Improving Government Services through Digitalization
During his inaugural State of the City Address, Mayor Sebastian Z. Duterte highlighted the city’s ambitious digitalization initiatives, aimed at enhancing access to government services for the people of Davao. In adherence to the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act, the city government has introduced a range of convenient online methods for various public transactions.
Streamlined Processes for Business Applications and Renewals
The Electronic Business Permits and Licensing System (e-BPLS) has undergone full digitalization, revolutionizing the way business applications and renewals are handled. Entrepreneurs can now conveniently complete their paperwork online, saving time and resources.
Simplified Online Payments for Real Property Tax and Community Tax
In line with the digitalization thrust, the city now offers online payment options for real property tax and community tax, ensuring ease and efficiency for taxpayers.
Innovating with Technology: Davao Cockpit Operations Management System
Davao introduces the Davao Cockpit Operations Management System, an innovative digital platform for managing cockpit operations, contributing to better organization and enhanced service delivery.
Online Building-Related Permit System for Efficient Construction Processes
The city recently launched an online building-related permit system, aiming to expedite and streamline the construction permit process. This move aligns with the commitment to improve efficiency and transparency in public services.
Embracing Technology for Enhanced Efficiency and Transparency
Mayor Duterte emphasized the city’s alignment with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s digitalization agenda. He stressed the need to leverage technology to enhance the quality of public service and ensure transparency.
Prioritizing Dabawenyos’ Welfare and Economic Recovery
Since taking office as city mayor, Duterte has prioritized the welfare of Dabawenyos and focused on streamlining business processes and public transactions. The objective is to foster economic recovery and maintain peace and order in the urbanized city.
Emphasizing Innovation to Keep Pace with Urbanization
The Mayor recognizes that Dabawenyos reside in a highly urbanized setting, necessitating innovation in governance. Embracing technology is essential to keep pace with changing dynamics and to deliver more effective services to residents.
Balancing Tradition with Advancement
While pushing for digitalization, Mayor Duterte assured citizens that traditional methods of processing government transactions would still be available. The government aims to strike a balance, providing options for those who prefer in-person submissions.
Introducing the E-Scholar App for Streamlined Scholarship Applications
The city is gearing up to launch the E-Scholar app, offering a hassle-free solution for scholarship applicants. The app will eliminate long queues outside City Hall during the scholarship application period.
Simplified Application Process through the E-Scholar App
Applicants will register on the E-Scholar app, select their desired scholarship type, and with a single click, access the requirements and upload them seamlessly. This technological advancement aims to ease the application process for aspiring scholars.
With these digitalization initiatives, Davao looks forward to a more efficient and innovative future, making significant strides in providing better services and convenience to its residents.