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As part of the Department’s efforts to automate the delivery of public services in the new normal, the Department of Information and Communications Technology Luzon Cluster 1 (DICT LC1) partnered with the local government unit (LGU) of Mayoyao, Ifugao on the use of the Electronic Business Permits and Licensing System (eBPLS) in the municipality.

 “Your DICT endeavors to help the national government and, of course, local government units in their transition to e-governance. We shall continue to provide assistance to NGAs and LGUs in line with the provisions of Republic Act 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018,” DICT Secretary Gregorio “Gringo” B. Honasan II said.

The partnership was formalized through the signing of a memorandum of agreement on April 7, 2021

According to DICT LC1, the partnership will allow the LGU of Mayoyao to avail of and use the eBPLS. It will also allow DICT LC1 to conduct capability training on the use of the system. DICT LC1 said the skills and knowledge advancement will be conducted online and added to that, face-to-face instruction will soon be scheduled following the Municipal Inter-Agency Task Force (MIATF) guidelines and minimum health protocols.

The MOA signing was facilitated by Mayoyao Mayor Jimmy Padchanan Jr. and Ifugao Provincial Officer Donald Trinidad, and witnessed by Municipal Treasurer Leticia Dulnuan.

The DICT, Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently issued a Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) on the Guidelines for Processing Business Permits, Related Clearances and Licenses in all Cities and Municipalities.

The said JMC directs cities and municipalities to transition to an electronic business one stop shop (eBOSS), an online portal or website that makes use of DICT’s eBPLS and

Integrated Business Processing and Licensing System (iBLPS), ARTA PLATFORM, and other online business permitting systems or platforms used by LGUs.

“With the implementation of the JMC, the DICT is ramping up its efforts to partner with LGUs in providing eBPLS or iBPLS systems for their immediate compliance with the said JMC,” Secretary Honasan explained.