BUSINESS PERMIT AND LICENSING OFFICE (BPLO)
- Research, formulate policies and guidelines, coordinate and implement projects, activities and programs to stimulate economic activities, foster business growth and investment, achieve standard and safe labor practice and promote consumer and general public welfare;
- Perform administrative functions for the BPLO in support of the general administrative function of the LGU on personnel development and professionalization, supply and asset management, budgeting and disbursements, systematic record/data management, general services management, policy enforcements, process review and improvement, maintenance of business establishment roster of negative list, and issuance/revocation of the business permit;
- Facilitate and review business permit applications (new/renewal) pursuant to the local and national regulatory standards and the Local Revenue Code, as amended. Determine the category and line of business, including the review of the capitalization and or gross sales. Ensures the transparent, safe, efficient, client-centered business permit issuance and continuous improvement of the ease of doing business;
- Examine the issued business permit vis-à-vis local and national regulatory and revenue code compliance. Conduct regular inspections of business establishment to review their documentation and actual physical operating condition. Recommend the citation and further investigation of the establishment to put on business negative list, and or revocation of the business permit
- Facilitate and review occupational permits application (new/renewal) pursuant to the local and national regulatory standards and the Local Revenue Code, as amended. Maintain a roster and database of occupational permit issued. Determine the applicant’s compliance to the work physical and mental regulatory requirement, revocation of the occupational permit if necessary. Ensures that local residents are given priority for work placement, including the conduct of inspection of standard and safe labor practice in the work workplace.
- Provide facility and mechanism for consumer complaints. Review and attend to actionable consumer or public complaints against a business establishment. Facilitate the formal and actual physical visit and inspection of the business establishment. Recommends and facilitate legal actions necessary to ensure consumer rights and general public or other business’s welfare;
- Establish and maintain a fully integrated technology to support the BPLO functions, to facilitate clients’ ease of doing business with the city/municipal government, to allow seamless data exchange with the regulatory offices, the Treasury and other related office. To adopt and regularly update modern technologies and latest trends in the business permit and licensing;
- Ensure compliance to the Republic Act 7394 “Consumer Act”, RA 10173 “Data Privacy Act of 2012”, R.A. 8792 “E-commerce Law of 2000”, R.A. 9485 “Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007”, RA 10173 “Data Privacy Act of 2012” and the R.A. No. 11032 “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018”, and their respective Implementing Rules and Regulations, Issuances, and other business establishment related succeeding laws and issuances of the Republic of the Philippines
PERMITS & LICENSING SECTION
1. Collect standard information of business permit application for new/renewal/retirement of business following local and national regulations and the revenue code, and maintain a registry thereof;
2. Conduct an interview of every application, review the documents, determine the category and line of business and the correct declaration of capitalization and or gross sale;
3. Perform the duties and adopt methodology that is transparent, safe, efficient, client centered, and regularly assess and improve the manner of service.
STANDARDS & EXAMINATION SECTION
1. Research, setup and recommend business establishment permit and licensing processes, information that is compliant to existing local and national regulations, including the setup of standards for the ease of doing business;
2. Perform regular field inspections of business establishments and its labor practice, and submit reports of finding and appropriate recommendations for citation, further investigation, tag as non-compliant (for the negative list) and or revocation of the business permit and or the occupational permit. This includes the duties of setting up a joint inspection team with other regulatory offices;
3. Examine the documentation submitted for the business permit and occupational permits, vis-à-vis the actual physical operating condition and the labor practice of the establishment. Monitoring the compliance of establishments to standards and regulations;
4. Establish a feedback or complaint facility for consumer complaint, workers and or issues on general public welfare. Determine the complaint if it is actionable or refer it to the appropriate agencies. Process the complaint and perform physical site visit and inspection of the establishment. Recommend and facilitate the necessary legal action to protect the consumers, the labor workforce and the general public.
OCCUPATIONAL PERMIT SECTION
1. Collect standard information of occupational permit application for new/renewal/retirement of individual employees/workers for a specific establishment following the local and national regulations and the revenue code, and maintain a registry thereof;
2. Assess and determine the applicant’s compliance to the regulatory requirement, revenue code and related ordinances. Ensures that the employee/worker are physically and mentally fit to work specific to the industry or type of business establishment. This includes ensuring that local residents are given priority for work placement and other economic opportunities;
3. Issue related certification hereof.
1. Research and establish general BPLO administrative and operational policies, and ensures enforcement thereof. Including facilitating and establishing new business permit and licensing, occupational permit issuances, and cooperation with other regulatory offices;
2. Perform general personnel administration, specific technical permit and licensing related personnel development, administrative function pertaining general services, supply and asset management, budgeting and disbursements, and systematic records/data management;
3. Conduct regular review of BPLO processes, and implement the necessary improvement thereof;
4. Issue and maintain the registries of the Business Permit and Occupational Permit;
5. Maintain the BPLO records, including the roster of business establishments under the negative list.