LANDBANK delivers cash cards to remote Caluya islands

LANDBANK Culasi Branch personnel took a 4-hour boat ride to distribute LANDBANK cash cards to social protection beneficiaries from the remote islands of the Municipality of Caluya, Antique.

CALUYA, Antique – The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) recently completed the distribution of cash cards to a total of 2,357 beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) from the remote islands within the Municipality of Caluya—situated in the northernmost tip of the province of Antique in Western Visayas.

Among the recipients are beneficiaries of the Listahanan and Social Pensioners programs residing in the islands of Caluya, Sibato, Sibolo, Liwagao, Panagatan, Sibay, and Semirara, reachable via a 4-hour boat ride from the mainland of Libertad, Antique.

Beneficiaries can use the LANDBANK cash cards to conveniently withdraw their cash aid from the Jerique Grocery Store—a LANDBANK Agent Banking Partner (ABP) situated in the island of Caluya. The store’s mobile Point-of Sale (POS) terminal will also be deployed among the islands in the municipality during scheduled payouts.

The LANDBANK cash cards can also receive funds from other LANDBANK accounts through fund transfers via the iAccess, the LANDBANK Remittance System (LBRS) for overseas remittances, ATMs, and from other bank accounts via InstaPay and ATM fund transfers.

Beneficiaries may likewise use the cash cards for cashless transactions in groceries, pharmacies, convenience stores, and other accepting merchants via POS terminals.

LANDBANK is the main distribution arm of financial assistance of the National Government, servicing the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) and Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) programs of the DSWD nationwide.