AF Payments Inc., a consortium of Metro Pacific Corp. and Ayala Corp., on Monday, implemented the first QR code transport ticketing system in the Philippines.
Metro Manila-based BGC Bus and Cebu-based Topline Express Ferries will shift to using QR code technology for payment and passenger ticketing.
“This is a new era in transport ticketing. It’s a smart solution where both operators and commuters enjoy the efficiency and ease of use associated with QR technology,” said Joey Lim, chairman of the board of AF Payments Inc.
“We are grateful to our partners for supporting the initiative and hope to replicate the same elsewhere in the Philippines,” he said. “We are proud to say that our technology is developed in the Philippines, by Filipinos, for Filipinos.”
Rene Almendras, president of AF Payments, said to accelerate the growth of QR ticketing and payments in the country, “we are opening our QR ticketing ecosystem to other market players”.
“We invite transport operators, payments companies and developers to work with us in widening the reach of QR ticketing,” he said.