December 31, 2020

As One Family We Care and Love Just Like Sanofi WeHealth

With the world’s famous-proverb concerning health, we will always hear this statement “Health Is Wealth!” It is the most valuable and precious meaning of one’s life of having a good health, not just an absence of disease in the body but a complete physical, mental, social as well as spiritual well-being of an individual.

But how can we live a life free from any Chronic Illnesses? Well, we need to live a healthy lifestyle of course. But sadly, even if how careful we are on what we are eating, sleeping on the right time, doing some exercises, we cannot deny the fact that sometimes we can inherit those illnesses through bloodlines. So, let us always keep our family’s heart healthy, our #PanataNgPamilya as we appreciate and safeguard the gift of health especially this Holiday Season so that we can enjoy the Holidays with our love ones.

A month ago, I was a bit scared since I was experiencing shortness of breath, I cannot have considered it as COVID since I didn’t experience any flu-like symptoms or what, but instead, I wanted to visit my Cardiologist for a check-up. Why Cardio? Because we have it in our bloodline, all of my grandfather’s siblings died due to cardiac arrest. Sometimes, I would entertain the fact that maybe I am already experiencing hypertension. But again, I didn’t bother to visit the hospital because of these invisible enemies that we are facing-COVID 19 virus.

Years ago, I was already introduced about telemedicine. During this pandemic, this innovation of doctors to be always connected with their patients even if they are at home is one of the best way to contain the virus. It’s the new normal thing.  So thankful that SANOFI WeHealth services was provided -an eHealth ecosystem to build a healthier Philippines! Thanks be to God, what I was experiencing was just a work related STRESS.

I should be very careful with my health, since my mom and dad are now having their maintenance due to hypertension. We need to be reminded that this is not just a simple disease, but this kind of disease if left undiagnosed can contribute to asymptomatic organ damage and above all it can leads to death. We need to value our health, our family and loved-ones and that’s SANOFI’s advocacy is all about…chronic disease awareness and they are committed to bridge the gap between Filipinos and Healthcare.


#PanataNgPamilya #PanatangSanofi.

December 1, 2020

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution with GoHealth

More and more Filipinos are looking to invest in insurance plans nowadays as a way to protect themselves and their families from unexpected high medical expenses especially now that we are still in the middle of a pandemic. However, with so many to choose from in the market, what’s preventing most from getting an insurance is the price of availing one.


Low-income households, for example, may see the cost of an insurance plan as something that is beyond what their budget can permit, leaving them to be the most vulnerable when it comes to sudden health emergencies.


Recognizing the need for an affordable and easy to access healthcare plan, Globe extends its services beyond connectivity yet again to become a partner of Filipinos in recreating better days by providing a way to make health security within reach for everyone.


As such, Globe has partnered with no.1 non-life insurance provider Pacific Cross and telemedicine service KonsultaMD to bring GoHealth, a prepaid health product catered for consumers who have limited resources to avail of costly plans in the market.


With a small subscription fee of P20, you can enjoy P1,000 health insurance coverage provided by Pacific Cross. This can cover up to P1000 worth of emergency treatment due to accident, in-patient COVID-19 and diagnosed dengue or leptospirosis. Customers can purchase several subscriptions to increase coverage and shareability to your loved ones.


The KonsultaMD teleconsultation is a great feature of the GoHealth packages. This can be used for online consultations with skilled and licensed Filipino doctors who can provide safe medical assessment and advice on basic healthcare and proper medication. Now, you can get a check-up without going through the hassle of traveling to crowded hospitals and clinics.


Health security is made affordable and easily accessible with Globe’s GoHealth packages! For more information, visit

Globe Promotes Love for Local Films, Calls Stop to Digital Piracy

Globe continues to promote love for homegrown treasures such as locally-produced movies, by being the exclusive presenter of the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival and by pushing for the protection of the Philippine film industry through its anti-piracy advocacy #PlayItRight.


