From left to right: Mr. Cristeto Ocampo, TIEZA’s Travel Tax Department Manager, Mr. Mark Lapid, TIEZA’s Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Ann Margaret Saldaña, MyEG Philippines Chief Executive Officer, and Ms. Israelita Choa, MyEG Philippines Accounts and E-Gov Operations Manager
As travel restriction eases and borders have started to open, more and more citizens are now traveling outside the country. Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), will be implementing the Online Travel Tax Services System (OTTSS), an online payment portal designed to provide a more convenient, faster and hassle-free way of paying for travel taxes. In partnership with MyEG PHILIPPINES, INC. (MYEG PH), a market leader in electronic solutions championing government services online automation both in the Philippines and in Malaysia and a leading e-payment processing provider will be activating its 90,000 payment channels to TIEZA’s OTTSS.
The memorandum of agreement was signed by TIEZA’s Chief Operating Officer, Mark Lapid, and MyEG Philippines’ Chief Executive Officer, Ann Margaret Saldaña, on June 8, 2022, at Midas Tent, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.
Through this partnership with MyEG Philippines, citizens will have multiple options to pay for travel tax online anytime while they remain safe in the comfort of their homes using their E-Wallets (GCash, Maya, ShopeePay, and GrabPay), Credit/Debit Cards, Online Bank Transfer from various banks such as BPI, BDO, UnionBank, RCBC, and Maybank, while also making cash payment options still available from 7-Eleven, Robinsons Department Store, SM Department Store, SM Supermarket, Cebuana Lhuillier, Palawan Pawnshop, USSC, RD Pawnshop, Posible, DA5, and many others. TIEZA’s Online Travel Tax Services System (OTTSS) can be accessed at https://tieza.gov.ph, and will soon be made available also at www.myeg.ph.
Also present during the ceremony were Rodolfo E. Ancheta, TIEZA’s Assistant Chief Operating Officer for the Administration and Finance Sector, Cristeto G. Ocampo, TIEZA’s Travel Tax Department Manager, Atty. Bumbo S. Cruz, TIEZA’s Privilege Administration Division Manager, Raquel S. Dela Cruz, TIEZA’s Management Information Systems Department Manager, Michelle V. Magsakay, MyEG PH’s Business Development Manager, Elmer B. Dequilla, MyEG PH’s Business Project Manager, Ester Rebecca F. Del Fierro, MyEG PH’s Digital Marketing Manager, and Israelita Q. Choa, MyEG PH’s Accounts and E-Gov Operations Manager.
Answering to President Duterte’s Executive Order 170 that orders all government departments and agencies to adopt digital payments for government disbursements and collections to promote efficient delivery of services, expedite transactions, boost revenue and reduce the risk of graft and corruption, TIEZA remains to be at the forefront of digital developments in providing ease of doing business that can benefit citizens nationwide.
“Our capacity to travel outside the country was extremely limited during the pandemic. Now that travel restrictions have eased up, TIEZA is ready for the travel surge by providing our outbound citizens a more convenient way of paying their travel taxes online through our collaboration with MyEG. This is just one of the many innovations of TIEZA in providing better services to the people,” says TIEZA’s Chief Operating Officer, Mark Lapid.
“We are committed to support TIEZA in providing the traveling citizens an easier, faster, and hassle-free way of paying for their travel taxes. With this partnership, TIEZA will be able to provide 90,000 ways for the citizens to settle and pay for their travel taxes, thus, giving them more reasons to have a safer, more enjoyable and hassle-free travel,” says MyEG PH’s Chief Executive Officer, Ann Margaret Saldaña.
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