ARTA sees improvement in PH’s score in EODB report

Anti-Red Tape Authority director general Jeremiah Belgica expects higher scores for the country in the upcoming 2021 Ease of Doing Business report of the World Bank.

Belgica said efforts to streamline through digitizing and fast-tracking government processes will drive the country’s score up.

He said, “This year, we are highly confident that our reforms in four particular Doing Business Indicators namely Trading Across Borders, Protecting Minority Investors, Enforcing Contracts, and Dealing with Construction Permits will be recognized.”

Belgica cited recent developments in Quezon City that will help in improving the country’s score.

These include automation of business permits and construction permits issuance, digitization of land titles, reduction of cost and number of days for the filing and service, and trial and judgment phase on breach of contractual obligations of the procedure for small claims cases before the QC Metropolitan Trial Courts.

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