LOOK: The newly-renovated vending stalls provided by the city government have started using PayMaya machines in time for the 449th anniversary of the City of Manila.

This is to promote cashless transactions between customers and merchants near Manila City Hall amid the COVID19 pandemic.

Paymaya head for wallet business Kenneth Palacios said that the partnership “creates the foundation of the future of government” when it comes to digital services.

“This partnership speaks a lot about the forward thinking and the future of ideas of the local government,” Palacios said.

“This is a brave new step. This is also a testament to the forward looking ideas of Mayor Isko Moreno,” he added.

Palacios stressed that through cashless payments, the public would be less exposed to COVID-19 and that merchants would be able monitor their earnings correctly.

The Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW) has already installed a total of 90 vending stalls in the city.

The partnership with Paymaya is another effort of the city government to promote a cashless transactions among the public.

The GoManila App was the first to be launched in May wherein the public could apply for their birth certificate and pay their real estate and business taxes. — FMO