Innovations up for permits system, mobile money

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Thursday, May 15, 2014


THE City of Iloilo is set to implement the Scaling Innovations in Mobile Money (Simm) to improve the Business Permits Licensing System (BPLS) and mobile money process.

The projected was created by the City Government and the United States Agency for International Development (USAid) through the Cities Development Initiative in Asia (CDIA).

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has issued Executive Order No. 38 Series of 2014 that will organize a project management organization responsible for the implementation.

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An oversight committee was also created to provide executive and policy directions to ensure the successful implementation of the upgraded BPLS.

Other PMO members are Vice Mayor Jose Espinosa III, City Councilor Lady Julie Grace Baronda, Department of Trade and Industry Provincial Director Wilhelm Malones, Department of Interior and Local Government City Director Ferdinand Panes, and private sector representatives Felicito Tiu of the Iloilo City Trade and Investment Promotions Board, Ma. Lea Lara of the Iloilo Business Club, UP Visayas College of Management Dean Mary Ann Gumban, Simm- USAid Chief of Party Mamerto Tangonan and Invest- USAID Chief of Party Ofelia Templo.

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