Valenzuela, Grab partner for online biz permit system

MANILA The city government of Valenzuela, in partnership with Grab Philippines, on Wednesday announced the upcoming rollout of Paspas Permit, a 10-second online business permit system for the city's entrepreneurs.

In a statement, Grab highlighted the modernization efforts of Valenzuela City through its 3S Plus Online Services which include the Paspas Permit that would enable business permit applicants to receive their provisionary permits in seconds following confirmation of payment through an online portal.

During the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the two parties on Tuesday, Mayor Rexlon Rex Gatchalian said the Paspas Permit project will officially launch on November 12, coinciding with the city's founding anniversary.

Grab president Brian Cu said Valenzuela City's embrace of technology and innovation makes it an equitable and reliable partner to help build Metro Manila's first smart city.

Valenzuela is one of the LGUs (local government units) in the country that we deeply admire as they are embracing and adopting technology to provide their constituents efficient and meaningful public service, Cu said.

Once a provisionary permit is received by the applicant, Grab enters the transaction through their on-demand courier service Grab Express which would deliver the actual business plates right at the applicant's doorsteps.

This is where Grab comes in. As we all know, Grab has made on-demand delivery of parcels faster, and this partnership is a great compliment to our 3S Plus Online Services, Gatchalian said.

The process effectively eliminates the need for a business permit applicant to visit and line up at the city hall, Grab said.

Grab also announced the collaboration with the city government in building a hyper-localized mapping system of Valenzuela City which would enable accurate and efficient bookings of services offered by Grab in its mobile app.

The ride-sharing company added that Grab and the city government will also share relevant data on the updated base map or satellite imagery of Valenzuela City in compliance with Philippine data privacy laws.

The 3S Plus Online Services, which also allows for other transactions with the Valenzuela City Government such as online payment for real property tax and other services offered by the Office of the City Assessor, can be found at: http://www.valenzuela.gov.ph/online-services/. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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