Meralco, ARTA team up to improve government processes

Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has partnered with the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) to help local government units (LGUs) automate their business permit and licensing systems.

This is in line with the government’s thrust to promote ease in doing business.

ARTA director general and Secretary Ernesto V. Perez, Meralco SVP and Chief Legal Counsel Atty. William S. Pamintuan, and Meralco AVP head of Business Joy P. Mendoza signed the memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the “PaspasPilipinasPaspas” project.

The project involves the deployment of desktop computer units to LGUs as part of the Integrated Business Permits and Licensing System (iBPLS).

Meralco donated computer units to help the LGUs in setting up their Electronic Business One-Stop Shops (eBOSS) to eliminate red-tape and ensure more convenient business registration—from application to approval of permits.

“Through all these collaborative efforts, Meralco affirms its commitment to ARTA in helping ensure efficient and streamlined processes and quality service for businesses all over the country,” Pamintuan said.

Perez said Meralco has long been a partner of ARTA in its efforts to improve government efficiency.

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