AUTOMATION: the fastest to do business

Currently, the Philippines is at the 124th in World Ranking in Ease of Doing Business, way lower than all its ASEAN neighbors.

Government services should be efficient and fast. We should not be burdened by many signatories, long queues and lengthy processes in LGUs

We now live in a fast-paced economy. Accordingly, we should be able to level up and make our localities conducive to business and investment. One way to do this is by automating our systems and processes and finding innovative ways on how to further speed up the issuance and renewal of the business permits and licenses

Kung naay gagmay na negosyante , dili nato sila lisodlisoron pa. Tungod na kung maka tukod og negosyo nga sayon, mas daghan ang moamot sa pagpalambo sa batong lugar.

If we want to speed up our business permits and licensing system (BPLS), Automation is the way to go!

In fact, just last week Pampanga launched its e-Business Permit and Licensing System (e-BPLS).

The e-BPLS is a system developed and managed by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to aid the local government units (LGUs) in the processing, implementation and monitoring of its business permitting and licensing. This is given for free to interested and qualified LGUs.

There are also software developer companies who offer the same services and they claim that their software is better. In Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, the earliest recorded processing time, that’s from the time of submission of requirements to the time of release of business permit is 11 minutes.

I found out that Quezon City has this eService Portal as well that reformed its business registration. It offers online registration for businesses.

If other LGUs can do it, why can’t we?

I’m planning to author an ordinance establishing a Business Permit and Licensing System One-Stop-Shop and I’m gonna need your brilliant minds to make this City a better place. (By Atty. Karissa Tolentino-Maxino – City Councilor)