Beep card users of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1) will now be able to donate to Bantay Bata 163, the child welfare arm of the Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, just by reloading in select kiosks within the Metro Manila.
In lieu of the donation cans, special beep card donation terminals called Bantay Bata kiosks have been deployed at LRT 1 stations in Roosevelt, Balintawak, Monumento, D. Jose, Central Station, Gil Puyat, Edsa Taft, and Baclaran. The Bantay Bata kiosks save the foundation operational costs in terms of the deployment of cans, collection, counting, bank deposit, and the like, thereby allowing it to reallocate manpower to where it’s needed more.
AF Payments Inc, operator of the beep system, will transfer the P5-donation for each tap to Bantay Bata’s bank account every day.
“We are pleased to make our technology available to Bantay Bata 163 to make the act of donating and collecting donations more convenient for all. A simple tap with your beep card at the Bantay Bata kiosk allows you to share your blessings with the kids of the foundation,” said Peter Maher, president and CEO of AF Payments Inc. “Our technology is beneficial not only to commercial entities but to charitable organizations as well.”
Bantay Bata 163 supports abused Filipino children and their families through the generosity of individuals and organizations around the world. This program is done in partnership with Light Rail Manila Corporation, the operator of LRT1.
The beep card is a reloadable payment card used in all three elevated railways (LRT-1, LRT-2, and MRT-3) and select buses, PUVs, tollways, and retail partners. It is reloadable and valid for four years.
AFPI continues to grow its loading network and has recently installed beep e-loading stations in all LRT-1 stations for those who would like to load their beep cards directly from their debit accounts or e-wallets. It is also increasing the deployment of beep loading kiosks, which provide cardholders the convenience of unmanned 24/7 loading service.
The company has recently expanded beep acceptance to the Visayas region through the Topline Marina ferries that travel between Cebu City and Mactan. It is also partnering with transport cooperatives that are participating in the government’s public utility vehicle modernization program.