The city government of Makati on Tuesday announced that holders of Makatizen Cards can now pay their household and utility bills to the newly opened 31 payment centers in the city.
The 31 establishments, dubbed @urSerBis Bayad Center, are in 28 barangay halls, at the Ospital ng Makati, University of Makati, and Makati City Hall where Cardholders can pay their bills for utilities and other fees and do other transactions, including prepaid loading and e-money loading for their GCash accounts.
“As we have promised, we will make transactions more convenient for Makatizens through the Makatizen Card. With these facilities now within their reach, cardholders can already experience the benefits of the ongoing digital transformation of the city,” Mayor Abigail Binay said.
Bills payment accepted under the Makatizen Card Program include Globe, Meralco, Manila Water, Maynilad, University of Makati, Bayan Telecommunications, Bank of the Philippine Islands, PLDT, SMART, Equicom, and Manulife.
Also included are Cocolife, Sun Life Financial, Fortune Care, Manila Memorial Park, Eternal Plans, Inc., Innove, Sky, Magnificat, UNICEF, Asian Vision Cable Holdings, and Home Credit.
Mayor Binay pointed out that for every peso paid through the Makatizen Card, the cardholder will earn one Loyalty Point, which can be used to get special products and services from the Makatizen Rewards Program.
The Loyalty Points can also be converted to GCash and can be added to the Makatizen Card mobile wallet. The loyalty points can be checked in the payment centers.
The @urSerBis centers are now available in Barangays Dasmariñas, East Rembo, Forbes Park, Guadalupe Nuevo, Guadalupe Viejo, Kasilawan, La Paz, Magallanes, Olympia, Palanan, Pembo, Pinagkaisahan, Pio del Pilar, Pitogo and Poblacion.
They can also be found in Barangays Post Proper Northside, Post Proper Southside, Rizal, San Antonio, San Isidro, San Lorenzo, Singkamas, South Cembo, Sta. Cruz, Tejeros, Urdaneta, Valenzuela, and West Rembo.
The rest of the @urSerBis bayad centers are in place at Makati City Hall, Ospital ng Makati and University of Makati.
To date, around 10,000 Cards have been released to residents and activated. Data capture has been done on 120,000 residents and 25,000 have been validated and cleared for card printing.
Meanwhile, Cash-IN via Globe Partner Outlets and withdrawals using the Makatizen Card at LandBank ATMs are free of charge. For withdrawals at other local banks and overseas banks using the card, local bank standard rate and international bank standard rate will apply, respectively. For Cash-OUT via Globe partner outlets, two percent of the amount will be charged to the cardholder.
For payment transactions, the cardholder should make sure that there is enough wallet credits in the Makatizen Card and must take note of the exact amount to be paid. At the @urSerBis bayad center, hand over the Makatizen Card to the merchant for processing, wait for the text confirmation from the GCash system, and reply with MPIN for confirmation.
The Makatizen Card functions as a valid government-issued ID card valid for five years.
Since the card is linked to their GCash mobile wallet account, residents can receive cash allowances, stipends, and other cash benefits from the city. Meanwhile, city government employees can receive their salaries and other financial benefits through it.