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

Statement of Secretary Jeremiah Belgica on the arrest of fixers selling ‘ECQ ayuda’ forms to unqualified beneficiaries in Pasig City

20 August 2021 We would like to applaud the Philippine National Police (PNP) for apprehending the fixers who sell ‘Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) ayuda’ forms to unqualified beneficiaries in Pasig City. Just because of the illegal act of the arrestees, the individuals who are most in need have been denied of the support that is.. read more

Statement of ARTA Secretary Jeremiah Belgica on Quezon City’s home delivery of business permits

19 August 2021 The true core of service is exceeding the expectations of people. Having business permits delivered to the homes of applicants for free is an excellent demonstration of making doing business easier for everyone. Not only does it offer convenience, but it also promotes safety at a time when the threat of a.. read more

Statement of ARTA Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica on the Newly-Signed Law that Increases the Jurisdictional Amount for First and Second Level Courts in Civil Cases

5 August 2021 The signing of President Rodrigo Duterte of Republic Act no. 11576, amending the Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980, is a significant step forward as it will assist the country in further improving its standing in World Bank’s Doing Business Report. Two indicators of the said report, namely Resolving Insolvency and Enforcing Contracts,.. read more

Statement of the Anti-Red Tape Authority on the errors on our official website

3 August 2021 –Yesterday, Filipinos online pointed out that the official website of the Anti-Red Tape Authority, particularly the File a Complaint page, displayed content that are grammatically incorrect. We acknowledge this lapse on our part. We have since edited the said page to display accurate and grammatically sound content. We are also conducting a.. read more

Pahayag ni Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica sa tax exemption ng mga cash incentives na matatanggap ni Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz

29 July 2021 – Kami ay nakikiisa sa sambayanang Pilipino sa pagdiriwang ng tagumpay ni Bb. Hidilyn Diaz sa pagkapanalo nito ng kauna-unahanang gintong medalya ng Pilipinas sa Olympics na idinaos sa Tokyo, Japan. Bilib kami sa kanyang kasipagan at pagpupursige. Sa ilalim ng Republic Act no. 10699 o National Athletes and Coaches Benefits and.. read more