By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran is requesting the Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) to propose an ordinance setting a deadline for the processing of business permit applications.
The vice mayor wants processing to be limited to two months.
Another option Familiarian suggested is to include the proposal as a provision in the proposed amendment to the revenue tax code.
He affirmed, the SP will caucus with Mayor Evelio Leonardia on the proposal.
The proposal was made following last week’s deadly fire at the Java Pension House.
According to the Permits and Licensing Division, the Mayor’s Permit for the Java Pension was “in process” as the facility lacked a fire inspection certificate./DGB, WDJ