Project Repeal: The Philippine Anti-Red Tape Challenge

Project Repeal NCC

The National Competitiveness Council’sProject Repeal: Philippine Red Tape Challenge was launched in March 2016.The Project is a government-wide regulatory reform initiativeto repeal outdated rules and reduce the cost of doing business. The mission is to review irrelevant, burdensome, and unnecessary laws/issuances imposed on businesses and citizens that affect the country’s global competitiveness ranking and investment climate.

From an initial eight government agencies that participated in the initiative since the 1stRepeal Day in June 2016, it has expanded to a total of 86 government line and attached agencies. Since it was launched, anaggregate of 4,837 policy issuances has already been reviewed.

Project Repealhas collaborated with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) last 15 June 2017 to engage fourfaculty members from Jose Rizal University (JRU) who will providetechnical support through policy research. Moreover, a MoA will also be inked between the NCC, DTI, and the University of the Philippines Law Center-Office of National Administrative Register (UP Law Center-ONAR). All repealed, amended, and consolidated regulations will be filed with ONAR to complete the repeal process.


Program Manager:

Kathleen Jovellanos

k [dot] jovellanos [at] competitive [dot] org [dot] ph


Program Officers:

Adaku Ann AkoguAgricultural Cluster 1

a [dot] akogu [at] competitive [dot] org [dot] ph


Love Lynel CruzAgricultural Cluster 2 

l [dot] cruz [at] competitive [dot] org [dot] ph


Maria Catherine DanilaManufacturing Services and Human Resources Cluster 1 

c [dot] danila [at] competitive [dot] org [dot] ph


Ramon Nikko ElnarManufacturing Services and Human Resources Cluster 2 

rn [dot] elnar [at] competitive [dot] org [dot] ph


Hervey John LaborteTransportationSector 

h [dot] laborte [at] competitive [dot] org [dot] ph


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