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Ease of Doing Business: Philippines’ Anti-Red Tape Challenge) (PH0045)



Action Plan: Philippines 2017-2019 Action Plan (Updated)

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Active


Lead Institution: National Competitiveness Council

Support Institution(s): DTI, DOF, DBM, DOT, DOLE, DOE, DOTr, DPWH, DENR, DOST, DOJ, DILG, DA, CSC, SEC, LTFRB, LTO, BOC, BIR, NEDA, BSP, TESDA, Nat’l Wages and Productivity Commission, Philippine Tariff Commission, Gov’t Policy Procurement Board, MARINA, PPA, OTC, PEZA, TIEZA, PNRI, PNP, BFP, NPC, NFA, FDA, BOI, and PPP Center, Ateneo School of Government, Export Development Council, UP-NCPAG, Jose Rizal University, PIDS, and Philippine Society for Public Administration;

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Legislation & Regulation, Private Sector, Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the public problem that the commitment will address?: Multiple laws, rules and regulations that hampers ease of doing business in the Philippines. The country’s challenge of Project Repeal aims to identify and respond to different types of red tapes such as rules and regulations that are designed to but do not achieve a certain policy goal, inefficient procedures and systems that are related to administrative management, and inefficiencies in the communication and information exchange within and between organizations and external stakeholders.; What is the commitment?: The concept of Project Repeal was first introduced by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC), in line with its advocacy to ease of doing business in the Philippines. Through Public – Private collaboration, NCC seeks to repeal or amend outdated laws and/or issuances which impede the country’s competitiveness. The project was patterned after similar initiatives to countries like Australia (Cut Red Tape Initiative), United Kingdom (Red TapeChallenge), South Korea (Regulatory Guillotine), and in ASEAN, Vietnam’s Project 30 which are all focused on reducing the cost of compliance for businesses and entrepreneurs and the cost of administration and enforcement for the government. For its initial stage, NCC will be reviewing Department Orders (DOs) issued by Cabinet Departments and attached agencies. The project will be expanded to eventually cover Executive Orders (EOs), Administrative Orders (AOs), Republic Acts (RAs), and local ordinances and executive orders. The Project Repeal can serve as the interim Integrative Framework for Whole-of- Government Regulatory Improvement.; How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?: Since the First Repeal Day last June 13, 2016, the team successfully identified outdated rules and regulations which are no longer necessary for the economy. Over 80 agencies and attached agencies have signed on and submitted almost 35,000 rules and regulations for review/repeal. With this, the NCC believes that government’s commitment to cut red tape and reduce bureaucratic process will further improve our country’s global competitiveness rankings. In effect, making doing business easier and accessible to foreign and local investors and promote better delivery of public services. Specifically, the commitment aims: • To lower cost of compliance for business and cost of enforcement for government by repealing/amending unnecessary, costly, burdensome, out-of- date, confusing rules; • To institutionalize an evidence-based repeal system towards coherent and ultimately for better regulations; • To democratize regulatory reforms process through public participation.; Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?: Civic Participation – Under Project Repeal, a series of dialogues and meetings with the public and partner agencies will be conducted. With this, agencies were able to identify outdated rules and regulations of their respective offices to undergo in the framework of repeal system. The team also managed to launch Repeal Day on June 13 and December 08, respectively. This highlights the agencies commitments to further improve their respective processes by repealing burdensome rules and regulations that hamper doing business.; Additional information: This is in line with Chapter 5 of the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 on Ensuring PeopleCentered, Clean, and Efficient Governance; and consistent with the strategies identified in Chapter 15 of the same Plan on The National Competition Policy.