Being a content creator and leader in digital lifestyle, Globe wants everyone to experience a genuine love for the country and its rich local talents, thus, it underscored the importance of keeping the local film industry alive.


The pandemic strongly impacted the arts sector early this year as film production stopped and cinemas closed down. The easing of government restrictions is slowly reviving the industry and producers are now looking at digital platforms to bring streaming content to the people and showcase Filipino talent abroad.


“For years, Globe has committed itself to highlighting local creative contents such as films, music, and shows so we understand and appreciate the passion and hard work that comes with putting together a movie.  This is why we are glad to be a partner of the Metro Manila Development Authority in bringing MMFF to the Filipino homes.  As part of our #PlayItRight advocacy and our desire to make Filipinos love their own, we are here to support our filmmakers, actors, and crew.  We enjoin everyone to do the same by watching the MMFF movies legally from their device whenever or wherever they want to,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO.


For the first time, the MMFF entries can be viewed through Upstream, the newest transactional video-on-demand (VOD) platform.  Upstream is poised to deliver a better viewing experience for customers while protecting the content creators’ digital rights. Tickets for the MMFF entries may be purchased on Upstream's partner GMovies, the country’s largest aggregator for online cinema ticketing platform. 


The availability of MMFF movies in digital platforms make them an easy target for piracy.  In view of this, Globe appeals to everyone to watch only from legal sources since piracy undervalues and takes away the creative efforts that each member of a production team puts into making a movie or staging a show. MMFF and Globe have been working together since 2017 to stop the illegal downloads and streaming of local movies.


Globe also produces and brings original content to Filipinos through local and international streaming sites.  The company has, likewise, held its own independent film festival for local filmmakers who wanted to hone their craft.


The need to curb piracy is crucial as the Philippines has one of the highest levels of online piracy with 49% of Filipinos admitting to accessing streaming piracy websites or torrent sites, and 10% using illicit streaming devices (ISDs) to access pirated content, according to a September 2020 YouGov consumer survey, commissioned by the Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy (AVIA-CAP).


Globe’s #PlayItRight campaign is aligned with the company’s commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal No. 8 which promotes decent work and economic growth by requiring societies to create conditions that allow people to have quality jobs. 


For more information about Globe, visit   

Globe Recreates Christmas for all Filipinos in this Year's Fully Digital Wonderful World of Globe

Christmas is fast approaching and yet, the realities of celebrating the holidays with a pandemic can be difficult for most Filipino families today. Despite this, the desire to enjoy our usual holiday activities and observe cherished local traditions remain strong in many of us. After all, the true spirit of Christmas is about hope, joy, and the eternal anticipation of good tidings.

Uplifting the lives of Filipinos and rekindling Christmas cheer in everyone's hearts underscore this year's Wonderful World of Globe (WWG).  “Our aim is to recreate the Christmas we all love. We take to heart our role in renewing the spirit of connectedness within the Filipino family especially at a time when most of us stay within the confines of our homes.  It is also a great opportunity for each of us to do more for others and continue spreading cheer to everyone we can reach,” said Ernest Cu, Globe President and CEO.

As quick, easy and flexible internet access became the new essential, this year's WWG is the perfect time to launch the revolutionary product offer of Globe. Surf4ALL is a first-of-its-kind, fully convergent data offer that knows no boundaries across Globe brands.  This promo gives you high GBs for all sites and a shareable GB allocation that is seamlessly accessible to up to 4 users or devices. Now, you can share data with Globe Prepaid, Globe Postpaid, Globe Platinum, Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi, and even TM.

Available through the GlobeOne app, Surf4ALL has 2 promos - Surf4ALL99, which gives you 9GB of shareable data, and Surf4ALL249, with 20GB shared access (15GB + 5GB limited-time bonus data). Both offers are valid for 7 days.  It's the only data product of its kind in the Philippines today to ensure no one is left behind when it comes to connectivity.  This is the true universal data offer for all Globe customers which makes it possible to be constantly connected regardless of brand, device, and location.

