Anti-Red Tape Caravan in Puerto Princesa starts today

QUEZON CITY, Sept 26 (PIA) — The three day Anti-Red Tape (ARTA) Caravan in Puerto Princesa City (PPC) kicked-off today.

Civil Service Commission – Public Assistance and Information Director Liza Agamata said ARTA Caravan’s purpose is to educate the public especially the students on how they can best receive services by knowing what they need and knowing what agencies can provide them.

The activities include the holding of orientations on integrity for barangays.

PPC itself is a local government model under ARTA for its “Integrity circles and multi-sectoral advisory council involvement.”

Director Agamata said PPC has suggestion boxes and the feedback gathered from the public are acted upon positively.

Under ARTA, easy or simple transactions should be addressed within three-five days.

Director Agamata said CSC continues to encourage PPC to consistently provide excellent service by following the provisions of ARTA.

Apart from the orientation, CSC and selected government agencies will put stalls or kiosks to extend frontline services at the city hall compound throughout the caravan.

CSC will entertain inquiries on civil service matters as well as provide free publications.

Pag-ibig will do online membership registration, verification of membership savings, loan entitlements and loyalty card applications.

Social Security System (SSS) will issue SSS numbers, hold online verification of contributions, check loan statuses, membership screening and receiving of loans and benefits applications.

Landbank, on the other hand, will hold job recruitment for its vacancies.

Philhealth staff will provide online registration, member data applications and other issues related to membership.

The Bureau of Internal Revenue will respond to all tax related inquiries and provide tax information.

A team from the National Bureau of Investigation will accept and issue NBI clearances while Department of Foreign Affairs people will run passport appointment system.

There are also people from the Government Social Insurance System who would attend to state workers who have loan applications and other related services. (LP/PIA4B)

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