MANILA -- Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez challenged local government units to process business registration in 24 hours, in compliance with the direction of the Duterte administration to make transactions with government offices easier for Filipinos.
Lopez stated his challenge to LGUs during the 4th Regional Competitiveness Summit held at the Philippine International Convention Center yesterday, where leaders of cities and municipalities across the country attended the event.
At the sidelines of the summit, he told reporters that he targets for one-day transaction for those with five- to 10-day processing period.
Prov'l vet establishes
6 extension field offices
Six new extension field offices, all headed by district veterinarians and experts, were established recently by the Negros Occidental Provincial Veterinary Office to ensure a direct response during calamities, and took effect yesterday.
The field offices are strategically located in each district for direct and immediate emergency relief operations with barangay volunteers and paravets, Provincial Veternarian Renante Decena said yesterday.
Toboso will house the extension office for District 1; Sagay for District 2; EB Magalona for District 3; San Enrique for District 4; Hinigaran for District 5, and Kabankalan for District 6, he said.
billing move opposed
The Central Negros Electric Cooperative is being asked before the Energy Regulatory Commission why it is backing the joint application for differential billing amounting to P159 million with KEPCO SPC Power Corp.
Lawyer Brick Reyes, together with the Citizens' Crime Watch, will file an opposition to the ERC and the National Electrification Administration against the CENECO and KSPC's application for approval and confirmation of the load factor-based pricing scheme.
Reyes said that if the joint application is approved, it will be an additional burden to the consumers of the electric cooperative.