First batch of new UP IDs released

| Written by Arlyn VCD Palisoc Romualdo


Video recorded and edited by KIM Quilinguing, UP MPRO

 

UP System employees were the first recipients of the new UP ID produced by PayMaya, free of charge, for the University.

In a ceremonial presentation, UP President Danilo Concepcion, Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa, and Vice President for Development Elvira Zamora received their new IDs from PayMaya founder and CEO Orlando Vea on August 27, the first day of release.

 

Top photo: UP President Danilo Concepcion (center) shows his new UP ID. With him in this photo are, from left, PayMaya Enterprise Head Tisha Quinitio, PayMaya founder and CEO Orlando Vea, UP Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa, and UP Vice President for Development Elvira Zamora. Bottom photo: UP EVP Teodoro Herbosa (second from left) and UP VP for Development Elvira Zamora (third from left) hold up their IDs with PayMaya Enterprise Head Tisha Quinitio (leftmost) and PayMaya founder and CEO Orlando Vea (righmost). (Photos by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Asked why the fintech company is doing this for free, Vea, a UP Diliman School of Economics alumnus, said that he wants his alma mater to be part of the national initiative toward digital financial inclusion—to be the first university in the country ready to engage in an increasingly cashless economy.

 

UP System employees with their new IDs (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

New UP ID holders will have the option to avail of PayMaya’s financial services that are external to the University, but not required by UP. Rather, this option is a provision that gives holders the flexibility to expand the use of the IDs for added personal purposes.

Concepcion, Herbosa, and Zamora, chose to activate their PayMaya accounts and made the first financial transactions with the new UP ID. They loaded money into their accounts through the money-in kiosk at Quezon Hall and made purchases at the Chocolate Kiss Café, Ang Bahay ng Alumni. UP System employees who likewise activated PayMaya services were assisted by PayMaya personnel in a booth at the Quezon Hall lobby.

 

In the top photo, UP President Danilo Concepcion loads his account through the money-in kiosk at Quezon Hall as PayMaya founder and CEO Orlando Vea and UP VP for Development Elvira Zamora look on. The bottom photo shows UP EVP Teodoro Herbosa getting his receipt after using the same kiosk with PayMaya Strategic Communications Manager John Mark Tuazon. (Photos by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UP President Danilo Concepcion (top photo) and UP VP for Development Elvira Zamora (bottom photo) use their IDs to pay for purchases at the Chocolate Kiss Café, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman. (Photos by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

The rollout schedule of the new IDs to all UP campuses is still being discussed with the constituent universities.

The memorandum of agreement between the University and PayMaya was signed on June 20.

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