The Philippine Business Registry
The Philippines Business Registry (PBR) is a Government-initiated project that facilitates business registration-related transactions by integrating all agencies involved in business registration, such as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Social Security System (SSS), Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Local Government Units (LGUs) and other permit/license-issuing agencies. It provides a faster process for business registration, thus strengthening the government’s effort of providing quality service to the people and realizing its commitment to curb corruption and reduce red tape in the bureaucracy.
In particular, it is a web-based system that serves as a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs who need to transact with several agencies to be able to start operating a business. Each of the agencies’ computerized registration systems will be interlinked so that applicants need not physically go to each agency to register their businesses.
At present, sole proprietors can validate existing or register their business names from the DTI, get or validate their existing Tax Identification Numbers (TINs) from the BIR and employer registration numbers from the Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) through the PBR system.
Sole proprietors may register online through www.business.gov.ph or go to the nearest DTI field offices with designated PBR Kiosks or tellers and register through them.
Application through online will require you to fill up the necessary fields and submit all the requirements needed by the involved agencies. On the other hand, application through a teller will involve submission of a filled up application form which may be downloaded from the website and present all the requirements to the tellers.
The PBR system has the ePayment facility handling both GCash and BancNet debit card payments for business name registration.