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Launch of Byaheng Digiskarte ni Ani at Kita, BayanKita App, and MOA Signing on Digital Payments (Aug. 2, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 2 August 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the launching of the two applications launch of Byaheng Digiskarte ni Ani at Kita, BayanKita App, and the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing on Digital Payments on Aug. 2, 2021.

The “Byaheng Digiskarte ni ANI at KITA” is a mentoring program undertaken in collaboration with Aboitiz Foundation and Union Bank Group, which is designed to assist in the recovery and growth of MSMEs and cooperatives affected by the pandemic.

Meanwhile, “BayaniKita,” undertaken through a partnership with IoT Valley Corporations application, aims to provide stakeholders with vital communication. It features a chat facility directly connected to the Office of the Secretary to address stakeholders’ concerns and complaints, an e-wallet system for its digital payments facilities or platforms, and digital ID for farmers and fishers. It is also integrated with other DA’s services such as weather update, marketing platforms such as bagsakan/bulungan and price monitoring, Bantay ASF program, and survey or module.

For digital payments, which is under BayaniKita, DA partnered with BAYAD and GCash. This will simplify communication and transition of acquiring agri services without leaving the comforts of your home and promote the ease of doing business and lessen physical interaction with people especially in this time of the pandemic.

Joining Sec. Dar were Undersecretary for Administration and Finance and Chairperson of DA- Ease of Doing Business Taskforce Roldan G. Gorgonio, IoT Valley Corporation Chairman and President Rolando Amaleo Lirio III, Philippine Association of Agriculturists, Inc. (PAA) Chairman Dr. Roberto F. Rañola, BAYAD Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Francispito Quevedo, and Gcash Vice President for Enterprise Jose Luis Reyes.

The launching was attended virtually by Aboitiz Foundation President and Chief Operating Officer Maribeth Marasigan, Aboitiz Equity Vice President for Corporate External Relations Christopher Camba, and Union Bank Group Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and Operations Chief Transformation Officer Henry Rhoel Aguda. (Photo by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)