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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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PH Cities Lead the Way in Online Business Registration and Payments

Internet applications for business permits and renewals are now available in a few LGUs

At the 5th Annual Regional Competitiveness Summit and Awards Ceremony last August 16, local government units (LGUs) were urged to take government services online, including issuance of business licenses and permits, as well as payments for these services.The National Competitiveness Council (NCC), ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 04, 2017 10:00:00
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Quezon, Naga most competitive cities in 2016

(UPDATED) These cities bested more than a thousand cities that participated nationwide.

New local government units emerged as the most competitive cities and municipalities, cited at the 4th Regional Competitiveness Summit on Thursday, July 14 in Pasay City. The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) recognized the topnotchers of the 2016 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 15, 2016 10:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 30: Poor infrastructure cripples PH ranking in logistics competence survey

And 93% of PH may have free WiFi service by year-end.

PH ranking drops in trade logistics surveyThe Philippines dropped to 71st in trade logistics competence ranking worldwide, due to poor infrastructure and customs performance, a World Bank report revealed on June 28.The report titled “Connecting to Compete 2016: Trade Logistics in the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 30, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 8: Efforts to ease doing business in PH not enough yet

Plus, PH inflation hits 12-month high in May.

‘We barely scratched the surface’Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Adrian Cristobal Jr said hitting the top third percentile of competitive countries in terms of the ease of doing business is a stretch.But with the new administration coming in, the government should continue ...

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | June 08, 2016 09:00:00
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Boom Cities (Part 3): The speedster, Cagayan de Oro

One of the first provincial cities to have a thriving business community, CDO continues to be a prime model to emulate.

Read parts 1 and 2 of this series.The highly urbanized city in the province of Misamis Oriental has proven fertile ground for both crops and commerce, with a knack for trimming the bureaucratic fat.In 2015, the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) ranked Cagayan ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | May 15, 2016 07:00:00
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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
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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