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PayMaya Government Event 2 (1)More Filipinos can now safely and conveniently transact with the government, as PayMaya enables more government partners with cashless payment options.

  • Land Transportation Office (LTO)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • City of Taguig
  • Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL)
  • Optical Media Board (OMB)

These are in addition to more than 50 government agencies and LGUs already accepting card and e-wallet payments for various transactions which include the following:

  • Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
  • Social Security System (SSS)
  • PAG-IBIG Fund
  • Bureau of Customs (BOC)
  • Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC)
  • National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation (NHMFC)
  • City of Valenzuela
  • Ormoc City
  • Parañaque City

Through PayMaya’s end-to-end digital payment platform, various government agencies and local governments will be able to offer convenient payment options and ensure continuous delivery of critical services to the public and heightened efficiency and transparency of its operations.

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Fostering safe, transparent gov’t transactions

Using digital payment methods, Filipinos are able to continue performing their civic duties and do government transactions safely because it reduces cash handling and the need to interface with other people in physical locations, which can contribute to the spread of the virus causing COVID-19.

For the government, offering cashless payments on their online and physical touchpoints allow for more efficient operations and greater transparency in transactions, apart from being able to reach more constituents here and abroad.

During a virtual press conference, various government agencies shared how digital has helped their operations especially during the current public health crisis:

  • With tax payments now available in the PayMaya app, the BIR is able to continue collecting taxes from consumers and businesses despite the quarantine restrictions around the country in the past month.
  • Through the SSS mobile app, members here and abroad can use their PayMaya account or credit and debit cards to remit their monthly contributions, and even receive their funeral and other benefit proceeds using their PayMaya account.
  • Members of the PAG-IBIG fund, meanwhile, can continue remitting their contribution payments and even top up their savings accounts using card and e-Wallet payments even if they are abroad.
  • Car dealers and motorists can soon easily pay for motor vehicle registration and renewal fees using cashless means at the Land Transportation Office website.

Encouraging cashless payments

To help encourage more Filipinos to use cashless means of paying their government fees and dues, PayMaya is offering a cashback on transaction fees when using their PayMaya mobile number to pay in select online and mobile government channels until September 30, 2020.

Users can get a cashback voucher when they pay using their PayMaya-registered mobile numbers at the website of the DFA, PRC, NHMFC, the Construction Industry Association of the Philippines, Taxumo, JUANTAX, and the SSS mobile app.

Simply choose “PayMaya” as the payment option and enter their registered mobile number to be able to pay their fees in the respective government agencies. After the transaction, they will receive a cashback voucher in the app equal to the transaction fee collected by the agency.

You may download the PayMaya app for Android or iOS here and register an account.

 

 

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.