ISANG taon na ang itinutulog ng reklamo ng mga iskolar ng Bulacan kontra Commission on Higher Education (CHED) ngunit hanggang ngayon ay hindi pa ito naa-aksyunan.

Batay sa liham ni MR MARIO S. GARCIA, complainant, 2020-1109-4651para kay JEREMIAH BELGICA Director General ng Anti Red Tape Authority (ARTA) nitong November 16, 2021ipinabatid sa kanya ng ARTA na nasa tanggapan nan i Belgica ang kanyang reklamo.

Bahagi ng liham ni G. Garcia ay ang mga sumusunod:

This is to inform your humble office that my complaint to Commission on Higher Education chaired by Dr. J Prospero E. De Vera III was already 1 (one) year and 12 (twelve) days old (hereto as Annex A); wherein, complaint affidavit by the way of personal service submitted to your office July 16, 2021 at 10:04 A.M. received by Ms. Paula under case no. 2020-1109-4651 (hereto as Annex B).

That the respondent failed to submit his counter-affidavit by way of your order for submission dated August 22, 2021 (Annex C) and you have emailed me on October 08, 2021 that the disposition for my complaint is being finalized; thereafter, it will be forwarded to the director for his review and signature (hereto as Annex D).

Your Honor, I hope this case will be facilitated; so that, we will be free from the negative remarks and reactions of CHED ongoing and applicant scholars from the province of Bulacan which become our daily bread, on a daily basis. Let truth and justice prevail before us.

Inaasahan nina G. Garcia at ng mga iskolar ang aksyon ng ARTA at naniniwala sila sa pagtulong nito lalo at nakikita nila ang mga accomplishments ng ahensya.///Michael Balaguer, +639262261791, at


Statement of ARTA Secretary Jeremiah B. Belgica on Malacañang’s order to gov’t agencies to submit Citizen’s Charter, comply with eBOSS requirement

24 November 2021

We at the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) are grateful to the Office of the President for the strong push and reminder to government agencies to submit their updated Citizen’s Charters and local government units to set up their electronic business one-stop shops (eBOSS).

On 22 November 2021, the Palace issued Memorandum Circular No. 57, directing all government agencies who have yet to comply with ARTA’s deadline to submit their updated Citizen’s Charter within 15 days. Local chief executives were also ordered to submit their progress reports to the Authority and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) with regard to their eBOSS compliance.

The Citizen’s Charter is an information billboard that displays pertinent information on the services that government agencies provide, including the requirements needed, fees to be paid, processing time, and the like. Meanwhile, the eBOSS is an online portal or website that aims to streamline the business permitting systems of LGUs. Both of these are major provisions of Republic Act No. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.

The heads of government agencies and LGUs that will fail to abide by the memorandum circular, which is in furtherance of R.A. 11032, will be held administratively liable. In fact, the Authority has already sent notices of warning to some government agencies and LGUs for non-compliance.

The Palace’s directive assures us that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte places a premium on improving the country’s ease of doing business and the delivery of government services for the Filipino people.

The issuance also emphasizes to us that the importance of the Citizen’s Charter and the eBOSS cannot be overstated. The Filipino public deserve to be informed of the services that they are entitled to in clear and exact terms. In turn, government agencies can also benefit from these as it will help them serve the people more efficiently and transparently.

Moving forward, we will continue to monitor government agencies and support those who will be needing our help to properly implement these reforms. We are coordinating with LGU leagues such as the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) and League of Provinces of the Philippines who committed to working with ARTA to ensure the compliance of LGUs with the law on ease of doing business.


ARTA Sec. Belgica urges public to register for national ID

23 November 2021 – Secretary Jeremiah Belgica, Director General of the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), urged the public to register in the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) as it is seen to help in the streamlining of government services, particularly with the data sharing among government agencies.

Sec. Belgica said this after he himself registered for a national ID on Wednesday, 17 November 2021.

The Authority has been conducting meetings with various government agencies, particularly the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), to discuss the government’s data sharing processes.

ARTA is also in the process of drafting a Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) on data sharing among government agencies.

The ARTA chief said that PhilSys will not only help with the government’s data sharing plans but will also strengthen cyber security and data privacy.

“One of the biggest causes of red tape is the lack of data sharing,” he said in a statement. “Inaanyayahan natin lahat ng taumbayan, magsimula na kayo, kumuha na kayo… it’s actually gonna streamline everything, padadaliin lahat ng bagay, ‘yan ang direksyon ng gobyerno natin ngayon.”

“Your info is actually spread around when you submit multiple applications and requirements to various government offices, but this time with a national ID system, you can only use one card at ang gobyerno ang magsisilbing ingat impormasyon ninyo,” he added.

He also explained that having a digital identity, which will be established with PhilSys, is one of the major requirements for the proper implementation of electronic governance.

ARTA has been pushing for the passage of the E-Governance Act, which mandates the government to establish an integrated, interconnected, and interoperable information and resource-sharing and communications network spanning the entirety of the national and local government; an internal records management information system; an information database; and digital portals for the delivery of public services.

It also pushes for the digitization of paper-based and other traditional modes of workflows for a more efficient and transparent public service.

Those who wish to register online in PhilSys can do so at