Ombudsman taps GCash as payment option for frontline services
The Office of the Ombudsman has tapped leading finance super app GCash, as a cashless payment partner, enabling it to accept fees for its legal services through GCash Scan-To-Pay QR in all its offices.
A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed at the Office of the Ombudsman in Agham Road, Quezon City. Representing the Office of the Ombudsman during the MOA signing were Ombudsman Samuel Martires, Deputy Ombudsman for Military and Other Law Enforcement Offices Hon. Jose Balmeo, Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Hon. Cornelio Sumido, and Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval. Joining them were GCash AVP and Head of Public Sector Cathlyn Dolor Pavia, and Public Sector Head for National Mara Karmela Duterte.
"The Office of the Ombudsman shares a common goal with GCash in making government services safer, faster and more inclusive, all of this while ensuring transparency in every digital transaction under this partnership,” said Ombudsman Samuel Martires. “The Office of the Ombudsman plays a pivotal role in ensuring the integrity of public office. With a history of safeguarding the interests of the Filipino people, the Office of the Ombudsman remains steadfast in its mission to maintain good governance and fight against corruption.”
The partnership marks a milestone in financial technology, demonstrating GCash's dedication to building and upholding the trust and confidence of the government and the nation at large.
"GCash is honored to become a partner of the lead agency against corruption. This shows the trust of our government in our capability to provide accountability and transparency through financial technology. We hope that the general public, especially our users, will continue to give their trust in us,” said Gilda Maquilan, vice president and head of corporate communications of GCash.
GCash has been proactive in establishing partnerships with government agencies to promote financial inclusion and strengthen the public's trust and confidence. The collaboration between the Office of the Ombudsman and GCash is a testament to their shared vision for a more transparent and accessible government-citizen relationship.