GCash, the flagship mobile money service of G-Xchange Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, is boosting the efficiency of local government units (LGUs) by paving the way for fast and secure payment services using the mobile phone.
“We are happy to help the government fulfill its duties to its residents by making GCash accessible to them,” G-Xchange Inc. President Paolo Baltao said in a statement.
He said, “Using our mobile payment system, residents of Quezon City, Valenzuela City and Batangas City will no longer have to travel all the way to city hall and queue for hours to pay their real property taxes as well as their business and construction permits.”
GCash teamed up with the local governments of Quezon City, Valenzuela City and Batangas City under the USAID’s Scaling Innovation through Mobile Money (SIMM) project to provide residents a platform to settle their payments of real property tax and business and construction permits.
GCash provides the most innovative mobile money system that drives real-time assessment and easy payment anytime, anywhere. Quezon City residents can use GCash to pay real property taxes, while those in Batangas City can pay for their business permits using the innovative mobile money service.
Meanwhile, residents in Valenzuela City can settle both real property taxes and business and construction permit payments using GCash. They may register to GCash by dialing *143# for FREE, select GCash, register and provide the necessary information.
The company said that payment of real property tax can be made by dialing *137# using Globe/TM SIM; select Quezon City/Valenzuela City; choose Real Property Tax; input the Tax Declaration Number; confirm Tax Declaration Number for assessment; choose which balance to pay (1) Current Quarter Balance or (2) Year-end Balance and confirm payment details.
Meanwhile, Batangas City and Valenzuela City residents can pay for their business permits by simply dialing *137# using Globe/TM SIM; select Batangas City/Valenzuela City; choose Business Permit; input the Account Number and proceed with the payment.
A GCash wallet may be funded through GCash outlets nationwide (available in Globe stores, Puregold supermarkets, partner rural banks, Globe load distributors, and partner pawnshops like Villarica and Tambunting Pawnshops, among others); mobile banking through BPI Mobile Bank and Unionbank; GCash online via Megalink online cash-in and ATM via Bancnet.
“With GCash, residents get a better, faster and more convenient option to settle their financial obligations. All they need to do is to simply register to GCash and pay using their mobile phones,” Baltao said.