Community Spotlight: How Anna Mae Copes in the New Normal
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered life as we know it – changing how we work, dress, and communicate with each other. Working from home, wearing face masks, and shopping online has now become part of our “new normal.”
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For Anna Mae, an accounting assistant for a manufacturing firm, that means uncertainty in her work schedule.
“Nung ECQ, naka-skeletal lang. Apektado ang sahod kasi bawas ang 10 days. Tapos balak ngayon mag-skeletal ulit.”
In addition to that, she had to bear with being away from her son for about 2 months. During the ECQ, she was in Tanay with her husband while their son was in Montalban with her parents. And since inter-city travel was not possible, she needed a way to send money for her son.
That’s when she started to use her Coins Wallet.
“Nung ECQ, di makalabas kaya nag-try gumamit ng Coins para bumili ng load. Ginagamit ko rin ang Coins para magpadala ng pera sa magulang at anak ko sa Montalban kasi may Palawan Pawnshop na malapit.”
The ECQ also changed the way Anna Mae pays for her bills. Before the pandemic, she would withdraw money from her payroll account and manually line up at payment centers to pay her bills. But now she pays her bills online using her Coins Wallet.
“Ginagamit ko na rin ang Coins ngayon para magbayad ng Manila Water at Meralco. Tapos dati ginagamit ng ng asawa ko para magbayad ng Home Credit. Bawi rin talaga dahil sa mga rebates at marami ring review na magandang gamitin [ang Coins]”
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Anna Mae found out about Coins because of her husband, who used to pay their Home Credit installments using his Coins Wallet.
“Nalaman ko ang Coins sa asawa ko ginagamit kasi niya [ang Coins] para magbayad ng Home Credit at Tala. Matagal na ako may Coins pero ginamit lang talaga nung ECQ. Dun lang nakita yung purpose niya. Sobrang convenient. Di na kailangan pumila at di na rin kailangan lumabas!“
Just like Anna Mae, you can stay safe at home during quarantine and easily buy load, pay bills, send money, and more using your Coins Wallet. Coins ang bahala sa pamilya mo!
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