Senior Citizen Discount on Medicines: Requirements and Limitations

As a Senior Citizen, you can either buy your medicines personally or have someone else run the errand for you.  To be sure you are given your rightful discounts and privileges when purchasing your medicines, take note of the following reminders and requirements: To avail of the 20% discount on medicines: Present your Senior Citizen’sContinue reading “Senior Citizen Discount on Medicines: Requirements and Limitations”

Tax Exemptions for the Senior Citizen: Should Employed Senior Citizens Pay Income Taxes?

Since Filipino Senior Citizens are automatically granted VAT exemptions and certain discounts on their purchases, does it also follow that they should be exempted from paying income taxes as well? We cannot deny the fact that a lot of Filipinos in their senior years are still gainfully employed and have become immensely successful at theirContinue reading “Tax Exemptions for the Senior Citizen: Should Employed Senior Citizens Pay Income Taxes?”

Philhealth Member na ang Lolo at Lola Mo!

Magandang balita!  Kung ikaw ay edad 60 years old pataas at isang Filipino citizen, ikaw ay automatic na miyembro na ng Philippine Health Insurance Corporation o Philhealth!  Maaari mo nang magamit at ma-enjoy ang iyong mga Philhealth benefits gamit lamang ang iyong Senior Citizen ID, PSA birth certificate, o ano mang ID na magpapatunay naContinue reading “Philhealth Member na ang Lolo at Lola Mo!”

Senior Citizen Benefits and Privileges: Are These Extended to Alien Seniors As Well?

In one of our long drives to the North last December, we met a large group of travelers having a noisy lunch in a bus stopover in Pangasinan.  They were the picture of a typical Pinoy family taking a balikbayan relative and her senior expat husband on a tour to the provinces.  The mood inContinue reading “Senior Citizen Benefits and Privileges: Are These Extended to Alien Seniors As Well?”

The Senior Citizen Discount: Are Grocery Items Included in the List?

A Senior Citizen ID card holder may enjoy two free movies at cinemas in Quezon City on specific days.  When dining or buying medicines, they are granted a 20% discount off of the cost of their meals and medications.  They are also given priority seats in public transportation and are granted the best slots inContinue reading “The Senior Citizen Discount: Are Grocery Items Included in the List?”

The Senior Citizen and His Passport: How to Get a Passport if You Don’t Have a PSA Birth Certificate

A primary requirement when applying for a passport (or renewing an old one) is the applicant’s birth certificate in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly NSO) or a Certified True Copy issued by the Local Civil Registrar.  This has become an issue among senior citizens, especially those born on 1945 andContinue reading “The Senior Citizen and His Passport: How to Get a Passport if You Don’t Have a PSA Birth Certificate”

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: Government Mandated Policies on SC Discounts when Dining Out

Taking our parents out during the weekends and holidays is always a good idea.  If your parents are in their senior years, you get a bonus in the form of discounts when paying for products and services they availed.  All they need to do is flash their Senior Citizen IDs and a fraction of theirContinue reading “The Senior Citizen Discount: Government Mandated Policies on SC Discounts when Dining Out”