How We Made It Happen
DA5 is one of the leading authorized direct agents of Western Union in the Philippines. Since its birth in 2006 with only a handful of staff, DA5 has grown to accommodate a family of services including bills payment and prepaid card retailing.
While DA5’s efforts have been honored by Western Union since its first year of operation, the company recognizes that its laurels are not the plaques and certificates it has received, rather it is the countless dreams of fellow Filipinos they helped realize over the years.
Founded in 2006, Direct Agent 5, Inc. is a joint venture company consisting of national confederation of cooperatives together with well-established companies primarily engaged in the following businesses: pawnshop, money changing, shopping malls and food shops. The group saw the synergy of working together by combining the location strength of their own diversified networks to reach the clientele of WU money transfer services. On November 27, 2006, the company processed its first money transfer service transaction.
While still on its first year of operation, DA5, Inc. won its first international recognition from Western Union by being awarded as the direct agent in the Asia-Pacific Region with the HIGH PERCENTAGE GROWTH IN TRANSACTION for 2007. The award was given on March 2008 during the Asia-Pacific Agent Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. This is the fastest recorded achievement by any Direct Agent.
Throughout the years the company has launched new products and services for existing and potential partners. The DA5 family continues to strive in delivering worthwhile services in hopes of an empowered Filipino community.