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”

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”

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 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?”