Eligible employees under the Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS) program will be able to receive the cash assistance straight to their PayMaya accounts once disbursements commence in May.
With most Filipinos staying at home because of the enhanced community quarantine, many are turning to online donations as a way of helping those severely affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.
The $120-million investment is part of a broader fundraise for Voyager and is intended to support PayMaya’s rapid growth.
Once the “teleconsultation” is over, patients will receive an SMS from their doctor which will contain details on how they can pay for the consultation fee via their PayMaya account.
PayMaya said it now allows its users to send money directly to more than 30,000 Smart Padala centers nationwide — even without having to step out of the house during the lockdown period.
With the income tax filing deadline extended to May 15, 2020, many Filipinos who are stuck at home because of the public health situation can pay their taxes early via the Pay Bills section of the PayMaya app on their phone.
Smart Padala by PayMaya, which is touted as the country’s largest mobile domestic remittance network, is intensifying its push to provide more digital financial services to the countryside as it launches its flagship stores that act as “digital hubs” across the country.
Through their PayMaya-enabled cards, beneficiaries can receive their benefits and allowances on time and use them to purchase from the roving Kadiwa stores.