Statement of Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Director General Jeremiah Belgica on Alleged Red Tape in approving Vaccination Venues

An article published by Inquirer.net last 3 May 2021 quoted Dr. Samuel Ang of the Chinese General Hospital over the latter’s concern on the seeming governmental red tape in selecting vaccination venues.In this regard, we would like to reach out to Dr. Ang and other possible stakeholders to discuss thoroughly their experiences in setting up a vaccination site as no ...
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Statement of the Anti-Red Tape Authority on FDA’s Issuance of LTO to Ivermectin Compounder Dr. Allan Landrito

Following our insistent calls to expedite the processing of permit applications, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is pleased to learn that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a License to Operate (LTO) for medicine trading to Dr. Allan Landrito, a vocal proponent of using Ivermectin to treat COVID-19.ARTA was informed about this a day after the regulatory body ...
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Statement of the Anti-Red Tape Authority on FDA’s Granting of Compassionate Special Permit to a Hospital for use of Ivermectin on Covid-19 patients

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) welcomes the move of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for granting the application of a hospital for a Compassionate Special Permit to use Ivermectin on humans with COVID-19.With this, ARTA urges FDA to continue processing applications from other medical institutions seeking the same permit expeditiously while key agencies conduct further studies on the potential ...
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Statement of ARTA Director General Jeremiah Belgica on the Upcoming EODB Ranking of World Bank for 2021

I see a much improved score for the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Survey this 2021 as our reforms aimed at streamlining and speeding up government processes are finally coming to fruition.Last year, the country scored 62.8 which landed us to the 95th spot in the Doing Business 2020 Report by the World Bank. This was a leap from a ...
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ARTA’s statement on the passing of Senate Bill 1844

15 October 2020 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority expresses its gratitude to the Senate for the timely and immediate passing of the Senate Bill 1844, an Act Authorizing the President to Expedite the Processing and Issuance of National and Local Permits, Licenses, and Certifications in Times of National Emergency, on its third and final hearing yesterday.“We congratulate the Senate and ...
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ARTA Statement on the applications for the accreditation of Testing Laboratories for COVID-19

18 April 2020 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is in full support of the efforts and measures that the Department of Health (DOH) has pushed and advocated. As a member of the InterAgency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases, ARTA has seen and appreciated the methodical and scientific approaches being employed especially with the accreditation of Laboratory Testing Centers ...
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