By Neska Centina
Amid news of barangay officials not participating in the ongoing Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS) at the Bacolod City Government Center, a recently released report found five out of the 61 city barangays have a perfect attendance record at the event.
Among the conscientious neighborhoods were Barangays 5, Estefania, Handumanan, Mandalagan, and Pahanocoy; Estefania and Mandalagan were also named on the “Early Birds” list, alongside Barangay Tangub.
It was earlier reported, representatives from Barangays 2, 4, 16, 19, and 31 had yet to take part in the event, prompting Executive Assistant Samuel Montoyo to reveal his intentions of filing administrative charges. However, based on an account as of yesterday, only Barangay 4 officials, led by Barangay Captain Freddie T. Vargas, have still failed to show up.
The executive assistant plans to file a complaint with the Office of the President against Barangay 4 officials on grounds of disobedience.
It was previously pointed out, only 20 barangays had been participating in the event, which seeks to provide faster and convenient business permit registration and renewal. Barangay officials are expected to be present in order for business owners to obtain barangay clearances.
BOSS was originally supposed to end today, January 20, however, it was extended to February 28 after the Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod approved an extension of the business permit deadline to February 28./NC, WDJ