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PSA now accepts cashless payments through PayMaya QR

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) now accepts payments for civil registry documents through PayMaya QR.

Beginning at the Civil Registration System (CRS) Central Outlet at East Avenue, Quezon City, PSA is now offering PayMaya QR as a payment option.

To pay for documents, just scan the PayMaya QR displayed at designated payment windows in the PSA CRS Central Outlet using the PayMaya mobile app. PSA said it will offer the same convenient contactless payment facility from PayMaya in their other PSA CRS Outlets nationwide.

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“With the availability of PayMaya QR as a payment method initially at the PSA CRS Central Outlet, there is now a faster and safer way for Filipinos to pay for their needed documents. This is especially critical at this time as we work to make our services more available to the public in a safer manner through contactless payments. We look forward to offering this service to more outlets nationwide soon,” said PSA Undersecretary Dennis S. Mapa, Ph.D, National Statistician and Civil Registrar General.

Soon, PayMaya will also be available as a payment method in the online channels of PSA, allowing account holders to pay for civil registry documents using only their mobile numbers linked to their PayMaya accounts. PayMaya is also enabling PSA to accept any credit, debit, and prepaid card for online transactions.

Digital financial services

“This will not only help improve their services but will also encourage Filipinos to access safer and more convenient digital financial services,” added Orlando Vea, founder and CEO, PayMaya.

PayMaya closed out 2020 with over 60 government partners both at the national and local levels, enabling their initiatives to digitally accept payments or disburse financial aid to their respective constituents. This is in line with its support to the government’s thrust for faster, safer, and more efficient public service through digital and cashless transactions.

Businesses, for example, can easily pay for fees with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Social Security System (SSS), and the PAG-IBIG Fund, among others, using their PayMaya accounts or via card payments.

Local government units such as the cities of Manila, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Caloocan, Quezon City, and Las Pinas, among others, have likewise tapped PayMaya for digital payment acceptance and also to help disburse financial aid to qualified beneficiaries in their areas, particularly during the start of the enhanced community quarantine.

These are all in support of the “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Services Delivery Act of 2018” and the Anti-Red Tape Act which seek to help streamline and provide better access to government services through the use of digital and cashless technologies.