Iloilo City converts payment centers in malls into one-stop shops

For ease of processing of business permits, the Iloilo City Government converted the four off-site payment centers located in malls into one-stop shops.


These off-site payment centers are located in SM City Iloilo, Festive Walk Mall at Megaworld, The Atrium, and Marymart Center.


Other than the issuance of renewal and new business permits and other government fees, these off-site payment centers can also issue community tax certificates or cedula; health cards; Bureau of Fire Protection and Tourism clearances; PWD and senior citizen cards; birth and death certificates; and marriage licenses.


Mayor Jerry P. Treñas encourages the public to go to off-site payment centers for a fast, more convenient, and efficient transaction.


Meanwhile, with the deadline of the renewal of business permits for 2024 set on Jan. 20, Local Economic Development and Investment Promotion (LEDIP) head Velma Jane Lao urged business owners and operators to renew their business permits as early as possible and not to wait for the deadline to avoid inconvenience.


Lao said the city’s off-site payment centers as well as the on-site payment center at City Hall are open even on weekends until Jan. 20.


As of January 7, a total of 895 permits for business renewals have been issued while 2, 088 have been given Tax Orders of Payment since January 2.


Last year, some 18, 927 businesses in the city were given business permits.


Lao said they are targeting 80 percent of these businesses to be renewed by Jan. 20.


Mayor Treñas, meanwhile, said there will be no extension for business renewals that will be given, emphasizing that all off-site payment centers had power despite the four-day blackout last week.