Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday called for a balanced approach to the crafting of legislative measures on additional non-working holidays, saying lawmakers, in cooperation with all stakeholders, should take into wise and careful consideration the effects of additional non-working holidays in the overall productivity and competitiveness of the Philippine economy, particularly on labor and employment.
Government efforts to improve the Business Permits Licensing System (BPLS) in the country appear to be gaining ground as more and more establishments renewing their business permits or applying for new ones are reported to have expressed satisfaction over how their respective local governments do their business registration processes.
This was revealed in a preliminary report presented by National Competitiveness Council Private Sector Co-Chairman Guillermo Luz and DTI Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya in a press briefing at the Board of Investments before government and other development partners engaged in projects that address improving the ease of doing business in the country. The report covered a Customer Satisfaction Survey conducted from January 11 to February 10, 2012 of 763 businessmen and entrepreneurs regarding the issuance of local business permits. Mr. Luz expressed optimism over these positive developments saying that “this is highly attributable to the continuous concerted government and private sector initiatives to improve ease of doing business in the country.”
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) during the concluding ceremony of the 36th Philippine Business Conference at the Manila Hotel last October 15, 2010.
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