BANGUED, Abra, Oct. 29(PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government-Abra led the provincial roll out of the Electronic Business Permit and Licensing System (eBPLS) to local government units to increase competitiveness and ease doing business in the province.
eBPLS is cloud-based software that offers end-users with innovative features to make the business permit process more accurate and speedy. Said software introduces a systematic approach to streamline the business permit licensing process of the LGUs.
This was developed by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to enable LGUs process application for new and renewal of business permits electronically.
Evence Michael Baguilat of DICT Cluster I said they offer the eBPLS software automation for free to the LGUs, and provide IT support in the configuration, set-up, and testing of the eBPLS software.
DICT will also provide technical support during the database build-up, pilot stages, and during implementation of the system, as well as conduct one session of formal or classroom users training and one session on-the-job training for systems users and system administrator.
Elizabeth Layugan, DILG Abra Provincial BPLS Focal Person, said that this is in compliance to the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018, and to one of the 10-point socioeconomic agenda of President Rodrigo Duterte to simplify all steps and services in the LGUs.
eBPLS helps LGUs process business permits more accurate, faster and attracts more businesses, Layugan said. However, it needs stable internet connectivity.
The challenge in the province is that not all LGUs have access to internet and our internet connection is not stable. With this, we need to improve the internet connectivity in our province," she stressed.
The event was attended by the LGU employees of Tayum and Dolores and their Municipal Local Government Operations Officers. (JSP/XADC/CAGT - PIA CAR, Abra)