The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) MIMAROPA’s MIMAROPA Digitally campaign was recognized as the sole awardee from the National Government Agency sector for its efforts towards digital financial inclusion during the GCash Digital Excellence Awards 2022.According to GCash, the annual event recognizes government units and agencies that pioneered the use of digital financial products to help ensure safe and efficient delivery of their services.
During the awarding ceremony held on Thursday, December 01, DTI MIMAROPA Joel B. Valera emphasized the role of digitalization in empowering all sectors in the region.
MIMAROPA Digitally is a sub brand of the MIMAROPA Naturally campaign, that aims to create a digital ecosystem within the destination of choice.
Under this campaign, DTI MIMAROPA, through its provincial offices and Negosyo Centers, helps all types of enterprises through established and safe digital payment gateways towards a financially inclusive environment. This initiative provides opportunities for the development of a vibrant digital payment ecosystem with different e-commerce merchant acquirers, online payment aggregators, electronic wallets, and payment networks.
Since January 2022 DTI MIMAROPA has partnered with GCash in conducting free onboarding and financial literacy sessions in select municipalities, successfully registering over 800 micro, small, and medium enterprises, TODA members and operators, market vendors, and sari-sari store owners.