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Trying to Register Your Company with SEC Online? Please be Patient as Agency Encounters 'Challenges' While Initializing System

Corporate regulator issues advisory that pending applications uploaded up to Aug. 31 are subject to manual processing

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is facing some technical problems as it transitions its company registration system (CRS) towards full automation.The system was designed to work completely online – from verification of a proposed company name to assessment and payment of ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 20, 2018 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Did You Know It Only Takes Minutes Now to Register Your Small Business with DTI? Here's How

The advent of online application and payments is a big relief for single proprietors

When President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act into law in May 2018, many welcomed its bold promise. The new law set a deadline for government to act on applications: three to five days ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 30, 2018 09:00:00
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This App Helps Investors Check the Status of Their Pending Transactions with Gov’t Agencies

Users get email or SMS on what designated account officers are doing to address their concerns

The Board of Investments (BOI), the government’s main investment promotion agency, has launched an online and mobile app that could help local and foreign investors get quick feedback on questions or concerns regarding pending transactions with various government agencies. This is part ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 21, 2018 12:00:00
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You Can Now Get Your Business Permit in One Hour in Quezon City

LGU opens one-stop shops for processing business and construction permits

Entrepreneurs in Quezon City can now register their businesses in just one hour through the one-stop shop launched by the Quezon City government, the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) said on Friday, March 9.Through the Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS), the QC Business Permit ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | March 16, 2018 09:00:00
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Free Lunch and Umbrellas: Some Cities are Offering Perks to Business Owners Who Renew Permits and Pay Local Taxes Early

Are the amenities enough to offset the time-consuming process of dealing with city hall?

Along with real property taxes, more commonly known as amilyar in the Philippines, local business taxes and fees for the issuance of business permits are the most important sources of revenue for many cities and towns in the country. Both are usually ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | January 10, 2018 07:00:00
Run & Grow

Boom Cities (Part 2): The role model, Naga City

From a city grappled with low business confidence in the 80s, Naga has surged as the most competitive component city nationwide in 2015.

Here's the first of the 3-part series on boom cities: Boom cities (Part 1): The crowd pleaser, Iloilo CityNaga City was not always the poster child for well-behaved business. In the 1980s, the city grappled with low business confidence and climbing unemployment ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | May 14, 2016 07:00:00
Run & Grow

Boom cities (Part 1): The crowd pleaser, Iloilo City identifies 3 emerging business hubs, which, as gateways to their respective regions, open doors to new opportunities. This is the first story of a 3-part series.

The Philippines’ population is set to rise to 104 million by of 2016, a two million increase from 2015. These new Filipinos will join more than 50% of individuals who, the United Nations projects, are currently settled in urban areas in the ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | May 13, 2016 07:00:00
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Start a business in 3 days, 3 steps, PH gov’t promises

The National Competitiveness Council is also aggressive to get rid of irrelevant processes to ease setting up business in the country.

MANILA, Philippines – Setting up a business is about to get easier as the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) launched its streamlining efforts for such—a bid to rank higher at next year’s World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report.One of the highlights of ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 21, 2016 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Head start: Government takes steps to make it easier to put up a business locally

The days when putting up a business takes a lot of legwork are numbered. Business registration and other related processes will soon be simplified and made faster nationwide.

  In another measure to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the national government is taking steps to make it easier for entrepreneurs to put up businesses in the country. This was the focus of the recently held Public Governance Forum, organized ...

by Angelica Louise G. Dantes and Angelica Louise G. Dantes  | May 13, 2015 09:00:00
Startup Tips

Business registration for new entrepreneurs

Registration of business requires completion and submission of specific documents to the right government agencies. The process will be easier and faster if entrepreneurs would know about the flow of paperwork. Here is a simple guide.

by Renz Lyndon Paguio  | June 05, 2014 03:00:00
Business Ideas

Business registration is affordable even for bazaaristas

Registration costs as low as P200.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has urged the micro businesses, particularly the tiangge and sari-sari stores, to register with the Philippine Business Registry (PBR) to legalize their businesses and reap benefits from government services for micro, small, and medium enterprises ...

June 26, 2012 08:00:00
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Business Registration

Still confused whether to register with the DTI or SEC? Find the answer here

Business licensing and registration in the Philippines are admittedly complicated. There is no one-stop shop where you could get everything done and fast.As a result, many who dream of becoming entrepreneurs remain in a fog about licensing and registration processes. [See four ...

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