Gov’t readies new discount guidelines for seniors, PWDs

Alden Monzon 03/03/2024

The national government is crafting new guidelines to expand the monthly discount cap on grocery items and prime commodities for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs). Cherryl Carbonell, officer in charge of the Department of Trade…

Cebu Daily Newscast: Yogi Filemon Ruiz looks to make Cebu City the ‘best city’

CDN Digital 03/01/2024

Listen to Cebu Daily Newscast and get the latest stories in and around Cebu. Here’s what you need to know on Friday, March 1. Mayoral candidate Yogi Filemon Ruiz aims to make Cebu City the ‘best city’…

Seniors can buy OTC drugs without prescription, FDA says

Dexter Cabalza 03/01/2024

Senior citizens can get their 20 percent discount on over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, vitamins, and food supplements without needing a prescription from their doctors, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This clarification was issued in FDA…

Database proposed to replace seniors discount booklets in Cebu City

Pia Piquero 02/22/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A centralized database for senior citizens to avail of the 20 percent discount in lieu of the booklet requirement, has been proposed by a Cebu City legislator. Cebu City Councilor Rey Gealon penned…

Senior citizens discounts database pushed

Jean Mangaluz 02/05/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Instead of relying on purchase/discount booklets, the National Commission of Senior Citizens (NCSC) is pushing for a unified database that merchants can utilize. NCSC Chairperson Franklin Quijano said on Monday it is impractical to…

DSWD plans to do away with seniors’ booklets

Kathleen de Villa 02/03/2024

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Friday said it plans to do away with the purchase booklets that senior citizens use for record-keeping when availing themselves of discounts on medicines and other essential goods. A recent position…

Romualdez seeks probe into cases of denied discounts for seniors, PWDs

Zacarian Sarao 01/15/2024

MANILA, Philippines — House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez on Monday called for a probe into reports of establishments denying discounts to senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) under existing laws. Romualdez sought the motu proprio investigation amid several…

Hotel officials charged for denying senior citizen’s discount

Tetch Torres-Tupas 01/14/2024

MANILA, Philippines – The Pasig City Prosecutors Office has filed two cases against two officials of a hotel in Pasig City for not granting a 20 percent discount to a senior citizen. In a 22-page resolution, charged for…

Lapu-Lapu seniors receive P4,000 as early Christmas gift from City Hall

Futch Anthony Inso 12/03/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu- Senior citizens in Lapu-Lapu City received an early Christmas gift from the city government. On Friday, December 1, senior citizens in Olango Island were the first to received their share of the P4, 000…

Angara pushes for exclusive polling precincts for senior citizens, PWDs

Charie Abarca 11/02/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sonny Angara has called for the immediate approval of a bill that seeks to authorize the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to establish polling precincts exclusive for persons with disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens.…

Comelec-7 eyes improvements in the next Barangay, SK elections

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 10/30/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Among the concerns raised by some voters for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections in Cebu City on October 30 was the availability of a separate voting place for senior citizens. But…

Senior citizens, PWDs hit ‘lack’ of accessibility support staff in precincts

Morexette Marie Erram 10/30/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) who flocked to the Cebu City Central Elementary School to cast their votes decry the apparent lack of “accessibility support staff” who would guide and help…

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