The city government of Davao has extended the renewal of business permits until the end of this month.
City Business Bureau Chief and lawyer Marissa Torentera, however, urged the business owners to immediately renew their permits and not to wait for the 12 midnight of January 31 to do it.
“We have extended it until January 31 but we hope that business owners will not wait until the last few days to renew their business permits to avoid hassle,” she said.
The city government has put up a remote site for the processing of business permits, which is located at the Almendras Gym or the Davao City Recreation Center, to accommodate the expected large number of people renewing their business permits; and to make the processing more accessible.
Torentera said that the Business Bureau, which started the renewal of the business permits on January 3, is accepting application on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at both the SP Center and the remote site at Almendras Gym. They are also open on Saturdays from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
The business bureau chief also reminded those renewing permits to make sure that their documentary requirements are ready for submission to save time and effort.
The requirements for those renewing their business and mayor’s permits are: previous Mayor’s and Business Permits, previous receipts, notarized list of all employees, and authority to transact the renewal of the Mayor’s Permit with the Business Bureau – a Special Power of Attorney for Sole Proprietorship, Secretary Certificate for Corporations and Partnership Resolution for Partnerships. Also needed are: clear photocopy of valid IDs of all signatories, original Barangay Clearance for business purposes, Fire Safety Inspection Certificate, Certified copy of proof of exemption, if any, and available financial statement of the previous year.