He added that the agency has met with the ARTA
Board last week on the issue and has 'briefed them on what the agency has been doing to address them.'
If the evidence is substantial, the complainant can proceed with a formal charge, after which the accused will be asked by the Arta
to defend himself or herself.
also commended Domagoso's reforms and the ongoing clean up operations in Manila.
Belgica said that they have added a few things in the IRR, such as ARTA
's power to recommend to either the Office of the Ombudsman or the Civil Service Commission an accused official's preventive suspension.
Chief Belgica said, "There is a chance to change things if you stand by what is right.
In a bid to become the first "paperless" government agency, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) signed a memorandum of understanding with ARTA
to intensify the implementation of RA 11032, which seeks to automate government systems and avoid delays in issuance of permits.
No formal order has been issued yet, but according to Arta
Director General Jeremiah Belgica, this is 'the direction we're seeing right now.'
According to the source, the Arta
is currently operating with only 56 personnel, far from the 208 plantilla positions allocated by the DBM for the agency.
In a summary of findings and recommendations by the ARTA
on the LTFRB's processing of TNVS applications, the anti-red tape body recommended the validity of a PA to be extended further to one year or have no expiration at all subject to the good standing of the holder of the PA as a public transport operator.
also asked LTFRB to explain its alleged failure to act on applications for the issuance and renewal of PAs within the stamped processing time and the imposition of undue regulatory burden and cost.
When her lawmaker term is verified, the Alliance for Albanians will have three lawmakers--Ziadin Sela, Surija Rashidi and Arta