April 17, 2024

La Trinidad, Benguet is targeting to register 6,000 businesses through its business one-stop shop (BOSS) activity at the municipal gymnasium.

The BOSS lane started on Jan. 3 and will end in February to cater to the registration or renewal of all business establishments in the municipality.

Mayor Romeo Salda said the operation of businesses has slowly normalized after the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. 

“We have been lenient to business owners during the height of the pandemic. Now, we encourage all business people to renew or get their business permits,” Salda said.

For January, the BOSS lane will accommodate those whose surnames start with letters A to L while those with surnames that start with letters M to Z will be accommodated in February. Corporate names starting with numbers will also be accommodated this month.

These businesses include single proprietorship, corporations, partnerships, cooperatives, and similar entities.  

Business owners are required to first proceed to the barangays where their establishment is located to secure a barangay business clearance and their sworn statement should be notarized.

They will then proceed to the municipal gym for the BOSS lane, which is led by the Business Permits and Licensing Office together with the various government departments that would assist business owners to process their business permits and clearances.  

Those who fail to process their business permit renewal within the prescribed schedule will be charged with penalties and interest on penalties.

Salda said they made an exemption to some business owners such as contractors for them to process their permits earlier, as they will participate in a bidding process before their supposed schedule of processing at the BOSS lane.   

There are 10,700 estimated number of business establishments in the municipality.

Salda acknowledged there were some businesses who had been operating without business permits, reason why the municipality aims to encourage all business owners to update their permits. – Ofelia C. Empian