APRIL – JUNE 2021

ARTA honors employees in anniversary culminating activity

26 June 2021 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) honored its employees who have supported the agency in its three-year run during the culminating activity of its month-long anniversary celebration. In his first State of the ARTA Address on Friday, Secretary Jeremiah Belgica credited the agency’s achievements to its employees. Among the agency’s milestones are.. read more

Fixer who offered illegal services to ARTA official arrested

15 June 2021 – A fixer who offered his illegal services to a top Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) official at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Headquarters in Quezon City was arrested on Tuesday. After receiving reports from the Authority, elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Regional Field Unit-National Capital Region arrested a certain Randy.. read more

ARTA, key agencies discuss uniformed policies on Socialized Housing Sector

26 May 2021 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority, led by Secretary Jeremiah Belgica, met with various key agencies on Wednesday to discuss uniformed policies for the Socialized Housing Sector.  This is in line with ARTA’s National Effort for the Harmonization of Efficient Measures of Inter-related Agencies (NEHEMIA) program. Members of the Department of the Interior.. read more

ARTA, key agencies sign joint memo for local vaxx manufacturers’ green lane

19 May 2021 – Local vaccine manufacturers now have access to the green lane, which facilitates the expedited permitting process for the establishment and operation of “bulk import, fill and finish COVID-19 manufacturing facilities” in the Philippines. On Wednesday, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) signed the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) together with the Department of.. read more

ARTA slaps FDA drug center with show-cause order for inaction on over 400 applications

11 May 2021 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has issued a show-cause order to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) office for sitting on over 400 drug applications despite completeness of submission of various pharmaceutical companies. The Order, sent by ARTA Investigation Enforcement and Litigation Director Jedrek Ng on Tuesday, directs FDA Center for.. read more

Inter-agency memo strictly bans collection of illegal transport fees, taxes

28 April 2021 – Enforcement of local ordinances that allow the collection of illegal fees and taxes for the transport of goods is prohibited, an inter-agency directive reiterated. On Wednesday, Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Department of Finance (DOF) launched the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2021-01.. read more

ARTA spearheads dialogue with other gov’t agencies for Kaliwa Dam Project

27 April 2021 – With its continuous commitment to streamline government processes, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) facilitated on Monday a virtual meeting to address issues and concerns on and push for the Kaliwa Dam Project. ARTA Director General Jeremiah Belgica led the talks attended by Presidential Adviser on Flagship Programs and Projects and Bases.. read more

ARTA, PACC forge a deal to further bolster gov’t fight vs. corruption, red tape

21 April 2021 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) and the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) forged a deal on Wednesday to further bolster their partnership in suppressing red tape and corruption in the government. Under their Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), ARTA and PACC aims “to align and integrate their functions, coordination and cooperation in handling.. read more

Anti-Red Tape Authority Welcomes the Signing of EO Creating the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Streamlining of Government Processes (OPASGP)

The creation of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Streamlining of Government Processes (OPASGP) bodes well for the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) specially that it will be led by no less than former Cabinet Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco, Jr. ARTA has been part of the drafting of the Executive Order that established OPASGP. For.. read more

LGUs directed to put up electronic Business One-Stop Shop until June 17

13 April 2021 – All Local Government Units (LGUs) are now mandated to set up an electronic Business One-Stop Shop (eBoss) following the issuance of a Joint Memorandum Circular by the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) and three other key agencies. On Tuesday, 13 April 2021, ARTA Director General Jeremiah Belgica spearheaded the ceremonial signing of.. read more