DIY pay machines put up in Dasmariñas LGU areas

THE financial technology unit of the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) announced it has put up Hself-service bills payment machiness in select areas at the Local Government of Dasmariñas, Cavite.

CIS Bayad Center Inc. said the installation of these machines stems from a partnership with Dasmariñas local government officials and BTI Payments Philippines Inc. (Pay&Go).

The firm said the machines would be “stationed” at the Dasmariñas City Hall and City Hospital.

“The partnership solidifies a one-stop-shop bills payment solution, as it onboards more biller brands on Pay&Go’s interface covering services such as electric and water utility, cable, internet, government contributions, loan payments, school tuition fees, online shopping, insurance and many others,” CIS Bayad’s statement rea.

“The sentiments of our customers are our number one priority,” Bayad President and CEO, Lawrence Y. Ferrer was quoted in the statement as saying. “We want to bring financial services closer to our kababayans [compatriots] as we amplify our advocacy on financial inclusion. Today, residents of Dasmariñas can enjoy not only our over-the-counter and online payment services, but also access a user-friendly digital solution such as what Pay&Go generates.”

“We always strive to enable more Filipinos to experience easier, simple access to transactional services,” BTI Payments Country Manager and Managing Director Dan Ibarra said in the statement. “That’s why we are happy to be partnering with CIS Bayad and the local government of Dasmariñas as we share the common purpose of providing safe and convenient payment solutions made closer to the community.”

“The City Government of Dasmariñas continuously comes up with valued benefits to its citizens. We partnered with Bayad and Pay&Go to provide a bills payment alternative that is made more convenient and accessible to Dasmariños, LGU Dasmariñas Mayor Jennifer Austria-Barzaga was quoted in the statement as saying.