DTI to launch Philippine Business Registry in Zamboanga Peninsula

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to launch next month the Philippine Business Registry (PBR) here in Zamboanga Peninsula, a DTI official announced Tuesday.

National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center (NERBAC-9) Manager Herminia Cuevas said the PBR would substantially reduce the need for registrants to physically go to the concerned government office to register his or her business since a lot of steps in the registration process is already possible to be done online.

Cuevas explained the PBR is a web-based system that is envisioned to facilitate a seamless transactional environment for business registration and facilitation which can be accessed by anyone anytime, anywhere there is internet connection.

Cuevas said the registration can be done just by logging on to the PBR portal at www.business.gov.ph, fill up the electronic forms provided, pay online via Globe’s GCash facility and print the business name certificate himself in the convenience of his own home or in an internet café any time of the day.

Since the PBR is connected to the database of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Cuevas said the system will also automatically generate the Tax Identification Number for those who still don't have the TIN or “validate the same for those who already have a TIN for your business.”

“Further, at your option, the system will also generate your employer number for Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) and Home Mutual Development Fund (HMDF) or Pag-IBIG since these agencies too are connected to the PBR,” Cuevas added.

She said that it is just a matter of time before the mayor’s permit can also be processed online via the same PBR facility.

The PBR is one of the reform measures being assiduously pursued by the national government under the auspices of the DTI to promote transparency, streamline transaction processes, promote business growth, and improve the overall competitiveness of the country.

 original source: www.zambotimes.com