February 23, 2024

TINOC, Ifugao – The Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS), which aims to streamline the business permits and licensing system (BPLS) in local government units, is proving to be an effective way of delivering government service while increasing revenue collections in this remote town.
Tinoc OIC Fire Marshal Jose Dulnuan Jr. said in a radio interview that the BOSS centers in the town that operated from Jan. 2 to 24 this year catered to more than 200 business establishments that secured clearances, permits, and licenses, resulting to a higher revenue and business fees collection compared to the whole year of 2019.
Dulnuan said they established the BOSS centers in four clustered barangays of the town for wider coverage. It was originally planned to operate from Jan. 2 to 20 but it was extended for another week due to the clamor of many business applicants.
With the BOSS, all government agencies involved in the renewal and registration of all kinds of business permits and licenses and for the processing for the issuance of building permits and certificate of occupancy are gathered in one venue to provide their services, saving the clients time and effort from going to one office to another.
Dulnuan said the BOSS made the applicants experience a fast and efficient processing of their business requirements like the issuance of a fire safety inspection clearance, which is a post-registration requirement in obtaining occupancy permits.
It provided more convenient and faster system of renewing or registering business permits. In Tinoc, the BOSS program resulted to a higher turnout in the number of business registrations and increased the collection of taxes and business fees.
Moreover, it created awareness among residents to avail of the different government services in one place, hence reducing the stress, time, and cost of doing business in the area, he said.
The establishment of BOSS centers in the municipality is covered by a memorandum circular signed by the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Bureau of Fire Protection, Provincial Government of Ifugao, and the Municipality of Tinoc. – Daniel B. Codamon