Philippines Business Registry
The Philippines Business Registry or PBR is an online system that organizes and files all business registration application in the country. This includes business permits and business licenses that will be facilitated by a centralized data entry program that will automatically connect to various national units and government agencies.
Executive Order 587
On December 8, 2006, the government directed the Department of Trade and Industry or DTI to implement the Philippines Business Registry Project on all business applications, registrations, licenses and permits. To further establish this system, a memorandum was given to various agencies that are relevant to business registrations such as Securities and Exchange Commission or SEC, Cooperative Development Authority or CDA, Bureau of Internal Revenue or BIR, Social Security System or SSS, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or PHILHEALTH, Home Development Mutual Fund or PAGIBIG, the 17 local government units (LGUs) of the National Capital Region, League of Municipalities of the Philippines or LMP, League of Cities of the Philippines or LCP and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry or PCCI.
The Philippines Business Registry's goal is to create a flawless, speedy and more efficient exchange and process of the Philippine business registration with the support and help of government agencies through the use of the internet or web based portal.
- To make a centralized database for business registry nationwide.
- To consort all registrations by designating a unique number called Philippine Business Number or PBN.
- To alleviate all business dealings among local agencies by creating one portal for everything.
Associated Government Agencies
- Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) - for the registration of partnerships and corporations
- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - bureaus for various business-related systems/databases
- Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection (BTRCP) - for the registration of the Business Name through the Web-Enabled Business Name Registration System (WEBNRS);
- Board of Investments (BOI) - for investment project registration, through the BOI Integrated Registration System (IRS)
- Bureau of Export Trade Promotion (BETP) - for export-related statistical reports through TRADELINE PHILIPPINES and exporters/buyers database
- Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED) - for the monitoring of DTI assistance extended to the country’s Small and Medium Enterprises
- Bureau of Domestic Trade (BDT) - for market matching
- Intellectual Property Office (IPO) - for trade names and patent registration
- Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) - for its e-TIN System
- Social Security System (SSS) - for validation of employer-employee information and issuance of employer SSS number
- Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHILHEALTH) - for the issuance of employer PhilHealth number
- PAGIBIG Fund - for mandatory registration of employees
- Local Government Units (LGUs) - for the issuance of business permits
- Other investment promotion agencies such as the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), Cagayan Export Zone Authority (CEZA), etc. - for registration of locators and developers within the various IPAs in the country through their own online application systems to be developed in the future
- Department of Finance (DOF) - for its National Single Electronic Window initiative to include the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Bureau of Customs (BOC) and Bureau of Treasury (BTr) among others
- Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) - for the registration of cooperatives
- http://business.gov.ph/web/guest/home (accessed April 6, 2010)
- http://www.dti.gov.ph/dti/index.php?p=134 (accessed April 6, 2010)
- http://www.sec.gov.ph/index.htm?secireg (accessed April 6, 2010)
- http://www.adb.org/Documents/Profiles/GRNT/38041012.ASP (accessed April 6, 2010)