MAKATI CITY, Philippines – The launching of Philippines Business Registry System (PBRS) was led by President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday, January 27 with the aim of streamlining business registrations in the country and eliminating red tape.
This is a screen shot of the www.business.gov.ph.
PBRS is a Web-based system that will serve as a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs who want to transact or register their businesses. The computerized registration systems will link several agencies to facilitate applicants to register their respective businesses even without setting foot in the said offices required.
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG), Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth), Social Security System (SSS) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are the said interlinked government agencies under the PBR system.
Through the PBRS, sole proprietors can now register their business names, generate or validate their tax identification number (TIN) and get employer registration numbers from the SSS, Philhealth and Pag-IBIG Fund.
At present, Quezon City is the only local government unit (LGU) connected with the system. Caloocan and Mandaluyong cities are expected to connect to the system in the coming months.
The launching ceremony is the first phase of the PBR program. This year, more LGUs and other regulatory offices will connect to the system.
Through the PBRS, the Aquino administration hopes that the country will be more attractive to investors and will improve its ranking in the global business competitiveness.
During the launching rites, the President had a briefing on the actual client applications. He also witnessed the awarding of citation certificates to the five heads participating agencies that include SEC chairperson Teresita Herbosa, Pag-IBIG Fund Chief Executive Officer Darlene Berberabe, BIR Deputy Commissioner Lilia Guillermo, SSS president and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros Jr.
Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo and Trade Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya also joined the President during the event.