‘NO EXTENSION’ Businesses sans permits face closure

first_imgThe most prevalent type ofbusinesses in the city were in wholesale trade and merchandising, followed bythe food and beverage and hospitality sectors, with real estate and leasingcoming in fourth. ILOILO City – The deadline for businesspermit renewal this year is Jan. 20 and it won’t be extended, said Mayor JerryTreñas. On Jan. 21 the Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) of the citygovernment will start inspecting business establishments. “BPLO inspectors will check allestablishments. Those that have nobusiness permits or failed to renew them would be padlocked,” said Treñas. Treñas recently reprimanded BPLO chiefNorman Tabud for complainingthat the latter’s office did not have enough logistics to check if some businesseswere operating without permits. Mayor Jerry Treñas. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN BPLO’s 2018 data showed that the business sector here was predominantlymade up of microenterprises – around 90 percent of which had asset sizes of notmore than P3 million. The BPLO would be assisted by the Bureauof Fire Protection, City Tourism and Development Office and the City Treasure’sOffice. In a related development, the mayor issueda memorandum to barangay captains that the community tax certificate (CTC) or cedula would no longer be a requirementin the issuance of the barangay clearance for business. center_img “So very disappointing, it should nothappen again,” Treñas stressed. It recently came to Treñas’ attention that aseptic tank desludging company had long been operating without a businesspermit. He was referring to the MalabananSiphoning Services which littered the city with stickers advertising itsservices yet the BPLO had no idea it did not have a permit. “Nag-createna ko gani task force para mabuligan sya,” stressed the mayor. Treñas said the CTC would now becomputed and paid together with the business tax and other fees at the CityTreasurer’s Office. This is in line with the one-time assessment and one-timepayment at the business one-stop shop at the City Treasurer’s Office.  According to the mayor, this is part of the city’s effort to further streamline its Business Permits and Licensing System. The goal is to make securing and/or renewing business permit easier, he stressed./PNlast_img

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