The City Government’s Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) received its highest number of applications for first day operations yesterday, January 3.
The BOSS closed day 1 of the business renewal and registration period with 856 applications, the highest number of applications recorded in a day in BOSS history according to Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) chief Benjie Barredo.
Mayor John Dalipe celebrated the high number of applications and the enthusiastic support of local businesses, which he cited as a clear sign of the people’s trust and confidence in his administration’s core values of transparency and accountability for progress and development.
Prior to the start of the first BOSS under his administration, Mayor John directed the BPLO to ensure fast, efficient, and convenient service to clients processing their business registrations.
A coffee station as well as a free photocopy service were installed in the BOSS premises per directives of Mayor John as he encouraged business owners and operators to process their registrations early.
“Como alcalde de ustedes, ta apela yo, pabor registra con el de ustedes negocio. Usa con el oportunidad que ta lleva el BOSS para hace corre el proceso,” Mayor John said.
To further expedite and ease the processing operations, the BOSS will also utilize anew the dropbox system, wherein applicants will drop off their application form and complete documentary requirements at Centro Latino in Paseo del Mar, to be processed by BOSS frontline agencies and offices.
Applicants will be notified if their applications are incomplete or when their assessments are ready.
As with previous years, the BOSS operations – the simplified procedure for renewing/ acquiring business permits – is housed at the Centro Latino to serve local businesses from January 3 to January 20.
The local government expects to process around 14,000 applications within the period.
Operating hours will be 8am to 8pm Mondays thru Fridays and 8am to 5pm Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. (Jasmine Mohammadsali)