Philippines's Commitments

  1. Civil Society Participation to Improve LGU Service Delivery

    PH0042, 2017, Capacity Building

  2. Engage Communities in the Fight Against Corruption, Criminality and Illegal Drugs

    PH0043, 2017, Capacity Building

  3. Ease of Doing Business:Competitiveness

    PH0044, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  4. Ease of Doing Business: Philippines’ Anti-Red Tape Challenge)

    PH0045, 2017, Capacity Building

  5. Citizen Participatory Audit)

    PH0046, 2017, Audits and Controls

  6. 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Center

    PH0047, 2017, Public Participation

  7. Government Feedback Mechanism

    PH0048, 2017, Capacity Building

  8. Access to Information Legislation

    PH0049, 2017, Capacity Building

  9. e-Participation Through the National Government Portal

    PH0050, 2017, Citizenship and Immigration

  10. Open Budget Index and Budget Reform Bill

    PH0051, 2017, E-Government

  11. Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

    PH0052, 2017, Beneficial Ownership

  12. Institutional Mechanisms for Disaster Response

    PH0053, 2017, E-Government

  13. Shelter Development for Informal Settler Families

    PH0054, 2017, E-Government

  14. Open Local Legislative Processes

    PH0055, 2017, E-Government

  15. Law on ATI

    PH0029, 2015, Right to Information

  16. Transparency of Local Govs Plans and Budgets

    PH0030, 2015, Fiscal Transparency

  17. Open Data

    PH0031, 2015, Open Data

  18. Extractive Industries' Transparency

    PH0032, 2015, Extractive Industries

  19. CSO Engagement in Public Audit

    PH0033, 2015,

  20. Civic Enagement in Local Budget Planning

    PH0034, 2015, Participation in Budget Processes

  21. Civic Enagement in Local Budget Planning – Community Capacity-Building

    PH0035, 2015, Capacity Building

  22. Improving Public Service Delivery

    PH0036, 2015, Public Participation

  23. Improving Local Govs' Performance

    PH0037, 2015, Capacity Building

  24. Improve the Ease of Doing Business

    PH0038, 2015, Private Sector

  25. Local Government Competitiveness

    PH0039, 2015, Capacity Building

  26. Public and Private Sector Dialogue

    PH0040, 2015, Private Sector

  27. Improving Corporate Accountability

    PH0041, 2015, Private Sector

  28. Sustain Transparency in National Government Plans and Budgets

    PH0020, 2013, E-Government

  29. Support for the Passage of Legislations on Access to Information and Protection of Whistleblowers

    PH0021, 2013, Legislation & Regulation

  30. Engage Civil Society in Public Audit

    PH0022, 2013, Public Participation

  31. Enhance Performance Benchmarks for Local Governance

    PH0023, 2013, Capacity Building

  32. Enhance the Government Procurement System

    PH0024, 2013, E-Government

  33. Strengthen Grassroots Participation in Local Planning and Budgeting

    PH0025, 2013, Participation in Budget Processes

  34. Provide More Accessible Government Data in a Single Portal and Open Format

    PH0026, 2013, E-Government

  35. Starred commitment Initiate Fiscal Transparency in the Extractive Industry

    PH0027, 2013, Extractive Industries

  36. Starred commitment Improve the Ease of Doing Business

    PH0028, 2013, Private Sector

  37. Disclose Executive Budgets

    PH0001, 2011, Fiscal Transparency

  38. Access to Information Initiative

    PH0002, 2011, Right to Information

  39. Broader CSO Engagement

    PH0003, 2011, OGP

  40. Participatory Budget Roadmap

    PH0004, 2011, Participation in Budget Processes

  41. Local Poverty Reduction

    PH0005, 2011, Subnational

  42. Empowerment Fund

    PH0006, 2011, Capacity Building

  43. Social Audit

    PH0007, 2011, Public Participation

  44. Results-Based Performance

    PH0008, 2011, Capacity Building

  45. Performance-Based Budgeting

    PH0009, 2011, Capacity Building

  46. Citizen’S Charters

    PH0010, 2011, Capacity Building

  47. Internal Audit

    PH0011, 2011, Audits and Controls

  48. Single Portal for Information

    PH0012, 2011, E-Government

  49. Integrated Financial Management System

    PH0013, 2011, E-Government

  50. Electronic Bidding

    PH0014, 2011, E-Government

  51. Procurement Cards

    PH0015, 2011, Open Contracting and Procurement

  52. Manpower Information System

    PH0016, 2011, E-Government

  53. Expand the National Household Targeting System (NHTS)

    PH0017, 2011, Public Participation

  54. e-TAILS

    PH0018, 2011, E-Government

  55. Budget Ng Bayan

    PH0019, 2011, Fiscal Transparency