Paranaque BPLO pushes online renewal for business permit amid COVID surge

Published January 14, 2022, 1:48 PM

by Jean Fernando

The Paranaque City government is pushing for online transaction for business permit renewal amid the surge in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases.

Atty. Melanie Soriano-Malaya, chief of the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO), said to avoid the risk of contracting COVID-19, they are encouraging online transactions in applying, assessment and payment.

Malaya said the BPLO’s online transaction will be simple, safe, and convenient to business owners as well as the city’s employees.

She asked business owners to scan the QR code the BPLO posted in the Facebook page of Mayor Edwin Olivarez or visit the

The BPLO chief said several employees assigned to the BPLO were infected with mild COVID-19 but they continue to do their work at home.

Malaya said there are several employees infected with the virus who did not declare a lockdown and continue to serve their clients while working from home.

She said the BPLO system allows the staff to do the work remotely as if they are on-site.

The BPLO chief added that they also have support service through email and messenger chat for their queries.

The city government recorded 389 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,812 confirmed cases as of Jan. 13.

Eight barangays out of 16 recorded an increase in COVID-19 cases. They are Barangays BF Homes with 262; San Antonio with 255; Moonwalk with 150; Merville and Baclraran both with 141; San Isidro with 137; Don Bosco with 112; and Sto. Nino with 111.