Mactan Economic Zone to adopt e-payment, collection systems

AUTOMATED systems and processes including an online payment method accessible to applicant investors or current locators in economic zones will soon be adopted in the Mactan Economic Zone, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) said.

Peza Director General Charito Plaza said this is part of the agency’s initiatives in line with Republic Act 11032, also known as the “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Services Delivery Act of 2019” that aims to improve transaction systems and procedures.

“Economic zones in Mactan and Baguio City will begin using the system in the next few weeks with the scanners recently deployed,” Plaza said.

She said the use of electronic payment and collection systems by Peza will enhance and promote more efficient services to the general public.

Plaza said it is about time the agency, which is now in its 26th year, adopted technology and innovations and explored digital platforms to improve good governance, transparency, ease of doing business and accountability.

Plaza and I-PAY MYEG PH (IPMPI) chief executive officer Ann Margaret Saldana signed the memorandum of agreement (MOA) on Feb. 18, 2021, at the Peza head office in Pasay City.

IPMPI is an online payment gateway provider that operates and maintains an Electronic Payment Collection System (EPCS) and has the capability to integrate with Peza’s online portal.

The EPCS will roll out in 30 to 45 days following the recent MOA signing with IPMPI.

The EPCS enables clients to remit payments through various channels such as ATM accounts, credit cards, mobile wallets and over-the-counter facilities. (JOB)


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