Paranaque BPLO Pushes Business Permit Online Renewal Amid COVID Surge – Manila Bulletin


Paranaque BPLO Pushes Business Permit Online Renewal Amid COVID Surge

The Paranaque town government is pushing for an online transaction for business license renewal amid surging coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases.

Atti. Melanie Soriano-Malaya, head of the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO), said that to avoid the risk of contracting COVID-19, they encourage online transactions during application, assessment and payment.

Malaya said the online transaction of the BPLO will be simple, safe and convenient for business owners as well as city employees.

She asked business owners to scan the QR code the BPLO posted on Mayor Edwin Olivarez’s Facebook page or visit

The head of the BPLO said that several employees assigned to the BPLO were infected with mild COVID-19 but continued to do their work from home.

Malaya said several employees infected with the virus have not declared a lockdown and continue to serve customers while working from home.

She said the BPLO system allows staff to do work remotely as if they were onsite.

The head of BPLO added that they also have an email and instant messaging support service for their queries.

The city government recorded 389 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 1,812 confirmed cases as of January 13.

Eight out of 16 barangays have recorded an increase in COVID-19 cases. These are the Barangays BF Homes with 262; San Antonio with 255; Moonwalk with 150; Merville and Baclaran both with 141; San Isidro with 137; Don Bosco with 112; and Sto. Nino with 111.




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