ILIGAN CITY, Feb. 20 (PIA) – To further emphasized digitalization and automation of government transactions without necessitating face-to-face procedures, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Lanao del Norte Provincial Office launched the online Business Name Registration System (BNRS) Kiosk Friday, February 19.
DTI Lanao del Norte Provincial Director Ruel Paclipan said this online kiosk facilitated the end-to-end process implying that a client can already accomplish business name processing with the office all at once.
“Usa ni siya ka initiative nga ang atong mga business registrants dili na musulod pa sa atong opisina… End-to-end na siya, meaning to say, mag-apply siya online, magbayad siya online, siya ra pud mag-print sa iyang certificate. So, it’s an end-to-end process,” he stated.[This is an initiative so that our business registrants will no longer go inside the office… This is end-to-end, meaning to say, they can apply online, they can pay online, they will also be the one to print their certificate. So, it’s an end-to-end process.]
Paclipan also shared that the installation of an online BNRS kiosk showcases prioritization of implementation of Republic Act No. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act 2018 which enfolds zero-contact policy with any requesting party with some exceptions and anti-red tape authority, along with the goal of mitigating virus transmission in this timely pandemic.
He explained the online BNRS kiosk will serve as a one-stop online service center completing three methods that clients can choose when processing for business name: complete online signifying business processing done through full utilization of internet without any single personal appearance in the office, assisted online indicating complying business name transactions still through online but employing the installed kiosk, and face-to-face which is highly discouraged and only applicable to appointments necessitating such procedure.
Despite the prior implementation of online processing by the DTI, the Provincial Office still established the online kiosk for full-blown digitalization and automation, impeding the viral disease transmission, and instant training for clients to tap technology and adapt to innovations to realize their convenience in various transactions with other government agencies and/or private companies.
This will also accommodate registrants devoid of internet connection, necessary gadgets and knowledge on the proper utilization of technology resources.
Meanwhile, DTI Lanao del Norte Division Chief for Business Development Division Nancy Echavez called for the endorsement in this newly launched method.
“Let us be reminded of our roles. All of us have a role to play in this launching and that is to relay, to promote, to disseminate [the information], and of course, to encourage our MSMEs to make use of this kiosk,” she cited.
The DTI-Lanao del Norte believes they have launched the pioneer online BNRS kiosk among all the offices in Region 10 and the whole country and with the onset of this installation, the provincial office anticipates a noticeable decrease in face-to-face transactions in the office. (CRG/ PIA-ICIC)