Malolos City gears up for cashless payments with Maya

Empowering businesses in the city with world-class payment options

Residents of Malolos can now use their Maya accounts in more establishments as Maya continues on-boarding more businesses to better serve Malolos’ citizens months after the country’s pioneer and leader in digital financial services powered the local government units’ Citizen ID Card.

Aside from allowing citizens of Malolos to receive cash allowances and other monetary benefits from the local government of Malolos and pay for fees and transactions with the LGU, residents can use their Maya cards in physical establishments such as in Robinsons Place Malolos and Robinsons Supermarket. They can likewise use their Maya app to make QR payments in the newly-opened Kartell Food Park, which is now a Maya Spot, as well as in over 20 Maya Center partner agents all over the city.

Launched during the Fiesta Republica celebrations, which culminated last December 23, Maya also held a cashless gift-giving event to more than 2,000 citizens of Malolos at Robinsons Place Malolos. Maya account holders who are beneficiaries of the local government received gift packs by getting to try their Maya QR on their phone.

“Allowing citizens of Malolos to use their Malolos Citizen ID card in more establishments in the city is part of our big goal to make Malolos a digital city. We want to enable our citizens to have access to the digital economy and experience cashless payments with ease and security using their Citizen ID card, which is powered by Maya,” said Malolos City Mayor Christian Natividad.

Malolos has more than 100,000 citizens who will enjoy the benefits of owning a Maya account within the year.

For his part, Paolo Azzola, Maya Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, said: “With more establishments on-board, Malolos residents will now enjoy secure and convenient cashless payments in more establishments in the city. Businesses in Malolos adopting payments via Maya QR, on the other hand, are giving consumers more payment options and providing them with better customer experience,” Azzola added.

Other local government units using Maya include Balanga City, Muntinlupa City, Catbalogan City, and Tacloban City. It is also being used as an all-in-one ID cards by schools and as disbursement cards by enterprises.

Aside from functioning as an ID and payments card, the Maya-enabled citizen ID card can also be used for ATM withdrawals. It can also be accepted for payments anywhere in the world – both for online and physical stores – where Visa is honored.

Maya accounts can be reloaded in over 15,000 top-up partner stations nationwide which include Robinsons Department Store Business Centers, SM Business Centers, 711 stores, Petron stations along NLEX, Ministop with Touchpay Kiosks, UnionBank ATMs, Shopwise, Wellcome, 2Go outlets, Maya Center centers, Palawan Pawnshop, and via online banking for those with BDO and UnionBank accounts.

Maya is the digital financial services arm of PLDT’s Voyager Innovations. To know more about the latest promos from Maya, visit or follow @MayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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