ARTA: All pending cell tower applications considered approved

The Anti-Red Tape Authority announced that all applications which have been left pending beyond 7 days are automatcally approved.

ARTA director general Atty. Jeremiah Belgica said this applies to the barangay, city or municipal hall, and national government agency level.

An exemption is given for those applications requiring approval from municipal, city, or provincial councils.

To allow time for the debates and approval, a 20-day deadline was set.