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NHA to adopt online payment options from housing beneficiaries

December 21, 2022 Jun I. Legaspi 335 views

TO improve its collection efficiency, the National Housing Authority (NHA) will adopt alternative online payment options for monthly amortizations and other fees from its housing beneficiaries.

NHA General Manager Joeben Tai signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Maya Philippines, Inc. represented by Ma. Rocielo B. Nunez, Senior Lead and Cluster Head of the Maya Public Sector and Special Enterprise, to pilot digital payments through Maya in special housing projects in Region II and in the Cordillera Administrative Region II (CAR II).

Beneficiaries from these selected housing projects would be able to pay their monthly amortization payments and other fees through the Maya Bills Payment Service or the Maya app.

Aside from making payments, the service will also issue billing notices and remittances of collected payments through email or SMS notifications to the beneficiaries.

The long-awaited proposal for an alternative option to remotely, efficiently, and securely pay monthly amortizations was realized during the pandemic when NHA’s manual methods in billing issuances and payment collection did work efficiently and effectively.

Its adoption may also serve livelihood opportunities to beneficiaries who intend to become merchants in the community for Maya e-wallet cash-ins.

Furthermore, Republic Act (RA) No. 8792 or the Electronic Commerce Act of 2000, mandates all government agencies to accept payments through electronic means, and RA 11032, or the “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018” mandates all offices and agencies to improve their transactions and procedures.