TACLOBAN CITY– The city government has ended the application for the renewal of business and licensing permits on February 3, 2022.

Under Ordinance 99-58, the deadline for the renewal of business and licensing permits is on January 20 but the deadline was pushed back to Feb.3 upon the request of Mayor Alfred Romualdez without imposing any penalty to the deadline-beaters.

Gemafiel Gaspay, the Chief of the Business Permit and Licensing Division (BPLD) said that a penalty will be imposed for those who had renewed their permits but have not yet paid them beyond the deadline.

“There will be an additional 25% penalty and another 2% interest if they reached a month of not paying,” she said.

Gaspay also confirmed that the registered business permits for the year 2022 had reached 7,936 while for the current year as of February 2, the BPLD had received 6,170 paid business permits.