TUMAUINI, Isabela – The Municipal Government of Tumauini has tapped the digital services of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) to provide its constituents with a more convenient and safe payment channel to settle local government fees.
Tumauini Mayor Venus T. Bautista and LANDBANK Ilagan Branch Head, Assistant Vice President Lorenzo M. Saquing led the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement for the use of the LANDBANK Link.BizPortal on 18 October 2022.
Through the LANDBANK Link.BizPortal, residents can now settle fees, dues, and charges to the local government unit (LGU) at their convenience with just a few clicks on their computers or mobile devices.
The Municipal Government of Tumauini joins over 970 government and private partner merchants nationwide that have been enrolled in the LinkBizPortal system, as of end- September 2022.
For the first nine months of the year, the LANDBANK Link.BizPortal has facilitated over 506,000 transactions with value of P8.8 billion, representing increases of 56% and 19%, respectively, year-on-year.
“LANDBANK fully supports the digitalization initiatives of the local government of Tumauini to deliver convenient public services. We look forward to helping increase payment collection rates to fund more development programs in the municipality,” LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo said.
The Tumauini LGU and LANDBANK also inaugurated a new LANDBANK ATM at the new Municipal Building Compound in Barangay San Pedro, Tumauini, Isabela.
This second LANDBANK ATM in the municipality will cater to government employees and private customers, including the beneficiaries of the National Government’s Conditional and Unconditional Cash Transfer (CCT/UCT) Programs in the 46 barangays of Tumauini, as well as the 26 barangays of the neighboring Municipality of Delfin Albino.
The presence of this new offsite ATM further complements the delivery of essential banking services in the area, in line with LANDBANK’s thrust to promote financial inclusion nationwide.