“Cashless Payment System” for Traffic Violators Fined by MMDA Enforcers
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has launched a “cashless payment system” for individuals who will be caught violating traffic rules.
The MMDA’s “cashless payment system” aims to make fine collection and payment easier for motorists who break various traffic regulations and legislation. According to MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos, the agency has teamed with Landbank of the Philippines and CIS Bayad Center Inc. to provide the public with “automatic fine collection.”
“In the age of digitization, cashless payment offers convenience for the clients. With the use of mobile phones and laptops/computers, we can now pay anytime and anywhere without the need to travel. Payment is now made easier and long queues will be avoided as they don’t have to go to the MMDA or any over-the-counter payment centers to pay the fines. ” and Atty. Abalos.
He went on to say that contactless payment means less public exposure (no contact transaction) and a lower risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus. Nearly 2,000 people are paying their traffic penalties at SM Payment Centers, Payment Centers, and the MMDA Redemption Center, according to the MMDA.
“Successful payment transactions will be posted the following day. A service processing fee of P12 for Bayad Center and P15 for Landbank shall also be paid on top of the penalties, ”said the MMDA.
Overpaid clients can write a “refund request letter” to the MMDA, enclosing proof of payment or an official receipt. For voucher preparation, the letter must be sent to the Traffic Ticket Management Division (TTMD).
Abalos, on the other hand, emphasized that the MMDA welcomes motorists who wish to discuss or “contest” their traffic penalties, urging them to visit the Authority’s Traffic Adjudication Division.
“If you think that you did not commit any violation, you could go to the MMDA office and appeal. Our adjudicators will then decide to either uphold or cancel the apprehension, ”said Abalos.
Clients can pay using Payment Center partners such as GCash, Grabpay, and Paymaya in addition to Landbank and Payment Center. Credit, debit, and prepaid cards are among the other payment possibilities (Visa, Mastercard, and JCB).
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