Pag-IBIG, PhilheaLth launch e-remittance, ePay systems-A A +A
Sunday, July 27, 2014
IN ACCORDANCE with RA No. 8792 also known as the Philippines Electronic Commerce Act of 2000, the Home Mutual Development Fund (HMDF) or Pag-IBIG Fund and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) launched its e-remittance and ePay system during the National Competitiveness Council capacity building.
This program aims to hasten the processing and to accommodate more transactions in both offices.
Representatives from the National Government agencies, local government units, and owners of small businesses gathered during the launching last week at the Lim Ket Kai Luxe Hotel.
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) acting regional director Linda Boniao said that the e – remittance or the electronic remittance system will promote competitiveness and efficiency, something that government sectors should consider for the upcoming Asean integration.
“Payments will be faster and easy as well as posting of contribution. You need not visit the office anymore. More importantly, hospitals can now view your contribution through an online link between PhilHealth and the hospitals,” said Marlon Niño Arrabaca of Philhealth Regional Office 10.
Individuals are required to have a Philhealth Identification Number (PIN) while company owners should have a PhilHealth Employer Number (PEN) before they enroll to their online system in their official website. PhilHealth’s ePay system can be accessed at banks namely Union Bank, Security Bank, Bancnet, Citibank and Bank of the Philippine Islands.
“We also wish to cater to more clients and serve them faster,” said Reynaldo Malaya, vice president of Pag-IBIG Fund Management Group.
The processing of loans and filing of payments to Pag-IBIG can also be done online through Union Bank, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Landbanks.
It can also be processed through LBC and Western Union. Further instructions for the e-remittance can be viewed through Pag-IBIG’s official website.
The Electronic Commerce Act of 2000 was signed into law on June 14, 2000. It was based on Senate Bill No. 1902 and House Bill No. 9971 which was patterned from the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law’s (UNCITRAL) Model Law on Electronic Commerce.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on July 28, 2014.