April 18, 2024

The City Treasury Office and the Business Permit and Licensing Office set up a satellite Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS) at a mall in the city to provide an alternative venue for businessmen to process their business licenses.

Located between cinemas 3 and 4, the offsite BOSS is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday from January to March.

While SM opens at 10 a.m., an arrangement was made for business permit applicants to be allowed entry at 8 a.m.

Permits and Licensing Officer Allan Abayao said applicants may just tell the guards at the entrance fronting the grocery that they will process their permit at the BOSS and they will be accommodated.

Abayao said the offsite processing scheme was implemented to decongest the BOSS at City Hall and avoid overcrowding and long queues.

The main BOSS is located at the City Treasury Office One-Stop Shop at City Hall.

As of Jan. 4, the city has processed a total of 607 permit renewals, 13 new business applications, one new business line, one new management, one retirement of business line, and 19 full retirement of business.

Abayao reminded business permit application is available online via the eBPLS portal at ebpls.baguio.gov.ph. – Aileen P. Refuerzo