The City Government urges the public to accomplish the renewal of their business permit through the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) at the City Hall.

The city government’s Business One-Stop-Shop (BOSS) is urging local businesses and companies to beat their January 21 deadline for licensing and renewal of permits to avoid inconveniences.

Business Permit and Licensing Office and Regulatory Enforcement Monitoring Unit (BPLO-REMU) chief Maria Theresa V. Rodriguez said they should go early to the city hall to resolve problems and other issues concerning their businesses and to avoid violations.

“Inaanyayahan natin ang mga kababayan natin na nagne-negosyo, lalu’t higit ‘yong mga malalaking business establishments. Huwag niyo nang pakawalan, kasi ito sama-sama kami dito ngayon lahat ng database nandidiyan. Kung ano man ‘yong problema mo, maa-address at machi-check kaagad. Remember, these people who are serving you right now in the BOSS are the same people who are going to make the inspection. Sa January 22 mag-i-inspect na ‘yan, lalabas na ‘yan, mahihirapan na silang maghabol,” said Rodriguez.

(We are inviting all our businessmen and business owners, especially those who operate big business establishments. Don’t miss this opportunity because all the database is here. Whatever your problem is, it can be checked and can be addressed immediately. Remember, these people who are serving you right now are the same people who are going to make the inspection. On January 22, they will inspect already, they will already go out, and you’ll have a hard time running after them.)

The city government’s BOSS is composed of permitting offices such as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Social Security System (SSS), PAG-IBIG, local Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the Puerto Princesa City Police Office (PPCPO), City Treasurer’s Office (CTO), City Mayor’s Office (CMO), and all other concerned offices.

Rodriguez said BOSS aims to simplify transactions by providing a single location for all offices that need to cater the licensing and renewal of permits of business in Puerto Princesa City.

She said it is better if the owner will be the individual to accomplish the application for his or her new business or renewal of business permits so he or she will be informed of the exact payment that needs to be paid.

Rodriguez also added there is a “help desk” that will help verify the status of those who will renew their business permits.

The verification process, she explained, screens establishments to determine if they have deficiencies to comply before their permits are renewed.

Rodriguez reminded those who will secure their business license for the first time to bring the application form, DTI clearance, and 2019 barangay business clearance.

On the other hand, she said old renewing applicants must bring their application forms, 2018 mayor’s permit, 2019 barangay business clearance, and all requirements they submitted during the previous year.