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Valenzuela launches 10-sec biz permit application

Philippine Information Agency
13 Nov 2019, 16:38 GMT+10

VALENZUELA, Nov. 13 (PIA)--The City Government of Valenzuela officially launched on Tuesday (Nov. 12) its latest innovation, the 3S+ Online Services which will provide a single platform for the application of permits and request for documents.

The highlight of the system is the #PaspasPermit, the 10-second business permit application system which allows the issuance of provisionary business permits within ten seconds after the payment confirmation.

Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian said they can issue temporary business permits within 10 seconds after confirmation of payment through the Paspas Permit project.

The mayor said their online permits system project is the first of its kind in the country and is the fastest in processing not only business permits but also real property tax certificates and birth certificates.

Aside from business permits, other temporary documents such as real property tax, certified true copy of tax declaration, tax mapping certificate, certificate of non-improvement, appraisal of real property, building permit, birth certificate, death certificate, and marriage certificate can also be claimed online.

However, Gatchalian said temporary building permits can only be issued after two days for safety reasons.

The mayor also clarified that for those securing building permits, all necessary documents must still be submitted to the city hall within 15 days of issuance of temporary building permit.

Business permit applicants can start using the system on Wednesday, November 13. In January 2020, the Paspas Permit system will be accessible through mobile phones, through the mobile application of Valenzuela City.

To apply for business permit, the applicant must first create a new account on the website and upload digitized copies of the barangay clearance, a sketch of the business location, and the Department of Trade and Industry and Securities and Exchange Commission registration.

Once the online forms are filled out with all the necessary details, a computation of all taxes to be paid will appear.

Payment can then be made through Landbank, Development Bank of the Philippines, or PayMaya.

Gatchalian assured that all inputted data are encrypted and safe and are stored within the city government's servers.

The actual copy of their permits can be delivered via Worldwide Express or Grab, which has recently partnered with the Valenzuela City government.

Gatchalian said they are the first local government unit (LGU) to partner with the ride-hailing and delivery app.

"The beauty of it is that the couriers are also from Valenzuela. They have a pool of trained drivers for Valenzuela," Gatchalian said.

Gatchalian said there are "multiple positive effects" to the online permits system, including convenience for those securing permits, and even traffic decongestion in the city.

"In this day and age of traffic and beating deadlines, they can do this remotely, you can do it in the evening," he said.

Gatchalian said the city government is "trying to make Valenzuela as business-friendly as possible."

The Valenzuela City government was recently named this year's Most Business-Friendly LGU under the Highly Urbanized City category by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). (PIA-NCR)

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