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beep™ unveils special edition of National Museum cards

November 13, 2023

AF Payments Inc. (AFPI), the leading provider of contactless payment solutions in the Philippines, unveiled a remarkable collaboration that pays tribute to the nation’s rich history and cultural heritage. The company is proud to introduce the National Museum beep™ cards, marking a significant milestone as AFPI’s first co-branded card with this prestigious institution.

The National Museum beep™ cards feature an exquisite design showcasing four iconic National Museum structures across the country: The The National Museum of Fine Arts, The National Museum of Anthropology, The National Museum of Natural History, and The National Museum of the Philippines – Cebu.

The cards feature exhibits from renowned artists – Lualhati sculpture by National Artist Guillermo Tolentino, the Manunggul Jar, a National Cultural Treasure, Lolong, Guinness World Record for largest salt crocodile in captivity, and the Cebu flowerpecker, a critical endangered species endemic to Cebu Island and once thought to be extinct.

This momentous release aligns with National Cooperative Month and the annual observance of the Museums and Galleries Month, a tradition initiated by the late former President Corazon Aquino by virtue of Proclamation No. 798 signed in 1991, aimed to raise national consciousness and appreciation for the country’s rich cultural heritage among the Filipino people.

beep National Museum design

Jonathan Moreno, President and Chief Executive Officer of AF Payments Inc., expressed his excitement about the collaboration, affirming: “We are thrilled to have partnered with the National Museum of the Philippines for this significant undertaking. Through this campaign, we aim to help promote the rich and distinctive heritage of Philippine arts and culture while nurturing a sense of nationalism within our community.

He further emphasized the company’s commitment to supporting government initiatives saying: “This inaugural collaboration with a public institution reflects our company’s strong commitment to furthering the government’s programs and initiative. As we work towards making contactless and micropayments system more accessible to Filipino commuters, we are actively exploring ways to enhance the value of our beep™ cards and advance the digitalization agenda of our nation.

beep National Museum design

beep National Museum design

beep National Museum design

Alvin Anthony Claveria, Chairperson, Board of Directors of the National Museum Employees’ Multi-Purpose Cooperative remarked: “This partnership with AF Payments could not have been timed better, as we remain steadfast in our mission to preserve our history and cultural heritage for future generations. At the same time, we share in the company’s goal of enhancing the commuting experience of Filipinos and fostering a stronger sense of national consciousness.

Customers can acquire the National Museum beep™ cards for P400 each with an initial load of P50. These cards function like a regular card that can be used in various retail and transport services, including : LRT and MRT train stations, point- to-point buses, city and provincial buses, as well as select Lawson and Uncle John convenience stores. The National Museum beep™ cards are available for purchase in the National Museum stores.

Standard beep™ cards can be obtained at LRT1, LRT2, and MRT3 stations, select convenience stores, and online via official Shopee, Lazada, and Facebook Marketplace stores. Beyond facilitating fare payments in the elevated rail lines, select bus lines, P2P buses, and modern jeepneys, beep™ cards can be used to pay for products at partner retail merchants nationwide.

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For more information and updates, please visit the National Museum and AF Payments websites and social media channels.

For businesses interested in partnering with beep™, please reach out email to [email protected] or contact our Service Desk at (02) 87379600 (landline), 09175121319 (Globe), or 09985819675 (Smart).

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