The chairperson of the Regional Competitions committee and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – CAR Regional Director recently awarded the Business Permits and Licensing System (BPLS) award during the 1st Cordillera Competitive Recognition Ceremony at Baguio City.

The award was given in recognition to the Local Government Units relentless efforts in managing database build up and improving their business permits and licensing system. The initiatives of the Local Government Units have been contributory to the regions remarkable accomplishment in the recent competitiveness Index and BPLS simplification process. With this, the Philippines’ immense leap in world rankings as assessed by the World Economic Forum, international Finance Corporation-Ease of doing Business Survey and international Management Development is noteworthy, making it the most improved country overall since 2010.# RBM