5 multimillion-peso scammers arrested in joint NBI-SEC-ARTA operations

23 July 2021 – Five scammers, believed to have milked millions of pesos from their victims, were arrested in a joint entrapment operation launched by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) in Quezon City on 21 July 2021.The NBI identified the suspects as.. read more

STATE OF THE ARTA ADDRESS: Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica

STATE OF THE ARTA ADDRESSSecretary Jeremiah B. BelgicaDirector General, Anti-Red Tape AuthorityDelivered on 25 June 2021 during the culmination of ARTA’s Third Anniversaryat the 9th Floor, National Food Authority Building, Visayas Avenue, Brgy. Vasra, Diliman, Quezon City *** Thank you, Dir. Alice! Please have your seats! Di ko maintindihan bakit kailangan pa ako ng introduction... read more

ARTA to assist PSA in amending guidelines for securing certificate of foundling for adults

22 July 2021 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) will assist the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in amending the guidelines for securing a Certificate of Foundling for adults. Secretary Jeremiah Belgica, ARTA Director General, said they will also tap other concerned agencies to amend the said guidelines. This, after it was found that there are.. read more

ARTA eyes JMC for expedited permitting process for poles, aerial and underground broadband cables, underground fiber ducts

21 July 2021 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority is mulling the creation of another Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) that will push for more reforms aimed at speeding up processes in the telecommunications sector. A draft of the proposed JMC for the streamlined guidelines on the issuance of permits, licenses, and certificates for the construction of.. read more

Statement of Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica on the continued improvement of the PH internet speed

21 July 2021 – We are thrilled that the country’s internet speed has been steadily increasing since the outset of 2021. It reflects the effectiveness of our efforts to streamline and expedite the permitting process for the construction of the telco towers. As stated in the recent Ookla report in June, the Philippines ranks 62nd.. read more

ARTA, key agencies to improve data-matching system among gov’t agencies

20 July 2021 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority, together with key agencies, will work on the Philippine Statistics Authority’s (PSA) data-matching system to boost the data-sharing practice among government agencies. Earlier, Secretary Jeremiah Belgica requested for a meeting with the PSA to help them in the possible sharing of data on birth, death, and marriage,.. read more

2 fixers arrested outside LTO Tabang in Bulacan; child rescued

19 July 2021 – Two fixers, one even carrying a child, were collared in an entrapment operation launched by the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Tabang in Guiguinto, Bulacan on Monday morning. Investigation showed that the two suspects, identified as “Rey” and “Anne,”.. read more

ARTA, PSA, religious sects to discuss concerns in requirements for certification of registration of authority to solemnize marriage

17 July 2021 – Secretary Jeremiah Belgica, Director General of the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), sought for a meeting with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and religious sects to discuss concerns in the process and requirements for securing a Certification of Authority to Solemnize Marriage (CRASM). During a meeting with PSA and other agencies on.. read more

ARTA to file case against LTO Caloocan Division Chief for inaction on proliferating fixers

15 July 2021 – Secretary Jeremiah Belgica, Director General of the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), said they will file charges against the division chief of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Caloocan and the barangay officials in the area. This after another fixer in the premises fell in an entrapment operation launched by ARTA and the.. read more

Statement of Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica on His Recommendation to Remove the Third-Party Liability (TPL) Insurance in the Vehicle Registration

14 July 2021 – I recommend to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) the removal of the Third-Party Liability (TPL) Insurance as part of the vehicle registration process for vehicles already covered by a Comprehensive Automotive Insurance Policy. This procedure appeared to be redundant and inflicting additional expense to the public. I implore them to look.. read more