Inter-agency memo strictly bans collection of illegal transport fees, taxes

28 April 2021 – Enforcement of local ordinances that allow the collection of illegal fees and taxes for the transport of goods is prohibited, an inter-agency directive reiterated. On Wednesday, Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Department of Finance (DOF) launched the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2021-01.. read more

Anti-red tape committees in gov’t agencies to take oath before ARTA

22 April 2021 – Over 50 priority government agencies will be pledging their commitment to the mission of the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) against burdensome and corrupt-ridden processes in the bureaucracy. According to ARTA Director General Jeremiah Belgica, he will be administering the oath of the members of Committee on Anti-Red Tape (CART) of those.. read more