DBP, Zamcelco sign MOA for easier payment of electric bills PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 08:59

The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ZAMCELCO) signed on May 26, 2015 a Memorandum of Agreement on Electronic Bills Payment Facility via DBP ATMs. With the signing of the MOA, ZAMCELCO member consumers who are holder of DBP ATM Debit Cards has now the option to pay their ZAMCELCO Electric Bills to any DBP ATMs nationwide, 24/7, Free of Charge starting May 2015.

Presently, there are five DBP ATM units in the city to accept ZAMCELCO bills payment. These DBP ATMs are strategically located at the DBP Branch Office located near City Hall;  Puericulture Center along Brillantes Street;  Zamboanga City Medical Center at Sta. Catalina; ZAMCELCO main office at Putik; and  ZAMBOECOZONE at San Ramon. Two more ATMs are due for installation in the city, one of which will be installed at Zamboanga City State College of Marine Science and Technology at Rio Hondo. Depending on the volume of the paying customers, additional DBP ATM maybe installed in strategic locations later on.

Right now, DBP is also working on a similar electronic payment scheme with Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) to give access to DBP’s clients who are concessionaires of ZCWD to pay their water bills at any DBP ATMs nationwide. Very soon, DBP and the City Government of Zamboanga will enter into an agreement that will facilitate the installation initially of six (6) units Point-of-Sale (POS) Machines at City Hall to give our taxpayers the convenience of paying their taxes using any ATM Debit Cards and Visa Credit Cards. Additional POS machine maybe requested for the other collection window of the City Government in the barangay.

This DBP ATM payment scheme is just the beginning of a more advanced electronic payment channel that DBP is working with ZAMCELCO, ZCWD, and City Hall. In the near future, and as soon as these agencies are able to make their website transactional, an enhanced electronic payment scheme called the Internet Payment Gateway (IPG) will be adopted. In the IPG, customers/taxpayers will be able to pay their bills/taxes electronically through their smart phones, laptops, desktops, and Tablets with the use of their Bancnet, Megalink and Expressnet issued ATM Debit Cards including Visa Credit Cards.