Manila, Feb. 15 -- ed Tape Authority (ARTA) on Friday directed all government agencies to immediately make an inventory of their respective pending "simple, complex, and highly-technical transactions."

In its memorandum circular, ARTA mandated all state departments and offices to conduct an inventory of their pending transactions as of February 14, as well as those that remain pending "beyond the prescribed processing time."

ARTA's fresh order was in compliance with Republic Act (RA) 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.

RA 11032 includes a provision that grants automatic approval or automatic extension of license, clearance, permit, certification or authorization that remains unacted ...