To promote safe and convenient cashless transactions around the capital, the City of Manila has partnered with PayMaya to deploy contactless payments via PayMaya QR to the newly launched vendor stalls provided by the city 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. 

“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,” 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 Thursday, July 2. 

The City of Manila is at the forefront of transforming the nation’s capital into one of the first “cashless cities” around the country as it earlier 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. 

To further strengthen its cashless ecosystem, the city has launched around 90 of these 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. 

“Manila City is one of the LGUs that are leading the way in digitalization. Citizens can receive their financial assistance direct to their own PayMaya accounts linked to their Manila City ID cards, and now vendors can easily and safely accept cashless payments via PayMaya. We are proud to be a partner in the city’s digitalization efforts,” said PayMaya Founder and CEO Orlando Vea. 

LGUs leading digital transformation 

To help more local governments around the country quickly adapt to the rising digital wave, 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. 

Other local governments around the country can take inspiration from Caloocan City, Mandaluyong City, Manila City, Pasig City, Quezon City, and Valenzuela City, which have adopted PayMaya’s end-to-end digital payment solutions to better serve their constituents and at the same time, improve ease of doing business. 

To date, PayMaya has helped disburse over P1.4 billion to beneficiaries as part of various social amelioration programs of the government to give financial aid to those severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, it has also equipped around 50 national government agencies and local governments with various digital payments acceptance tools to help promote online transactions in government.

To know more about how to fast-track the groundwork towards a more progressive and digital LGU, visit or send an email to for further details.  

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, and government. Aside from providing payments acceptance for the largest e-Commerce, food, retail and gas merchants in the Philippines, PayMaya enables national and social services agencies as well as local government units with digital payments and disbursement services.   

Through its app and wallet, PayMaya  provides millions of Filipinos with the fastest way to own a financial account with over 40,000 Add Money touchpoints nationwide, more than double the total number of traditional bank branches in the Philippines combined.  

Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 30,000 partner touchpoints nationwide serves as last mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved with access to services.

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