Twenty-three out of 61 barangays in Bacolod City have participated in the first day of the Business-One-Stop-Shop (BOSS) for the renewal of business permits and registration of new businesses at the Bacolod City Government Center yesterday, executive assistant Samuel Montoyo Sr. said.
Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia had issued an executive order requiring all barangays to set up desks at the BCGC so business owners can just get their barangay clearances at the BOSS.
As of yesterday, the 23 barangays that have set up their assistance desks at the second floor of the BCGC are barangays 7, 11, 12, 17, 18, 23, 29, 38, 40, 41, Alangilan, Alijis, Bata, Cabug, Estefania, Mandalagan, Mansilingan, Montevista, Punta Taytay, Pahanocoy, Singcang-Airport, Taculing, and Villamonte.
Labor braces for 3rd
tranche of tax hikes
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
The labor sector in Negros Occidental is bracing for the effects of the third tranche of excise tax increase that took effect on January 1, Wennie Sancho, secretary-general of the General Alliance of Workers Associations, said yesterday.
“We will be greeted by oil price hikes this 2020. The implementation of the last tranche of excise tax on gasoline, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas will be followed by oil price hikes,” he said, adding that this will also result to increase in the prices of basic goods and services.
He said the transport sector had already indicated that they will file a consolidated petition for fare hike this month.