Following the significant impact of the pandemic on the public transportation sector, GCash, the country’s leading mobile wallet, together with Globe and partner local government units (LGUs), have recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement to solidify its partnership with the PARA app. A digital platform for transportation utilizing tricycles to help Filipinos have a safer, more convenient, and easier commute.
With this, commuters will soon be able to easily and safely book and pay for their tricycle fare and other ancillary services via the GCash app without having to walk to the terminal and without the need for cash-on-hand safer for both tricycle drivers and commuters. In addition, commuters booking a ride in the Para app will also be able to pay using GCash via Webpay for a seamless transaction.
“More than just providing Filipinos with safe and convenient financial solutions, GCash aims to improve every Filipino’s life. Together with the PARA app, Globe, and our partner LGUs, GCash will continue to strive to help the community get through these challenging times and ultimately achieve our vision of financial for all,” said GCash President and CEO Martha Sazon.
You only need your mobile phone and the GCash app when paying for your tricycle fare. Choose “Scan QR” on the GCash app’s home screen, and point your phone’s camera to the QR code.
“We are very honored and grateful to Globe, GCash, and TM for trusting PARA. We aim to help local government units innovate tricycle operations by incorporating convenient cashless payments through the PARA app. With this partnership, passengers will now have a more efficient payment option that will make commuting safer and more pleasant,” said PARA-Applications Inc. CEO Atty. Gamaliel S. Taqued.
In addition to pushing for safer cashless transactions among tricycle drivers, GCash also previously partnered with Antipolo Market Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (AMTODA) and Antipolo Sumulong College Lores Plaza Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (ASCLP TODA) to roll out GCash QR. Enabling drivers and passengers to have a safer and more secure commuting experience.
More than just a safe and secure payment option, GCash gives tricycle drivers access to digital finance products previously beyond their reach. With Send Money, they can quickly transfer funds to loved ones. GSave lets them open a savings account with no minimum deposit and maintaining balance required. GInvest allows them to invest and grow their finances for as low as P50 to help them prepare for the future. GCredit and GGives are credit products they can easily access. With these products now available to them with just a few taps, GCash continues to achieve its goal of financial inclusion for all