President Rodrigo Duterte created the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Streamlining of Government Process (OPASGP) through Executive Order (EO) no. 129 signed 13 April 2021. Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco Jr., as the newly appointed Presidential Adviser to streamline government processes will work closely with the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA).
EO no. 129 aims to ensure harmonization, integration, and non-duplication of all government initiatives on ease of doing business which heighten the mandates stipulated under the Republic Act (RA) no. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act.
Moreover, the EO shall “advise and recommend to the President or the ARTA, evidence-based policies, programs, measures and strategies that will further simplify processes and cut red-tape in the Executive branch as well as Local Government Units (LGUs) and expedite the delivery of public goods and services to the Filipino people.”
With this, exporters may look forward to better governance and ease in doing business in the country.-MRJ