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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: Inactive


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: Pending IRM Review

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 Through Public – Private collaboration, NCC seeks to repeal or amend outdated laws and/or issuances which impede the country’s competitiveness.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.


  1. Citizen Participation in Local Government

    PH0056, 2019, Capacity Building

  2. Participation in Local Tourism Development

    PH0057, 2019, Capacity Building

  3. Basic Education Inputs Program

    PH0058, 2019, Capacity Building

  4. Open Data Portal

    PH0059, 2019, Access to Information

  5. Participatory Monitoring of Infrastructure Projects

    PH0060, 2019, Capacity Building

  6. Implement EITI

    PH0061, 2019, Access to Information

  7. Passage of Freedom of Information Law

    PH0062, 2019, Access to Information

  8. Labor Inclusivity and Dispute Resolution

    PH0063, 2019, Access to Justice

  9. Participatory Children's Health and Nutrition Program

    PH0064, 2019, Gender

  10. Indigenous Representation in Local Legislative Councils

    PH0065, 2019, E-Government

  11. Open Contracting Data Publication

    PH0066, 2019, Access to Information

  12. Civil Society Participation to Improve LGU Service Delivery

    PH0042, 2017, Access to Information

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

    PH0043, 2017, Capacity Building

  14. Ease of Doing Business:Competitiveness

    PH0044, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

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

    PH0045, 2017, Capacity Building

  16. Citizen Participatory Audit

    PH0046, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  17. 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Center

    PH0047, 2017, Public Participation

  18. Government Feedback Mechanism

    PH0048, 2017, Capacity Building

  19. Access to Information Legislation

    PH0049, 2017, Access to Information

  20. e-Participation Through the National Government Portal

    PH0050, 2017, Access to Information

  21. Open Budget Index and Budget Reform Bill

    PH0051, 2017, Access to Information

  22. Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

    PH0052, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  23. Institutional Mechanisms for Disaster Response

    PH0053, 2017, Access to Information

  24. Shelter Development for Informal Settler Families

    PH0054, 2017, Access to Information

  25. Open Local Legislative Processes

    PH0055, 2017, E-Government

  26. Law on ATI

    PH0029, 2015, Access to Information

  27. Transparency of Local Govs Plans and Budgets

    PH0030, 2015, Fiscal Openness

  28. Open Data

    PH0031, 2015, Access to Information

  29. Extractive Industries' Transparency

    PH0032, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  30. CSO Engagement in Public Audit

    PH0033, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  31. Civic Enagement in Local Budget Planning

    PH0034, 2015, Fiscal Openness

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

    PH0035, 2015, Capacity Building

  33. Improving Public Service Delivery

    PH0036, 2015, Public Participation

  34. Improving Local Govs' Performance

    PH0037, 2015, Capacity Building

  35. Improve the Ease of Doing Business

    PH0038, 2015, Private Sector

  36. Local Government Competitiveness

    PH0039, 2015, Access to Information

  37. Public and Private Sector Dialogue

    PH0040, 2015, Private Sector

  38. Improving Corporate Accountability

    PH0041, 2015, Private Sector

  39. Sustain Transparency in National Government Plans and Budgets

    PH0020, 2013, E-Government

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

    PH0021, 2013, Access to Information

  41. Engage Civil Society in Public Audit

    PH0022, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  42. Enhance Performance Benchmarks for Local Governance

    PH0023, 2013, Capacity Building

  43. Enhance the Government Procurement System

    PH0024, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  44. Strengthen Grassroots Participation in Local Planning and Budgeting

    PH0025, 2013, Fiscal Openness

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

    PH0026, 2013, Access to Information

  46. Starred commitment Initiate Fiscal Transparency in the Extractive Industry

    PH0027, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  47. Starred commitment Improve the Ease of Doing Business

    PH0028, 2013, Private Sector

  48. Disclose Executive Budgets

    PH0001, 2011, Fiscal Openness

  49. Access to Information Initiative

    PH0002, 2011, Access to Information

  50. Broader CSO Engagement

    PH0003, 2011, Public Participation

  51. Participatory Budget Roadmap

    PH0004, 2011, Fiscal Openness

  52. Local Poverty Reduction

    PH0005, 2011, Local Commitments

  53. Empowerment Fund

    PH0006, 2011, Capacity Building

  54. Social Audit

    PH0007, 2011, Anti-Corruption

  55. Results-Based Performance

    PH0008, 2011, Capacity Building

  56. Performance-Based Budgeting

    PH0009, 2011, Capacity Building

  57. Citizen’S Charters

    PH0010, 2011, Capacity Building

  58. Internal Audit

    PH0011, 2011, Anti-Corruption

  59. Single Portal for Information

    PH0012, 2011, Access to Information

  60. Integrated Financial Management System

    PH0013, 2011, E-Government

  61. Electronic Bidding

    PH0014, 2011, Anti-Corruption

  62. Procurement Cards

    PH0015, 2011, Anti-Corruption

  63. Manpower Information System

    PH0016, 2011, E-Government

  64. Expand the National Household Targeting System (NHTS)

    PH0017, 2011, Public Participation

  65. e-TAILS

    PH0018, 2011, E-Government

  66. Budget Ng Bayan

    PH0019, 2011, Fiscal Openness

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