The combination of Globe’s ever-improving network and the innovative Surf4ALL product gives Filipinos the ability to really make the holidays richer and better, by giving them access to daily essentials and services they will find both useful and enjoyable throughout the season. 

As online shopping continues to surge in popularity, 917Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the Philippines, partnered with Puregold to create PureGo, an online grocery shopping platform that delivers groceries at one’s doorstep with a next day delivery promise, using multiple payment options including GCash.

Recreate Togetherness 

Enjoying various content such as video, music, games, and sports can enhance family bonding so Globe partnered with Riot for special data offers for League of Legends: Wild Rift the mobile version of the highly-popular League of Legends.

And, with the continuous expansion of Globe’s 5G service, more exciting forms of innovation can be expected for Globe customers. One of which is coming from the partnership of Globe with Niantic. As the first Southeast Asian telco member of the Niantic Planet-Scale AR Alliance, Globe will drive bigger and better immersive gaming experiences powered by Niantic’s advanced AR real-world platform that will push the boundaries of what can be experienced in a Niantic game with 5G technology. Niantic is an AR company, inspiring people to explore the world together.

Another interesting 5G-enabled service that brings entertainment to a whole new level is from Globe’s official partnership with YouTube VR. This will enable users to watch and explore VR content in-app through the affordable yet effective Globe VR cardboard. This further enhances the customers' online entertainment experience and online learning at home.

Through a new partnership with HBO GO, Globe offers a raft of award-winning entertainment to the digital Filipino. With HBO GO, Globe customers can watch thousands of hours of shows and movies any time anywhere using their connected device. Filipinos can stream or download HBO Originals, HBO Asia Originals, Korean and Chinese dramas, Hollywood blockbusters, hundreds of hours of kids and family content and more, including Sam Mendes’ war film 1917, Spider-Man: Far From Home starring Tom Holland, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy and Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears: The Movie.

Globe also joined hands with Kumu, a Pinoy-centered live streaming platform, which is home of local and global user-generated Pinoy lifestyle content, and digital content partners like GKNB (Game Ka Na Ba?), a gamified FYE (For Your Entertainment) focused on celebrity streams, talk shows, variety content and MYXPH for music. Kumu will also be adding game streaming channels into their mix as part of their offerings on the platform.

Recreate Gift-Giving

What is Christmas without presents?  Gift-giving is a tradition that goes back to the wise men that visited the nativity.  And while everyone loves presents from family and friends, some of the best gifts come when people share their blessings with those they may not know well but who need help. 

To help vulnerable communities during the pandemic, Globe Platinum has partnered with World Vision to create the #ForFutureHeroes program. It consists of virtual experiences in collaboration with BGC Arts Center, Electric Studio, and others that allow Globe Platinum customers to pursue their passions at home while making an impact on others. Participation in every activity is matched by Globe Platinum with World Vision school kits filled with DepEd approved learning modules and supplies, so the children of Baseco Compound, Manila can continue their education.

On top of this, Globe Platinum customers have been delighting frontliners, who have worked so tirelessly to keep Filipinos safe all these months, through the Thank-A-Hero program. Apart from sending them treats from Auntie Anne’s, Coco, The Cookie Bar, and JCo Donuts,  Globe Platinum is also preparing a Noche Buena feast for our frontliners, to thank those who will be hard at work all throughout Christmas Eve, keeping Filipinos safe.

Recognizing the pressing demand of educators for a fast, reliable, and affordable internet connection, Globe At Home initiated WiFi2Teach which supports the DepEd’s Distance Learning program through the donation of Globe Prepaid WiFi modems. Modems have been donated to the DepEd to equip selected public school teachers and ensure that education remains unhampered. The program continues as it now works towards raising funds to provide free WiFi modems for public school students. In partnership with Ayala Foundation, for every Globe At Home Prepaid Wifi sold, P100 will be donated to help fund internet connectivity of selected public school students at home.

