Navotas launches online platforms for business owners

Published June 25, 2021, 6:34 PM

by Allysa Nievera

The local government of Navotas City launched on Thursday the electronic Business Permits and Licensing System (e-BPLS) and the electronic Business One-Stop Shop (e-BOSS) cloud-based platform.

“The online system was developed in line with our commitment to the national directive to streamline and digitalize business processes to promote ease of doing business. It also aims to minimize human interaction and intervention to prevent delays and red-tape and, in light of the pandemic, keep everyone safe from COVID-19,” Mayor Toby Tiangco said during the virtual launch.

Aside from Tiangco, present at the virtual launch were Union Bank of the Philippines Executive Vice President and Retail Banking Center head Mary Joyce Gonzales and Landbank of the Philippines Executive Vice President Julio Climaco Jr.

The online system has incorporated ancillary certificates and clearances required for business permit applications and renewals such as fire safety and sanitary inspection certificates.

“The online payment and collection system of the city is limited to business matters and operations for now. However, we are working to provide the same level of service to realty taxpayers and other constituents transacting in the city hall,” Mayor Tiangco said.

The said online platform was made to deliver fast and hassle-free transactions to all taxpayers.

The local government has partnered with the Landbank of the Philippines and the Union Bank of the Philippines to make an efficient online payment and collection system through online banking.