Recently the Department of trade and industry has embarked on consultative activities to inform the public and solicit their comments as they draft the Implementing Rules of Republic Act11032, otherwise known as the Ease of Doing Business Act.
The salient points of the landmark law are, among others, the mandated processing times within which permits and clearances are issued, the requirement to maintain electronic copies of the same, and the accountability to face prosecution by the officials for violations in case the processing times are not achieved by the government agency. This includes the Barangay. Other important points are can be seen in this infographic from the Department of Trade and Industry:
The full text of the law can be downloaded here: