Calgary, 9 February 2024 - The Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Calgary has officially launched its new ePayment system for consular services that will bring convenience to its transacting clients.
“With the adoption of this new ePayment system, our clients can now pay using their credit cards and debit cards,” said Consul General Zaldy B. Patron.
On 8 February 2024, Consul General Patron welcomed Ms. Jamaica Jane Nardo Carillo, the first client who paid the PCG using her debit card.
“We have been working for this cashless payment service for quite some time now and we are pleased that we are now able to offer this to the public,” added Consul General Patron.
On 1 May 2021, under Consul General Patron’s leadership, the PCG moved to a much bigger office where it is presently located.
It was also during his time that the PCG started offering online appointment systems for its passport and non-passport services that made the transactions with the PCG more organized and efficient.
“The introduction of the ePayment system is part of our overall goal of delivering high quality public service,” Consul General Patron remarked.
Under the ePayment system, clients who will use debit cards will only pay the regular fees. Those using credit cards, however, will be subject to a 2.4% convenience fee that is automatically computed by the ePayment system.