Solon proposes establishment of One-Stop-Shops for public service
Securing permits, licenses, certifications, documents and other similar instruments in all localities nationwide need not be a hassle anymore for people outside of the metropolitan cities.A lawmaker has filed a measure proposing the establishment of
a nationwide One-Stop-Shop system of public service for all national and local government agencies to effectively reach more people outside of metropolitan cities where most national government agencies hold office.Rep. Al Francis ichara !"
#istrict, Albay$ said %ouse ill &'(& seeks to help in making all transactions move faster, more transparent and more efficient. )t is also consistent with the policy of the State to maintain honesty and integrity in the public service and take positive and effective measures against graft and corruption.ichara said in this way, even people from the municipalities could secure the instruments they need without having to travel to the cities.*Standardi+ed reuirements and step by step procedures both for local and national agencies under this set-up will minimi+e the waste of time and effort of people who travel far and wide only to be sent back for lack of needed reuirements which often differ from place to place and province to province, depending on the assessment of local persons-in-charge, ichara said.ichara said by standardi+ation too, transparency will be greater and rooms for anomalies are reduced.he /hairperson of the %ouse /ommittee on Foreign Affairs underscored that this set-up will generate more income for the local governments since the people will 0ust troop to their respective local municipal1city halls to transact business, generating more activities that will surely reuire the establishment of allied services and businesses.ichara said under the proposal, all these shops are given a fi2ed period within which to release reuested documents, with sanctions for failure of compliance.he bill covers all local government units !345s$ and government agencies which issue documents, permits, licenses and certificates among others which can be used by the public as proof of the agency6s official authentication.5nder the measure, One-Stop-Shops shall be established nationwide for all public needs in all local government units and national agencies including but not limited to
NR # 3434BAPRIL 12, 2014