THE full implementation of the recently signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) of the Land Bank of the Philippines with the Philippine National Police (PNP), on providing a more convenient platform for the payment of police clearances, could be expected by July this year, the LandBank said.
The timeline on the PNP electronic payment (e-payment) was shared by LandBank President and CEO Alex V. Buenaventura.
The signing of the MOU was cited as one of the measures to support LandBank’s continuing efforts to provide efficient and secure channels for government fee payments.
The payment option will be made available for LandBank account holders, as well as applicants maintaining peso accounts with any BancNet member-bank, among others.
“We expect full implementation of the PNP e-payment for national police clearance by July 16, 2018,” Buenaventura told the BusinessMirror in a text message.
Earlier in June, the LandBank and the PNP signed an MOU which will soon enable Filipinos in need of police clearances to simply go online for its application and payment of fees. The LandBank’s Link.BizPortal will interface with the PNP’s National Police Clearance System (NPCS), which enables applicants to set an appointment and pay for their police clearance application fees online.
PNP chief Director Oscar D. Albayalde and Buenaventura signed the MOU at Camp Crame. The new NPCS is expected to be implemented in the 174 police stations nationwide.
“We welcome this new partnership with the PNP as part of our continuing efforts to provide efficient and secure channels for government fee payments,” Buenaventura said.
The Link.BizPortal, piloted in 2017, is an e-Ppayment channel that accepts payments of fees, dues and charges, from clients of enrolled merchants from both the government and private institutions.
The first partnership, in line with the use of the portal, was forged with the Bureau of Internal Revenue, making use of the platform for enhancing the efficiency of tax payments in the country.
Last month the Professional Regulation Commission and Insurance Commission also signed an MOU with LandBank for the use of its Link.BizPortal.
In 2016 the National Police Commission (Napolcom) authorized the PNP to adopt NPCS as a tool to support its anti-criminality campaign and improve the investigation and detection
The Napolcom pointed out that the clearance system is not intended to prevent individuals with police records from employment. A police clearance contains the necessary information which may be needed by a person or entity as additional reference in the exercise of prerogative or discretion.