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Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business (EODB) in the country, the DILG continues to provide Technical Assistance to the LGUs for them to effectively implement the EODB/ EGSD Law or RA 11032.

On June 10-11, 2021, the DILG XII, in coordination BLGD-DILG Central Office and with the support of the Commission on Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA), conducted a ROLLOUT ON THE REPEAL OF POLICIES FOR LGUS on June 10-11, 2021 via a blended setup.

This activity aims to train and orient the LGUs on the reforms specifically on JMC 2019-01 and on how to operationalize the regulatory reform for LGUs (RR4LGUs) information system, this initiative is in consonance with the Project Repeal Framework launched by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as a government-wide regulatory reform initiative to repeal outdated rules and reduce the cost of doing business. The mission is to review irrelevant, burdensome, and unnecessary laws/issuances imposed on businesses and citizens that affect the country's global competitiveness ranking and investment climate.

It was participated in by the Committee on Anti-Red tape members of LGUs, composed of the Local Chief Executives, SB/SP members, and functionaries.

There were 127 attendees from twenty (20) identified LGUs in the Region; namely: Kabacan, Matalam, Banisilan, President Roxas and Makilala of Cotabato Province; Tacurong City, Isulan, Lambayong, Senator Ninoy Aquino and Bagumbayan of Sultan Kudarat Province; Polomolok, Banga, Norala, Sto. Niño and Tampakan of South Cotabato Province; Alabel, Glan, Malungon, Malapatan and Maitum of Sarangani Province.

Meanwhile, Mayor Albert Palencia of Banga, Mayor Clemente Fedoc of Norala and Mayor Herlo Guzman of Kabacan, Cotabato Province were present. They were joined by their C/MLGOOs and DILG EODB provincial/city focal persons and their alternates.

DILG XII RD Josephine Cabrido-Leysa, CESO III posed a challenge to the participants to laid down their plans and schedules to implement the programs and processes in compliance to EODB law as mandated amidst the challenges brought about by this pandemic.