Indelibly etched on the minds of every Filipino is the sight of thousands lined up in various government offices while waiting for the delivery of public services paid for with their taxes. This sad state of affairs became even more stark during the lockdowns mandated by the national government due to the pandemic where multitudes stood in long lines for hours just to avail of whatever assistance local governments could give.
Mayor Strike Revilla believes, like his departed father, that the Filipino deserves to be served and to be served well. Guided by this principle, Mayor Revilla requested the Sangguniang Panlungsod to pass an ordinance authorizing his office to convert the Special Bacoor Resident (SBR) Card to a multi-purpose software application to be known as the “SBR App” which can be downloaded for free by city residents in their smartphones and can be used by subscribers while availing the various services of the city government.
On August 15, 2022, the Sangguniang Panlungsod approved Mayor Revilla’s request and passed City Ordinance No. 212-2022 also known as the SBR App Ordinance of Bacoor. Through the said ordinance, the SBR App shall be developed and will soon enable city residents and taxpayers to transact with the city government in the comfort of their homes while using their smartphones. “This ordinance is a game changer,” explained Councilor Rogelio “Bok” Nolasco during his sponsorship speech in support of the ordinance, “because for the first time, every Bacooreño will now have the chance to make use of technology in obtaining fast and efficient public service from the city government.” When the SBR App is launched, Bacooreños will be able to pay taxes, request for assistance, or file complaints without having to go to the City Hall on a 24/7 basis.