June 21, 2024

The city government of Baguio on July 18 started accepting new business permit applications via the online portal ebpls.baguio.gov.ph.

The portal will only accept 12 new applications on a daily basis inclusive of walk-ins, said Permit and Licensing Officer Allan Abayao.

To register, new business permit applicants should access the portal at ebpls.baguio.gov.ph  using a valid and active email address; log out after registration; then log in again to fill out the form and attach documents required.

Once documents are submitted to the portal, the applicant will receive an email notifying him/her on the progress of the application.

The applicant will be informed of the assessed fees to be paid at the one-stop-shop at City Hall or through online payment methods via GCash and Maya. Payments may also be through Landbank or Union Bank.

After payment is verified, applicant will receive through email a scanned copy of the business permit for printing.

Online renewal of business permits will be activated by January 2023. Abayao said the launching of the online application system is in compliance to the Ease of Doing Business Act and in response to the findings of the Anti-Red Tape Authority particularly on the operation electronic business one-stop-shop. – Jessa Mardy P. Samidan