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Davao del Norte supports cashless transactions

Adrian M. Reodique | Aug. 15, 2017
The province has launched Citizen ID and Alternative Government Revenue Collection and Disbursement system with Globe Telecom to improve access to financial and social services.

[From left to right] Hon. Antonio Rafael del Rosario , Davao del Norte Governor; Luigi Reyes, Mynt VP for Business Development; and John Rubio, Mynt President and CEO showed the mock up sample of the Citizen ID Card during the 50th Anniversary of Davao del Norte. Credit: Globe. 

Davao del Norte (DavNor), Globe Telecom, and G-Xchange Inc. (GCash) have jointly launched the Citizen ID and Alternative Government Revenue Collection and Disbursement system to improve the access of financial and social services in the province.

The Citizen ID card, which is co-branded by DavNor and G-cash - the mobile micro-payment service of Globe - functions as a valid government-issued ID. Citizens can use it to transact with the government and for social services, as well as pay for goods, services, local taxes, and business permits.

Around 18,000 employees in Tagum City and Carmen Municipality will be the initial recipients of the Citizen ID card.

Globe has also extended its GCash PowerPay+ salary disbursement and cash handling platform in DavNor. With the platform, payroll and salaries of government employees as well as the financial assistance for senior citizens and students can be forwarded to their GCash wallets directly and in real-time.

Meanwhile, Globe's fintech startup Mynt will also continue to offer non-collateralised loans under its "Fuse Business Loans" programme to support entrepreneurs in the province. Globe said that around 25 micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) in DavNor have been approved for loans amounting to PHP1 million.  

DavNor Governor Antonio Rafael del Rosario said the projects will support the province's growth. "This includes Mynt's cashless ecosystem for government transactions and citizen ID system that we are launching together with Globe Telecom. This innovation shall enhance our clientele-focused mindset, cutting down costs and speeding up our processes to better serve our citizens in an efficient and responsive manner."

Furthermore, Globe has rolled out a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) protocol to provide direct internet and public Wi-Fi in select locations in DavNor. The MPLS will allow government agencies to connect to select remote agencies (e.g. hospitals and rural health units).

The telco has also launched an Enterprise Content Management for government agencies to enable real-time data capture, data management, data analytics and reporting tools, dashboard capabilities for cloud archive and data/document management.


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