Brgy. heads face raps for non-support to One-Stop-Shop

Several barangay chairmen of Bacolod City will be facing charges in court for non-support to the One-Stop-Shop program of the city government insofar as renewal of business licenses are concerned.

According to Sammy Montoyo, Executive Assistant in the City Mayor’s Office, Mayor Evelio Leonardia has issued Executive Order Number 11 in December 19, 2017, urging the barangay officials to send representatives to the Bacolod City Government Center for the month-long One-Stop-Shop program this January 2018, where all agencies involved in the renewal or application of business permits are needed. This is to provide easy processing of business permits of the entrepreneurs.

Considering that the first document needed in renewing or applying business permit is the barangay clearance certificate, so the Mayor directed the barangay captains to send representatives to BCGA. However, out of 61 barangays, 22 have not sent representatives to the BCGC where all barangays are provided with tables for transactions.

For failure to send representatives for the One-Stop-Shop, they might file charges against the barangay captains, according to Montojo during the radio interview.*(Edith B. Colmo)


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