By Rjhay E. Laurea
MANILA — Residents of Quezon City will soon enjoy easier access to the city government’s services as it started rolling out its QC E-Services kiosks to be placed in District Action Offices, mall business centers, and in the barangays.
Mayor Joy Belmonte, together with Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) director-general Atty. Jeremiah Belgica and QC Business Permits and Licensing Department (BPLD) head Margarita Santos, spearheaded the launch of the QC E-Services kiosk as one of the initiatives in implementing the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.
Among the services that QCitizens can transact through QC E-Services are Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS); QCitizen ID registration; QC Vax Easy; applications for Occupational Permit, Health and Sanitary Permit, Pangkabuhayang QC, Kalingang QC (for Business), Persons with Disability Affairs Office ID, and Office of Senior Citizens ID; and payments for Real Property Tax.
Belgica lauded the city for its continuous innovation of projects which helps to ease the burden of the residents when it comes to transactions with the city government.
“From 2019 malaki na ang nagawa ng QC on Ease of Doing Business, at kung nagawa ng Quezon City within a short period of time, walang dahilan ang ibang lungsod na hindi magawa ito (From 2019 QC have done a lot in relation to Ease of Doing Business, if Quezon City can do it within a short period of time, other cities have no reasons not to be able to do it),” Belgica said.
“Quezon City is truly a benchmark and standard on how the country is doing in terms of Ease of Doing Business,” he added.
Furthermore, the Ease of Doing Business is one of the city’s priorities in order to draw more investors and for businesses to thrive in QC, making it a preferred business destination.
“Here in Quezon City, we want to bring our services closer to the people so they don’t have to come to city hall to do their transactions, they can just do them online through our kiosks. We value their time,” Mayor Belmonte said. (AI/MTVN)