14 November 2022 – Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Ernesto V. Perez lauded the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for its initiative in capacitating its staff to implement Republic Act 11032, or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.

This, after the Authority was invited to participate in the Training of Trainers event organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Davao last 26 – 28 October 2022.

The ARTA OIC emphasized the importance of agencies taking the initiative to equip their staff with the tools they need to improve government service delivery.

“ARTA welcomes the eagerness of government agencies to partner with us in capacitating their personnel,” he said.

“This is very helpful in the thrust of the Marcos administration to boost bureaucratic efficiency, which will be beneficial as our economy recovers from the pandemic,” he added.

ARTA, through its Regulatory Management and Training Division (RMTD) and Eastern Mindanao Regional Field Office (RFO), discussed the salient features of the law, including the Citizen’s Charter, the prescribed processing time of government transactions, automatic renewal and approval, and other relevant topics covered by the law.

Dr. Karl Joseph D. Sanmocte, OIC Director of the Better Regulations Office (BRO), highlighted the National Policy on Regulatory Management System (NPRMS), which serves as one of the foundations of a good regulatory environment.

NPRMS provides a common framework for good regulatory practice for regulators at all stages of the regulatory life cycle, from the inception, implementation, and eventual repeal of regulations.

It aims to promote the adoption of a systematized management of regulations, including the conduct of the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) as mandated by Sections 5 of the law.

Ms. Alexandrea F. Ubaldo, Project Development Officer II, highlighted the importance of the RIA processes in ensuring that policies do not impose an undue burden on the transacting public.

This training is in line with ARTA’s mandate to conduct regulatory management training programs and capacitate national government agencies and local government units to comply with sound regulatory management practices.