GCash Digital Excellence Awards Recognizes 40 key pioneers in the Enterprise and MSME sector

 The pandemic has forced both consumers and businesses to change how they conduct their transactions. Business owners have had to adapt and ...

 The pandemic has forced both consumers and businesses to change how they conduct their
transactions. Business owners have had to adapt and innovate their services to cater to the
growing needs of the “new normal.” This is why GCash has been committed to improving its
digital products to cater to both the needs of Filipino customers and local businesses and
enterprises who need future-ready solutions. 

The GCash Digital Excellence Awards is an opportunity to highlight real-time and real-life
innovation in the Philippine market. GCash, the leading mobile wallet in the country, wants to
recognize the institutions that have taken significant steps towards revolutionizing digital
solutions and implemented programs that help protect transactions and the delivery of their

Beginning last year, GCash has started recognizing partners in the public sector along with key
individuals who have made impactful contributions in building a financially inclusive country.
This year’s GCash Digital Excellence Awards extended the honors to innovators in the
enterprise and MSME sectors for their various programs and initiatives promoting digital

The GCash Digital Excellence Awards was held last March 31, 2022, through an exclusive
virtual event. The evening’s festivities were hosted by Gelli Victor, a seasoned host and fitness
enthusiast, and Chito Maniago, VP for Corporate Communications and Public Affairs of GCash.
Martha Sazon, GCash President and CEO, Winsley Bangit, G-Xchange President and CEO,
along with Luigi Reyes, GCash VP & Commercials Sales and Operations Head also graced the
occasion and addressed the awardees their special messages. Rico Blanco also dropped by to
celebrate the winners with iconic anthems Pinoy Tayo, Antukin, and Your Universe.
Three main awards were given this year to a total of 40 GCash partners. These awards include
the Industry Pioneer Award, the Innovation & Growth Award, and the Transformative Ecosystem

The Industry Pioneer Award was given to partners who embraced digitization, and changed
the game with GCash in the early stages of its journey. The Industry Pioneers that were
acknowledged believed in what GCash could be right from the beginning and have proven to
pave the way in democratizing financial services for Filipinos.

Institutions recognized as industry pioneers include Max's Group Inc, Robinsons Retail
Holdings, Inc. (RRHI), Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc, ACADOPS (Academy of
Operations Excellence and Services Inc), National Book Store Inc, Lalamove, Villarica
Pawnshop, Inc., NCCC, Mega Q Mart, Farmers Market Araneta City, Puregold Price Club, Inc.,
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation, REGCRIS GROUP OF COMPANIES, Tulay sa Pag-
Unlad, Inc (TSPI), and Paynamics Technologies, Inc.

The Innovation & Growth Award recognizes organizations that have established revolutionary
programs together with GCash. These programs have successfully delivered best-in-class
solutions for GCash users. Companies who were given this award are institutions that have
stood strong amidst challenges and continued to contribute to the exponential growth of
Filipinos that utilize digital products services.

For this award, McDonald's Philippines (Golden Arches Development Corporation), DMCI
Holdings, Inc. (Semirara, DMCI Constructions & DMCI Homes), Robinsons Supermarket
Corporation, Nestlé, Philippines Inc., Chris Marr Corporation, Suyen Corporation, Angkas
(DBDOYC Inc.), Pay&Go (BTI Payments Philippines, Inc.), New Las Pinas Market (New Las
Piñas City Public Market), Ministop, Appboxo Pte Ltd, Concentrix Daksh Services Philippines
Corporation, and BDO Unibank Inc. were recognized by GCash because of the specific
initiatives and programs they spearheaded that stood the test of time.

Lastly, the prestigious Transformative Ecosystem Award was given to companies who have
fully imbibed the digital lifestyle by integrating the various solutions of GCash into their
ecosystem. These companies have quickly responded to changing needs of customers and are
proven advocates of digital transformation. From MSMEs to Enterprise partners, the
Transformative Ecosystem Awardees have revolutionized the way of life for millions of Filipinos
together with GCash. Through this award, GCash recognizes the pioneering efforts in the use of
digital financial products. Puregold Price Club, Inc., Classic Savory, Ayala Corporation, Unilever
Philippines, Inc, Cebu, People's Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CPMPC), The SM Store,
foodpanda, Direct Agent 5, Inc (DA5), Star Market, Generika (Actimed Inc), Booky, and
ELECTRONIC COMMERCE PAYMENTS (EC PAY) INC. were given the Transformative
Ecosystem Award in this year’s GCash Digital Excellence Awards.

Congratulations to all the awardees for successfully innovating their services to help uplift the
lives of more and more Filipinos and inspire other institutions to follow suit.

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