Executive assistant Samuel Montoyo said yesterday that they will give priority to barangays that fail to participate in the Business One-Stop-Shop (BOSS) of Bacolod City, when the Department of Interior and Local Government creates a joint inspection team to inspect business permits of establishments in the city.
Montoyo said that, as of noon yesterday, only 39 barangays out of 61 have participated in the BOSS.
The mayor issued Executive Order No. 37 dated Dec. 19, 2017, enjoining all barangays to participate in the BOSS. This should be non-political since it is the obligation of the barangay to participate in the project, he said.
‘Agaton' damage hits P16.8M
BAGO, EB MAGALONA INCUR HIGHEST LOSSES
The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist reported P16.8 million worth of crop and fishery damages when tropical depression Agaton hit Negros Occidental in the first week of this year.
The report given to the DAILY STAR yesterday showed that from Jan. 1-8, crop damages from four to three government units were at P15,138,034 while fishery damages from Jan. 1- 2 from six LGUs was at P1,684,425.
In all, damage worth P16,822,459 was recorded in the first week of January due to Agaton.
Complaint versus ‘fixer' withdrawn
Executive assistant Celestino Guara yesterday said one of the complainants who filed a complaint before the ARTA (Anti-Red Tape Act) Core Team against an alleged fixer at the Bacolod Government Center withdrew her complaint Thursday.
Guara said Rosa Maria Torres, a Bacolod taxpayer who had filed a complaint against Ladelle Montaño for failure to process her business permit for 2017, informed them that she is no longer pursuing her complaint against the latter.
On Jan. 11, Torres wrote executive assistant Samuel Montoyo, ARTA Core Team member, that she had personally requested Montaño to guide her regarding the procedure of renewing her business permit.