Baguio City Council to implement paperless transaction project this year

BAGUIO CITY –The Baguio City Council will implement a paperless transaction project this year in continuation of the computerization project initiated by the City Budget Office in 2016.

Under the PHP1.77 billion 2017 budget of the local government unit of Baguio City, more than PhP2 million was allocated for the implementation of paperless transactions of the council to save on expenditures in paper and ink for the printing of the agenda, committee reports, attached comments and other related documents needed in the council’s regular sessions.

If implemented, the city secretary’s office and council secretariat will no longer need voluminous copies of all documents submitted to the local legislative body for pertinent actions of the council members.

This will result in savings of time, effort and resources among those involved in these transactions.

Earlier, the Baguio City Council requested for a PhP5 million budget to fund its paperless transactions but only PhP2 million was included for the acquisition of the project’s system hardware.

The implementation of paperless transactions in the city council is part of an effort to provide quality and timely delivery of services to the people and those transacting business with the different offices of the city.

The initial phase of the paperless transactions in the council will pave the way for the implementation of its second phase as soon as funds are made available to support the enactment of a supplemental budget. Jojo Lamaria/PNA-northboundasia.com