CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Feb. 19 (PIA) — Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Pampanga encourages all local government units (LGUs) in the province to fully implement the Electronic Business Permit Licensing System (EBPLS).
Local Government Operations Officer III Mark Kevin Salonga said EBPLS will allow business owners and investors to apply and renew their business permits within the comfort of their homes.
“The initiative is in compliance with the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Law which mandates LGUs to have their own electronic systems. Come 2021, we will be checking the LGUs’ compliance, those who have already launched their EBPLS, and those who are delayed. Together with our partners, we are continuously guiding them to reach our target,” he said.
He reported that the City of San Fernando, Mexico, and Sta. Rita were able to launch their systems.
In addition, Salonga stated that the agency encourages LGUs to incline to online transactions and avoid face to face interactions with EBPLS.
“Our mandate is to guide the LGUs to be partners in our national development. We are boosting their capacity to cater and have an efficient and fast processing of new businesses, and fast renewal of business entities. This will also ensure the safety of our business owners and LGU employees at this time of pandemic,” he explained.
He added that EBPLS will contribute to the faster processing of businesses to persuade local or national investors.
Moreover, DILG Pampanga also aided micro, small and medium enterprises by removing unnecessary documents in business processing as part of the EODB Law.
“The national government saw that businesses are one of the backbones of our economy. Businesses help so many Filipinos from the employment sector, and contribute to the consumption of goods. That is why we are helping them to have quality procedures,” he pointed out.
DILG, together with its partners such as Department of Information and Communications Technology and National Economic and Development Authority, will continue to provide capacity building activities to business personnel. (CLJD/JLDC-PIA 3)