The City of Manila has partnered with PayMaya to deploy contactless payments via PayMaya QR to the newly launched vendor stalls provided by the local government.
Buyers at the “cashless stalls” located near the Manila City Hall and in Divisoria may soon pay using their PayMaya app and without having to hand out cash to vendors. By using contactless payments, consumers and merchants can help in preventing the spread of virus given the current COVID-19 crisis and promote public safety on the streets.
“To further improve the way they run their business, we are equipping them with contactless payments with the help of PayMaya,” said Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso during the PayMaya and USAID E-PESO Project webinar on “Effective Delivery of Government Aid through Digital Disbursements” on July 2.
The local government of Manila has already partnered with PayMaya in disbursing benefits to senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWDs), and solo parents through their PayMaya cards even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Manila City is one of the LGUs (local government units) that are leading the way in digitalization. Citizens can receive their financial assistance directly to their own PayMaya accounts linked to their Manila City ID cards, and now vendors can easily and safely accept cashless payments via PayMaya,” said PayMaya Founder and CEO Orlando Vea.
PayMaya recently launched its LEAD or LGUs Embracing and Accelerating Digitalization Program, which seeks to empower local governments with the right digital financial services tools in the pursuit of better service to the public.
Caloocan City, Mandaluyong City, Manila City, Pasig City, Quezon City, and Valenzuela City have already adopted PayMaya’s end-to-end digital payment solutions in the hopes of serving the people better and improve ease of doing business.