10 June 2021 – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), in partnership with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), has led the panel of experts in reviewing the Regulatory Impact Statements (RISs) of at least eight government agencies this month.

Among the government agencies who have submitted their RISs for review during their panel presentations are the Bureau of Customs (BOC), Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Social Security System (SSS), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Land Transportation Office (LTO), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The draft RISs are the government agencies’ final output for their Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) training provided by ARTA. It is a report on their proposed regulations, including its comprehensive summary of the potential costs and benefits, in an effort to further streamline their systems.

Officials from ARTA, the Better Regulations Office (BRO) under the Office of the Deputy Director General for Operations, and DAP conduct extensive reviews of the draft RISs to polish the proposed reforms before being implemented.

ARTA Undersecretary Ernesto V. Perez, Deputy Director General for Operations, congratulated the Authority as well as the agencies that submitted their draft RSIs for review, for the successful conduct of the panel presentations.

Perez said being a member of the panel of experts was an “enriching experience.”

“The panel presentations were very interesting and a good learning experience for regulatory review,” he said.

“These panel discussions allow ARTA to fulfill its vision of a more collaborative Philippine government. We hope that through these RIS reviews, the government agencies see ARTA as their partners for change and not just a regulatory oversight body,” he added.