Taguig opens annual Business One-Stop Shop

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MANILA, January 7, 2018 — The city government of Taguig is poised to run its annual Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS) scheduled from January 3 to 20, including weekends.

BOSS, which allows streamlining of processes for renewing business licenses and registrations, is held simultaneously at the Taguig City Hall Auditorium and at the 9th floor of the City Hall Satellite Office at SM Aura.

Business owners are encouraged to take advantage of the annual event which will see them enjoying a free massage, film showing, and refreshments while waiting for their documents to be processed.

Tokens like umbrellas and clocks are also provided to the first 100 attendees.

“Taxes are the lifeblood of the city’s programs and social services,” Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) officer-in-charge lawyer Fanella Joy Panga-Cruz said.

She said taxes translate to social services that include door-to-door delivery of medicines and scholarship assistance, among others.

“The more taxes we collect from the business community, the more we can provide services to Taguigeños,” she said.

Taguig has received a Blue Certification Award from the Office of the Ombudsman for its streamlined frontline services, and an excellent rating from the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for its compliance with the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA).

Taguig is currently home to top corporations, embassies and government offices. New hotels, educational institutions and shopping malls have also sprung up in recent years within the fast-growing business districts of Bonifacio Global City (BGC) and ARCA South.

Despite being one of the youngest cities in the country, Taguig was also recognized last August 2017 by the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines as one of the Most Improved Local Government Units in the category of Highly Urbanized Cities. (Christopher Lloyd Caliwan/PNA)

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