Online Government Services in the Philippines
Nowadays, almost everything can be done with just one tap of a finger, and the services provided by the Philippine government aren’t an exception to that. Most Filipinos have gotten used to going to government agencies early in a day; otherwise, risk being a foot deep in line to acquire the service they need. Fortunately, for a couple of years now, the various government agencies have started offering their services online as well, for the ease and convenience of Filipinos.
On the Social Security Systems (SSS) website, individuals can not only register for membership but also pay their contributions and loan repayments. Under the My.SSS tab, members can check their membership, contributions, as well as request copies of their records. There is also a member-exclusive forum where individuals can discuss SSS-related issues.
GSIS members can check their records through the agency’s eGSISMO portal. Under the feature, members can also view their files of loans and claims and also see the tentative computation of their social insurance benefits, and loanable amount.
The BIR’s eServices portal covers several services, such as taxpayer registration, electronic filing of tax returns, and payment channels for taxpayers. There are also other services such as an eComplaint system, imprinting or affixing secured taxable documents, online accreditation of business machines, and more.
Membership registration, employer registration, OFW member’s contributions verification, and a Kasambahay Unified Registration, are some of the things that can be done on the Pag-IBIG Fund’s online services portal. Through the website, members can also apply for a housing loan, verify their housing loan payment, pay for savings or loans, and submit monthly remittance files, among others.
On the My PhilHealth Portal, registration can be done individually or by a group. Once becoming a member, one can check their membership details, read the information on PhilHealth’s benefits, and ascertain the benefits eligible to them. PhilHealth also allows employers to remit contributions online and enables individuals to view a complete list of health care institutions accredited by the agency.
Application and renewal are the two primary services under NBI’s online portal. First-time users may fill-up and submit an application form, set an appointment to process their NBI clearance, and even pay for the clearance online. Previous applicants may also log in to the website and renew their NBI clearance.
The Philippine Statistics Authority’s online facility allows individuals to request for birth, marriage, and death certificates, and also request for a certificate of no marriage record. Once a user has sent in a request and paid for it, the PSA will then mail it to the user’s delivery address.
Users may set an appointment at their selected LTO district office via the agency’s website. The website also offers to check the status of an individual’s MV license plate, vehicle assessment, and online payments for the services mentioned above.
Passport applications and renewals can be done via the Department of Foreign Affairs’ website. Individuals may pick their preferred appointment dates and location to apply for or renew their passports. The appointment slots do fill up rather quickly, however.
The e-services on POEA’s platform are mostly for those who are aspiring to become Overseas Filipino Workers. Services include requesting for OFW records, registration for POEA’s pre-employment orientation seminar, verification of an agency’s job orders, monitoring of adjudication cases, a Balik-Manggagawa online processing system, and status verification of recruitment agencies.
The DTI has a Business Name Registration System (BNRS) where individuals can register their businesses. Not only that, but existing business owners can also update their information, renew, cancel, request for certifications, and search businesses registered under the system.
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