Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, who is also chair of the Anti-Red tape Advisory Council, witnessed the signing. Also signing in their commitment and cooperation were City Assessor Rodolfo Ordanes and City Treasurer OIC Ruby Rosa Guevarra.
This kiosk will provide convenience to the public who need these TCTs for property transactions. It will also provide them easy access to the City Assessor’s Office, for the tax declaration certificate, and the City Treasurer, for the real property tax clearance, to be able to complete their transactions.
Also being prepared is the co-location of the services of the City Assessor and the City Treasurer near the kiosk, to be able to provide one-location, convenient services to those who need to register their properties or apply for transfer of property titles.
This initiative is expected to significantly improve the process of ease of doing business in the city, since “registering property” is one of the key indicators being evaluated by the World Bank in its annual, global doing business survey.
It also significantly streamlines the service processing to the periods mandated by the Ease of Doing Business Law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in May 2018. This law directs the cutting of red tape in government service delivery systems, and provides maximum periods for the processing of simple and highly technical transactions.