Muntinlupa taps PayMaya for citizen card

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PAYMAYA Philippines, Inc. has partnered with the local government unit (LGU) of Muntinlupa for cashless transactions through the expanded care card for the city’s residents.

The digital payments unit of PLDT, Inc.’s Voyager Innovations Inc partnered with the Muntinlupa city government to allow student scholars, senior citizens, and small businesses can have access to the Muntinlupa Care Card (MCC) Plus card which will be used to receive cash benefits and allowances.

Users can also use the card for payments in 5,000 sari-sari stores and small businesses. Muntinlupa residents can also use the card to avail of free e-jeepney rides within the city.

“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,” PayMaya Philippines President and CEO Orlando B. Vea was quoted as saying in a statement.

PayMaya has partnerships with merchants which include SM Group, Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc., and Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI), the company behind Chooks-to-Go.

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