Baliwag News Service

Highlights of the Ease of Doing Business Summit 2018


June 13 – Leaders and representatives from the public and private sectors gathered in Manila on Wednesday to attend the 6th Annual Ease of Doing Business Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.

The Summit, with the theme “Shifting Gears: Destination 20-2020,”  was packed with speeches, competitiveness reports and panel discussions between the resource speakers and participants.

Some of the highlights of the Summit were the reporting of Secretary Ramon M. Lopez of the status of the Ease of Doing Business in the country, delivering the beginnings until the signing of  RA 11032 or “Ease of Doing Business & Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018   by Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri and Congressman Ferjenel G. Biron, giving the view of the private sector on the Competitiveness and Investment Climate Enhancement by Mr. Guillermo M. Luz, former co-Chairman of National Competitive Council.

The Municipality of Baliwag was able to participate in the said summit through sending Business and Permit Licensing Team led by BPLO Head Henry Cruz and Investment Promotions Unit Head, Karen Joy Rivera.

What is Ease of Doing Business & Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018 or RA 11032 ?

The new law is an amendment of the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007, which aims to improve the country’s business competitiveness climate and make doing business better by streamlining the process for obtaining permits and licenses.

DTI Undersecretary Rowel S. Barba welcomes the participants of the Ease of Doing Business Summit.

DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez doing his Ease of Doing Business report to the people.

National Competitiveness Council former Co-Chairman Guillermo Luz on “Why competitiveness matters?”

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel delivers his speech as Chairman of the Committee on Trade. Commerce and Entrepreneurship.

Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri on expanding on RA 11032.

Panel discussion 1: Starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity and registering property.

Panel 2 discussion: Getting Credit.

Panel discussion 3: Trading Across Borders.