• Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

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    Imus City Council Passes Ordinance on QR PH Digital Payments

    The Imus City Council has passed an ordinance that will implement the QR PH Digital Payments in establishments and public transportation in the city as part of the Paleng-QR Program of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

    The ordinance, authored by Councilor Dennis Lacson, aims to promote a cashless and contactless payment system that will enhance the convenience and safety of the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The QR PH Digital Payments is a standardized quick response (QR) code that can be used across different payment platforms and financial institutions. It is also compatible with the national ID system and the e-government services.

    The ordinance was passed during the sixth regular session of the Imus City Council on Monday, February 5, 2024.

    The city council also approved several resolutions that will allow the city government to enter into agreements with various government agencies and private sector partners.

    These include the implementation of the Adopt Waterbody Program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB), the use of the Integrated Clinic Information System of the Department of Health (DOH) Region 4-A, and the establishment of a tree park and greenbelt in a portion of Brgy. Pasong Buaya 1 in cooperation with the Provincial Government of Cavite.

    The Adopt Waterbody Program is a collaborative effort between the DENR-EMB and the local government units to rehabilitate and protect the water resources in their respective areas. The program also aims to raise awareness and involvement of the community in the conservation of the environment.

    The Integrated Clinic Information System is a web-based application that will enable the city health office to manage and monitor the health records and services of the residents. The system will also facilitate the referral and coordination of patients to other health facilities and agencies.

    The tree park and greenbelt project is an initiative of the city government and the provincial government to create a green space that will serve as a recreational and educational area for the public. The project will also contribute to the urban greening and climate change mitigation efforts of the city.

    The city council expressed its support and appreciation to the proponents and partners of these programs, which are expected to benefit the people of Imus and improve the quality of life in the city.