The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is making it easier for motorists to pay their fines and penalties through online and cashless payment systems.
The MMDA has partnered with the Land Bank of the Philippines and CIS Bayad in a bid to automate the collection of fines and penalties for all kinds of violations of traffic rules and regulations. Rather than having to head to the MMDA or other payment centers, violators may pay their fines and other penalties from the comforts of home.
“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,” said MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos.
According to the MMDA, the agency receives an average of 2,000 over-the-counter payments via SM Payment Centers, Bayad Centers, and the MMDA Redemption Center daily. By using the new system, it allows for less exposure to the public amid the pandemic.
Payments made through Bayad and Land Bank will charge service processing fees of PHP 12 and PHP 15, respectively, both of which will be paid on top of the total bills. Successful payment transactions will be posted the following day.
Don’t have a Land Bank account? Motorists can use other bank accounts via BancNet, PCHC Paygate, G-Cash, and credit cards to pay their fines/violations. The MMDA has shared a tutorial video on the Lank Bank Link Biz Portal, which you can watch above.
Made a mistake? Those who have overpaid their payment transaction may write a refund request letter to MMDA with proof of payment or an official receipt attached. The letter should be submitted to the Traffic Ticket Management Division (TTMD) for the preparation of the voucher. In case of an invalid or incorrect ticket number, payment will be tagged as unposted. The client may then contact the MMDA Redemption center for payment correction.
So the next time you incur a traffic violation from the MMDA, there's no need to head out to pay for it. Just visit the MMDA website or click here.