Davao City readies for 2021 biz permit renewals


The Davao City government led by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is now preparing for the renewal of business permits for next year to avoid mass gathering of applicants and long queues as part of health protocols against coronavirus disease, an official said Tuesday, October 6.

Business Bureau chief Maribel Paguican said that her office is closely working with the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) and City Information and Technology Center (CITC) for the setting up of seven one-stop-shop renewal sites (six offsite, one at the main office at the Sangguniang Panlungsod).

“We will make ourselves accessible to our clients so that they would not come here. So that, they would not converge with other people here,” she said.

The six one-stop-shop will be set up at the Almendras Gym for taxpayers residing in Agdao and Talomo; Tugbok District Office; Toril District Office; Calinan Gym for those residing in Calinan, Marilog, and Baguio; Bunawan Gym for Bunawan and Paquibato residents; and Buhangin Gym in Buhangin District.

Paguican said they are expecting close to 45,000 business establishments to renew their business permits in January 2021.

She said putting up the six one-stop-shop locations would also ensure faster processing of the renewal and lesser risk from exposure of clients to Covid-19.