One of the functions of the Regional Competitiveness Committee (RCC) is to implement initiatives that will ensure ease of doing business in the region. Among these initiatives is the monitoring of the compliance of LGUs to the BPLS Standards. As of 2015, 100% of the LGUs in Region 02 are reported to be streamlined per DILG – DTI JMC No. 01, series of 2010. To validate this report, the RCC annually conducts the two (2) BPLS Surveys, namely: Customer Experience Survey and Field Monitoring and Evaluation Survey.

As part of DTI R02’s commitment to provide technical assistance to LGUs, capacity building activities are being conducted to capacitate LGU frontliners in dealing with businessmen. In addition, DTI R02 facilitates the enrolment of LGUs to the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO) and Electronic Governance for Municipal Development (EGOV4MD)-developed eBPLS Program.

With the recently signed DILG – DTI – DICT JMC No. 01, series of 2016, DTI R02, in partnership with the regional offices of DILG, DICT, BFP, and BLGF, seeks to re-organize the regional BPLS oversight committee. It is expected that for 2017, more technical assistance will be provided to LGUs to aide them in their quest for the simplification of their business permitting process.