As part of Manila mayor Isko Moreno’s effort in improving the lives of Manila residents, the local government of Manila signed a partnership with PayMaya. Under the signed agreement, the City of Manila will be using PayMaya’s services for distributing the pension and other benefits of senior citizens through Manila’s new all-in-one citizen ID card.
While Moreno initially planned the program for senior citizens only, Moreno shared during the press conference that his fellow Manila councilors found a way to accommodate PWDs and single parents with the program as well.
With the help of PayMaya’s services, the distribution of pension and other benefits will be more efficient for both the government and beneficiaries, as they do not need to physically go to Manila City Hall to receive their benefits.
Aside from receiving monthly stipends, beneficiaries can use PayMaya to pay their bills, buy load, send money, and withdraw cash from ATMs, among other things.
“We are confident that with initiatives like this for the citizens of Manila, more Filipinos would be able to reap the benefits of digital financial services like PayMaya in their day-to-day lives,” PayMaya Founder and CEO Orlando Vea said.