Electronic Payment and Collection System (EPCS)

From Digital Filipino:

The Department of Trade and Industry and Department of Finance Joint Administrative Order #2: Guidelines implementing R.A.8792 on Electronic Payment and Collection System (EPCS) in Government was just signed last October 25, 2006. This will take effect upon publication this November.

The guideline provides a transparent process that all revenue collecting agencies of the government, local government units, government-owned and controlled corporations, state colleges and universities can take to enable acceptance of electronic payment (credit card, mobile payments, e-banking, among others). The Commission on Audit is also expected to release government audit guidelines in this regard.

Kudos to the DTI, DOF, Bureau of Treasury, and EPCS TWG for their hard work in making this a reality.

The creation of this guideline was asked by the Congressional Oversight Committee for the E-Commerce Law (COCEC) last year. The body is chaired by Senator MAR Roxas and Congressman Junie Cua. It was seen as a necessity to push for compliance by government agencies to Republic Act 8792 or the E-Commerce Law.

An electronic copy can be downloaded at
http://www.digitalfilipino.com/DAO2.pdf

This is the 4th guideline pushed by the COCEC that got enacted this year.

1. Financing for Information Technology Build-Up (SME-FIT)

2. DTI Administrative Order #8: Prescribing Guidelines for the Protection of Personal Data in Information and Communication Systems in the Private Sector (PDF file)

3. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Circular No. 542: Consumer Protection for Electronic Banking

4. DTI-DOF Joint Administrative Order #2: Guidelines Implementing R.A. 8792 on Electronic Payment and Collection System (EPCS) in Government

Downloadable at
http://www.digitalfilipino.com/article.cfm?id=159┬žion=8

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