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Belmonte launches QC-BPLD e-Book highlighting full automation efforts

By: - Contributor / @inquirerdotnet
/ 04:17 PM March 30, 2022
File Photo: Mayor Joy Belmonte and QC BPLD Chief Margie Santos ARTA Director General Jeremiah Belgica, look on as a staff demonstrates the QC Biz Easy

File Photo: Mayor Joy Belmonte and QC BPLD Chief Margie Santos ARTA Director General Jeremiah Belgica, look on as a staff demonstrates the QC Biz Easy

MANILA, Philippines — The Business Permits and Licensing Department (BLPD) of the Quezon City government has launched an e-Book highlighting its efforts to automate various processes being implemented by the local government.

The e-Book, entitled “From Lines to Online,” contains various automation programs being spearheaded by the BPLD, through the leadership of Department Head Margie Santos and with the full support of Mayor Joy Belmonte.


Employees, business owners, and QCitizens can access the digital file through this link:

“As the world moves to the digital age, business transactions and processes have also moved online. It is only logical that the BPLD ensures that the long lines burdening our business owners are reduced, if not totally eliminated, as we migrate to a simple, more accessible online platform,” Santos said.


QC BPLD e-book photo grab

QC BPLD e-book photo grab

“We have always envisioned this great city founded by Manuel L. Quezon as a pioneer in many aspects. Blessed with abundant resources, the city is poised for a paradigm shift – that of making its local government services and transactions fully automated in many aspects,” Belmonte said.

Among the automation programs currently being implemented by BPLD are the QC Biz Easy: Online Unified Business Permit Application System (OUBPAS) and the QC Works: Online Occupational Permit System (OOPS).

The QC Biz Easy, which was launched via the QC government’s official portal, allows the application of new business permits and renewal or amendments of existing licenses and short term/special permits.

“We welcome the BPLD’s QC Biz Easy as it helps entrepreneurs and companies to transact their business efficiently without having to deal with red tape and fixers,” Belmonte said.

Meanwhile, long lines are now a thing of the past when getting Occupational Permit in Quezon City, thanks to the OOPS, said Occupational Permit Unit (OPU) acting chief Ramon Africa.

“Since Jan 2021, the long lines of applicants for occupational permit have been totally eradicated. QCitizens need not spend one whole day to get the permit as we have implemented an appointment system simultaneous to migrating the process online,” Africa said.

In addition, Africa said the OPU has put up 12 counters, where the applicant’s data is encoded and picture taken before the permit is printed, a process that lasts for about 5 to 8 minutes.


“It was really a very huge difference from yesteryears. Lines disappeared and our partners are now happy and satisfied since we do not waste their time and effort,” he added.

The information and data gathered by the City from the issuance of Occupational Permit to private employees, is also being used by the National Government Agencies such as PAG-IBIG, PHILHEALTH, SSS, and DOLE to compare and validate the number of their members with the total numbers of workers.

It also helps determine compliance with existing laws of business establishments registered in Quezon City regarding remittance of employer contribution to SSS, PAG-IBIG, PHILHEALTH, among others.


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