How To Compute Senior Citizen’s Discounts and Other Important Facts

Often I would hear a senior citizen customer asking a cashier or store manager to explain how his or her discount privilege was applied to the purchase.  Most of the time, they feel that that the discount given to them is insignificant – kinda like an “expectation versus reality” scenario we often see in ourContinue reading “How To Compute Senior Citizen’s Discounts and Other Important Facts”

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List of Senior Citizen Discounts and Mandatory Benefits in the Philippines

Do you have a senior citizen in the family?  We do and we have a lot of them (haha!).  That is why it pays to be aware of their benefits and privileges, provided by the government and some private establishments. I am sharing the following lists of discounts, mandatory benefits, and important facts about seniorContinue reading “List of Senior Citizen Discounts and Mandatory Benefits in the Philippines”

10 Senior Citizen Privileges We Still Didn’t Know

I have senior citizen parents and aunts and uncles that is why I am so used to the proverbial senior citizen discounts that they demand from food establishments we frequent during weekends and holidays.  They could get too demanding sometimes, mind you.  But little did I know that there are still a lot of otherContinue reading “10 Senior Citizen Privileges We Still Didn’t Know”

Quick Guide to the No Balance Billing of PhilHealth

What is the No Balance Billing? No Balance Billing or NBB is a privilege given to qualified PhilHealth members.  If you are covered by the NBB policy, you no longer need to pay for your hospitalization at any government hospital and selected private medical centers nationwide.  It is the government that pays for the member’sContinue reading “Quick Guide to the No Balance Billing of PhilHealth”

DFA Will Be Open On September 21, 2017

The government has declared Thursday, September 21, 2017 as a National Day of Protest as the country commemorates the 45th year of the declaration of Martial Law.  Effectively, work in the executive branches of the government, local government units (LGUs), as well as classes in all levels of public schools are suspended.  This is toContinue reading “DFA Will Be Open On September 21, 2017”

Online Passport Appointment System Made Easier for Every Pinoy

In the first week of September (2017), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that it has opened more appointment slots for Pinoys seeking to apply for a new passport or have their old ones renewed.  The additional slots came from the 1,200 reserved (daily) slots for travel agencies and DFA employees. Yes, even DFAContinue reading “Online Passport Appointment System Made Easier for Every Pinoy”

The Senior Citizen Philhealth Membership Explained

My mom is a senior citizen enjoying all perks and privileges offered by our government to citizens her age.  She gets to beat long lines at grocery stores and rest rooms, watches movies for free at the mall at least once a week, and gets discounts when dining out. As her designated carer, my majorContinue reading “The Senior Citizen Philhealth Membership Explained”

Senior Citizens, PWDs, and Indigent Households: First Recipients of the National ID

It has been more than a year since we featured House Bill No. 5060 or the Philippine Identification System Act.  This is the bill that will require all Filipinos to be issued a national identification card that will serve as their main identification for all government transactions, claims, use of government-mandated benefits, and applying forContinue reading “Senior Citizens, PWDs, and Indigent Households: First Recipients of the National ID”