Ormoc City Government delegates had a four-day immersion and learning activities on the initiatives implemented by the City of Parañaque to improve the business registration process and other socio-economic indicators. economic
Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) and Data Protection Officer, Atty. Melanie Soriano-Malaya, welcomed delegates and introduced them to Paranaque’s landmark reform in doing business through the Express Lane Operation (ELO) project.
Malaya discussed the key features of the ELO project as well as complementary reforms to support local government’s journey towards digitalization.
The head of the BPLO said that the discussion was followed by a dialogue between the delegates and their counterpart departments/offices on the project.
She said that the BPLO-Information and Technology (IT) division presented a detailed process of the various online initiatives such as the online appointment system, online business permits and licensing system, including payment evaluation, presence and development of the website.
The BPLO chief added that the delegates experienced the real-life simulation process needed to register a business in the city of Parañaque during the demonstration.
Malaysia said a group workshop among delegates had been held to map out the process and identify points in their business registration procedures.
The outcome of the session produced an action plan and recommendations which they will discuss with other local government officials in Ormoc town, according to Malaya.
Delegates also paid a courtesy visit to Mayor Eric Olivarez and were briefed on local government’s achievements in addressing issues and concerns to improve public service delivery.
Olivarez highlighted the improvement in local government budget spending which led to it being recently recognized by the Department of Finance – Office of Local Government and Finance (DOF-BLGF) as one of the top performing cities in terms of local income.
1st District Congressman Edwin Olivarez plans to make Ormoc City one of Parañaque’s sister cities to further strengthen cultural and business ties between the two cities.
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