To give small and medium enterprises the much-needed boost, Globe myBusiness' Gift Local campaign encourages everyone to patronize local products for their Christmas gift-giving. 

GCash brings to life our beloved Christmas traditions with ChristMAS KAYA with GCASH, where celebrations and gift giving are made possible thru innovations like GCash Send Aguinaldo, enabling users to send digital gift envelopes as aguinaldos to their inaanaks and pamangkins, and even gifting insurance thru the app's GInsure service. In the same spirit of giving and bayanihan, our customers may also donate to typhoon victims using GCash and their Globe Rewards points.

GLife, the newest GCash app feature, likewise, provides more gift and handaan options across different brands and e-commerce platforms, ranging from Lazada, Puregold, DataBlitz, Purego, Boozy, Goldilocks, Goama Games, and more.

It is indeed ‘Merry GCash!’ this Christmas, as GCash is also giving up to 30 million pesos worth of prizes just by using the app. Leading up to a few days to Christmas, consumers can get gifts just by buying load, or using GCredit to pay when they shop on their favorite online platforms. They will also get a chance to win a gift of their choice in the grand raffle.

Recreate Local Traditions

In the past, many Filipino families would look forward to the well-loved tradition on Christmas Day of watching the annual Metro Manila Film Festival which showcases local filmmakers and artists.  This year, Globe and GMovies has partnered with the MMFF and UPSTREAM to recreate the MMFF tradition and bring this year’s nominated films online to Filipino homes around the nation and all over the world.

WWG also banners Filipino talents supported by Globe, celebrating the athletic achievements of such stars as 12-time 8-division boxing world champion and global icon Manny Pacquiao, Tennis child prodigy and Australian Open doubles champion Alex Eala, PH rep to FIBA 3X3 World Tour, Manila Chooks TM Team, ONE Championship’s martial arts stable Team Lakay. Globe also supports a roster of amazing local music artists and local greats with tremendous fan bases like December Avenue, Ben&Ben, SB19, The Juans, and Donnalyn Bartolome.

“We are looking forward to these exciting events that Globe has lined up for year-end and for 2021. Our commitment to our customers remains as we usher in a digital Philippines in the near future. Thank you for the support and for being with us in this journey.” said Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman of Globe.

Globe believes that with the people’s collective energy and ingenuity, everyone can still make wonderful memories this Christmas and help see them through a new and better normal.

Globe is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and has committed to implement sustainability principles hinged on four pillars including One Digital Nation, Care for the Environment, Care for People and Positive Societal Impact. Globe is actively supporting 10 UN Sustainable Development Goals

For more information about Globe, visit

November 14, 2020

Helping our Kababayans Affected by Typhoon Ulysses and Rolly

 To donate via PayMaya QR, follow these steps:

  1. Scan the QR code of your chosen organization by clicking the 'Scan to Pay' button in the PayMaya app
  2. Make sure that the merchant name appearing on the app after scanning is either PAYMAYA or the name of the organization you are donating to
  3. Enter the amount you wish to donate and press 'Continue'
  4. Review your donation and press 'Pay'
  5. You will receive a notification in-app and via SMS after your successful donation
To donate via the Bills section of the PayMaya app, follow these steps: 
  1. Go to the 'Bills' section of the PayMaya app and press 'Donations'
  2. Choose the organization you want to donate to
  3. In the Account Number field, enter '00000' and in the Amount field, enter the amount you wish to donate
  4. Review your donation and press 'Pay'
  5. You will receive a notification in-app and via SMS after your successful donation
To donate using any credit, debit, and prepaid card or via your PayMaya account from anywhere in the world, follow these steps:
  1. Go to
  2. Choose the organization you want to donate to
  3. From the drop-down menu, choose the amount you wish to donate and press 'Add to Cart' or 'Buy it now'
  4. Enter your contact and billing address for record purposes, then click 'Continue to Payment'
  5. Review your details and press 'Complete Order' to make the payment
  6. You will be redirected to the PayMaya Checkout page, where you can choose to donate using your PayMaya number or via QR, or enter your credit or debit card information
  7. Once complete, press 'Pay now'
  8. You will receive a notification in the contact details you have provided regarding your successful donation
QR Codes of partner organizations:

November 5, 2020

How to Wear in Autumn so that Sexy Sweater Dresses Don’t Look Bloated

As we welcome the autumn season back, here again, you must get prepared by getting a sweater dress that will help you combat the cold weather. A sweater dress is essential for every woman to have in her wardrobe.


