THE CAGAYAN de Oro City government announced that it has started processing business permit renewals, ahead of the usual January period. In a statement on its official social media page, the City Finance Department urged businesses to take advantage of the early opening of the assessment period, which can be done through special kiosks or the online billing and payment system on the site. After the assessment, payments can also be made online or through the city cashiers, according to Acting Assistant City Treasurer for Operations Leonil Mistul. After payment, business representatives can head to the City Tourism Hall for the processing of the actual business permit and license along with the sanitary permit and Fire Safety Inspection Certificate. The business permit renewal period will close Jan. 20. The Business One-Stop Shop at the City Hall, meanwhile, will be handling new business applications.