The event was a testament to their unwavering commitment to streamlining processes and reducing bureaucratic red tape in the Philippines with the theme, ‘ARTA@5: Streamlining the Philippines for Effective and Efficient Digitalization (S.P.E.E.D) at the Manila Hotel in the City of Manila on May 29, 2023. The event serves as a culminating activity of ARTA’s celebration that takes a cue from the Agency’s commitment to align with President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s strategic priorities to streamline and digitalize government services.
The ARTA shares its accomplishments and goals with its stakeholders and recognizes the valuable contributions of the Agency’s partners from the public and private sectors in the implementation of its national policy on anti-red tape and ease of doing business in the country.
With five years of dedicated service, ARTA has made significant strides in improving efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency in government operations.
During the celebration, special recognition was bestowed upon the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Philippines, with Director General Samuel Zacate receiving an esteemed award. This recognition highlights the FDA’s outstanding contributions to ensuring the safety, efficacy, and quality of food, drugs, and cosmetics in the country.
Director General Samuel Zacate’s leadership and unwavering dedication have played a pivotal role in the FDA’s accomplishments. Under his guidance, the FDA has worked tirelessly to protect public health and promote consumer confidence in the products available in the market.
The anniversary celebration was a joyous occasion, bringing together key stakeholders, government officials, and members of the public. It served as an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of ARTA and the FDA Philippines, showcasing their significant impact on the country’s development.
The event emphasized the importance of efficient governance and the need for continued efforts to eliminate unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles. ARTA’s persistent drive to reduce red tape and enhance government services has not only facilitated ease of doing business but also contributed to the overall growth and prosperity of the Philippines.
As the 5th-anniversary celebration came to a close, it left a lasting impression of the positive changes achieved through the collaboration of ARTA and the FDA Philippines. Their exemplary work has set a high standard for other government agencies to follow, inspiring a culture of accountability, transparency, and efficiency.
The celebration served as a reminder of the transformative power of streamlined processes and the dedicated individuals behind these efforts. With ARTA and the FDA Philippines at the forefront, the future looks promising as they continue their mission to create an environment conducive to business growth and ensure the well-being of the Filipino people.