ARTA joins the call of President Duterte to PhilHealth to speed up release of hospital claims

08 April 2021  – The Anti-Red Tape Authority is joining the call of President Rodrigo Duterte to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to speed up the payment of its obligations to hospitals.With this, ARTA Director General Jeremiah Belgica renewed the agency’s commitment to help PhilHealth resolve the backlog of hospital claims. “We have the right.. read more

Statement of the Anti-Red Tape Authority on FDA’s Granting of Compassionate Special Permit to a Hospital for use of Ivermectin on Covid-19 patients

The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) welcomes the move of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for granting the application of a hospital for a Compassionate Special Permit to use Ivermectin on humans with COVID-19. With this, ARTA urges FDA to continue processing applications from other medical institutions seeking the same permit expeditiously while key agencies.. read more

ARTA to help PhilHealth resolve slow release of hospital claims

06 April 2021 – To ensure unhampered health services amid the pandemic, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is more than willing to help the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) address the backlogs on the release of claims of hospitals. Director General Jeremiah Belgica made the commitment during ARTA’s appearance at the dialogue between PhilHealth and.. read more

Statement of ARTA Director General Jeremiah Belgica on the Upcoming EODB Ranking of World Bank for 2021

I see a much improved score for the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Survey this 2021 as our reforms aimed at streamlining and speeding up government processes are finally coming to fruition. Last year, the country scored 62.8 which landed us to the 95th spot in the Doing Business 2020 Report by the World Bank... read more

ARTA asks FDA to keep their communications open for Ivermectin applications

31 March 2021 – Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Director General Jeremiah Belgica, in a meeting earlier, called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to “keep their communications open for the registration of pharmaceutical companies who would want to apply for a Drug Emergency Use or a Compassionate Special Permit for Ivermectin”. During the meeting,.. read more

ARTA to discuss with DOH, FDA the inclusion of Ivermectin in the COVID-19 treatment protocol for emergency use

30 March 2021 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) will discuss the possible inclusion of Ivermectin in the COVID-19 treatment protocol with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its meeting with the said agencies tomorrow, Wednesday. This, after FDA Director General Eric Domingo explained in a meeting earlier.. read more

ARTA to FDA: Expedite application process for Ivermectin

29 March 2021 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expedite its processing of applications for the use of Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug undergoing trials for the possible treatment of COVID-19 symptoms. This, after the FDA announced earlier today that doctors and hospitals may now apply for.. read more

ARTA launches special email for claims of deceased uniformed personnel’s families

25 March 2021 – Families of deceased soldiers and cops may now direct their issues and concerns regarding the processing of death benefit claims to the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA). Claimants with pending applications at the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) or other related concerns are encouraged to.. read more

ARTA to set up task force to fast-track death benefit claims of widows of soldiers, cops

23 March 2021 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is forming an inter-agency task force for the speedy release of death benefit claims of widows of uniformed personnel with Deputy Director General for Finance and Administration Carlos Quita as the head. The said task force will be joined by the Department of Interior and Local.. read more

Gov’t agencies boast faster service in ARTA report to the President

23 March 2021  –  Reforms to ease the doing of business in the country are starting to pay off with several government agencies telling the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) about the significant reduction in the processing time of their transactions. The said improvements were specifically observed in some of the services of the Local Government.. read more