03 July 2022 – After implementing key streamlining and automation initiatives since its inception, such as the Program NEHEMIA, Philippine Business Hub (PBH), the electronic Business One-Stop Shops (eBOSS), and the Unified Logistics Pass (ULP), the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has been actively speeding up its efforts to develop and implement new programs that will improve government services and create a business environment that attracts and sustains investors. This is to help the country recover from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in our economy and in all aspects of our society.

We thank the Duterte administration for laying a strong foundation for doing business reforms and for really pushing for more efficient government services.

As we have entered the Marcos administration, we remain committed to implementing Republic Act No. 11032, or the Ease of Doing Business Law and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018, and to ensuring that national anti-red tape policies are upheld.

We fully support President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Romualdez Marcos, Jr. in all of his undertakings, and as an agency attached to the Office of the President (OP), we shall strictly conform to his directives as we carry out our mandated empowerment and enforcement functions.

We concur with President Marcos that digitalization, together with streamlining and automation, is truly the key to making doing business in the Philippines easier. ARTA will continue to work with other agencies, developmental partners, and private stakeholders to further our initiatives. Through our concerted efforts, we hope to be on par with other countries in the digitalization of our government services, which will provide not only an enabling business environment but a higher level of convenience for our citizens.