IN AN EFFORT to improve services and encourage more investments in the city, Las Piñas City Mayor Vergel ?Nene? Aguilar directed the Business and Building Permit Officials to reduce to the barest minimum documentary requirements to operate a business.
The directive is in response to the call of President Aquino to streamline the process in getting business permits in the local government, he said.
The mayor explained that even before Aquino?s directive, Las Piñas has already reduced the transaction time from five days to three days, after the requirements have been completed.
To further reduce the time in getting permits, Aguilar appealed to the public to complete the necessary documents to fast-track the issuance of licenses and certificates to operate.
Aguilar, likewise, urged the public to directly deal with legitimate City Hall employees to avoid falling prey to unscrupulous individuals or ?fixers.?
He said persons found soliciting money from taxpayers shall be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law.
Meanwhile, the mayor ordered the creation of a task force to study, review and recommend necessary measures and polices to further improve and make the streamlining processes more successful.
Las Piñas also houses under one roof all the offices that issue permits to provide convenience to the transacting public as part of its one-shop-stop program.