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Philippines Department of Finance establishing online payment gateway for government transactions

Philippines Department of Finance establishing online payment gateway for government transactions

MANILA: The Department of Finance (DOF) in the Philippines is establishing an online-based payment gateway to enable taxpayers and other state clients to remit fees and other charges electronically to government agencies.

This is in line with the Philippine Government’s efforts to cut red tape and improve the ease of doing business in the country.

The PHPay system is designed to be a secure and reliable collection system in which government clients can transfer payments online for government services, anytime and anywhere, minimising the need for human contact and eliminating long queues in state offices.

Even after PHPay is in place, taxpayers and other government clients, can still opt to use other payment methods.

Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran updated officials from the Departments of Trade and Industry (DTI), of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the National Competitiveness Council; along with Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista of this DOF initiative during a recent meeting to discuss the measures being done to improve the ease of doing business in the country.