ISO Quality Management System Advisory Team Pinakilala sa Flag Ceremony

Baliwag, Bulacan – Pormal na iniharap kanina ang mga kawani na kabilang sa Quality Management System Advisory Team kanina sa flag ceremony upang pormal na ilunsad ang pagsasagawa ng mga bagong pamantayan pagsinabing dekalidad.

Si Municipal Administrator Enrique Tagle ang Chairperson ng QMS kasama si MPDC Engr Nemecio De Leon, Budget Officer Jojie Tanggol, Dr. Charrie Esguerra, HRMO Essie Cabigao, MiCTO Brainard Ardoña at PIO and Youth Bong Sablan. Si Claire Guanzon naman ng Municipal Administrator’s Office ang Secretariat nito.

Samantala, sina Norman Ramon ng Accounting Office, Gerard Tolentino ng MSWDO, Engr Mark Rivera ng Engineering at Ms. Laarni Lauro ng Tourism.

Naglabas na din ng QMS Manual ang grupo upang maging angkla ng mga departmento sa pagbuo ng kanilang mga manual of operation.

Naririto ang vision-mission at quality policy statement ng Baliwag na magiging pamantayan sa pagbuo ng mga plano at programa ng bawat tanggapan.

Sitting Pretty Campaign sa Baliwag, Sa Ikalawang Taon Nito

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Sitting Pretty – parirala o idyomang nangangahulugan sa wikang Ingles na in a very pleasant position, living in comfort, living in a good situation. Pinili nga ang dalawang salitang ito upang hubugin  ang pagbibigay ng serbisyo ng Pamahalaang Bayan ng Baliwag na may kaugnayan sa pagpapadali ng pag-aaplay ng business permit at kaagapay na aktibidad nito.

 

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Ang paglagda ni Mayor Ferdie Estrella sa Executive No. 31 Series of 2016 o Institutionalizing the Sitting Pretty Campaign ay pagtalima sa inilabas na Joint Memorandum Circular 01, Series of 2016 sa pagitan ng DICT, DTI at DILG patungkol sa streamlining process sa pag-aplay ng business permit . Ito ay nagbigay daan upang tumugon sa repormang inaasahan o higit pa sa Business Permit and Licensing System na kinabibilangan ng processing time, number of steps, form used and number of signatories kasama na rin ang iba pang complementary reforms  tulad ng setting-up of a Business One-Stop-Shop (BOSS), conducting Joint Inspection at automating business permit application processes.

 

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Nasa ikalawang taon na ng implementasyon ang Sitting Pretty Campaign na talaga namang malaki ang nagiging magandang dulot sa mamamayan. Sa unang taon nito, napabilis at napagaan ang proseso ng pagkuha ng business permit new or renewal man. Napatunayang nakatulong ito sa pagdagdag ng mga bilang ng mga negosyong rehistrado na merong 3,473 taong 2017 mula sa 2,529 noong  2016 na may 37.33 porsiyento na pagtaas ng bilang. Ito ay nagresulta rin sa pag-akyat ng koleksiyon ng lokal na buwis at pagkakaroon ng magandang  feedback mula sa mga negosyante maliit man o malaki.

Kaya naman  sa mga negosyante at nagnanais mapabilang sa mga namumuhunan sa Baliwag, isang tunay na kapakinabangan ang pagkakaroon ng Sitting Pretty Campaign. Ito ay kabahagi  pa rin sa mga repormang isinusulong  ng serbisyong may malasakit ni Mayor FVE.

Baliwag Investment Profile

12th Management Committee Meeting ng Pamahalaang Bayan ng Baliwag

Muling nagpulong ang mga pinuno ng mga tanggapan ng Pamahalaang Bayan ng Baliwag upang talakayin ang mga mahahalagang isyung pang administratibo at pamamahala. Umabot sa labing-apat ang naaprubahang talakayin ng mga miyembro para sa 12th Management Committee Meeting. Ang MANCOM ay binubuo ng mga Pinuno ng mga Tanggapan ng Pamahalaang Bayan ng Baliwag at siyang pangakalahatang komite na tumatalakay at nagreresolba sa mga gampaning pangadministratibo. Ang lupong ito ay pinangungunahan ni Municipal Administrator Enrique Tagle.

Ang mga resolusyon buhat dito ay inilalatag kay Punongbayan Ferdie Estrella para sa kanyang pagsaalang-alang.

