BACOLOD CITY – The City Council is extending the Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) until 29 February at the New Government Center.
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia earlier endorsed to the city council the request of Frank Carbon, chief executive officer of the Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the extension of the filing of business permits.
Leonardia said it is reasonable to extend the BOSS to give business owners enough time to process their permits and to accommodate the growing number of businesses in the city.
BOSS aims to make a faster and more convenient processing of business applications by putting in one venue all the offices and agencies involved.
In 2019, a total of 25,627 businesses were registered, the highest in the city’s record.
Permits and Licensing Division Head Stela Rose Rayos said their intensified operation last year may be one of the factors of the increase.
She added that they will be stricter in conducting operations to close business establishments without necessary permits.
BOSS is open from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, and on Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm with no noon break.