Aquia further said it is also imperative to implement properly the Anti-Red Tape Act
(ARTA) or the Ease of Doing Business Act.
Republic Act 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act
provides that government employees engaging in illicit transactions with fixers can be dismissed from service.
The new law, which amended the Anti-Red Tape Act
of 2007, aims to enhance the Philippine business environment and improve the country's ranking in global competitiveness reports.
He said he had already requested the National Bureau of Investigation 'to verify the involvement of Garol and Princess Nicole Villarealin an apparent 'fixing' operation,' and has asked the Department of Justice to file the necessary criminal offense against Garol for representing herself as Presidential consultant and possible violations of the Anti-Red tape Act
of 2007 and other relevant laws.
Delgra's directive came following the joint entrapment operation of the Anti-Red Tape Act
(ARTA), the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) last week which led to the apprehension of an alleged "fixer" within the premises of the LTFRB.
The Malasakit Help Desk complements the Public Assistance Center located in all DA offices as required by Republic Act 9485, otherwise known as the 'Anti-Red Tape Act
The Act supplants the Anti-Red Tape Act
of 2007 enacted during the administration of president Gloria Arroyo, which is said to have failed in addressing concerns over bureaucracy in government institutions.
ARTA also said they found fixers to be prevalent in the premises of the LTFRB, and also recommended action against officials or employees of the LTFRB found violating RA 11032 or the Anti-Red Tape Act
This is pursuant to Republic Act (RA) 9485, otherwise known as the Anti-Red Tape Act
of 2007, which provides that the State shall take appropriate measures to promote transparency in each government agency with regard to the manner of transacting with the public with the objective of reducing red tape and expediting transactions in the government.
11032 (the Ease of Doing Business Act), which amended the Anti-Red Tape Act
The Anti-Red Tape Act
or ARTA was passed back in 2007, but there were continuing complaints from businessmen and the general public about the persistence of red tape, which promotes the payment of "facilitation fees" or grease money.