Muntinlupa launches expanded citizen ID card powered by PayMaya

Muntinlupa residents can now enjoy the convenience of cashless transactions within their city after the local government, in partnership with the Lingkod Muntinlupa Foundation and PayMaya, launched the MCC Plus, the expanded Muntinlupa Care Card (MCC), which is said to be the country’s most advanced citizen card ID program.

Muntinlupa City mayor Jaime R. Fresnedi (2nd from right) tries out buying turon (fried banana rolls) from one of the vendors invited during the launch using his mobile phone and PayMaya account via PayMaya QR. Also in photo are PayMaya Philippines COO and managing director Paolo Azzola (rightmost), Lingkod Muntinlupa Foundation program director Grace Salvador (3rd from right), and Muntinlupa City councilor Ivee Rhia Arciaga-Tadefa (4th from right)

Student scholars, senior citizens, and small businesses, among others, can now have access to the new MCC Plus card, a two-in-one card that combines an ordinary ID card with the technology and capabilities of a PayMaya prepaid payment card.

Through the new MCC Plus card, Muntinlupa residents will be able to receive cash benefits and allowances from the city government.

Besides having the convenience to receive funds in their MCC Plus cards, users will also be able to pay for goods and services in at least 5,000 small businesses and beneficiaries of the Joint Resources Financing Program zero interest loan of the city who will be equipped with PayMaya QR as a payment method.

Moreover, Muntinlupa residents can also avail of free rides to the e-Jeepneys plying the city by simply tapping their MCC Plus cards into the terminals found inside the vehicles.

“As we work towards building a ‘cashless Philippines’, we need the support of communities like Muntinlupa in order to build ecosystems that will support this vision around the country. We congratulate Muntinlupa City for being one of the first, and now one of the most advanced, adopters of cashless technologies that will truly empower their citizens,” said PayMaya Philippines president and CEO Orlando B. Vea. PayMaya is the digital financial arm of PLDT and Smart’s Voyager Innovations.

There are three kinds of MCC Plus: Red Card for senior citizens, Yellow Card for ages 18 to 59, and Blue Card for 6 to 17 years old.

To register for the MCC Plus, Muntinlupa residents have to go to the registration centers at the City Hall or the Ospital ng Muntinlupa, present one valid ID and pay the card registration fee of P60 for Red Card, P80 for Yellow Card, and P75 for Blue Card.

For Blue Card applications, parents or guardians must enroll the minor applicant. Card membership is valid for four years, after which the card must be renewed yearly for only P50. Renewal is free for senior citizens and PWD.

MCC Plus cards linked to their PayMaya accounts can also be used to shop online and in-store, to pay for bills, and even to buy prepaid load from all networks using the PayMaya app available at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Should they find a need to add money to their accounts, they may do so via the more than 20,000 Add Money touchpoints available nationwide, including Smart Padala centers, SM Business Centers, Robinsons Business Centers inside Robinsons Department Stores, 7-Eleven Outlets, Touchpay Kiosks, UnionBank ATMs, Shopwise, Wellcome, 2Go, ExpressPay, Cebuana Lhuillier, Palawan Pawnshop branches, Smart Padala centers, BDO, UnionBank Online, RCBC Online Banking, and financial institutions that are part of InstaPay, among many others.

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