To simplify and integrate its licensing process, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) and the city government of Parañaque yesterday signed a milestone memorandum of understanding (MOU) during the formal launching of the city’s Project Express Lane Operation or Project ELO.
The MOU was executed by Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez and CAB Executive Director Carmelo Arcilla witnessed by acting Director General Ernesto Perez of the Anti-Red Tape Authority and Atty. Melanie Malaya, head of the city’s Business Permits and Licensing Office during a simple ceremony at the city hall.
The CAB is a government agency tasked to regulate, promote and develop the economic aspect of air transportation in the country.
The agency is also authorized to issue certificate of public convenience and necessity to domestic carriers (CPCN), foreign air carriers permit (FACP) to foreign carriers and letters of authority to airfreight forwarders.
On the other hand, the city government has launched Project ELO to simplify and integrate business permit renewal system in a bid to enhance investor confidence and improve service delivery to local and foreign investors.
The system is in line with Republic Act 11032 or Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018 signed by President Duterte in May last year.
Under the agreement, both parties shall implement a system viewing and access through Project ELO for verification of business permits issued to CAB stakeholders and applicants, to reduce the required documentary submissions for applications.
However, the CAB is not precluded from exploring and discussing with other local government units, which can adapt to CAB’s requirements.
For its part, the city government will develop and provide the system to CAB, free of charge, which will interface with the hardware and programs to be developed and provided by CAB.