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Local economy recovering as biz permit renewal on the rise

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A TOTAL of 4,225 companies in the city have already registered during the second day of the One-Stop-Shop Business Permit renewal, which is higher than last year’s record in the same period.

City Business Bureau head Maribel Paguican, in an interview over the Davao City Disaster Radio, noted the increase in the number of clients during the first two days of the One-Stop-Shop renewal.

Sa first day karon sa tuig naa nata’y 1,845. Last year, 1,480 lang, sa second day nato 2,380, compared to 2,128 last year. (It’s an) indication that we are surviving. In fact, I can say that we are recovering kasi sa trend sa two days nag increase ang nag-apply sa renewal (For the first day, we had 1,845. Last year we had 1480. For the second day we had 2380 compared to 2, 128 last year—an indication that we are surviving, in fact, I can say that we are recovering because of the increasing trend during the two days of the application for renewal)” Paguican said.

This year, the office is targeting to serve 46,000 clients until the last day of the renewal period, which is on Jan. 31, 2022.

She said that this is a conservative number because it is the same number of applicants in 2021.  

However, they also anticipate that businesses that were not able to renew last year may apply for renewal this year.

She said that they foresee more establishments registering this year because of the new businesses opened in conformity with the pandemic.

“We are happy to note that pandemic somehow wala siya nakaapekto. In fact, it provided another venue for opportunity kay daghan nga mga business na nag-sprout conforming to our situation (We are happy to note that the pandemic, somehow, did not affect [our economy], in fact it provided another opportunity because many businesses have sprouted, conforming to the situation),” Paguican said.

She added that for this year the one-stop-shop payment system is designed to cater to online, manual and hybrid applications – where one can do it partially online and also manual.

“We are proud to announce that the city is complying with our RA 11032, the ease of doing business, we have an online platform and we also implement one-time assessment and payment,” she added.

She said that with the one-time assessment and payment system, the fees for the Bureau of Fire Protection and Barangay Clearance are already incorporated in one receipt, and the office will just remit the fees due to the agency and barangay concerned.

Paguican added that they considered the clamor of the clients who cannot do purely online payment and extended their services in 10 satellite areas for the manual processing of renewal.

“As much as possible, we really encourage mag online since first implementation pani, naa gyu’y hesitations pa ang atong clients. We dwell with that. In fact, it’s very tedious on our part because there are 10 locations, as far as Marilog and Paquibato. We colocate there. Imagine sa kalayo sa area naa mi didto because we want to give services, if not the nearest, nearer to our clients para dili na sila ma burden traveling kay usahay distancing pud sa sakyanan para lang gyud mapadali ang proseso (As much as possible we really encourage they do it online, but since this is the being implemented for the first time, there would be hesitation on the part of our clients. We dwell with that. In fact, it’s very tedious on our part because there are 10 locations, as far as Marilog and Paquibato. We co-locate there, imagine the area is far but we are there because we want to give services as near as possible to our clients so that they will not be burdened to travel in order to make the process faster),” she added.

Paguican said that the assigned areas are divided to cater to clients per district: Sangguniang Panlungsod- Poblacion District, SM Ecoland- 2nd Floor Annex Building- Talomo and Agdao Districts; Calinan Gym- Calinan District; Bunawan Gym- Bunawan District; Buhangin Gym- Buhangin District; Tugbok District Treasury Office- Tugbok District; Toril District Treasury Office-Toril District; Marilog District Treasury Office and Paquibato District Treasury Office- Paquibato District.; Baguio District Treasury Office- Baguio District.

The sites are open Mondays to Saturdays 8 am-5 pm.

Those who want to renew their business permits online may visit this site: https://appbts.davaocity.gov.ph/.

Applicants may pay taxes and regulatory fees online thru Landbank: https://www.landbank.com/e-banking/other-e-banking-services/linkbizportal or DBP https://filipinopay.com/dbp/



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