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WOOD PROCESSOR PERMIT NOW VALID FOR 5 YEARS – DENR

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu has ordered the transfer of the authority to renew Wood Processing Plant (WPP) permits to regional executive directors as part of its efforts to improve transactions in government offices. Cimatu’s directive, contained in DENR Administrative Order (DAO) 2021-05, Revised Regulations Governing the Establishment and Operations […]

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PNP CLEARANCE NOT NEEDED FOR DOLE AID – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva voiced opposition to the Philippine National Police (PNP) proposal to require workers to first present police clearance when transacting with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), saying it was like a “gate pass.” Villanueva, chair of the Senate labor committee, said the PNP proposal was not only incredulous but ran counter […]

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EMPOWER PRES. VS RED TAPE DURING EMERGENCY- ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri took to the floor to sponsor Senate Bill No. 1844, or An Act Authorizing the President to Expedite the Processing and Issuance of National and Local Permits, Licenses, and Certifications in Times of National Emergency. Along with Zubiri, the bill was principally authored by Senate President Vicente Sotto III, […]

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ELIMINATE RED TAPE TO EXPEDITE DELIVERY OF SERVICES AMID LOCKDOWN – GATCHALIAN

As the country races against time to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, Senator Win Gatchalian urged the national government to relax the requirements on COVID-19 related transactions to expedite the delivery of relief and services to the public. The national government, Gatchalian said, should tap local government units (LGUs) to help make it […]

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EVOSS ACT WILL STREAMLINE PROCESSES IN ENERGY SECTOR – GATCHALIAN

A senator said the signing of the Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop (EVOSS) Act into law will “herald the rejuvenation” of the energy sector as it will streamline the processes involved. Senator Win Gatchalian, chair of the Senate committee on energy, said the newly signed law that will put in place a web-based monitoring system that […]