Regional representatives from the Department of the Interior and Local Government, along with the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Public Works and Highways, Civil Service Commission, Bureau of Fire Protection, and the Department of Information and Communications Technology, gathered last January 17 to discuss on matters pertaining to implementation of the provisions of Republic Act 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Delivery of Government Services Act of 2018.

     The discussion focused on compliance of the local government units to the reengineering process.

     EODB Law applies to all government offices and agencies including LGUs, government-owned and/or controlled corporations (GOCCs), and other government instrumentalities that provide services covering business and non-business related transactions.

     Section 5 of the Law mandates all offices and agencies to regularly undertake cost compliance analysis, time and motion studies; undergo evaluation and improvement of their transaction systems and procedures; undergo regulatory impact assessment to the proposed regulations; initiate review of existing policies and operations; and commence with the reengineering of their systems and procedures.

     It was agreed by the group to have a joint undertaking in conducting training on reengineering of systems and procedures while waiting for the issuance of the EODB Implementing Rules and Regulations.

     Other updates relating to processing permits and applications such as the Fire Safety Inspection Certificate and permits for government projects were also shared by concerned agency representatives.

     The enactment of the EODB Law shall be responsible in streamlining and improving current systems and procedures of government services. It will help the country achieve a better position in the competitiveness ranking globally in the Doing Business survey report. The Doing Business report of the International Finance Corporation of The World Bank Group compares business regulation for domestic firms across 190 countries.  It covers 11 aspects of business regulation that matter to entrepreneurs.