GCash celebrates 28 Outstanding Key Partners in the 2nd Private Sector Digital Excellence Awards 2023

GCash continues to recognize remarkable efforts of its key partners to innovate and utilize digital financial technology solutions in the 2023 GCash Digital Excellence Awards.

Following last year’s enterprise awarding ceremony that was held online, the country’s leading digital wallet company held its second Private Sector Digital Excellence Awards face-to-face at the Grand Hyatt Manila in BGC, Taguig last April 13. About 28 enterprises and MSMEs won awards from different categories.

“This event is recognizing industry leaders who have advanced their services through innovative solutions and improved customer experiences. We are also celebrating our partnership  in digital transformation efforts. Thank you for putting your trust in GCash and adopting our digital solutions.” Renren Reyes, President and CEO of G-Xchange, Inc. said in his opening remarks.

The awards ceremony had six award categories.

Growth and Usage Excellence Awardees: (from left) DragonPay Corporation; Southeast Asia Retail Inc. (Landers); Appboxo Pte. Ltd.; Gaisano Mall of Davao; AB Leisure Exponent, Inc. (Bingo Plus); Jollibee Foods Corporation; Seaoil Philippines; Unilever Philippines Inc.; P.J. Lhuillier, Inc. (Cebuana Lhuillier); Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company; Lalamove Philippines Inc.; Mercury Drug Corporation; SM Retail Inc.; Lazada E-Services, Inc.; and Abenson.

To honor companies that have shown sustained growth in GTV and incremental door count, GCash gave the Growth and Usage Award to 15 businesses: AB Leisure Exponent, Inc. (BingoPlus), Abenson, Appboxo Pte. Ltd., DragonPay Corporation, Gaisano Mall of Davao, Jollibee Foods Corporation, Lalamove Philippines Inc., Lazada E-Service Philippines, Inc., Mercury Drug Corporation, Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank), P.J. Lhuillier, Inc. Cebuana Lhuillier, Seaoil Philippines, SM Retail Inc., Landers Superstore, and Unilever Philippines Inc.

Excellence in Growth Potential Awardees: (from left) third placer, McDonald’s Philippines; first placer, PMFTC Inc.; and second placer, BDO Unibank Inc.

While the Excellence in Growth Potential Award was won by the Philip Morris Philippines Manufacturing Inc. (PMFTC), BDO Unibank, Inc., and McDonald’s Philippines for their promising potential in growing their business in partnership with the country’s leading mobile wallet.

Excellence in Ecosystem Development Awardees with GCash’s VP  for Commercial Operations, Luigi Reyes: (from left) third placer,  Globe Telecom; first placer, Puregold Price Club Inc.; and second placer, Robinsons Supermarket.

Puregold Price Club Inc., Globe Telecom, Inc., and Robinsons Supermarket won the Excellence in Ecosystem Development Award. This award is given to companies that have embraced the digital lifestyle by merging the different GCash solutions to their ecosystem.

Pioneer Awardees: (from left) Best GGives Merchant, Zalora; Best GCredit Merchant, Manila Electric Company; Pioneer Award for Data Solutions, Trusting Social AI Philippines, Inc.; and Pioneer Award for Ad Solutions, Smart Communications Inc.

The Pioneer Award is for those who pioneered the adoption of innovative business solutions. Its four subcategories; Best GGives Merchant, Best GCredit Merchant, Pioneer Award for Ad Solutions, and Pioneer Award for Data Solutions, were bagged by Zalora, MERALCO, Smart Communications, Inc., and Trusting Social Al Philippines, Inc. respectively.

Excellence in Innovation Awardees: (from left): third placer, Max’s Group Inc.; first placer, Robinsons Department Store; and second placer, Villarica Pawnshop Inc.

The Excellence in Innovation Awards are awarded to Robinsons Department Store, Villarica Pawnshop Inc., and Max’s Group Inc. who introduced advanced solutions for a more convenient and satisfying digital finance experience.

Partner of the Year Awardee: Puregold Price Club Inc.

And the Partner of the Year Award was given to the partner who exhibited excellence in digital finance, Puregold Price Club, Inc. - the only enterprise who was able to secure two awards during the evening.

The program was vigorously emceed by Gelli Victor and was graced by the awe-inspiring performance of the Sound Weavers halfway through the event and Ebe Dancel during the dinner.

“We remain committed to supporting partners in their digital journeys and we’ll continue to provide platforms, tools, and resources to facilitate industry-wide transformation. Our role as a catalyst for transformation remains unchanged. Thank you for demonstrating excellence in digital innovation, transformation and financial inclusion.” said Luigi Reyes, VP for Commercial Business Operations.

GCash continuously works with and acknowledges its key partners that make the vision of a better financial future for Filipinos a reality.