Paying for a traffic ticket can be a pain in the neck as violators will go out of their usual way in a day just to settle it. Not to mention the long queues in over-the-counter payment centers and the parking fees in SM malls if violators decide to pay through SM Payment Centers.
MMDA partners with Landbank and Bayad
Fortunately, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) now accepts cashless payment for traffic violations via various online platforms including the Landbank of the Philippines and Bayad. This new payment scheme aims to automate the collection of fines and penalties for all kinds of traffic rules and violations.
“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 fine,” said MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos.
MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos presenting the new online payment schemes
Meanwhile, Branch Banking Sector of the Landbank of the Philippines Executive Vice President Julio Climaco expressed that its partnership with MMDA will help strengthen the country’s push for greater financial digitization. He continued by saying, “this new collaboration proves to be relevant and timely as we all continue to adapt to the new normal.”
The service fee for processing traffic violations via Bayad is Php 12, while a Php 15 service fee is added for Landbank payment transactions. Bayad Center partners such as Gcash, Grabpay, and Paymaya also accept online payment. Other payment options include credit, debit, and prepaid cards (Visa, Mastercard, and JCB).
A more hassle-free way of settling traffic violations
MMDA acknowledges that not all enforcers might write down the right violations. As such, the government agency is open to motorists who would contest their violations and encouraged them to go to the Authority’s Traffic Adjudication Division.
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