MANILA – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and the Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) on Thursday signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) allowing for web-based payments on MARINA services.
In a statement on Friday, the agency said the agreement allows the integration of the MARINA Payment Facility to the Landbank LinkBiz portal, a web-based payment channel that allows clients from both the government and private sectors to pay for products and services through the internet.
In a virtual signing ceremony, Capt. Jeffrey Solon, Officer-in-Charge of the Office of the Deputy Administrator for Planning, thanked Landbank on behalf of MARINA for the partnership that would “greatly help” the agency in fulfilling its mandates for the maritime sector.
“With the eventual implementation of this memorandum of agreement, the MARINA looks forward to maximizing the use of this e-payment facility as our modest contribution to the government’s efforts for ease of doing business, and also adhere to the principles and practices of good governance,” Solon said.
Marilou Villafranca, senior vice president of the North National Capital Region (NCR) Branches Group of the LBP, also thanked MARINA for trusting Landbank in providing “safe and secured cashless payment services”.
“Following our MOA signing today, this e-payment facility will be made available to your clients – allowing them to settle their monetary obligations to MARINA in a faster, more secured, and convenient manner,” Villafranca said.
The agreement was signed by Solon, on behalf of MARINA Administrator Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, AFP (ret), and Villafranca.
It was witnessed by MARINA Deputy Administrator for Operations Engr. Nannette Villamor Dinopol and LBP vice president/relationship officer North NCRBG Cluster B, Ma. Elenita Manucom. (PNA)