Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Pasig City partners with GCash in cashless payments thrust

“The local government of Pasig is very happy to enter into this MOA (memorandum of agreement) with you. Siguro sasamantalahin ko na rin ‘yung pagkakataon to make sure that we are all on the same page. Tayo po ay tungo sa digitalization, tayo po ay tungo po sa smart city model.” ~Mayor Vico Sotto, Pasig City Mayor
From left: GCash account manager Jamie Tiu, head of public sector and partnerships Lhen Pavia, head of enterprise and public sector Luigi Reyes, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto, district representative Cong. Roman Romulo, City Vice Mayor Dodot Jaworski Jr., and  City Administrator Atty. Jeronimo Manzanero

The nationwide leader in e-wallets, GCash, and the City Government of Pasig have collaborated to implement the QR Ph program at the Pasig City Mega Market. Market vendors, tricycle operators, and drivers will be able to provide their customers with digital payment options that are safer and more convenient thanks to this.

Public market vendors and tricycle drivers at Pasig City Mega Market can now easily use the GCash QR to conduct business with customers and passengers thanks to this partnership. In addition, in honor of the launch, GCash offered customers exciting GTreats for a week—a Piso Pizza Slice and a Piso Halo-Halo—when they paid with GCash.

The partnership was formalized during a recent event that was graced by the key Pasig City government officials namely City Mayor Vico Sotto, City Vice Mayor Dodot Jaworksi, Jr., Congressman Roman Romulo, City Councilor Simon Romulo Tantoco, City Councilor and Chairman of the committee on Market Rosalio Martires, City Administrator Atty. Jeronimo Manzanero, officer-in-charge, Pasig Public Market Administration Joseph Vincent Pastor Molina, and officer-in-charge, Management Information Systems Office John Carlo Fatallo. They were also joined by representatives from the GCash team namely Head of Enterprise and Public Sector Luigi Reyes, Cluster Head of Public Sector and Partnerships Cathlyn Pavia, Team Lead for LGU Rose Abarquez, and Account Manager Jamie Tiu.

In accordance with the BSP and DILG's PalengQR PH initiative, GCash is looking forward to forming additional partnerships with other local government units in addition to the Pasig City partnership.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched Paleng-QR Ph in June to expand the country's digital payments ecosystem and promote cashless QR transactions among market vendors, community shopkeepers, and tricycle drivers.

GCash is constantly looking for more opportunities to empower more Filipinos, particularly the unbanked sector throughout the region, and to push for the acceptance of digital payments among market vendors, community shopkeepers, tricycle operators, and drivers in all cities and municipalities in the Philippines. This is in line with its vision of pushing "Finance for All."

About GCash
GCash (G-Xchange, Inc.) is the #1 Finance App in the Philippines. Through the GCash App, 71M registered users can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills at over 1,600 partner billers nationwide; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over 5.2M partner merchants and social sellers; and get access to savings, credit, loans, insurance and invest money, and so much more, all at the convenience of their smartphones. GCash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.), the first and only duacorn in the Philippines.

GCash was recognized by The Asian Banker (TAB) and by the IDC in 2021 for its outstanding digital financial inclusion programs.

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