How Local Communities are Enjoying the Cashless Experience

What if cashless payments became the norm for Filipinos? Imagine merchants and online sellers being paid with just a tap on the phone or a scan of a QR code, with customers not having to fall in line just to settle payments. Wouldn’t life be a lot more convenient?

Making payments simple and easy has always been Maya’s primary goal. That’s why many local communities around the country have partnered with Maya so that more Filipinos can experience the benefits of digital payments along with exciting perks and programs. Here are a few examples: 


Citizen and school IDs double as payment cards

Identification cards can now do more than just bear your name and 1×1 photo! 

Residents from cities like Muntinlupa, for example, now have their own Maya-powered citizen ID that serve as an identification card and a payment card as well. Municipal scholars, persons with disabilities, and senior citizens also receive their allowances and other monetary benefits from the local government through their citizen ID cards.

Students from STI, Lyceum of the Philippines University Batangas, and Gordon College also have Maya-powered school IDs. Apart from being a prepaid card that the students can use for their purchase, the ID also records their school attendance when they tap in and out of their university gates. 

Scan to pay at the ‘Digipalengke’ and other local establishments

Valenzuela residents can now shop at the local New Marulas Public Market with just their cellphones! Dubbed the “first Digipalengke of the North,” the public market is home to vendors that now accept payments via MayaQR, so paying for goods is as easy as scanning a QR code.  

Shoppers enjoyed not only the convenience of cashless shopping but also the perks that Maya offers to its users—like Valenzuela residents getting a free half-kilo of rice for every QR purchase at the market!  

Enjoy ‘PisoDeals’ and promos

Some communities have experienced Maya’s PisoDeals caravan, where items were priced at just P1 when paid for using Maya QR. On All Saints’ Day, residents from Norzagaray, Bulacan were able to purchase candles for just one peso.

In other localities like Miagao, Iloilo and Baliwag, Bulacan, lucky Maya users won prizes like livelihood packages, entertainment packages, and P25,000 in a “Piso Mula sa Puso” program. Residents used their Maya to purchase “Puso Wish Cards” for P1, which served as their raffle entry.  

Purchase grocery items at a roving store

Grocery shopping just got even more convenient with “Ronda Tinda,” a roving cashless grocery store powered by South Emerald Supermarket and Maya. In its initial run around Bulacan, locals were able to purchase their groceries at a discounted price using either Maya QR or their Maya-powered citizen ID.  

 Have you experienced these programs in your community? Tell us about it by tagging @MayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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