The Parañaque City government has tapped Multisys Technologies Corp., a leading software solutions company, to boost its online services amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
This is a fulfillment of City Ordinance Number 2020-05, the Electronic and Online Payment Collection System, which seeks to provide Paranaque residents and businesses with cashless, contactless, and paperless transactions with the city government.
Under this, Parañaque citizens and enterprises can now settle their business taxes online at the comfort of their homes or offices through the Parañaque Business Permits and Licensing System.
In the coming months, the payments for real property tax, local civil registry, community tax certificate (cedula), clearances, health certificates and other government prerequisites will also be available in the system.
In addition, the city government has strengthened its No Contact Apprehension Site, which will soon include various online payment options for motorists with notice of violation (NOV). Motorists only need to type in their plate number or conduction sticker to verify or check for any possible traffic violations. The actual NOV will be delivered and once received, the violator has the option to pay online the violation fees through the “Multipay” E-payment facility.
Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez said the city government is also planning to set up kiosk machines in designated areas at the city hall, various government offices such as barangay halls and private establishments.
He said the city government is undertaking the initiative to make payment transactions safer, more convenient, and accessible.
“One of our top priorities this 2021 is to transition citizen and government transactions online, not only because of the imminent dangers out there due to the pandemic, but because we believe that we must adapt to the changing times—to do things efficiently, save money and provide convenience. We hope that our constituents will make use of these technologies that we’re now offering and we’re confident that we will receive their usual support,” said Olivarez.
In the past years, Parañaque’s newest technology partner for this initiative, MultiSys, has shown expertise in advancing the transformation of various cities and municipalities into a Smart City.
Its Smart City project is a flagship program launched in 2019 to help local government units (LGUs) and government agencies provide convenient and efficient online services to everyone. It is set to roll out similar technologies to over 50 LGUs nationwide.