A sweater is an outer dress you can wear over a dress. A sweater dress is from wool through the process of knitting. The most fantastic thing about this garment is they are calm and gentle in the body, they house the body well, and keep the body warm. The cheap sweater dresses are casual and comfortable to wear.


Here are some benefits you will love about the garment.


It does not wrinkle

The garment is wrinkle-free. One good thing about it is that no matter how you pack the dress, it can’t get wrinkled.



Wear over another dress

You can style it and wear it over another dress with ease. You can wear your sweater dress over a skirt or a dress. You may add a belt to hold your skirt firmly, giving you a chill, cute, and smart look.


Low maintenance

In time past, one might need to go through lots of stress and extreme care before you could get your sweater dresses washed. Today, the story has changed, with the new technology in fashion and fabrics, which allows you to easily pass a sweater dress with a washing machine that has become easy and simple. You can quickly put them inside the machine and get them cleaned. You can as well pack your cheap bodysuits alongside.


They are wrinkle-resistant

Despite the knit garment stretch, they do not get wrinkles quickly, even as a garment. Moisture and heat can cause wrinkles. It will happen when the fiber in the dress moved and rested in an even area. The closed-circuit allows the fabric coils elastic and stretchy possible for it to return to its original position and shape. The process prevents the garment from having a wrinkle form or shape.


Easy to pack 

You can easily arrange the sweater garment without the stress of bothering yourself before wearing them. You can easily twist them into shapes as quickly as pleases you. It is easy for you to arrange your sweater dress conveniently inside a suitcase. Since the garment is elastic, you can compact and pack gently in any form or shapes you desire. You can load as many clothes as possible into your suitcase and still occupy little space.


It is smart with a variety

The knitwear sweater is intelligent and comfortable to wear and move about with it. You can wear the garment as formal. If you wear it as casual, you might need to style it. Knitwear is from cashmere or soft wool sweaters. Knitwear is comfortable, chic, stretchy, cute, and durable.


Whenever you are traveling, ensure you get a sweater dress in your suitcase since it is light in weight, and it will help you prevent cold. Add a little accessory to your knit dress, as this will allow you to dress down or dress up any day. You can order your sweater dress online today at HexinFashion.

October 23, 2020

PayMaya One Lite Revolutionizes Cashless Payments for SMEs

Digital financial services leader PayMaya brings another innovation in digital payments for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the country as it introduces the PayMaya One Lite, an all-in-one, pocket-sized device capable of accepting all types of digital payments, including cards, e-Wallets, and QR. 

Aside from being portable and compact, the smartphone-like PayMaya One Lite is completely paperless - instead of a print-out, transaction records can be sent via text message or via e-mail straight to the customer immediately upon payment. This lessens the use of paper, saving resources while ensuring that records are digitally saved for reference.


Payments accepted by the PayMaya One Lite device include Visa, Mastercard and JCB credit, debit and prepaid card payments as well as e-wallet accounts such as PayMaya QR. Soon, the PayMaya One Lite device will also be accepting Bancnet card payments and other emerging payment options such as WeChat Pay, Alipay and QR PH. With its handy features, business owners can conveniently utilize the PayMaya One Lite device to accept any form of cashless payments whether in their store, for deliveries, or when doing meetups with customers anywhere.


"We continue to respond to the evolving needs of business owners especially with the increasing consumer preference for cashless transactions. With the PayMaya One Lite all-in-one payment device, SMEs can offer the widest range of digital payment options that help ensure safer and more convenient paperless transactions for their customers," said PayMaya President Shailesh Baidwan.


