Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno recently led the ‘soft launch’ of the Building Permit Management System (BPMS), the new online application and processing system in the City Building Office. It will be the first of its kind in the country.
One of the main features of BPMS is the use of electronic or digital signature of accredited practitioners who created the plan, including evaluators and CBO officials who reviewed and approved the building and occupancy permits.
The system was developed with the help of technical experts from Mindanao University of Science and Technology and professional groups of engineers, architects and others. It is a pride of Cagayan de Oro as the first city in the country to develop the online building permit application and processing system.
Among those present during the event were Dr. Nenita Palmes, the vice president of the Research and Extension Unit of MUST, Department of Science and Technology Regional Director Alfonso Alamban, Regional Director of the National Telecommunications Teodoro Buenavista and Architect Maria Concepcion Alvarez-Alcantara, the Officer-In-Charge of the OBO.
Engr. Alex Maureal, ICT director of MUST and program manager of BPMS said the goal of the new online system is to address the delay in the procurement process of building and occupancy permits also because of the many requirements and concerned government agencies through it.
Through the online application and processing, proponents need not visit the City Building Office to submit an application but together with the necessary plans and documents because they only need to upload them to the internet through the official website of Cagayan de Oro which is cagayandeoro.gov.ph.
The city’s website is currently being upgraded for the BPMS.
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