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Rappler's latest stories on red tape


Duterte orders agencies to eliminate 'overregulation'

Feb 27, 2020 - 1:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's Administrative Order No. 23 compels national government agencies to report how they are cutting red tape

Anti-red tape body declares 'automatic approval' of pending TNVS applications

Aug 15, 2019 - 7:28 PM

LTFRB is set to release 5,061 CPCs as a result of the order

Swedish firms bullish on Philippines, but frown on red tape

Apr 08, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Swedish firms doing business in the Philippines expect double-digit growth in the next 3 years, but also note that doing business in the country 'is not easy'

Duterte cuts red tape in importing agricultural products

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:32 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs Administrative Order No. 13, removing non-tariff barriers in the importation of agricultural products

IMPORTATION. President Rodrigo Duterte orders the cutting of red tape in importing agricultural products. File photo by AFP

Duterte wants ex-military to head anti-red tape agency

Jun 14, 2018 - 7:52 AM

For the new Anti-Red Tape Agency to 'have more teeth,' Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says President Rodrigo Duterte wants a former military general to lead the office

Duterte to frontline services: Answer requests in 15 days

May 07, 2018 - 3:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte directs agencies with frontline services 'to respond to all public requests and concerns within 15 days from receipt thereof'

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech May 2, 2018, during the Pamamahagi ng Titulo Handog ng Pangulo program at Liwasang Alfaro G. Aguirre in Mulanay, Quezon. Malacañang file photo

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Gov’t workers involved in fixing face dismissal – CSC

Dec 28, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Fixing or involvement with fixers is now part of the Civil Service Commission's list of administrative offenses

FIXERS. Government officials and employees may face suspension and permanent removal from public service if found guilty of engaging in fixing. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

140 local offices get 'excellent' rating in gov't service – CSC

Feb 02, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Meanwhile 127 offices received a failed rating in the Civil Service Commission s 2016 Report Card Survey on the quality of service of frontline government offices

DOF gets P21.5 M grant from Germany for anti-red tape drive

Nov 07, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The grant is given by the KFW group and will be used to streamline export import permits processing to 3 days

8888 hotline: Most complaints lodged vs SSS, LTO

Sep 23, 2016 - 7:04 PM

Quezon City and Manila also top the list of LGUs that got the most number of complaints since the hotline was launched in August

Duterte to Congress: Remove redundant posts in executive

Aug 16, 2016 - 2:42 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is urging lawmakers to pass a Streamlining the Government Act that would remove overlapping functions and offices in the executive branch

GOVERNMENT RIGHTSIZING. President Rodrigo Duterte wants to streamline the executive branch and is requesting Congress' help to do so. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Gov't to build automated citizen, business registries to cut red tape

Aug 03, 2016 - 4:02 PM

All government agencies will share data in these systems to ease tedious processes Filipinos normally encounter when applying for licenses permits and other official documents

LINES. Voters wait in line at the local Comelec office of Manila as the first day of official registration for the coming Sangguniang Kabataan elections start on Friday, July 15, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte to Cabinet: Process permits in 30 days or we part ways

Jul 15, 2016 - 5:17 PM

Cabinet secretaries are instructed to ensure their agencies process documents in one month and require only 3 to 5 signatures

'NO RED TAPE.' President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech before the San Beda Law Alumni Association during the Testimonial Dinner Reception at the Kalayaan Hall of Club Filipino in San Juan City on July 14. TOTO LOZANO/PPD

Grace Poe to Filipino women: Be financially independent

Feb 18, 2016 - 2:55 PM

At a GoNegosyo summit the presidential bet says there is a need to empower Filipinas especially mothers who juggle their responsibilities at home and work

EMPOWERING WOMEN. Presidential candidate Grace Poe pushes for TESDA women's centers nationwide to offer vocational courses that will qualify women for job requirements in their respective regions. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

#KontraRedTape: Help government provide better service

Jan 31, 2016 - 11:46 PM

Demanding more from government starts with a people s awareness of their rights

OPEN FORUM: Students chat with CSC Chairperson Ms. Alicia Dela Rosa-Bala about what they could do as citizens. Image courtesy Ana Vasquez / Rappler

Aquino: 'Corruption really is not tolerated'

Oct 23, 2015 - 9:10 PM

The challenge is for us to continue weeding out these people and not just tolerating the situation the President tells members of the semiconductor and electronics industries

Q & A. President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions directed to him during the open forum in the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines (SEIPI) Foundation, Inc. 14th CEO’s Forum at the Grand Ballroom of The Bellevue Hotel in North Bridgeway, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City on Friday October 23, 2015. Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau

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Aug 31, 2015 - 4:10 PM

Press release: Bantay ph focuses on frontline services relating to starting and running a business


Jokowi clears last hurdle to presidency and reforms

Aug 22, 2014 - 1:18 PM

Indonesians are very very cynical about politics they think it is very corrupt We need to revive their faith Jokowi says

INDONESIA'S 7TH PRESIDENT. With the court challenge by his rival ex-general Prabowo Subianto defeated and the last element of doubt over his victory gone, President-elect Joko Widodo is now focusing on how to push his ambitious reform plans when he takes office in October. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

10 right things to expect from government offices

Apr 23, 2014 - 8:42 AM

Learn what you should expect when visiting a government agency

'Good governance begins with us'

Mar 17, 2014 - 5:49 PM

A gathering of good governance advocates proves that young people do want to see positive change happen in their lifetimes

Taking small steps to fight big problems

Dec 22, 2013 - 11:00 AM

We need to shift the mindset of “it’s always been that way” to “it doesn’t have to be that way ” because we deserve better