MMDA says you can now pay for fines through your cellphones
Updated on September 23 2023
E-commerce has become more mainstream over the past couple of years. Thanks to mobile banking applications, we can pay for bills, goods, and services without having the need to pull out a wallet or cash. You can even pay for fines from a traffic violation.
Yes, you read that right. From now on, you no longer have to go through over the counter payments to settle fines that need to be settled with the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). One of the reasons why the MMDA pushed for this is, of course, to reduce the transmission risk of the virus.
“Contactless payment means less exposure to the public and less possibility of acquiring the COVID-19 virus,” said MMDA Chairman, Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos, Jr. The chairman adds, ““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”.
This cashless payment system was made in cooperation with Landbank of the Philippines and CIS Bayad Center, Inc. To settle the balance, simply download the Bayad Center app, head to pay bills, and click on MMDA. From there, fill up the necessary details and pay the fine. You may also settle the penalty via Gcash or PayMaya.