The city government launches a program that gives residents health insurance, free rides, and other services in just one tap or swipe of a smart card.
SIGNING UP. Residents sign up for the Muntinlupa Care Card, which will give them faster access to the city's services. Photo courtesy of Lingkod Muntinlupa Foundation
MANILA, Philippines – With one tap or swipe, residents of Muntinlupa City can expect access to health insurance, free rides, and other services of the city government with the launch of the Muntinlupa Care Card (MCC).
More than a hundred people flocked to the city hall on Monday, April 27, to sign up for the program, which is open to Muntinlupa residents aged 7 and up.
"We hope that through the Muntinlupa Care Card, we can provide each and every member of the Muntinlupeño family easy and convenient access to all programs of the local government," city mayor Jaime Fresnedi said.
With the MCC, cardholders get accident insurance coverage, subsidies of up to P25,000 at the Ospital ng Muntinlupa, and access to free services offered in the barangays. They also get to ride the city's newly-launched e-jeepney for free.
Fresnedi also touted the program's smart card technology, which allows users to simply tap or swipe the card for faster transactions at the city hall and the public hospital, removing the need to bring additional documents for identification.
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There are three kinds of MCC: Red Card for senior citizens, Yellow Card for ages 18 to 59, and Blue Card for 7 to 17 years old.
“We hope that through the Muntinlupa Care Card, we can provide each and every member of the Muntinlupeňo family easy and convenient access to all programs of the local government,” said Fresnedi.
MCC cardholders can enjoy an array of exclusive benefits including: 25 to 75%* hospital subsidy at the local health institution Ospital ng Muntinlupa; free insurance for accidental death and disablement, motorcycling accident, and permanent total total disability; free ride in the city’s electronic jeepney or e-JRF (electronic-Jeepney Ride for Free); and easy access to other city programs.
Moreover, the MCC pioneers in using smartcard technology among local government units in the country. Smartcard uses highly secure card technology to organize data. The card can be tapped or swiped into card readers resulting to faster and more organized transactions.
“We want to have a dependable medium and cutting-edge card technology to boost and improve the local government’s programs,” added Fresnedi.
To register for the MCC, Muntinlupa residents simply have to attend the registration event in their barangay, 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 one year, after which the card must be renewed yearly for only P20.
The barangay registration caravan for MCC started last March 1 and will continue until end of the year. Registration booths will also soon be stationed at the Muntinlupa City Hall and Ospital ng Muntinlupa.
The Muntinlupa Care Card is a partnership between the City Government of Muntinlupa and Lingkod Muntinlupa Foundation. To know how to apply for the Muntinlupa Care Card and other details, simply visit www.yanangmuntinlupa.com
* Up to a maximum benefit of Php25,000.00 only.
MANILA, Philippines—Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi has introduced the Muntinlupa Care Card, which entitles residents to various programs and services offered by the city government.
Among other benefits, cardholders can avail of free electronic jeepney rides, accidental death insurance and a subsidy should they be confined at the Ospital ng Muntinlupa (OsMun).
Other privileges are access to Kalingang Munti, a civic program where residents can avail of free birth registration, haircut, foot spa, dental services and even free pet vaccination. There are also Community and Development Office programs, scholarships, livelihood and employment services they can apply for.
There are three types of Muntinlupa Care Card: the Red Card for senior citizens, the Yellow Card for individuals between 18 to 59 years old and the Blue Card for those aged 7 to 17.
Fresnedi said that residents could enroll in the program by filling out an application form and presenting it together with a valid identification card. The registration fees are P60 for the red card, P80 for the blue card and P75 for the blue card.
The city government said that it would soon set up registration booths in each barangay to accommodate interested residents.
According to Muntinlupa People’s Coordinating Office representative Grace Salvador, the city is the first to use smart card technology among local government units nationwide.
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