Muntinlupa City Launches a Breakthrough Benefit Card for Residents



Residents of Muntinlupa can now avail of exclusive benefits through the Muntinlupa Care Card (MCC), which was recently launched by City Mayor Jimmy R. Fresnedi. "We hope that through [this smartcard], we can provide each and every member of the Muntinlupe├▒o family easy and convenient access to all programs of the local government," he said.

color-coded cards for different age groups
The advantages of being an MCC cardholder include: 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 disability; free ride in the city's electronic jeepney or e-JRF (electronic-Jeepney Ride for Free); and easy access to other city programs.

According to  Engineer Allan Cachuela, the MCC is the first care card among all the LGUs (local government units) in the country. The smartcard uses highly secure card technology to organize data. It can be tapped or swiped into card readers resulting to faster and more organized transactions.

Engr. Allan Cachuela
Fresnedi added, "We want to have a dependable medium and cutting-edge card technology to boost and improve the [Muntinlupa's] programs."

To get an MCC, Muntinlupa residents have to attend the registration event in their barangay, present one valid ID and pay the card registration fee of P60 for the Senior Citizens' Red Card, P80 for the Yellow Card (for ages 18 to 59), and P75 for the Blue Card (for ages 7 to 17). Parents should be present to enroll minor applicants. The card membership is valid for one year and is renewable thereafter for only P20. The city government aims to register 50,000 constituents by December 2015.

Muntinlupa's e-JRF
The MCC's barangay registration caravan started last March and will continue until the end of the year. Registration booths will also be stationed at the Muntinlupa City Hall and Ospital ng Muntinlupa. This project is a partnership between the city government and Lingkod Muntinlupa Foundation. For more details, visit www.yanangmuntinlupa.com.

* Up to a maximum benefit of P25,000 only.


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