Building permit approvals more than double in second quarter

CONSTRUCTION starts as measured by building permit approvals rose 114.1% year on year to 38,389 in the second quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said Tuesday. This was the highest growth rate posted since at least 2006, according to initial data on the PSA’s OpenStat database. The approved building permits cover 7.14 million square meters […]

More LGUs adopt online business permit, licensing application system

BUSINESS owners can benefit from faster and easier way of securing business permits and licensing online with the application software developed by the Department of Information and Communications (DICT). DICT Government Digital Transformation Bureau director Leo Urbiztondo Jr. said the Integrated Business Permits and Licensing System (iBPLS) will transition to Integrated Local Government Unit (iLGU) […]

46 TPUJs given permits to operate again

FORTY-SIX traditional public utility jeepneys (TPUJs) were issued permits by the Cebu City Jeepney Task Force (CCJTF) to ply the streets again. The 46 TPUJs were able to secure permits after the Cebu City government started its One-Stop Balik Pasada Program hub at the Plaza Sugbo since Monday, June 7, 2021. The program runs until […]

CTO: More businesses shutting down for good

MORE businesses in Cebu City have closed down more than a year after the coronavirus pandemic forced the government to impose a lockdown for several months, which restricted movement and shut down many establishments. Data from the Cebu City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) show that 720 business establishments applied for retirement or closure from January to […]