STATEMENT OF SECRETARY JEREMIAH B. BELGICA ON THE RESIGNATION OF DR. ERIC DOMINGO AS FDA CHIEF

4 January 2021 – On behalf of the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), we would like to express our gratitude to former Director General Eric Domingo for his dedicated service during his tenure as head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many FDA process reforms were implemented during his tenure as FDA chief, benefiting many.. read more

STATEMENT OF SECRETARY JEREMIAH B. BELGICA ON THE CREATION OF DEPARTMENT OF MIGRANT WORKERS

4 January 2021 – We, at the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), is delighted and at the same time grateful on the news of the signing of the creation of the Department of Migrant Workers mandated to oversee all policies related to the protection of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). This is a clear demonstration of President.. read more

Statement of ARTA Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica on Malacañang’s order to gov’t agencies to submit Citizen’s Charter, comply with eBOSS requirement

24 November 2021- We at the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) are grateful to the Office of the President for the strong push and reminder to government agencies to submit their updated Citizen’s Charters and local government units to set up their electronic business one-stop shops (eBOSS). On 22 November 2021, the Palace issued Memorandum Circular.. read more

Statement of ARTA Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica on the GSIS’ Guide to Transactions and Processes

18 November 2021- We at the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) would like to commend the Government Service Insurance (GSIS) for setting up its online Guide to Transactions and Processes (GTAP), the first Citizen’s Charter to be uploaded online by its own agency. Those who wish to access the GTAP may do so at https://gtap.gsis.gov.ph/. The.. read more

Statement of ARTA Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica on the payment of annual real property tax for 2022 through the Pasig City Online Payment Facility

20 October 2021- We commend the Pasig City government, our first official local government unit partner, led by Mayor Vico Sotto, for its latest innovative service that allows residents to pay their annual real property tax for 2022 using the Pasig City Online Payment Facility. The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding.. read more

Statement of ARTA Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica on the Discontinuation of the World Bank Doing Business Report

18 September 2021- Yesterday, the World Bank Group announced the discontinuation of the Doing Business (DB) report following internal data irregularities in the 2018 and 2020 results. We at the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) are appreciative of the effects that the DB report has yielded for the country. One such effect of this global survey.. read more

Statement of ARTA Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica on Senate Bill 1764 or the Proposed Use of Digital Payments Act

15 September 2021- We at the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) would like to join the numerous government officials who have expressed support for Senate Bill 1764 or the proposed Use of Digital Payments Act authored by Senator Sonny Angara. SB 1764 mandates the use of digital payment in the collection of taxes, fees, tolls, imposes,.. read more

Statement of ARTA Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica on the Passage on Second Reading of HB 8942 or the proposed Ease of Paying Taxes Act

08 September 2021 – House Bill (HB) no. 8942 or the proposed Ease of Paying Taxes Law seeks to simplify tax transactions. Its salient provisions include the offsite filing of the Tax Identification Number (TIN), removal of the required annual Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) registration, and harmonization of venue rules to allow fully online.. read more

Statement of ARTA Secretary Jeremiah Belgica on the release of the monthly pension of PNP-TPPDs, surviving dependents

04 September 2021 – We have received reports that retirees of the Philippine National Police (PNP) that are with total permanent physical disability (TPPD) and surviving dependents of our police force have received their monthly pension that was delayed since August 2021. As such, we would like to commend National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Vice Chairman.. read more

Statement of ARTA Secretary Jeremiah Belgica on the Commission on Audit’s management letter

20 August 2021 In the past few days, the Commission on Audit (COA) has been publishing its annual audit reports on national government agencies for F.Y. 2020. This includes a management letter stating the Anti-Red Tape Authority’s non-submission of financial reports, vouchers, and other documents within the prescribed period. We wish to clarify that ARTA.. read more