TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN – The Department of Trade and Industry Region 02, through its Business Permits and Licensing System (BPLS) Focal Person, Mr. Charles Irvin P. Tagarino, participated in the series of workshops for the implementation of the Regulatory Simplification for Local Governments (RS4LG) in  three (3) pilot Local Government Units (LGUs) last June 20 – 22, 2017.

The RS4LG is an approach that aims to improve and simplify the local processes involved in starting a business. It intends to foster an enabling environment in the cities and municipalities for businesses to thrive and for the development of the private sector.

The three (3) runs of the one-day RS4LG Workshops, which were independently held in Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya; Cabatuan, Isabela; and Santa Ana, Cagayan, provided an avenue to comprehensively review the municipalities’ regulatory framework and identify unnecessary requirements and processes. The roles and programs of BPLS relevant agencies were likewise discussed during the activities.

According to Ms. Jennifer G. Baguisi, RS4LG Focal Person, the selection of the pilot LGUs were based from the LGUs’ potential for economic growth and increasing number of business registration.

On the part of DTI, Mr. Charles Irvin P. Tagarino, Regional BPLS Focal Person, discussed the salient features of Republic Act No. 3883 otherwise known as the “Business Name Law”. He stressed on the business name application process, the requirements for securing a business name, and its necessity in the business registration process.

Other resource persons include representatives from the Department of the Interior and Local Government, Social Security Systems, PhilHealth, and Home Development Mutual Fund. Meanwhile, the LGUs were represented by their Local Chief Executives, Municipal Treasurers, Business Permits and Licensing Officers, Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators, and other key officials.