CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – The City Government of Calamba is tapping the services of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) to provide its constituents more convenient and safe additional payment channels to settle local government fees.
Calamba City Mayor Justin Marc SB. Chipeco and LANDBANK Calamba City Hall Branch Head, Assistant Vice President Anna Marie L. Mundin, signed two (2) Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) for the use of LANDBANK’s Branch Online Collection (OnColl) Facility and electronic payment channel Link.BizPortal on March 23, 2021.
The LANDBANK Branch OnColl Facility will allow Calambeños to pay Real Property Taxes (RPT) to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Calamba City at any LANDBANK branch nationwide.
As part of the agreement, LANDBANK shall accept payments from the clients of Calamba City LGU in the form of cash, authority to debit account, on-us checks, manager’s checks, and local checks.
Meanwhile, through LANDBANK’s Link.BizPortal, Calambeños will also be able to settle their RPT and business permit payments via the internet.
Under the MOA, LANDBANK shall make Link.BizPortal accessible to Calamba City clientele for the payment of fees and charges assessed manually. The Bank shall also report to Calamba City LGU the number and total amount of transactions or collections facilitated daily.
“LANDBANK’s digital payment facilities support LGUs in promoting ease of doing business, especially under the new normal. We are also looking to collaborate with more government partners toward providing uninterrupted public services amid ongoing mobility limitations and health concerns due to the pandemic,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo.
As of end-February 2021, the number of transactions facilitated through LANDBANK’s major electronic channels reached 18.6 million with a total value of P247.08 billion, representing increases of 16% and 47%, respectively, over the same period last year.
Specifically, the LANDBANK Link.BizPortal recorded 660,490 transactions amounting to P1.39 billion, equivalent to 37% and 41% growth rates, respectively.
With 781 enrolled partner-merchants nationwide as of March 2021, the LANDBANK Link.BizPortal is the Bank’s response to the national government’s call for a National Retail Payment System, which also supports the “eGov Pay” payment solution of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
Access the LANDBANK Link.BizPortal for convenient online payment to chosen merchants via the Bank’s official website (www.landbank.com) or directly visit www.lbp-eservices.com.
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