BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 28(PIA) – – The Department of Trade and Industry conducted consultation dialogue with Cordillera stakeholders on the Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of Republic Act 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business/Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018 and the Anti – Red Tape Act(ARTA) roadshow at Hotel Supreme here on Thursday.
Leading the regional event is Assistant Secretary Mary Jean Pacheco of the DTI Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business Group, who presented an overview of RA 11032 and the salient points of its draft IRR. She said DTI is bringing the roadshow in the regions to inform stakeholders about the law and at the same time, to solicit their comments on the draft IRR to ensure effective implementation.
The law aims to ensure the delivery of corruption – free, efficient and quality government services that will boost the competitiveness of the country.
In terms of promotion of Ease of Doing Business, Pacheco outlined five points namely re – engineering government services and procedures, changing the way we do things in government, setting standards on prescribed processing time, government technology, and institutional arrangements.
On cutting red tape, she explained that said law is a levelling – up of the ARTA of 2007, which highlights include the widening of scope to include all government entities – national government agencies, local government units, government owned and controlled corporations- and even those not covered by the earlier ARTA law.
Another major provision of RA 11032 is the stricter penalties for violations of the law, wherein from an administrative liability on first offense, second time offender will be meted with both administrative and criminal liabilities.
To further strengthen the implementation, there will also be an Anti – Red Tape Authority and Ease of Doing Business/ARTA Advisory council to be created.
Pacheco reiterated the government’s call to the consultation/roadshow participants to help in ensuring the effective implementation of the law, as well as in cascading the information about RA 11032 in their respective offices, institutions, associations and communities.
Joining Pacheco as resource persons in the event are DTI – CAR Regional Director Myrna Pablo, lawyer Jamahlin Escalona of Civil Service Commission – Central Office Legal Department and CSC – CAR Asst. Regional Director Cornelia Rillera.
For further information about RA 11032, the public can log on to www.arta.gov.ph. (JDP/CCD with Debie Denis- PIA CAR/SLU Intern)
Source: PIA Feed