The City of Navotas is partnering with Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) in addressing the needs of its constituents for a safe and efficient online payment facility to settle government fees, amid mobility limitations and health concerns due to the pandemic.
Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco, Navotas City Congressman John Ray Tiangco, and LANDBANK Branch Banking Sector Head, Executive Vice President Julio D. Climaco, Jr. led the virtual signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last February 9, 2021 to activate the payment facility.
Through the LANDBANK Link.BizPortal, Navoteños will be able to conveniently pay Real Property Taxes, business taxes, and other government commitments to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Navotas City online—anytime, anywhere.
Mayor Tiangco said this partnership with LANDBANK will usher greater convenience and safety in the payment and collection of taxes that will significantly benefit both the public and city hall.
“This online payment facility is very important for us because we want to make our services safer, more convenient, and more transparent for the residents of the City of Navotas and I’m glad that LANDBANK is with us in achieving this goal,” Mayor Tiangco said.
Under the MOA, the LANDBANK Link.BizPortal shall be made accessible to the constituents of Navotas City for payment of fees that are assessed online or manually by LGU personnel.
As a partner-merchant, Navotas City will be able to access the Portal’s Merchant Payment Inquiry module which allows the tracking of collections per day in real-time.
The partnership also marks the addition of the Navotas LGU to the LinkBiz.Portal’s growing list of 768 partner-merchants nationwide from both public and private sectors.
“We are continuously collaborating with government and private partners to make digital financial solutions accessible to more clients in the new normal. LANDBANK’s e-banking services facilitate safe, secure, and efficient online financial transactions that have become paramount during this ongoing health crisis,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo.
As of end-December 2020, transactions facilitated through the Bank’s six major electronic channels grew by 21% in volume and 36% in amount from the same period in 2019.
For the Link.BizPortal alone, 2.12 million transactions were facilitated with a total value of P7.95 billion which represent increases of 35% and 71%, respectively.
The Link.BizPortal is LANDBANK’s electronic payment facility that allows individual and institutional clients from both the government and private sectors to pay for products and services via the internet.
For more information about LANDBANK’s e-banking services, clients may visit the Bank’s official website (www.landbank.com), or follow the Bank’s official social media channels at @landbankofficial on Facebook and Instagram, @LBP_Official on Twitter, and @LANDBANK on Viber.