The GCash Digital Excellence Awards 2022 recognizes the enterprise and MSME sector for making impactful contributions, taking significant steps in revolutionizing digital solutions, and implementing programs that help protect their transactions.
The awarding ceremony was held last March 31, 2022, through an exclusive virtual event and is 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 with 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: Industry Pioneer Award, Innovation & Growth Award, and Transformative Ecosystem Award.
The Industry Pioneer Award was given to partners who embraced digitization through GCash in its early stages. 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 programs with GCash that offers best-in-class solutions for its users. 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.
Lastly, the Transformative Ecosystem Award was given to companies that have fully integrated the various solutions of GCash into their ecosystem. 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.