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Two weeks have passed since the President of the Philippines declared the entire Luzon area under community quarantine. This move was the government’s response to the spreading of coronavirus (COVID19) in our country. A few days later, other regions of the Philippines, including my very own city – Cagayan de Oro, have implemented this as well, thus making everyone stay at home.
And because of this, a lot of Filipino people are faced with their new life’s normal – staying at home. Well, most of my friends are fine with staying at home. They believe that doing so can really help in stopping the spread of COVID19 in our country.
Now, the problem is… there are still a lot of obligations that are needed to be done. One of those is paying bills. Majority of the Filipino people pay their bills at the offices directly, some in banks while others at their nearest bayad centers. And a few, just like me, pay our bills using the GCash Pay Bills feature.
With the GCash Pay Bill feature, you don’t have to leave your home just to pay your bills!
What is GCash Pay Bills Feature
As I mentioned before, managing my finances got easier because of GCash. I use GCash in many different ways and one of those is paying ALL my bills – electricity, water, internet, insurance, and credit card. GCash Pay Bills allows you to pay your bills using your phone in the comforts of your home. I am from Cagayan de Oro but I am very fortunate that they have CEPALCO (our electricity provider) and COWD (our water provider). I can pay both using GCash Pay Bills. If you are from Manila or in any of the major cities nationwide, you will definitely find your utility provider.
Step-by-Step Tutorial on How to Pay Your Bills Using GCash
Before you start paying your bills, make sure your GCash account has money on it. You can’t pay your bills unless you have money placed in your account, except of course if you have GCredit, then having no money wouldn’t matter. But that would be for another post.
1. Login to your GCash App.
2. Once you are inside the GCash App, tap on Pay Bills.
3. Then choose which bill you are paying. In my case, I am choosing Electric Utilities.
4. Then, look for your utility provider. For me, it’s CEPALCO.
5. Then you will be asked for the account details of your utility bill. In my case, this electricity bill is owned by another person since we are renting. Yes, you can pay a bill even if the name is not yours. Make sure the email is addressed to you so that you will receive a receipt for this transaction for future reference. Then tap NEXT!
6. Then you will be asked if you want to pay using your GCash balance or your GCredit. In this, I chose my GCash balance. Tap NEXT!
7. You will see a confirmation page just to make sure you have entered all the proper details. If all is good, then tap CONFIRM.
8. The payment will be processed and you will receive a digital receipt of your payment.
See? Isn’t that easy? This is the reason why I love my GCash App. It really helps my life easier. Not only because of the community quarantine, but it makes everything so convenient and easy. If you noticed, I only paid 5 pesos for a fee. If I were to go outside and pay my bill in a physical office, I will be spending more than 5 pesos for sure!
Download GCash App Today
If you don’t have a GCash account, then don’t fret! You can easily get one by downloading the app from the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. GCash is not only available for Globe and TM users but also from other networks such as Smart, TNT, ABS-CBN, and Sun Cellular. Download now and start using the GCash Pay Bills feature!