June 20, 2024

BAUKO, Mountain Province – The local government here is aiming for more efficient government service through the Integrated Business Permit and Licensing System (iBPLS).

The Department of Information and Communications Technology in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of the Interior and Local Government, and the municipal government launched the iBPLS here on June 8.  

The iBPLS is a software developed by the DICT that helps LGUs expedite the processing and issuance of business permits, building permits, certificates of occupancy, and barangay clearance.

Mayor Abraham B. Akilit underscored the importance of having the iBPLS.

“The introduction of Integrated Business Permit and Licensing System in Bauko is a move to systematize the processing of our constituents’ business license. It also means that we are introducing them to a speedy, reliable, and efficient service that will benefit all of us since it will also promote proper data and file management for users,” he said.

“It may even encourage business people to register their businesses as the process of this IBPLS is quicker, reliable, and easier.”

 DICT-Cordillera OIC Director Rey M. Parnacio lauded Bauko’s willingness to use the system which indicates its support for good governance.  

“We are doing this to enable government services to be more efficient, transparent and accessible. Through iBPLS, processes can be cut down making turn-around time way faster that the manual process while corruption can also be lessened as the application process is very transparent to the system.”

DTI Provincial Director Mabel F. Banggawan, represented by Fhely D. Membrere, praised LGU Bauko for being the second municipality in the province after Bontoc to adopt the iBPLS.

The system, she said, will be of great help to business owners and shall eventually lead to a more economically stable business environment for Bauko.

“Moving forward, with the adaption of electronic means of registration, intensified monitoring and validation activities are expected on our end. We, the Department of Trade and Industry, your partners in developing businesses and empowering consumers alike, would be very happy to continue working with you in the attainment of a better, more economically stable business environment for Bauko,” she said. – Valerie Taguba