The Department of the Interior and Local Government has directed all local government units to establish one-stop shops at the LGU's Office of the Building Official to provide frontline services and assist those who wish to apply for building permits and certificates of occupancy.
The one-stop shops and reduced processing time for securing construction/building permits in LGUs is mandated in a new joint memorandum circular issued by the DILG, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Trade and Industry, and the Department of Information and Communications Technology.
13th month, Dec. pension
The Social Security System said more than 2.2 million pensioners started receiving their 13th month and December pension, its press release said.
SSS president and chief executive officer, Emmanuel Dooc, said they already released the amount to partner-banks starting November 15, to give the banks ample time to release the 13th month and December pension to SSS pensioners. Some disbursing banks have released the 13th month and December pension as early as Nov. 15.
SSS also reminded the pensioners that the basis of the 13th month pension is the basic monthly pension of a pensioner, excluding the dependent's pension, if any, the press release added.*
Seminar for IT-BPM services set
The Export Management Bureau of the Department of Trade and Industry will conduct a capacity building seminar for Information Technology–Business Process Management Services, under the Regional Interactive Platform for the Philippine Exporters Plus program, on December 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Business Inn in Bacolod City, a DTI press release said.
The activity aims to provide the needed interventions identified for the IT BPM services to reinforce the competitiveness of the enrollees under the sector to further equip them with the necessary tools and information for export trade development and promotion. Among the topics to be discussed are “Understand Services Export”, “Updates on the Philippine IT-BPM Industry”, “Opportunities of IT-BPM in Asean and the Global Market”, and “Business Intelligence and Trends”.