A delegation from the Local Government Unit of Dumaguete led by City Administrator Lilani L. Ramon, recently visited Mandaue City to benchmark and learn the best practices of the successful implementation of its online eBPLS system for replication here in the locality.
Among those who joined the benchmarking are the staff of the City Administrator’s Office, City Engineer’s Office, City Health Office, City Veterinarian, Environment and Natural Resources, City Economic Enterprise Department and City Treasurer’s Office.
Administrator Ramon and her staff attended the orientation on the creation of the Business Permit and Licensing Office headed by Atty. August Lizer M. Malate while Mandaue City Treasurer Atty. Regal Oliva also shared the efficient means of the tax collection process.
Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes also had an audience with Administrator Ramon and the team to formally welcome them in the City Hall.
Atty. Malate reports that Mandaue City has recorded an increase in the number of businesses duly registered this year compared to the first quarter of last year.
It is believed that one major of the reasons for said increase is the implementation of the Electronic Business Permit Licensing System where business owners and taxpayers need not go to their office or to the one-stop-shop to apply or renew permits as they can process them online.
In line with Mandaue City’s policy to ensure ease of doing business, the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) was converted into a department in 2020 from being a section Under the Mayor’s Office to it could fully focus on simplifying the systems and procedures in the issuance of business permits and licenses.
The delegation’s last stop was the DICT iBPLS Office in Region VII to discuss and secure technical assistance of Regional Director Frederick DC Amores and Mr. Roumel B. Abella for the full implementation of eBPLS in Dumaguete City.