APPLYING FOR A business permit in Valenzuela City can now be as fast as 10 seconds with the launching of the local government’s 3S Plus Valenzuela City Online Services. The system also handles other processes such as building and construction permit application, real property tax payments, and requests for various documents. The hard copy of the business permit and other documents can be delivered within three to five working days through Wide Wide World Express (formerly DHL Philippines) or Grab Express. “(T)he new platform demonstrates the local government’s commitment to make services more efficient and innovative, which in turn can attract more investors and spur further development,” Mayor Rexlon T. Gatchalian said in a statement following the Nov. 13 launch. “At this point, the adoption of digital technology has become essential to fostering growth. The launch of 3S Plus Valenzuela City Online Services shows how we are leveraging on the innovative use of new technologies for better, faster services to our constituents,” he added.