Iloilo pilots online services for biz permits-A A +A
Friday, July 4, 2014
THE Iloilo City Government was recently lauded by the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines (NCCP) for being one of the three local government units in the country to pilot online services for business permits and licenses.
NCCP program officer Marina Saldana said the city is the only one in the whole Visayas area selected by NCCP to pilot the program for its dynamic leadership and ability to adapt new technologies.
Other pilot areas are Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao and Batangas City in Luzon.
NCCP held a capacity building program “Discovering Government E-Service” in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry-Western Visayas office last July 2. It was attended by government agencies and the local business sector.
Under the program, pilot government agencies in Western Visayas are the Pag-ibig, PhilHealth, Social Security System, and the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
Reynaldo Malaya, vice president of Pag-ibig fund management group, and PhilHealth officers Soledad Alfonso of QA and IT officer Guillermo Razon answered questions from the participants.