TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Around 10 establishments in the city decided to close their businesses due to low sales.
Ralph Matammu, licensing officer of the Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO), said that some of these businesses include a salon and general merchandise store, a restaurant, a coffee shop, a sari-sari store, two dry goods stores, a pawnshop, a cellphone accessory company, and a store.
According to Matammu, these businesses decided not to renew their licenses and announced their intention to dissolve this year, as he continued to remind other companies in a such predicament to notify the BPLO of their bankruptcy and give up their business plate number in order to avoid punishment, and to seek for a new license if they plan to reopen.
The city government, according to Matammu, is intensifying its efforts to make sure that enterprises are legally functioning in order to protect the safety of both business owners and customers.
He claimed that the BPLO has counted 116 establishments operating without business permits for the second quarter of 2022.
He claimed that the affected businesses had already been warned of their obligation to obtain the necessary permits or face the penalties.
He claimed that enterprises should be registered in order to ensure that they are frequently examined by the Tabuk City Police Station, City Treasury Office, City Health Office, and Bureau of Fire Protection.
This year, 156 businesses received new licenses for the second quarter of 2022, while 712 enterprises renewed their licenses.
The BPLO also reported the renewal of 201 tricycle licenses and the issuance of 9 new tricycle licenses, as well as the issuance of 128 motorized tricycles operations permits (MTOP), 43 PUV/UV express/jeepney licenses, 59 pakyaw contracts, and 274 mayor’s clearances and other certifications.
He warned that unregistered enterprises could be subject to penalties, fines, and even closure.