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GCash to disburse financial assistance to 500,000 Makati residents




The local government unit of Makati City partners with GCash for the disbursement of the expanded Makatizen Economic Relief Program to provide relief to residents who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Renamed as the MAKA-tulong 5K for 500K+ Makatizens,  the PHP 2.7 billion worth of cash aid for the 500,000 residents of the city will be distributed through the respective GCash accounts of the qualified beneficiaries. Those without GCash accounts will be assisted by the local government to set up one. This lessens physical contact among people and reduces the health risk among senior citizens, pregnant women, children, and PWDs.

To qualify for the financial assistance program, one must be at least 18 years old and a resident of Makati City or any of the relocation sites managed by the city government of Makati in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, and Calauan, Laguna. One must also be registered either as a Makatizen cardholder, as a yellow cardholder under the Makati Health Program, or as a voter in Makati City. Each beneficiary will get PHP 5,000.


Previous beneficiaries of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP), including senior citizens, persons with disabilities, informal workers, and solo parents, are still qualified to receive the PHP 5,000-financial assistance.

Residents may fill out an application form through the Makatizen app (available in iOS and Android) or the Makatizen website. They may also submit their application forms in their respective barangays or through Makati Action Center (MAC) personnel. Each application form must be supplemented with a valid government-issued ID.

The assistance may be withdrawn from GCash cash-in and cash-out agents or through ATMs using their Makatizen Cards. Beneficiaries may also use the financial assistance credited on their GCash account for online and offline transactions, bills payment, and fund transfers.



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8 Responses

  1. Sofia says:

    Paano naman po ang na ka lockdown dito sa makati. eh voter lang pala ang bibigiyan ninyo. May kapatid po ako dyan naka lockdown ang sabi sa barangay eh hindi ka puweding makakuha ng yelow card, makati zen card and others if di ka voters ng makati.

  2. Elmar divino says:

    Paano po ung may makatizen card na napinlocked po, saan po pwedeng ipa unlocked ung makatizen card?thanks

  3. Dimakapasok sa makatizen.makatulong

  4. zacariasbernardj says:

    good am po Zacarias,Bernard J. ito tanung ko Lang kung bkit Hindi nakasama name ko sa list ng makatizen makatulong 5k / 5.000k nag fillup po ako ng form at ipinasa ko po sa aming baragay Capitan . ng Rizal

  5. may roon ako voters certificate at yello card holder.po ako bakit nman Hindi po ako sama list how po

  6. Ocaya says:

    Did ability person

  7. Ocaya says:

    Tulong sa disability po

  8. Gudeve po.anu po dpat kung Gawain..nagkmali po kc AQ don sa nailagay kung primaray number..piro na edit kuna po..ang lumabas ay successfully updated.ibig po sabihin nun ay ok na..salamat po

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