The local government of Quezon City has launched a program that would facilitate the registration of new businesses, in a bid to further the ease of doing business in the city.

The program includes a one-stop shop that seeks to cut the number of steps new businesses would have to go through to secure business licenses and construction permits.

New businesses currently have to undergo 16 steps for their registration which could take around 28 days. The one-stop shop aims to cut this process by half. For securing construction permits, the one-stop shop will reduce the number of steps from 11 to four. — Arra B. Francia