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Dads repeal business permit registration plate ordinance

THE 19th City Council during its regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy, enacted an ordinance repealing Ordinance No. 11246-2008, or the Business Permit Registration Plate Ordinance of Cagayan de Oro City.

This is in line with the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018 (RA 11032), Ordinance No. 13992-2020 (Ease of Doing Business Ordinance of Cagayan de Oro City), and on the findings of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Policies: Regulatory Reform Team (RRT) created under Executive Order No. 022-2020.

According to the RRT, the use of the business plates is no longer feasible and practical for inspection and tax mapping purposes.

It is also not compliant with the requirements and purposes of the EODB Act and Ordinance No. 13992. Both national and local statutes mandate the streamlining and automation of procedures for the issuance of local business licenses, which include the development and issuance of electronic or digital versions of business permits.

Furthermore, it has become an added financial burden to the taxpayers especially to the low-income businessmen in the city.

The team recommended that the city develops an electronic version of business permit with the same level of authority, which may be printed by the businesses in the convenience of their offices.

The legislation was reviewed and endorsed by the committees on trade and commerce and on laws and rules chaired respectively by Councilors George S. Goking and Ian Mark Q. Nacaya.


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