Municipality of Orani builds a 'digital-first community' with PayMaya

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The Municipality of Orani in Bataan has tapped PayMaya to start building its "digital-first community." 

Citizens can now enjoy the convenience of paying their taxes and other government fees at the Orani Municipal Hall via PayMaya QR and using any credit, debit, prepaid card, and other e-wallets through PayMaya One—PayMaya's all-in-one Android-based payment device. 

Soon, taxpayers can also pay via the local government's website equipped with PayMaya's online payment gateway, PayMaya Checkout. Citizens and businesses alike will also be able to settle their dues using payment links with the PayMaya Digital Invoice, which the local government will directly send to their registered email accounts. 

As part of Orani's thrust to encourage residents to use digital transactions, it is now disbursing financial assistance to citizen beneficiaries via PayMaya. It recently distributed PayMaya cards to senior citizens for their social pension.  The Municipality is also sending its financial support under the Bigay Pag-asa residents program—a health-related cash assistance program—and Tulong Galing program—a scholarship support program for students Grades 7-10. 

Barangay captains, barangay tanods, Sangguniang Kabataan Chairpersons (Youth Community Leaders), barangay-level PWD Association presidents, and health workers will also now receive their allowance via PayMaya. 

Moreover, to equip local businesses in the city, the Orani local government will soon roll out PayMaya QR payments acceptance to Orani Public Market and Orani Fish Port merchants. 

"At Orani, we are always finding ways to help our citizens and businesses thrive in the New Normal. This initiative with PayMaya will accelerate our thrust to promote digital transactions among our citizens. We cannot wait to create a digital-first community wherein our residents can transact seamlessly, safely, and conveniently with our government offices and enterprises through PayMaya's digital platforms," said Municipality of Orani Mayor Efren Pascual, Jr. 

For his part, PayMaya Founder and CEO Orlando Vea said: "Orani's innovative thrusts are strong building blocks for its transformation to becoming a digital-first local government. As the country's only fintech that has end-to-end digital FinServ platforms serving consumers, enterprises, and government, we are very excited at PayMaya to help accelerate Orani's drive towards becoming a world-class and digitally-driven municipality." 

Building Orani's cashless ecosystem is part of PayMaya's LGUs Embracing and Accelerating Digitalization (LEAD) program, which aims to accelerate the digital transformation of the government from the ground up by enabling citizens to transact through online and mobile channels. 

With the help of PayMaya and support from the Development Bank of the Philippines, Orani is just a few steps away from achieving its goal to be a world-class city. Orani is currently classified as a first-class municipality. 

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines, with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, communities, and government.   

It provides more than 38 million Filipinos with access to financial services through its consumer platforms. Customers can conveniently pay, add money, cash out or remit through its over 300,000 digital touchpoints nationwide. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 55,000 partner agent touchpoints serves as last-mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved access to digital services. Through its enterprise business, it is the largest digital payments processor for key industries in the country, including "every day" merchants such as the largest retail, food, gas, and eCommerce merchants, as well as government agencies and units.     

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