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Bacolod Metropolis gov’t probes pretend enterprise permits


BACOLOD CITY — The native authorities on this metropolis is investigating the issuance of faux enterprise permits to find out who’s behind it.

“A preliminary investigation is being performed to find out if this occurred with the consent of individuals working for town authorities or was performed by outsiders who work as fixers,” mentioned Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez.

He mentioned he additionally obtained details about the involvement of some individuals who have been not a part of town authorities.

Some businessmen, the mayor mentioned, have been shocked to search out out that their enterprise permits have been invalid.

“Enterprise homeowners ought to double examine if their enterprise permits are legitimate,” he mentioned.

In his State of the Metropolis Deal with on July 5, Benitez mentioned it took the previous administration a very long time for permits to be processed, prompting some businessmen to hunt the assistance of “fixers” to hasten the discharge of the doc.

“What a few of them didn’t know is that their enterprise permits have been pretend,” he mentioned.

Enterprise permits through the earlier administration, he added, lacked safety features to verify they weren’t pretend.

Beneath his administration, Benitez mentioned QR codes are positioned on enterprise permits to make sure they aren’t bogus.

“A web-based monitoring system of paperwork has additionally been set as much as hasten the discharge of enterprise permits,” he mentioned.

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