Beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Parañaque City were able to avoid long queues, hours of waiting time, and health risks from COVID-19, by receiving their cash grants thru their cash cards.
The City Government of Parañaque, in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK), successfully disbursed cash grants worth P28 million to 7,118 4Ps beneficiaries in Parañaque City by utilizing their existing LANDBANK cash cards on May 6 and 18, 2021.
The partnership for the online distribution of the cash aid was formalized through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed between Parañaque City Mayor Edwin L. Olivarez, DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito D. Bautista, and LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo on April 23, 2021.
“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, LANDBANK has worked closely with various government partners for the immediate and efficient distribution of cash subsidies. We will continuously leverage on our digital and online platforms to facilitate a safe and secure mode of delivering social amelioration programs,” LANDBANK President and CEO Borromeo said.
Under the agreement, LANDBANK facilitated the crediting of financial assistance to the cash card accounts of qualified 4Ps beneficiaries based on the list provided by the Pantawid Pamilya Information System (PPIS) of the DSWD.
The cash assistance in the amount of P1,000 per affected individual, with a maximum amount of P4,000 per family, is part of the National Government’s support to low-income families residing in the National Capital Region (NCR) and in the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal, collectively known as the “NCR Plus,” that were previously placed under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) on March 29 to April 18, 2021.
LANDBANK continues to record a usage surge for its digital and e-banking channels since health and mobility restrictions were implemented last year.
From January to April 2021, LANDBANK’s five major electronic channels—Mobile Banking App, Electronic Modified Disbursement System (eMDS), Link.BizPortal, iAccess, and weAccess—facilitated a total of 38.89 million transactions amounting to P642.68 billion. These represent increases of 12% and 55% year-on-year for volume of transactions and value, respectively.
Meanwhile, LANDBANK continues to waive fees for online fund transfers of retail clients until June 30, 2021. This covers online fund transfers facilitated through LANDBANK’s online banking channels via InstaPay and PESONet.
For more information about LANDBANK’s e-Banking products and 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.