May 18, 2024

The city council repealed the ordinance which required mployers, establishments and agencies to submit a Social Security System clearance prior to the issuance of a business permit.           
The ordinance states submission of SSS clearance prior to the issuance of a business permit is no longer necessary following the issuance of a joint memorandum circular by the departments of Interior and Local Government, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Information and Communications Technology, which revised the procedures in the processing of business permits in all cities and municipalities.
Repeal of the ordinance is in compliance with Republic Act 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business Act. – PIO release