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ARTA launches series of webinars with countries excelling on e-governance

In line with its continuing efforts to enforce the President’s directive to implement e-governance, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has launched a series of webinars with different countries excelling...
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933 new permits issued by LGUs since start of ARTA proceedings

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) had recorded a total number of 933 approved telecommunications permits as of today following the issuance of Compliance Orders to local government units (LGUs) all throughout...
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ARTA to LGUs: Automate business and building permits now using DICT’s iBPLS

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) encourages Local Government Units (LGUs) to adopt the Integrated Business Permits and Licensing System (iBPLS), a software developed by the Department...
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ARTA steps in to hasten EVOSS implementation

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has now stepped in to hasten the implementation of R. A. 11234 or the Energy Virtual One Stop Shop (EVOSS) Act and called upon agencies who are yet to submit their reports on their streamlining efforts...
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IATF endorses ARTA guidelines on the issuance of permits under “new normal”

Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Director General Jeremiah Belgica presented Memorandum Circular 2020-06 yesterday to the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) following their visit to Manila City where he took part in launching...
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ARTA calls on agencies involved in AO 32 to implement EODB

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is heeding the directive of President Roa Rodrigo Duterte in the recently released Administrative Order (AO) 32: “EXPEDITING THE REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCESS OF INFRASTRUCTURE FLAGSHIP PROJECTS ON WATER SECURITY”...
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ARTA convenes POEA and other agencies to streamline overseas manpower services

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is coordinating with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Overseas Workers’ Welfare...
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EODB-ART Advisory Council approves formation of task force on e-governance

The Ease of Doing Business and Anti-Red Tape Advisory Council yesterday convened in a virtual meeting headed by Council Chairperson Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez and Vice-Chairperson Anti-Red Tape Authority chief Jeremiah Belgica...
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ARTA chief appointed as Manila City ‘big brother’, pushes for streamlining

Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Director General Jeremiah Belgica was assigned by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases last week to act as “big brother” to Manila City. Together with Department...
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ARTA issues new set of Compliance Order to LGUs for automatic approval of pending telco apps; more to come

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) issued a Compliance Order to 20 Local Government Units (LGUs) to release the permits of pending applications from Globe Telecom Inc. This following Globe’s submission...
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ARTA summons PhilHealth, forms special task force to investigate its service process

Following the Senate hearing last August 11, 2020 regarding the anomaly in PhilHealth, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is summoning the agency to discuss the streamlining and reengineering of their service processes. According to ARTA’s records...
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ARTA issues compliance order for pending telco applications with LGUs based on SMART report

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), by operation of Section 15 of R.A. 11032, is issuing compliance orders to select Local Government Units (LGUs) directing them to release all pending...
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ARTA to meet with leagues of local authorities to address telco concerns

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will be meeting with the League of Provinces, Cities, and Municipalities...
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Online processing of port fees now mandatory --ARTA, BOC, PPA, and DTI

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), Bureau of Customs (BOC), Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) issued a Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) today making mandatory the online filing...
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ARTA AIMS FOR E-GOVERNANCE, BACKS UP PRIVATE SECTORS IN SECURING PERMITS FOR TELCO TOWERS

On his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) last week, President Duterte had directed the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), along with the Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Budget Management, and other government agencies...
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ARTA forms special task force to enforce strict compliance of streamlined telco tower permitting process

Following the President’s call for better telecommunications services in the country during the 5th State of the Nation’s Address on Monday, 27 July 2020, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) formed a special task force to monitor and strictly enforce the compliance of...
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ARTA leads first ever digital JMC signing for streamlining of Common Towers permitting process that cuts time from 9 months to 16 days

The Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) titled “Streamlined Guidelines for the Issuance of Permits, Licenses and Certificates for the Construction of Shared Passive Telecommunications Tower Infrastructures (PTTIs)”...
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ARTA to gov’t agencies: submit Citizen’s Charter by July 25, no extension

With just three days left until the deadline, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) reminds government agencies who are yet to submit their revised Citizen’s Charter to ARTA to comply with the submission...
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ARTA urges public to demand for transparency and accountability in government service thru Citizen’s Charter

