Valenzuela taps PayMaya to allow cashless payment in securing biz permit

Valenzuela City has tapped PayMaya to allow businesses and residents to make end-to-end cashless payment in securing their permits in the country’s first integrated online permit application platform — the Paspas Permit system.

Photo shows (from left) Valenzuela City government ICT officer Randy Sison, Valenzuela City mayor Rexlon T. Gatchalian, PayMaya founder and CEO Orlando B. Vea, PayMaya business head for government sector Marvin Santos

Through the partnership, business owners and residents can settle their fees using a PayMaya account as well as any debit or credit card at Valenzuela City government website via PayMaya Checkout.

Valenzuela City held a Paspas Permit Fair at the City Hall during the business permit renewal season which concluded on January 20. Taxpayers benefitted from hands-on coaching on how to use the system, allowing them to renew or set up their businesses in a breeze. The fair also allowed them to open their PayMaya accounts.

“As part of our commitment to the Ease of Doing Business Law, we’re constantly improving our integrated permit application system using digital technologies for the benefit of our residents and more than 18,000 businesses in the city. Our partnership with PayMaya is a key component in making our permit processing service more efficient,” Valenzuela City mayor Rex Gatchalian said.

PayMaya Founder and CEO Orlando Vea said cited the city’s effort in rolling out a pioneering automated program and in prioritizing the needs of residents and business owners. “As you leverage on PayMaya’s cashless payments solutions, our partnership can definitely help in fostering growth and development in your city,” Vea said.

Last November 2019, Valenzuela introduced the Paspas Permit, the country’s first end-to-end online business permit application system that allows business owners to secure their provisionary business permits within 10 seconds after confirmation of their payment.

Paspas Permit is the flagship system of the upgraded Valenzuela City 3S Plus Online Services platform that allows residents to process building and construction permits application, and real property tax payments, and conveniently request for Certified True Copy of Tax Declaration, Tax Mapping Certificate, Certificate of Non-Improvement and Appraisal of Real Property, and Certified True Copy of Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificate.

The city joins other national agencies such as Social Security System (SSS), Pag-IBIG, Bureau of Internal Revenues (BIR), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), National Home Mortgage Finance Corp. (NHMFC), and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), in embracing digital payment technologies to help provide better service to citizens. 

Gatchalian is a two-time recipient of the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) E-Readiness Leadership Awards which recognizes city mayors who are pioneering the adoption and strategic use of ICT to enhance their delivery of government services, improve revenue/tax collection efforts and promote transparency in government operations, the agency’s website says.

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