Ilan sa mga tinalakay noong nakaraang pulong ng pangkalahatang lupon ay ang mga sumusunod:

1. Resulta ng Community Based Monitoring Survey;

2. Ageing of Documents and Records;

3. Paggamit ng Document Tracking System;

4. Pagpapatupad ng Project Management Procurement Plan;

5. Status ng Civil Service Commission Seal of Excellence Survey;

6. Status ng ISO;

7. KLigtas Validation;

8. Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nomination;

9. Baliwag Children’s Month; at

10. National Competitiveness Index

BPLO finalizes its Manual of Procedure for ISO

Last August 22, 2017, the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) had a meeting to finalize its Manual of Procedure as part of the Calendar of Activities for ISO 9001:2015.

Henry T. Cruz, the head of BPLO, explains the various processes observed in the office like the business permit application, Motorized Tricycle Operators Permit (MTOP) application, issuance of various documents such as Mayor’s Clearance, Affidavit of Non-Filing, Certificate of Closure of Business and Certificate of No Business.

According to him, each person assigned to a particular task should be responsible enough to perform it as a part, not only of BPLO but of the entire organizational structure of the municipal government of Baliwag.

ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, is a non-governmental organization composed of members from national standards bodies of many countries. In a seminar conducted for orienting the employees of the municipal government, Jennifer M. De Leon, ISO consultant, enumerates its advantages: creates a more efficient, effective operation; reduces audits; enhances marketing; improves employee motivation, awareness, and morale; promotes international trade; increases profit; reduces waste and increases productivity; and common tool for standardization.

The present administration, under the leadership of Mayor Ferdinand V. Estrella, is serious in making this certification audit happen.

There will still be sets of activities prior the grant of the ISO Certification after the preparation of manuals by the different offices of the municipal government like the approval of manuals, checking/updating of records/forms, final printing of approved QMS documents, reproduction of QMS manuals for issuance, training of internal auditors, internal audit and management review.

Mahalaga ang mga proseso na ito, hindi lang dahil sa requirements para sa ISO, o ng SGLG o ng NCC, kundi para mas maiparating natin ang Serbisyong May Malasakit sa ating mga kababayan, the BPLO chief concluded the meeting.

Pagbubukas ng Negosyo Center sa Baliwag, Hudyat ng Dagdag Kaunlaran sa Pamumuhunan, Kalakal at Komersyo

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Pormal nang binuksan ang Negosyo Center sa  Baliwag nitong Miyerkules, ika-28 ng Hunyo sa pamamagitan ng pagtutulungan ng Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)  at Pamahalaang Bayan ng Baliwag sa ilalim ng pamumuno ni Mayor Ferdie Estrella.

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Ang nasabing aktibidad ay sinimulan sa isang  pagbabasbas sa naturang establisiyemento sa pangunguna ni  Fr. Bacani at sinundan ito ng ribbon cutting at unveiling ceremony.  Isang maiksing programa ang idinaos para dito na inumpisahan sa pagbibigay ng paunang pagbati at pagkilala sa mga panauhin ni Provincial Director Zorina Aldana ng DTI-Bulacan. Nagbigay naman ng isang mensahe si Regional Director Judith Angeles ng DTI Region 3 tungkol sa pangkalahatang ideya kung ano ang Negosyo Center at kung anu-ano ang mga serbisyong  maaaring maitulong nito sa bayan at mga namumuhunan.

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Kabilang din sa mga naanyayahang magbigay ng mensahe ay sina Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Baliwag, Inc. President Bienvenido Gonzales, Bulacan Chamber of Commerce at SMED Council President Gregoria Simbulan at Cong. Gavini “Apol” Pancho ng ikalawang Distrito.  Bilang panghuling pananalita, ipinabatid ni Mayor Ferdie na isinulong niya ang pagbubukas ng nasabing Negosyo Center dahil naniniwala siya na ito ay magtataguyod sa pag-unlad ng mga maliliit na negosyante sa bayang kanyang pinamumunuan. “Ang mga Micro, Small at Medium Enterprises ang bumubuhay at bumubuo sa malaking porsiyento ng pinagkukuhanan ng kita ng pamahalaang bayan na siya namang bumabalik sa mga mamamayan bilang serbisyong pampubliko ,” dagdag pa ng batang Alkalde.

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Isa ring parte ng programa ang MOA signing sa pagitan ng Pamahalaang Bayan at DTI na nilagdaan nila Mayor Ferdie at PD Aldana kasama sila Pambayang Tagapangasiwa Enrique Tagle at RD Angeles bilang mga  saksi.

