7 July 2020 – Due to the present state of public health emergency, the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) shifted to utilizing online platforms in assisting government agencies to comply with the mandates of R.A. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service. This is done especially during this ‘new normal’ in which government service should be more responsive to the needs of the public.

Today, ARTA partners with the Local Government Integrity Circles (LoGIC) Network in the aim to capacitate Local Government Units (LGUs) in complying with R.A. 11032. In a webinar that will be hosted by the LoGIC Network via Facebook live, ARTA Director General Jeremiah Belgica will be discussing the ARTA Package to the participating LGUs from Bohol and Guimaras.

In a nutshell, the ARTA package is a bundle of programs that aims to assist government agencies to be compliant with the provisions of R.A. 11032. NGAs and LGUs, particularly the Highly Urbanized Cities or HUCs, shall be the first recipients of this package by virtue of a Memorandum of Agreement between ARTA and a particular government agency.

A Compliance Officer from ARTA will also be discussing the guidelines for the Citizen’s Charter, the revised versions of which shall be submitted to ARTA not later than 25 July 2020. The revision of the Citizen’s Charter of government agencies is in compliance with Administrative Order 23, series of 2020 issued by the Office of the President.

The partnership between ARTA and the LoGIC Network was ratified through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding earlier this year in 12 February 2020. Since then, the Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation Office of ARTA has been continuously coordinating with the LoGIC Network in the pursuit of shared goals.

Apart from today’s webinar with the LoGIC Network, ARTA has also been holding its own Webinar series titled “Doing Business with Ease in the New Normal” via its official Facebook page. Last Friday, 3 July 2020, ARTA featured Pag-IBIG in its webinar in which Chief Executive Officer Acmad Rizaldy Moti presented their ongoing programs and initiatives.

Previously, ARTA had already featured the initiatives of the Food and Drug Administration, Land Transportation Office and the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

Tomorrow, ARTA will be holding another webinar, this time with the Land Registration Authority. The webinar is free and shall be live on ARTA’s official Facebook page: facebook.com/ARTAPh starting 4 p.m.