Statement of Secretary Jeremiah Belgica on the launching of the Digital Innovation and Modernization of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost)

20 May 2022 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) congratulates the Philippine Postal Corporation on the successful launch of its Digital Innovation and Modernization. Indeed, this is consistent with our goal of streamlining and expediting government services, as embodied in Republic Act 11032, or the Ease of Doing Business and Government Services Act of 2018,.. read more

Statement of ARTA Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica on Executive Order No. 170 or the adoption of digital payments for government disbursements and collections

16 May 2022- We at the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) welcome President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s signing of Executive Order (EO) No. 170, series of 2022, which institutionalizes the adoption of digital payments for government disbursements and collections. Citing Republic Act No. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of.. read more

Statement of ARTA Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica on President Duterte’s call to cut red tape in government services for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW)

7 April 2022- Today, the Philippine government led the groundbreaking ceremony of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Center in Daang Hari, Las Piñas City. We, at the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), see this as another helpful office and facility that will streamline government services being offered to our courageous and hardworking OFWs. ARTA is also.. read more

Statement of Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica on the Decision of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to stop reserving appointment slots for recruiters

13 March 2022 – Obtaining appointment slots at the Department of Foreign Affairs has been a cause for concern in recent months, particularly for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). There are some people who are taking advantage of the situation by charging a fee to secure an appointment. We support the decision of the Department of.. read more

Statement of ARTA Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica on the Appoinment of the New Social Security System (SSS) Chief

11 March 2022 – The Social Security System (SSS) is one of the institutions that has proactively responded to our push to streamline and reengineer processes in order to improve the efficiency of government services. ARTA witnessed several initiatives by the state-run pension fund to make its services more accessible in accordance with the provisions.. read more

Statement of ARTA Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica on the Appointment of Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles as the New Chairperson of Civil Service Commission (CSC)

07 March 2022 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) welcomes the appointment of Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles as the new chairperson of the Civil Service Commission (CSC). Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles has done an exemplary job of leading the administration’s Cabinet as Cabinet Secretary. He has been responsible in organizing all of the Cabinet’s actions.. read more

Statement of ARTA Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica on vaccination not being a requirement for minor students attending in-person classes

3 March 2022 – With the return of students attending in-person classes, we at the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) would like to remind educational institutions to not burden parents, as well as their minor children, with additional costs and requirements. In a public briefing, Education Secretary Leonor Briones clarified that while vaccination against COVID-19 is.. read more

STATEMENT OF SECRETARY JEREMIAH B. BELGICA ON THE RETIREMENT OF CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (CSC) CHAIRPERSON ALICIA DELA ROSA-BALA

05 February 2022 – Chairperson Alicia Dela Rosa-Bala officially retired from her position as head of the Civil Service Commission on February 2, marking the end of her seven-year tenure. Under her helm, CSC has been a recognized partner that helped the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) achieve its milestones. For one, CSC has played a vital.. read more

STATEMENT OF SECRETARY JEREMIAH B. BELGICA ON THE COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE CONGESTION IN THE PORT OF MATNOG IN SORSOGON

29 January 2022 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has been receiving complaints about the port of Matnog in Sorsogon being congested. In this regard, we have already started our investigations and conducted a series of hearings and meetings on the port’s situation. ARTA personnel and representatives have been on the ground and have found.. read more

STATEMENT OF SECRETARY JEREMIAH B. BELGICA IN THE IMPROVED PH INTERNET RANKINGS

21 January 2022 – Again, the internet speed ranking of the Philippines for the month of December has increased based on the recent Ookla report. As of the most recent data given by worldwide speed monitoring firm Speedtest by Ookla, the Philippines’ internet speed global rankings for both mobile and fixed broadband improved substantially in.. read more