The Muntinlupa Care Card Plus or MCC Plus, a smartcard and PayMaya VISA debit card in one, dubbed as the most advanced LGU card in the country, was recently launched by Muntinlupa Mayor Jimmy R. Fresnedi.
The MCC Plus is an upgraded version of the Muntinlupa Care Card, a card exclusive for Muntinlupa residents that can be used to access the local government’s services, that pioneered the use of smartcard technology among local government units in the country in 2015. The Muntinliupa Care Card program is a public private partnership between the City Government of Muntinlupa and Lingkod Muntinlupa Foundation.
Presently, the MCC program has over 200,000 cardholders and with the partnership with PayMaya, the renewed MCC Plus would bring more benefits and convenience to Muntinlupa residents. It is estimated that the program would attract more residents to apply and have 300,000 cardholders by year-end.
“We are proud to launch the MCC Plus today, the country’s most advanced LGU card that will bring convenience and new benefits to our constituents. We hope that through this project, we will open a whole new world of opportunities for our constituents,” said Fresnedi.
MCC Plus cardholders can enjoy an array of exclusive benefits including: free ride to the award winning e-JRF (Electronic Jeepney Ride for Free), use of the card as an acceptable ID in Muntinlupa, accidental death and burial financial assistance, chance to win in monthly raffles, and easy access to services of the city government including hospital subsidy at the local health institution Ospital ng Muntinlupa, scholarship, job recruitment and other city programs.
Moreover, as the MCC Plus also uses the technology of PayMaya VISA prepaid payment card, MCC Plus can be used for online shopping, to pay bills, send remittance or load, and pay in any store accepting VISA payments all around the world.
Furthermore, MCC Plus has its own mobile app, the YAM (Your App in Muntinlupa/ Yan ang Muntinlupa) which would give cardholders special access to earn points for every transaction in partner establishments around the city. Other features of the app include news, travel guide, emergency lines, feedback and job application.
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 simply 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 application, the parent or guardian 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.