The Senior Citizen Discount: “No SC ID, No Discount” Policy?

My Mom misplaced her Senior Citizen ID a few months ago.  She has yet to make that trip to the Quezon City hall to secure a new one and until then, she would shrug her shoulders every time she foregoes an opportunity to get a discount on her purchase. Last month, she lined up atContinue reading “The Senior Citizen Discount: “No SC ID, No Discount” Policy?”

The Senior Citizen Discount: How is the SC Discount Computed and are there Exemptions to the Rule?

My balikbayan aunt, who owns two Senior Citizen IDs (one issued in the U.S. and another issued by the OSCA at the Quezon City Hall), had a puzzling experience at a fast food chain last week.  She saw the ad on specialty burgers being sold at half the price as a promotional offering of theContinue reading “The Senior Citizen Discount: How is the SC Discount Computed and are there Exemptions to the Rule?”

Senior Citizens’ Benefits in the Philippines

  If you or your parents and relatives are Senior Citizen ID card holders, you need to know what specific benefits you are entitled to here in the Philippines.  Here is a summary of these privileges and the types of establishments where you can avail of the said benefits. 20% discount and VAT exemption: Medical-relatedContinue reading “Senior Citizens’ Benefits in the Philippines”

Philhealth Member na ang Lolo at Lola Mo!

If you are 60 years old and above and a Filipino citizen, you are automatically a member of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or PhilHealth.  That’s good news!  Gone are the days when an elderly needs to be an indigent before qualifying for Philhealth coverage.  Now, all our Lolos and Lolas need to do isContinue reading “Philhealth Member na ang Lolo at Lola Mo!”