For the convenient and efficient delivery of public services
HIMAMAYLAN CITY, Negros Occidental – The City Government of Himamaylan has lauded the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) and its digital banking platforms for providing meaningful support to the City’s delivery of essential public services.
Himamaylan City Mayor Rogelio Raymund Tongson, Jr. cited the ease provided by the Bank in facilitating financial transactions between the LGU and its constituents, which began prior to the onset of the global health pandemic.
“LANDBANK’s convenient, reliable, and efficient services have unintentionally prepared the LGU with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which posed multiple inconveniences and limitations to the day-to-day operations of the city. Since its partnership with LANDBANK, the city has faced less issues concerning security, accuracy, and time management,” said Mayor Tongson.
He added that physical money transfers were no longer needed as LANDBANK already provided online banking services, which helped limit physical and personal interactions in accordance with health and safety protocols.
LANDBANK’s corporate internet-based banking facility, WeAccess, facilitated for the Himamaylan LGU a total of 3,494 transactions amounting to P751.6 million from the period of January 2022 to February 2023.
From the same period, the LGU also recorded transactions with total value of P48.9 million through the LANDBANK e-Tax Payment System (eTPS), the Bank’s digital tax payment channel.
“The digital banking experience offered by LANDBANK has significantly supported the operations made by the LGU. Accountant’s Advice can now be accomplished online; bank statements are also readily available at any given time; and financial transactions between the LGU and its clients have been expedited and made more secure,” Mayor Tongson added.
LANDBANK is offering a menu of digital products and services to all local governments nationwide, in support of Executive Order No. 170 or the Adoption of Digital Payments for Government Disbursement and Collections, and Republic Act No. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.
“We are committed to support the digital journey of our local government partners nationwide. We will continue to explore innovative solutions to help enhance local public service delivery in serving the nation,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Cecilia Cayosa Borromeo.
LANDBANK and the City Government of Himamaylan have been working together to roll-out the City’s development projects since 2006.
The Bank has previously funded the construction and development of the Himamaylan City Hall and sanitary landfill, as well as initiatives for shoreline embankment and protection, desilting and protection of river channels, and land reclamation, among other development projects.