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Dumalo din sa nasabing okasyon sila Kon. Dingdong Nicolas, Kon. Joel Pascual, Mayora Jonnah Nubla-Estrella, mga miyembro ng CCIBI, mga kinatawan ng mga Kooperatiba, mga pinuno ng iba’t ibang sangay at opisina ng Pamahalaang Bayan, mga Kapitan, mga kinatawan ng mga pampublikong ahensiya ng pamahalaan at ilan pang mga imbitadong panauhin.

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Dalawang negosyo ang nagparehistro sa araw ding iyon kabilang ang negosyo nila G. at Gng. Aning Arcega.  Mga ilang minuto lamang ang at naparehistro na nila ang pangalan ng kanilang negosyo na siya namang nagpapatunay sa mabilis at magaang pagpapatala sa DTI.

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Ang kabubukas na Negosyo Center ay matatagpuan sa Farmers Trading Center, DRT Highway, Brgy. Pagala.  Ito ay ang ikawalong binuksan ng DTI sa lalawigan ng Bulacan at kasama sa mahigit limangdaan sa buong Pilipinas. Ito rin ay magsisilbing opisina ng CCIBI upang makapagsagawa ng kanilang recruitment ng mga bagong miyembro, mga pagpupulong at iba pang transaksiyon.

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Baliwag DTI Go Negosyo Center will soft launch on June 28. 

The Local Government of Baliwag and the Department of Trade and Industry jointly agreed to soft launch the center on June 28 even if the ViP Restrooms are still being constructed to be able to begin the service for the benefit of the business community. While the Business Permits and Licensing Office upgrades its list of business establishments with delinquency, the opening will benefit them as application of new DTI Registration will be done in Baliwag, saving them material time to go to Malolos. The Negosyo Center will also be home to the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Baliwag, Inc, the recognized main business group recognized by the local government.

DTI postponed the scheduled visit of Sen. Bam Aquino as it anticipates the launch of Baliwag’s BOSS Center in line with its Seating Pretty ang Tax Payer sa Baliwag Program which was created thru an Executive Order signed by Mayor Ferdie Estrella. The EO is similar to the JMC issued by DILG, DTI and DoF aimed at streamlining the application and release of Business Permit. 

Baliwag was rated this year by the Central Luzon Corridor Foundation with a 91% score from its previous rating of 79%

Tita Dely of Ortega’s Frozen Foods and Mr. Tinapay, Named as One of the Most Outstanding Bulacan Businessmen 2017

Baliwag, Bulacan – When you crave for tocino, hotdog, and other meat products, where do you go to buy to satisfy your cravings?  Definitely when you are in Baliwag, first that will ring a bell is Ortega’s Best.

The person behind the successful Ortega’s Frozen Foods and also Mr. Tinapay is none other than Ms. Hedeliza DC. Mangulabnan otherwise known as Tita Dely to her relatives, friends and employees.

Being a hands-on entrepreneur and having a well-balanced skill in managing people, Mrs. Mangulabnan has been awarded as one of the Seven Most Outstanding Bulacan Businessmen, Processed Food Industry Category at this year’s awarding ceremony held at One Grand Pavilion,Bulihan ,Malolos City.  “MOBB 2017: A Celebration of the Bulakenyo’s Entrepreneurial Success” is this year’s theme for the event.

‘Dely may have never planned to be an entrepreneur when she was studying, but because this is what fate had designed for her, she might as well make it to good use.  As Filipinos love to eat, she believes that there is good business in food.’   (An excerpt from MOBB Citation)

The Bulacan Chamber of Commerce  and Industry Inc. in partnership with the Provincial Government of Bulacan   through their Screening and Selection Committees had chosen Tita Dely to be a recipient of the MOBB awards together with other six Bulacan businessmen namely Aurora F. Sumulong, Food Service Industry; Guillermo C. Simeon, Industrial Manufacturing; Gerry Lim Bon Hiong, Manufacturing-Paper Products; Maura D. De Leon, Food Processing-Health and Nutrition Supplements; Manuela T. Gonzales, Concrete Manufacturing and Virgilio Columna, Construction Category.

The MOBB awards night was graced by Mrs. Jonah Nubla-Estrella, wife of Mayor Ferdie Estrella in support of the Baliwagenya awardee.  It was also attended by the Committee Members of the Baliwag Chamber of Commerce  and Industry led by Mr. Bienvenido S. Gonzales and Ms. Karen Rivera, Investment Promotions Officer of Municipality of Baliwag.

This year’s President of the Executive Committee of the BCCI is also a Baliwagenya,  Mrs. Gregoria G.Simbulan, Co-owner of the Simbulan Industries, Phils. Inc..  Meanwhile her husband , Mr. Renato G. Simbulan, Chairman Emeritus of the BCCI and CEO of  Simbulan Industries, Phils. Inc.  was  awarded this year  by the Baliwag Municipality as Dangal ng Baliwag sa sa Larangan ng Kalakalan at Industriya.

