If you need to transact with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for whatever reason, best postpone to a later date. The agency announced that starting today, August 17, 2021, the face-to-face transactions at the MMDA Redemption Center in Makati are suspended.

The main reason for the MMDA to suspend face-to-face transactions? The rapid rise of COVID cases. With the country recording over 14,000 cases in the past few days, the agency isn’t taking any chances and likely wants to protect its employees from contracting the virus. At the same time, those that need to transact with them can choose to stay home for the time being.

But what if you need to pay your fines immediately? Thankfully, the MMDA accepts online transactions already. No need to go to a Bayad Center or leave the house at all. The agency recently partnered with the Land Bank of the Philippines and CIS Bayad to automate the collection of fines and penalties for all kinds of violations of traffic rules and regulations.

Even though it’s operated by Land Bank, you don’t need to create an account with the bank to do transactions. Motorists can use other bank accounts via BancNet, PCHC Paygate, G-Cash, and credit cards to pay their fines/violations. All you have to do is visit the MMDA website or click this link.

With active cases continuing to rise, let’s do our best to curb the spread by staying home for the time being. Besides, we shouldn’t be going out either as Metro Manila and nearby areas are still under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).