01 October 2020 – Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Director General Jeremiah Belgica and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) President of the Board of Directors, Ambassador Benedicto V. Yujuico digitally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to boost activity in the private sector.

The MOU details the responsibilities of ARTA and PCCI in strengthening their partnership through the establishment of communication channels to better handle private sector complaints, improve information dissemination, and encourage feedback for ARTA to develop its programs according to the needs of the stakeholders.

“The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding marks our commitment to serve one of the main stakeholders of the EODB law which is the business community. This will strengthen the implementation of R.A. 11032 as we will have a shortcut to the very people experiencing first-hand the effects of red-tape,” the ARTA czar shared.

PCCI, which is recognized as an official representative of the private business community, will serve as liaison between ARTA and the business sector.

Under the MOU, ARTA shall authorize PCCI to receive complaints from the business sector for any violation of R.A. 11032 by capacitating select PCCI personnel to process complaints. These select personnel will be designated as ARTA champions, present in all chapters of PCCI nationwide.

Moreover, PCCI shall promote and raise awareness of ARTA programs through webinars, information campaigns, and public consultations.

“This partnership with PCCI will bring us closer to our goal of ease of doing business and zero red tape. In fact, I urge the public to treat ARTA as your partner. Lodge your complaints and report your suggestion on how we can improve government service delivery. We are here for you,” DG Belgica said.

The MOU was signed last August 27, 2020 and ratified in the monthly meeting of the Ease of Doing Business and Anti-Red Tape Advisory Council yesterday.