December 7, 2022

Business owners can benefit from faster and easier securing of business permits and licensing online with the application software developed by the Department of Information and Communications.
DICT Government Digital Transformation Bureau Director IV Leo Urbiztondo, Jr. said the Integrated Business Permits and Licensing System (iBPLS) will transition to Integrated Local Government Unit (iLGU) by 2022.
He said the iBPLS focuses on the development, maintenance, and implementation of an online system for the processing of business permits with barangay clearance, building permits, and certificate of occupancy.
As of July, Urbiztondo said 326 LGUs implemented an online system for processing of business permits through DICT’s iBPLS, with 54 of them located in Eastern Visayas.
He said the DICT is also conducting free training for LGU system users.
For building permit and certificate of occupancy, Urbiztondo said five LGUs are already in the operational stage of the system, 32 LGUs are undergoing system testing, while 15 LGUs are waiting for a time slot for training on the iBPLS.
Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Sec and Director-General Jeremiah Belgica said the electronic Business One-Stop Shop (e-BOSS) aims to automate business permitting and licensing systems in LGUs.
As of May 31, Belgica said 580 LGUs were already using the iBPLS, which automates the processing of their business or mayor’s permit.
Belgica added ARTA will roll out two automation programs by the end of the year – the Philippine Business Registration Information System (PBRIS) and the Anti-Red Tape Electronic Management Information System (Artemis).
Belgica said the PBRIS is a web-based platform providing real-time access to the regulatory management system and regulations relevant to the public.
The Artemis, on the other hand, will allow the public to view services of different government agencies through their citizen’s charters, he added. – Press release