To promote safe and convenient cashless transactions around the capital, the City of Manila has partnered with PayMaya to implement contactless payments using PayMaya QR to the newly launched vendor stalls provided by the city government.
Soon, buyers at the cashless stalls located near the Manila City Hall and in Divisoria may pay using their PayMaya app, eliminating the need to hand out cash to vendors. This also helps prevent the spread of the viruses, given the current COVID-19 crisis, and promote public safety on the streets.
“We want to give vendors around Manila a dignified way to sell their goods, which is why we built these upgraded stalls for them, free of charge. And to further improve the way they run their business, we are equipping them with contactless payments with the help of PayMaya.”
– Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso
The City of Manila is at the forefront of transforming the nation’s capital into one of the first Cashless Cities around the country. In fact, PayMaya is already being used for disbursement of benefits to senior citizens, PWDs, and solo parents, even before the onset of COVID-19.
The city has launched around 90 new vendor stalls that will be equipped with PayMaya QR as it prepares to restart the local economy following the continuing quarantine in the city.
LGUs leading digital transformation
To help more local governments around the country adapt to the digital wave, PayMaya has recently launched is LEAD (LGUs Embracing and Accelerating Digitalization Program) which seeks to empower local governments with financial services tools, enabling them to deliver better service to the public.
Local governments that have adopted PayMaya’s end-to-end digital payment solutions are Caloocan City, Mandaluyong City, Manila City, Pasig City, Quezon City, and Valenzuela City.
To date, PayMaya has helped disburse over PhP1.4 billion to beneficiaries as part of various social amelioration programs by the government to give financial aid to those severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the same time, it has also managed to equip around 50 national government offices and local governments with digital payment acceptance tools to promote online transactions in the government.
To know more on how to fast-track the groundwork towards a more progressive and digital LGU, you may visit http://enterprise.paymaya.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.