PayMaya has the largest install base of Android-based POS devices in the country to date, servicing the cashless payments needs of thousands of merchants. These devices allow contactless payments while enabling the widest range of payment acceptance options. As the PayMaya One device is Android-based, software updates are done over-the-air by PayMaya so businesses can accept future types of payments without disruption.


The PayMaya One Lite is just the latest offering in PayMaya's end-to-end suite of cashless payment acceptance solutions available for businesses and merchants of all sizes today. On top of this, merchants can also deploy the PayMaya One device in their physical stores and branches, or in self-ordering kiosks; the PayMaya Checkout payment gateway for their e-Commerce sites; PayMaya Payment Links for sending of invoices via email, chat or SMS; and Digital QR for small businesses and casual sellers online, among many others.


Interested businesses can now signify their interest to get a PayMaya One Lite device by visiting today.


PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, and government. Aside from providing payments acceptance for the largest e-Commerce, food, retail and gas merchants in the Philippines, PayMaya enables national and social services agencies as well as local government units with digital payments and disbursement services.


Through its app and wallet, PayMaya provides millions of Filipinos with the fastest way to own a financial account with over 57,000 Add Money touchpoints nationwide.


Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 30,000 partner touchpoints nationwide serves as last mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved with access to services. To know more about PayMaya's products and services, visit or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

September 11, 2020

Globe’s Partnership with Tower Companies Underway to Build 900 Sites

 In strong support of the government's ICT infrastructure initiative

Riding on the momentum of receiving clearance from various local government units (LGUs) to build cell sites across the country, Globe continues to make significant headway in its tower builds through partnerships with several tower companies (towercos).

Globe Chief Finance Officer and Chief Risk Officer Rizza Maniego-Eala says that the company’s partnerships with Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc. (AIC), ISOC-edotco, Transcend Towers Infrastructure (Philippines), CREI Philippines (CREI) and Frontier Towers & Associates (FTA) have advanced to active acquisition and build phases.

“The partnerships with towercos will greatly complement the company’s target in expanding its capacity and coverage throughout the country. These projects will be a catalyst for change in the industry as telcos are empowered to deploy beyond their individual capabilities in a cost efficient manner,” Maniego-Eala explains.

Globe finalized a pole lease agreement with AIC, a subsidiary of the Aboitiz Group, and is seen to increase its footprint by about 200 sites in more parts of Cebu, Davao, and Subic.

In addition, 300 macro sites will be completed for deployment in North Luzon and South Luzon while 400 more sites will be assigned within the year to cover Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The count is projected to increase expansively once the pilot sites of these projects are launched.

First to deliver a tower for activation is ISOC-edotco, a collaboration between ISOC Infrastructure and edotco, a Malaysian based Tower Company (TowerCo), with more currently underway and are expected to be completed shortly.

Globe has committed to be the anchor tenant in a build-to-suit agreement with Transcend Towers Infrastructure (Philippines), a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation, as well as in tower lease agreements with ISOC-edotco, CREI and FTA.

“These infrastructure partnerships demonstrate Globe’s commitment to improve the network quality experience of our customers.  It is, likewise, highly supportive of the government's initiative to increase ICT infrastructure in the country,” Maniego-Eala adds.

Globe continues to increase its network capacity to support the data services needs of customers and stakeholders in light of accelerated digitalization efforts across various sectors including e-payments, e-government, telehealth and distance learning.

August 31, 2020

Gabay Guro Ties up with PayMaya to Provide Financial Account for Teachers

Teachers all around the country will soon have easier access to a financial account and learning resources in one app as Gabay Guro, the flagship advocacy program for teachers of the PLDT-Smart Foundation, partners with PayMaya for its super app for teachers.

Through the Gabay Guro app, teachers can soon easily sign up for a PayMaya account which they can use for various digital financial transactions such as paying for online and in-store purchases, sending money, paying bills, buying load, and paying government fees, among others.

