Wednesday, April 1, 2020

GCash Mobile App, a Lifeline in Times of Social Distancing | Beautiful Life

Paying my utility bills using the GCash App, while quarantined at La Luz Beach Resort in Laiya, Batangas.

Yes, I am now quarantined in a beach resort. Upon the invitation of Lando Marasigan, a friend and co-owner of La Luz Beach Resort in Laiya Batangas, my life partner Monch Henares and I made that early decision, and accepted to wait out the lock down by the beach. 

At that time, the deadly corona virus was only at its early stages, with less than ten Covid 19 positive reported cases. Nevertheless, no matter how unsure we were, the invitation was a blessing, and so we packed our bags, and drove out to Laiya, Batangas. The following days became weeks of unbelievable rapid spread of the virus. We were just so grateful that we are out of Manila.

The social distancing rule was not difficult for us, because we were alone with the resort owner's family in the beach, surrounded by luscious mountains at one side, and the endless blue sea in the other. This also means that we are far away from the nearest town.

Our lifeline, like any other person at this time of pandemic, is our mobile phones. Without knowing how long we will stay out here, miles away from town, we felt secured to be equipped with the GCash Mobile App. I checked my balance, and I said to myself, forget going to the banks or bayad centers to pay bills -- I've got my phone and GCash to solve the problem.

GCash App has a myriad of functions, including the convenience of paying bills anytime, anywhere.

Paying bills online with just using your fingertips -- at the convenience of  your home, or in my case, at a faraway province is actually a privilege anyone can avail. I just paid my Meralco, Maynilad, Globe utility bills in less than 10 minutes. 

I thought it wise to use the GCash Pay Bills feature for my March due dates. Why? I do not like to cram and pay bills that could pile up in the next couple of months. And who knows how long this Enhanced Quarantine could last? It goes without saying, even if it has been lifted, I will still use the GCash Pay Bills feature, as I’m able to practice social distancing to have lesser physical engagement with other people who may still linger with the virus.

Since its launch three years ago, the GCash app has totally made our lives simpler in a cashless society.  Read related articles about GCash in this link.

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