Online business, licensing system seen to boost economy in Dasol

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The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Dasol, Pangasinan is hopeful more will be encouraged to put up businesses and pay taxes with the launch of a new online system to ease the process for application and renewal of business permits.

On January 11, 2019, the Electronic Business Permits and Licensing System (eBPLS) was launched in the municipality through partnership and collaborative efforts of the EBPLS: The Business Permits and Licensing Officer of Dasol, Pangasinan explains how the Electronic Business Permits and Licensing System works and will benefit the municipality during the system launching on January 11, 2019.

Department of Information and Communications Technology Luzon Cluster I, Local Government Unit of Dasol, Regional and Provincial Offices of Department of Interior and Local Government and Department of Trade and Industry.

Dasol is the first third class municipality in Region I that is now using the eBPLS.

The system can be used for new business permits, renewal of business permits and retirement of business lines. Its main features include computerized assessment of fees, taxes and charges; online printing of Tax Order of payment; online generation of business permit; and endorsement module for concerned LGU offices.

“Parang one stop shop na. It will take 3 to 5 minutes, tapos na. Nakaupo nalang yung tax payer, hindi na siya mahihirapan,” Luela Estrada, Municipal Administrator of Dasol said.

Assistant Regional Director Engr. William Rojas said that they are grateful that the municipality willingly initiated the fast tracking of the launching of the system, heeding to President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to enhance the ease of doing business by moving towards automation.

“Sa pagregister nila, dadami ang ating business dito, magkakaroon ng economic growth. Kung may economic growth, magkakaroon kayo ng mas malaking income. Kung malaki ang income ninyo, mas marami kayong services na pwedeng ibigay sa inyong mga constituents,” Cyrus Romel Evangelista, Program Manager of DILG Pangasinan Provincial Office said.

The municipality officially started using the system on January 14, 2019.

Municipal Vice Mayor Rizalde Bernal said they will be taking steps to address issues that may affect the efficient usage of the system including slow internet connectivity.

Other municipalities in Pangasinan that are now using eBPLS are Pozzorubio, Laoac and Bautista.  By Diane Rivera

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