THE Davao City Treasurer's Office (CTO) assured that its system is safe to prevent from any hacking as it shifts to online tax payment this month.
During the Ispeak media forum on Thursday, January 10, CTO head Erwin Alparaque explained that the city’s system and its bank partner, the Landbank of the Philippines, are totally secured.
“We are definitely protected against these illegal activities. From the very start, atoa na nga na-anticipate nga naay mahitabo nga mga ingon ana (we already anticipated that there will be attempts) but rest assured that there will be no such thing that will happen,” Alparaque said.
He further said that prior to the finalization of an agreement between the two parties, there are already personnel to be part of the team such as programmers, information technology, collectors, among others, who have undergone orientation to be equipped on online payment transaction.
“Options lang sa mga taxpayers and paggamit sa online payment system,” he said, adding that the service aims to provide convenience to the taxpayers and the CTO employees in paying tax obligations to the city.
“We are ready for this online payment system and even the equipment or the hardware that we will use is ready. We are just waiting for the go signal of Landbank so that we can start in accepting transaction,” Alparaque said.
Meanwhile, the online payment transactions will have three steps, Alparaque said. First is to get an order of payment at the CTO-BTAD for business permit and at the Building Official for building or occupancy permit.
Second step is to pay online throughwww.davaocity.gov.ph or at the Landbank’s Link.BizPortal and fill out payment form.
Lastly, get official receipt from the CTO.