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CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga April 26 (PIA) -- Central Luzon Growth Coridor Foundation Inc.(CLGCFI), in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), honored on Wednesday local government units (LGUs) in the region with excellent implementation of streamlined procedures in the  issuance of mayor’s permit.

Angeles emerged as the sole recipient in the Highly-Urbanized City category while Tarlac got the first place prize in the Component City category'

On the other hand, the towns of San Luis, Aurora; Dinalupihan, Bataan; Guiguinto, Bulacan; San Antonio, Nueva Ecija; Mabalacat, Pampanga; Gerona, Tarlac and San Antonio, Zambales brought the top awards in the first and second Class Municipality category.

          First place trophies were likewise given to the following third, fourth and fifth class municipalities: Dipaculao, Aurora; Abucay, Bataan; Llanera, Nueva Ecija; San Simon, Pampanga;Pura,TarlacandSanFelipe,Zambales. 

          Meanwhile, special citations were also handed out to Olongapo City as the Best Business One Stop Shop (BOSS); San Luis (Aurora), Dinalupihan (Bataan), Guiguinto (Bulacan), Mabalacat (Pampanga), and Llanera (Nueva Ecija) as Hall of Famers after being named as best practitioners of the streamlining project in their respective categories for three consecutive years; the town of Bacolor (Pampanga) and Olongapo City as Hall of Fame Achievement winners for satisfactorily sustaining its feat as outstanding implementer of streamlined procedures even after attaining the Hall of Fame award; and the City of San Fernando, Baler (Aurora) and Talavera (Nueva Ecija) as Golden Eagle Award honorees for their exemplary implementation of streamlined procedures on the issuance of mayor’s
permit in the last six years. 

          DTI regional director and CLGCFI member Blesila Lantayona explained, “The annual recognition seeks to acknowledge the efforts of local chief executives and their Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) staff to eliminate red tape and reduce the cost of doing business in their respective municipalities and cities.” 

        Lantayona added, “Turnaround time, client feedback, internal monitoring system and organizational development served as the criteria in the selection of awardees.” 

         Streamlining the procedures in the issuance of mayor’s permit is one of the pioneer programs of CLGCFI. 

         With the help of DTI-3 and DILG-3, the foundation was able to convince all 130 municipal and city governments to streamline their procedures thus elevating the level of competitiveness of Central Luzon as an investment destination. 

         The CLGCFI was created in 1994 to provide policy decisions and facilitate the planning, coordination and monitoring of investment-related projects for the region. 



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