October 10, 2019 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) signs a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the creation of a National Business One Stop Shop (NBOSS) this morning at the DICT Central Office.

The MOA was signed by ARTA Director General Jeremiah Belgica and DICT Secretary Gregorio Honasan II, alongside ARTA Deputy Director General Ernesto Perez and DICT Director Ms. Aida Yuvienco.

The NBOSS would be the co-location and integration or linkage of the application processes for registering businesses. Further, DICT describes it as the physical center where applicants can register their business and avail of the services of the Central Business Portal (CBP).

Prior to the signing, the DICT also launched said CBP, an online system that will expedite the process for business registration in compliance with R.A. 11032, or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.

Section 13 of R.A. 11032 indicates DICT as the agency primarily responsible in establishing, operating, and maintaining a CBP. Furthermore, it states that “the CBP shall serve as a central system to receive applications and capture application data involving business-related transactions”.

Aimed to eliminate bureaucratic red tape and to close down rooms for corrupt graft practices, the system provides the transition from manual to software enabled business-related transactions. DICT asserts that with the CBP, registering a business will be easier, faster, and hassle free – true to one of the visions of R.A. 11032 and of ARTA.

“The CBP and the NBOSS initiatives provide a glimpse to a change that we intend to implement across other sectors with the whole-of-government approach and across-the-board streamlining efforts”, DG Belgica said in his closing remarks for the groundbreaking event.

Together with DICT, ARTA looks forward to perfecting our systems to provide better services and to establish the Filipinos’ trust in a digital government.