Pag-IBIG Fund requires employers to pay remittances online

The auction of the properties acquired by Pag-IBIG Fund is on December 4, 2015.
The auction of the properties acquired by Pag-IBIG Fund is on December 4, 2015.

Pag-IBIG Fund now requires all concerned private and government employers to start paying their remittances online.

Gina P. Lanceta, head of Pag-IBIG Fund Molo Branch, said they will no longer accept over the counter payment of membership savings and short term loan amortizations from government and private employers with at least ten employees beyond July 31 as mandated by Pag-IBIG Fund Circular No. 355.

The said circular requires all covered employers to remit their payment online using the Electronic Payment and Collection Facility (EPCF) platform adopted by the agency in partnership with its 13 accredited banks.

The accredited banks include Landbank, Union Bank, BPI, Security Bank, Metrobank, China Bank, CTBC Bank, RCBC, Asia United Bank, EastWest Bank, Citi Bank, Development Bank of the Philippines and Philippine National Bank. 

The implementation of the circular is in compliance with Republic Act No. 8792 or otherwise known as E-Commerce Act of 2000 that mandates government offices and agencies engaged in the acceptance of payments to accept and acknowledge payments, among others, using electronic data messages systems.

Lanceta said this move is also part of the agency’s thrust to make the payment of membership savings and short term loan amortization accessible, convenient, efficient and faster for employers.

Those who may have more queries about the EPCF, they can visit Pag-IBIG Fund Molo Member Services Branch located at the 2nd floor GT Plaza Mall, MH Del Pilar St., Molo, Iloilo City or other nearest Pag-IBIG Fund office. They may also call (033) 330-2699 and look for Mr. Mark Ken Carmelita, marketing specialist of marketing and sales section.

Pag-IBIG Fund Molo Branch covers the districts of Iloilo City Proper, Molo and Arevalo, Iloilo City; Southern Iloilo; ALEOSAN; and the provinces of Guimaras and Antique. PIA-6