Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) on the Philippine Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Reporting System, or the localized version of the Doing Business (DB) report, is set for signing in January 2022, officials of the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) announced. The Philippine EODB Reporting System is a version of the World Bank Group’s (WBG) annual DB report that employs the use of a localized methodology and criteria that is more tailor-fit to the Philippine setting..