City Gov’t forms team to conduct inspection of business establishments
TACLOBAN CITY – A Joint Inspection Team (JIT) was formed by the City Government through the leadership of Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez to ensure the compliance of local business establishments to safety standards and regulations set by local ordinances and national laws.
According to Officer-In-Charge of the Business Permits and License Division (BPLD), Melanie De Leon the 9-member JIT will conduct inspections of local establishments starting on March 25, 2019.
De Leon disclosed that foremost of the team’s mandate is to monitor the adherence of local businesses to regulatory requirements mandated by local ordinances and National Laws.
“Disclosure verifications” and tax mapping activities will also be conducted on registered establishments, as well as “identify” unregistered businesses in the City. Violators will be given notice of violations, she added.
The Joint Inspection Team (JIT) is composed of representatives from the BPLD, Bureau of Fire Protection, City Health Office, City Environment and Natural Resources and City Engineer’s Office, City Assessor’s Office, City Planning and Development Office, City Treasurer’s Office and Tacloban City Police Office.
The conduct of the comprehensive mapping of all businesses of the city by the JIT will help in the upscaling of the business permits and licensing systems in Tacloban. It will also ensure responsiveness to the public and equalize access to frontline services and facilities significantly in securing business permits and licenses. – H. J. Roca with a report from M. Simborio/CIO