March 3, 2024

La Trinidad, Benguet targets to register 10,000 businesses in its conduct of the business one-stop shop activity at the municipal gymnasium.

The one-stop shop lane will be until Feb. 29 this year to cater to the renewal of all business establishments in the municipality.

Business Permits and Licensing Officer Lawrence Balud said the operation is going smoothly where they can accommodate 180 to 200 people a day.

Balud has appealed to the business owners to properly follow the renewal process to avoid penalties.

For late payments, he said there will be a surcharge of 10 percent of the original amount due, and in addition there will be an interest not exceeding two percent per month from the month it is due.

He said they already announced an earlier processing of documents for the business renewals, which is being done every October of the year. This is in preparation for the annual renewal at the start of the year to make the transaction easier for their clients.

He added some businesses have been operating without the current business permits that is why his office aims to encourage all business owners to update their permits.

Those with surnames or corporate names starting with A to L, and whose corporate name starts with numbers will be accommodated until Jan. 31 and from Feb. 1 to 29 will be those with surnames or corporate names starting with letters M to Z.  

The new permit application is not covered by the schedule for renewal. New business applicants shall register on or before the actual day or month of operation. – Ofelia C. Empian