Iba talaga! Binay makes bills payment easier, faster

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Paying household and utility bills is now easier and more convenient for the people of Makati.

This after the city government announced that holders of Makatizen Cards can now pay their monthly bills to the newly opened 31 payment centers in the city.

The 31 centers, dubbed @urSerBis Bayad Center, are located in 28 barangays where cardholders can pay their bills for utilities and do other transactions such as 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.

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 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.

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 government.

It is also used by government employees to receive their salaries and other financial benefits.

To date, around 10,000 Makati residents have been provided with the card.