Mayor Abby launches All-in-One Card for Makati citizens
The city government of Makati City on Tuesday launched the Makatizen Card which will be made available to Makati’s residents and employees.
Mayor Abby Binay said Makatizen Card will allow the city’s 500,000 residents to access city government services and transact with the city government.
“They can receive cash allowances, stipends, and other cash benefits using their Makatizen Card,” Binay said
“They can also use their cards to pay fees and taxes, as well as for personal remittances and other financial transactions,” she added
Some 1,000 functioning sample cards were launched and tested at Makati City Hall this morning.
City government employees, on the other hand, can use their Makatizen Card to receive salaries and allowances.
The Makatizen Card also functions as an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Card and is a valid government ID card.
Mayor Abby said the Makatizen Card collaboration with Globe and its subsidiaries “takes us a step nearer to achieving our goal of empowering everyone, including those in the marginalized sectors of society, to enjoy a better quality of life.”
She noted that the Makatizen Card goes beyond providing Makati citizens with instant access to essential services of the city government, which in itself is a major leap forward for the city.
“The wide range of digital and mobile services offers the people of Makati more convenient and cost-effective ways of meeting their day-to-day needs and obligations,” she said.
The mayor said the city government will extend its full support for Globe Telecom’s initiatives “geared towards strengthening its telecommunications network to promote a digitally-connected Philippines.”
“With confidence and optimism, we view this unsolicited project proposal from Globe and its subsidiaries as the springboard for the rapid transformation of Makati into the country’s first digital city, where citizens and civil servants are able to experience the optimum benefits of the latest innovations in information technology,” she said.