Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday appealed to the different barangays in Bacolod City to participate in the Business One-Stop-Shop.
The mayor made the appeal after majority of the 61 barangays in the city failed to participate in the BOSS at the Bacolod Government Center that will run until January 20, despite his issuance of Executive Order No. 37 dated Dec. 19, 2017, enjoining their participation.
Leonardia said they will coordinate with the Department of Interior and Local Government to see what could be done with those who will not cooperate because this is a basic function of the barangay.
Minimal hike in prices of crops in
Negros amid TRAIN: official
The effect of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion, or TRAIN law, could also affect those who decide to cook chop suey or mixed vegetable stew, as about 30 percent of its ingredients might incur increase in price due to the newly-approved tax amendment.
This possibility was noted by Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino yesterday as the implementation of the first package of tax reform, that also affects basic goods and commodities, started this month.
However, Masculino assured that the increase in the prices of some vegetables would not be as significant compared to other goods, like sugar sweetened beverages.
SP seeks electronic biz permits,
licensing system implementation
A resolution urging the Management Information Technology and Computer Services, through officer-in-charge, Ramon Delos Reyes, to implement the Electronic Business Permits and Licensing System, was approved by the Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod Wednesday.
The resolution, authored by Councilor Em Ang said the Department of Information and Communications Technology has developed a cloud-based Electronic Business Permits and Licensing System software that enables local government units to process applications for new and renewal of business permits electronically.