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”

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?”