Mayor Ferdie nais pa ng isang tulay na magdudugtong sa Baliwag at Bustos. Pinagbarilan Flyover, hiniling sabay na hiniling ni Cong. Apol at Mayor Ferdie.

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Nais ni Mayor Ferdie na magkaroon pa ng isang tulay na magdudugtong sa Bayan ng Baliwag at Bayan ng Bustos upang makatugon ito sa paparating na mga malalaking kumpanya na gustong pumasok sa Bayan ng Baliwag.

Words spread fast like wildfire, ika nga ni Mayor Ferdie. What we like to investors to see is how governance efficiency level in Baliwag has dramatically improved in the last 9 or 10 months. I don’t say that the local government now is perfect but, I hope, people already started to feel the sincerity of serbisyong may malasakit. Lagi kong sinasabi sa mga empleyado, dapat kapag sila ay magseserbisyo, dapat palaging magiliw, maagap, mahusay, maaasahan at magkakatuwang. Iyong mga values lamang na iyon ang pahalagahan nila tiyak na mapapaganda ang paglilingkod.

Sa pag-update pa lamang ng ating Investment and Incentive Code ay madami na ang nagka-interes na bumalik o balikan ang lahat ng kanilang iniwang mga transaksyon. 

Madaming negosyo ang muling nagkaka interes dahil sa ipinapakitang liksi at mga polisiyang nakakapanghihikayat sa mga namumuhunan tulad na nga ng pagtatatag ng Investment Promotions Unit, ang tanggapan na magiging tulay ng mga imbestors at negosyante. Bukod pa riyan ay ang pagpapanibago ng Business Permits and Licensing Office na kung saan ay nabigyan ito ng 91% ba grado mula sa 79% dahil sa mga reporma na naisakatupuran. Naitatag na muli ang Chamber of Commerce and Industries Inc na siyang magiging tagapag-ugnay at kinatawan ng business community sa lahat ng mga pangangailangan nito. Nakikita natin na muling aakyat at papalo ang ranking ng Baliwag ngayon sa National Competitiveness Index na siyang basehan ng mga malalaking kumpanya sa pagtatayo ng negosyo. 

Infrastructure projects must be strategically prioritized based on the benefit not only of one sector but also of those that will help prime the economy, accelerate inclusive growth and increase efficiency and productivity levels.

SM Group of Companies Took 6 Spots in the Top 15 Taxpayers of Baliwag 2017

In the recently concluded awards night for Top 15 Taxpayers for the year 2017,  6 spots  were occupied by SM Group of Companies on which  The SM Mercantile Stores Group Inc. (The SM Store) ranked first, Super Shopping Market, Inc. ( SM Hypermarket) second, SM Primeholdings Inc. third, Star Appliance Inc. (SM Appliance) sixth, Ace Hardware Philippines Inc. ninth, and Sanford Marketing Corporation (Savemore) fifteenth.

Baliwag Municipal Mayor Ferdinand V. Estrella  handed the Plaque of Appreciation and Recognition to the SM Group of Companies  along with nine other corporations during the Gabi ng Parangal at Pagkilala sa mga Kabalikat sa Paglilingkod at Star Arena, May 25. The said event was attended by the officials and representatives of the 15 Corporations.

Other businesses which placed in the Top 15 were: Wilcon Builder’s Depot, Inc. fourth, Cargill Philippines Inc. fifth, L.P.T. Marketing Inc. (L.P.T. Marketing Inc. – UltraMega Multi-Sales) seventh, Puregold Price Club, Inc. eight, Super 8 Retail System, Inc. (Super 8 Grocery Warehouse) tenth,  Joey’s Food Corporation (Jollibee located in Bayan) eleventh, The Philippine American Life and Gen. Insurance Co. twelfth, Communities Bulacan, Inc. (Camella) thirteenth, and Baliuag Foods Corporation (Jollibee Junction) fourteenth in ranking.

Mayor FVE encouraged the business taxpayers to continue to honestly and concisely pay their taxes on time because this act is a huge catalyst of maintaining and sustaining the economy and will be given back to the people in the form of public service.

In a report disclosed by BPLO, the taxes collected from the SM Group of Companies in 2016 is 28.4% of the total taxes collected while the total taxes generated from the Top 15 is 46.6% of the total taxes collected which vividly denotes that these 15 businesses are truly big contributors to our town’s progress and development.