This will complement the existing features of the app, which provides them access to research materials, community-wide articles, rewards, as well as online lessons to help improve their teaching skills in the new normal.

“Providing teachers a PayMaya account within the Gabay Guro app will help enrich the resources available to them, especially as they adapt to our new normal which is increasingly digital. Combined with various learning and other resources available within the app, we are confident that this new platform can help improve their day-to-day teaching lives," said Gabay Guro Chairperson Chaye Cabal-Revilla. 

On top of these features, the app will also offer other capabilities such as the ability to receive badges that can be converted into MVP Rewards, availing of promos and training sessions from Gabay Guro partners and mentors, and access to livelihood programs 

Soon, they can also receive cash assistance, incentives, and loans designed for educators and even get additional livelihood opportunities in the e-commerce space through their PayMaya account within the Gabay Guro app.

For his part, PayMaya Founder and CEO Orlando Vea said“Having a digital financial account will help complement the wealth of resources for teachers that will be available in the app. As we all transition to digital, it’s important that we empower our teachers with the right tools and resources so that they are able carry out their work well, for the sake of all Filipino youth everywhere” added Mr. Vea.   

"The Department of Education has always acknowledged the Gabay Guro program and the PLDT Group as an important partner of the education sector. We’re happy that the Gabay Guro app, together with PayMaya, will provide our teachers with a holistic platform that will empower and help them thrive in the new normal,” added Department of Education Undersecretary Tonisito Umali. 


Digital financial services for education 

Enabling teachers with digital financial accounts and capabilities is just the latest way that PayMaya is empowering the education sector. To date, it has enabled over 50 educational institutions all over the country with cashless payments acceptance, allowing schools to conveniently accept tuition payments from parents at the comfort of their homes. At the same time, this mode of payment helps keep school personnel safe by eliminating risks of cash handling in light of the current public health situation.  


These efforts are in response to the Department of Education’s directive to implement blended learning that utilizes both online and in-person modalities for education, where students are encouraged to utilize online classes, printed modules, and educational TV and radio broadcast as main learning channels this school year.  


Schools enabled by PayMaya with end-to-end digital payment solutions such as PayMaya Checkout online payment gateway and the PayMaya One all-in-one Point of Sale (POS) device include major learning institutions such as the University of the Philippines, the Ateneo De Davao University (ADDU), La Salle Green Hills, Don Bosco Technical Institute of Makati Inc. (DBTI-MAKATI), Nord Anglia International School Manila (NAIS Manila), Malayan Colleges Mindanao (MCM), and University of Immaculate Conception (UIC), among others.  


Aside from these digital payment innovations, PayMaya has also rolled out cashless payment ecosystems starting with the PayMaya-powered student ID card in schools including University of the Philippines-Diliman, LPU-Batangas, La Salle Green Hills, and STI, among many others. Students can easily link the PayMaya-powered student ID card to their PayMaya account and maximize for payment transactions even outside the campus at Bancnet-powered payment terminals and ATMs nationwide.  

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines, with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, and government. Aside from providing payments acceptance for the largest e-Commerce, food, retail and gas merchants in the Philippines, PayMaya enables national and social services agencies, as well as local government units, with digital payments and disbursement services. 


Through its app and wallet, PayMaya  provides millions of Filipinos with the fastest way to own a financial account with over 40,000 Add Money touchpoints nationwide, more than double the total number of traditional bank branches in the Philippines combined. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 30,000 partner touchpoints nationwide serves as last mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved with access to services. To know more about PayMaya's products and services, visit or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.   


Gabay Guro is spearheaded by the PLDT-Smart Foundation and PLDT Managers Club, Inc. The 12-year old program empowers teachers across the country though initiatives in seven key pillars. This includes scholarships, teachers’ trainings, classroom donations, livelihood programs, connectivity & computerization, teachers’ tribute and digital innovations.