To make government transactions accessible and efficient to the people, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and the Department of the Trade and Industry (DICT) issued a Joint Memo Circular 2018-01 on Streamlining Processes in the Issuance of Building Permits and Certificate of Occupancy, on January last year.
This is in compliance to President Duterte’s aim for government services to be more accessible through reduced documentary requirements, faster processing time, shorter queues, and reduced number of signatories for transactions.
“In line with the implementation of the said JMC, a series of activities were conducted as a follow through from last year’s trainings and workshops covering a total of 35 cities, highly urbanized cities and first class municipalities in Region 6.” said DILG BPCO Regional Focal Person Aaron Andaya.
Recently, a round-table discussion on the implementation of the JMC was conducted by DILG Region 6 and the Bureau of Local Government Development (BLGD) with selected target LGUs. This is to inform the participating LGUs on the latest updates of the said JMC and served as a consultative venue where the participants may raise their concerns and seek further assistance for the next phase of the implementation.
To further enhance the streamlining of processes on building permits and certificates of occupancy and integration of barangay clearance on the LGU permitting process, an on-site coaching and mentoring will be provided to the participating LGUs by a team from DILG Region 6 which will run from Feb. 26-March 25, 2019.
“This is to gather information from the target LGUs on how the implementation could be improved”, added BPCO Regional Focal Person Aaron Andaya.
The site visit will focus on inspecting the LGUs’ frontline and backroom offices, their citizens’ charter, and related policies among others. This is to provide valuable input to the LGUs on how they may improve their processes and systems.