As we head into the second year of the pandemic, the world continues to adjust to the new normal. Boracay Island is no exception; the Island hailed as one of the best beaches in the world is now leveling up to the cashless mode of payments.
Since Boracay's reopening to domestic tourists last September 8, 2021, more businesses on the Island have started to pick up again. But, with the threat of the virus still present, establishments and other small businesses moved to cashless transactions to protect themselves and their guests.
In a video of Dapat Alam Mo! of GMA News Public Affairs, they interview Lalaine Bantang, a hair braider on the Island, she said that whenever tourists come and have their hair braided, they always ask if she has G-Cash.
Due to its growing demand, Lalaine decided to use G-Cash too as a mode of accepting payment from her guests.
Meanwhile, the one who popularized that Boracay has now gone cashless is Tatay Reynaldo Indolos, a "Taho" vendor, wherein a video of him showing that he uses G-Cash instead of accepting actual physical money from his customers has gone viral.
GMA News asked Tatay Reynaldo why did he switch to G-Cash, and he said it's because it's "easier and it's more safe as well as effective."
The COVID-19 pandemic changed many aspects of our lives; it awakened us to be more mindful regarding not only our own health and safety but of others as well. Thus, people adopted ways to adjust to the new normal, and this includes cashless payment transactions.