The Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG expects to serve more than 47,000 members as it opens a new branch in Agusan del Sur.
In a statement on Monday, Pag-IBIG said its recently opened branch in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur will serve the 47,715 members located in the cities of Bislig, Bayugan, and Tandag, and the 25 municipalities in the provinces of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur.
Pag-IBIG Fund Deputy Chief Executive Officer Ophelia dela Cerna noted that members and employers previously had to go to the Butuan Branch in Agusan del Norte to avail of Pag-IBIG services.
“We opened the San Francisco branch to make our services and programs are closer to more than 47,000 members here in Agusan del Sur,” dela Cerna said.
Services offered by the San Francisco branch include issuance of member’s identification (MID) number, online membership registration assistance, provident benefit claims, and receiving of membership contributions and members’ savings under the Modified Pag-IBIG 2 Program. The transfer of member’s records & loan details can also be accomplished in the new branch.
Application for the Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card can also be processed in the new branch. The loyalty card offers members privileges and discounts from partner-establishments, schools, hospitals, restaurants, and merchants.
“Members who have availed of the multi-purpose loan and calamity loan can claim their proceeds through Pag-IBIG Citi Prepaid Card or Land Bank Cash Card,” Pag-IBIG said.
Partner-banks and their respective online facilities are Land Bank (wePay Access), Union Bank (Pag-IBIG Hub), Bank of the Philippine Islands (ExpressLink), and Security Bank (Pag-IBIG Real Time). They can also utilize BancNet’s E-Gov Facility which is participated in by the following banks: Metro Bank, RCBC, China Bank, Citibank, Asia United Bank, DBP, CTBC Bank, East West Bank, PNB, Standard Chartered Bank, PBCom, Phil Trust Bank, Bank of Tokyo, and Bank of Commerce.
The opening of the Pag-IBIG San Francisco branch is in line with the Fund’s expansion plan to be able to reach more members, as its member base continues to grow.
At present there are 114 Pag-IBIG branches across the country.
“Five years ago, we only had 38 branches. With our expansion, we bring Pag-IBIG benefits and services closer to members,” dela Cerna said.
As of June 2016, there are a total of 16.6 million Pag-IBIG members worldwide.-