Benitez: Online OBO registration will curb corruption, hasten action

Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez said the road to digitalization of the Bacolod City government services is gaining ground.

Going digital will hasten services, and help eliminate fixers and corruption, Benitez said at a press conference at the Bacolod City Government Center on Monday, October 16.

The mayor said they have received complaints on delays in the release of occupancy permits from the Office of the Building Official (OBO) in the past.

Ramon de los Reyes, Officer II of the Management Information Technology Services, gave a presentation on the process flow for the OBO online registration and application that hastens the release of permits.

An applicant can monitor the progress of one’s application online on a mobile phone, and pay through an E wallet platform or at the City Treasurer’s Office, de los Reyes said.

Aside from being able to apply online there is system that will alert him if there are delays in the process so he can call the attention of the OBO, Benitez said.

“It’s creating a system for us to be more efficient,” Benitez said.

There are 32 online platforms underway to hasten city government services, he said.*

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