Friday, August 9, 2019


Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez (3rd from R), together with Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez (2nd from R), and Anti-Red Tape Authority Director General Jeremiah Belgica launched on 8 August 2019 the Project Express Lane Operation (ELO) 2.0, which streamlines and offers transparency on business permit processing in the city through innovative information technology solutions. Project ELO 2.0 is the second phase of the city’s program that integrates barangay business clearance in the Business One Stop Shop operations in the city hall. It features 3-step process for business registration where permits are released within 2 hours, depending on the type of business.  Sec. Lopez commended the local government for being a trailblazer in automating transactions and simplifying processes that support the policies and programs of President Rodrigo Duterte in providing comfortable lives to Filipinos. The Secretary emphasized the role of automation in ease of doing business and attracting investors. According to Mayor Olivarez, the project is the fruit of consolidated efforts to raise the bar in delivering services to the people. At the same event, DTI and Parañaque City government also signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will integrate a system for verification of registered business names to their local IT system.

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