The Department of Trade and Industry – Competitiveness Bureau (DTI-CB), in coordination with DTI Davao Region is conducting a series of consultative sessions in all regions in the country, on the recently passed RA 11032 or “An Act Promoting Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Delivery of Government Services by Amending Republic Act No. 9485, Otherwise known as the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, and for Other Purposes”.
The said consultation, which will be conducted on September 5 at Garden Oases, Barrio Obrero in Davao City, will be open for the government representatives during the morning session and the private  sector in the afternoon.
It aims to gather inputs from both sectors in achieving responsive, fair, and well-defined provisions in the formulation of the law’s implementing rules and regulations (IRR). On the other hand, it would ensure effective implementation of policies and programs to strengthen the collaboration and participation of stakeholders from the national and local levels.
RA 11032’s main objective is to promote integrity, accountability, proper management of public affairs and public property, as well as, establish effective practices, aimed at efficient turnaround of the delivery of government services and the prevention of graft and corruption in the government. It also mandates government agencies to adopt sound and good regulatory management practices. Overall, the law envisions to improve the Philippines’ competitiveness ranking in the upcoming surveys.
“Based on the Doing Business Report by the World Bank, the Philippines has slipped down, from 99th spot in 2017 to 113th in 2018, out of 190 economies. However, with the approval of RA 11032, which is aimed to improve the ease of doing business in the country, this will give us the edge to move up in the said rankings in the coming years,” DTI-Davao Regional Director Maria Belenda Q. Ambi said.♦
Date of release: 3 September 2018