BIMP app to facilitate COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries
BAGUIO CITY – Baguio City’s citizen portal application dubbed “Baguio In My Pocket” (BIMP) will now serve as database for beneficiaries of the vaccine against the Coronavirus disease.
In the Management Committee meeting held Wednesday, Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong said “those who are registered in the BIMP will have priority in receiving the vaccine shot.
The Baguio In My Pocket (BIMP) is a free smart phone application with several features aimed at promoting an e-government ecosystem.
“Barangay Empowerment is a key element of BIMP as we will require the registration of all constituents at the barangay level and ensure the availability of accurate records of all residents. The data will be available to the Sanggunian Barangay thereby enabling them to deliver basic services to everyone,” the mayor said.
BIMP also promotes the concept of ‘bayanihan’ among the different barangays and puroks in the city through the use of citizen mobile application; Said application also allows for the immediate dissemination of public announcements during emergencies; create job opportunities through the concept of market-to-home delivery; and efficiently and immediately extend public service to all registered citizens of the city in times of crisis and disasters. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the QR Code generated for every registrant will hasten the contract tracing efforts of the city.
Recently, the city government announced that assessment of real property tax and business permit fees will be available online through the BIMP to avoid crowding at the City Hall as well as comply with the Ease of Doing Business Law in the country. The citizen database will help city officials in coming up with policies responsive to the needs of all sectors particularly the vulnerable elderlies, children, persons with disabilities among others. Additional features to be added to the BIMP soon are online payment of government transactions or Cashless Payments, Online Marketplace, and Riders’ app among others.
Citizen registration for the app started in September after a memorandum of agreement was signed in July between the city and Pasig-based Information Technology Business Solutions (ITBS) Corporation, the app’s provider.
Register at: https://www.baguioinmypocket.ph/
Follow these steps:
1) Go to www.baguioinmypocket.ph
2) Click on the “Citizen Portal App” for android users or click on “Mobile web” for IOS users to register.
3) After Downloading, click “Install update” to update the app (For Android User).
4) Register and Accept terms and conditions
5) Your unique QR code should be available after logging in to your newly registered profile. You may screenshot or print your QR Code.
For inquiries or assistance about the Baguio In My Pocket application, message their official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/baguioinmypocket/
Meantime, the city government set up registration booths at the Baguio City Hall grounds to give immediate assistance to all persons who have not yet registered with the BIMP citizen portal application. Beginning January 11, 2021, the city government implemented a “No QR Code, No Entry” policy at the City hall for all employees, officials and transacting clients. – Jessa P. Samidan