Only Barangay 4 out of the 61 barangays in Bacolod City failed to participate in the Business One-Stop-Shop as of yesterday, so a complaint will be filed against its barangay officials before the Office of the President for “disobedience”, after the extension granted by the Sangguniang Panlungsod for the BOSS ends on Feb. 28, executive assistant Samuel Montoyo said yesterday.
Montoyo, a member of the Anti-Red Tape Act Core Team, said he will recommend to the mayor and will also ask the SP to pass a resolution giving recognition to barangays who participated in the BOSS since it started last January 3.
The “early birds”, or those who responded early, and those with perfect attendance, will be given recognition as a form of encouragement, he said.
Among the “early birds” were barangays Estefania, Mandalagan, and Tangub. Estefania and Mandalagan also have perfect attendance, including barangays Handumanan, Pahanocoy, and 5.
Montoyo said many barangays have committed to continue their participation in the BOSS until Feb. 28.
The complaint he will be filing against Brgy. 4 will be a test case, he said.
The President spelled out during his State of the Nation Address that the barangay plays an important role in the processing of permits, Montoyo said.
A taxpayer cannot process his or her business permit without a barangay clearance, he said.
So the DILG, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Public Works and Highways, the Office of the Building Official, and the Department of Information and CommunicationsTechnology issued a joint circular to include the barangays in the BOSS, he added.*CGS
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