Yesterday morning, Business Permitsand Licensing Office (BPLO) head Norman Tabud said some 9,000 businesses outthe target 16,391 were issued permits. According to Tabud, by noon about11,000 businesses managed to pay while the computation for 14,000 others werealready complete for the next step with was the payment. “Angmga wala maka-renew pasaraduhan ta until makakuhapermit with penalty na,” said MayorJerry Treñas. PHOTO BY GLENDA TAYONA/PN ILOILO City – The period for therenewal of business permits ended last night. Today, the city government willstart inspecting business establishments. He added: “Ang ginalagas man lang is the payment — dapat maka-pay sila. Angprinting sang permit and businesslicense plate to follow na lang afterJan. 20.” He was referring to the MalabananSiphoning Services which littered the city with stickers advertising itsservices yet the BPLO had no idea it did not have a permit. The most prevalent type of businesses in the city were inwholesale trade and merchandising, followed by the food and beverage andhospitality sectors, with real estate and leasing coming in fourth. “Nag-create na ko gani task force para mabuligan sya,” stressed the mayor. BPLO’s 2018 data showed that the business sector here waspredominantly made up of microenterprises – around 90 percent of which hadasset sizes of not more than P3 million. “Walana sang extension so dapat makasulod ang application today. As long as may ara pa clients within the premisesof the one-stop shop i-accommodate gid naton,” Tabud said. As of this writing yesterdayafternoon, business owners were still crowding city hall’s one-stop shop toprocess their business permits. “So very disappointing, it should nothappen again,” Treñas stressed./PN In today’s start of inspections, theBPLO would be assisted by the Bureau of Fire Protection, City Tourism andDevelopment Office and the City Treasure’s Office. Treñas recently reprimanded Tabud forcomplaining that the latter’s office did not have enough logistics to check ifsome businesses were operating without permits. It recently came to Treñas’ attention that a septic tankdesludging company had long been operating without a business permit.
THE North’s deputy first minister Martin McGuinness today joined tributes to the late Garret Fitzgerald, the former Taoiseach who died today.And the Sinn Fein man revealed that he got on extremely well with Dr Fitzgerald, despite their political differences.The two men were the man speakers last Summer at the Magill Summer School in Glenties. Said Mr McGuinness today: “My dealings with him only came in the aftermath of the Good Friday Agreement and the regular visits he made to the Patrick Magill Summer School and I think he and I got on very well.“I think at the end of day, he was someone very conscious there were very many different views and that’s why he came to Glenties.”GARRET FITZGERALD DEATH: MARTIN McGUINNESS TALKS OF DONEGAL MEETINGS was last modified: May 19th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)