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is urging the public to assert their right to a transparent and efficient government service thru a properly...
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ARTA eyes reduction of permitting process from 9 months to less than 30 days for Common Towers

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) held an interagency meeting on the NEHEMIA Program with the telecommunications sector today...
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ARTA and LoGIC partner to ensure LGUs’ compliance with EODB Law

In line with its continuing partnership with the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) in capacitating Local Government Units (LGUs) to comply with R.A. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018, the Local Government Integrity Circles...
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ARTA chief to gov’t agencies: comply with AO 23 or face sanctions

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) reminds all government agencies covered by R.A. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018 to submit to the Authority their Compliance Report, duly signed and approved by the head of agency...
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ARTA maximizes digital platform in promoting efficiency in government service amidst pandemic

Due to the present state of public health emergency, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) shifted to utilizing online platforms in assisting government agencies to comply with the mandates of R.A. 11032...
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ARTA calls on BIR, other agencies, to ease doing business for online sellerst

TThe Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is meeting with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) along with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Friday morning to discuss...
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ARTA Chief: Ease of Doing Business Measures of BIR are bearing fruit

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) has been working on the ground for the past week in monitoring the compliance of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) with the provisions mandated by R.A. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018...
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ARTA on ground zero on D-day of Income Tax Payments

Today, the Anti Red Tape Authority will be physically monitoring some of the busiest branches of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Metro Manila as it will expect an overwhelming number of filers and taxpayers who are in a rush to beat the deadline. In line with R.A. 11032 or the...
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ART-EODB Advisory Council to adopt measures for efficient gov’t service in the ‘new normal’

The Anti-Red Tape and Ease of Doing Business Advisory Council held a virtual meeting last Thursday led by its chairperson, Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, and vice-chairperson...
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ARTA issues guidelines for agencies’ extended submission of Compliance Report

Upon evaluation of the recommendation from the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), the Office of the Executive Secretary (OES) on 2 June 2020 had issued a memorandum extending the period of submission of the Compliance Reports of government..
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ARTA on keen watch as BIR scales up automation of tax filing

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is closely coordinating with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) as they move their tax processing system online. In BIR’s first webinar entitled “How to file and pay your taxes online (For corporate and nonindividual taxpayers)...
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“Most complained agencies” starting to reform amid pandemic

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is holding meetings with the Bureau of Internal revenue (BIR), Land Registration Authority (LRA), Land Transportation Office (LTO), Social Security System (SSS), and Pag-IBIG to discuss the reforms and initiatives undertaken by the said agencies...
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Digitization of gov’t service, DB survey prioritized by EODB-ART Council

The Ease of Doing Business and Anti-Red Tape Advisory Council, the policy and advisory body of the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) convened via teleconferencing to discuss initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The council, led by its chairperson Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lop...
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ARTA provides measures for creation of one-stop shops in government agencies

In line with the President’s mandate to minimize regulatory measures during the ongoing state of calamity due to COVID-19, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) issues Advisory 2 series of 2020 providing red tape reduction measures for government agencies in the creation of their one-stop shops. This is also in compliance with the directive of the Inter-Agency Task Force for government agencies...
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ARTA Statement on the applications for the accreditation of Testing Laboratories for COVID-19

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...
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ARTA, FDA, BOC maglulunsad ng Bayanihan One-Stop Shop; ARTA kabilang na sa Task Force kontra COVID-19

Pormal nang naging miyembro ang Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) ng InterAgency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease o IATF-EID, na siyang nangunguna sa laban ng gobyerno kontra COVID-19. Sa ilalim ng IATF Resolution no. 17, itinilaga ang ARTA na kasapi ng task force na siyang magsisiguro ng maayos na daloy ...
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ARTA issues advisory for the adoption of fast-track measures during the COVID-19 state of calamity

In his address to the nation yesterday with regard to the Enhanced Community Quarantine in effect over the whole of Luzon, President Rodrigo Duterte expressed discontent on the delivery of crucial government services which are being hampered by red tape during this time of crisis. Accordingly, the President pronounced, “Kailangan pagpasok...
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