Issue of August 6, 2017
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LT sets public hearing on seniors’ benefits
by Dionisio Dennis Jr / PNA

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A public hearing on the guidelines in the granting of discounts to senior citizens in this town is set on Aug. 15.

Councilor Rode-rick Awingan, proponent of the La Trinidad Senior Citizen Special Discounts Ordinance, said there is a need to consolidate all guidelines issued by the different government agencies on how senior citizens can avail themselves of discounts so they can understand their rights provided under Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010.

“We are doing this to prevent confusion and allow the senior citizens to properly receive and avail of the benefits under the law,” Awingan said.

In the proposed ordinance, he said issuances and guidelines have to be consolidated in a document which will contain the regulations for the implementation of the discount privileges for senior citizens in the municipality.

“Our constituents are more often confused with different sets of guidelines. That’s why our aim in this proposal is to come up with specific guidelines to guide our stakeholders,” Awingan said.

Awingan’s proposal defined “basic necessities” as the goods or products considered as vital needs or daily needs of consumers for their sustenance and existence. Prime commodities are goods which are not considered as basic commodities but are essential to the consumers.

Specific discounts in hotels, lodging houses, LPG, electrical supplies, steel wire, and medicines are also included in the ordinance.

Awingan said the guidelines issued will be presented and discussed during the public hearing.

“I hope that our stakeholders, especially our senior citizens and business establishment owners, will attend the public hearing so we can hear their comments and suggestions,” he said.

RA 9994 states that the government may grant special discounts in special programs for senior citizens on their purchase of basic necessities and prime commodities.

RA 7581 or the Price Act, however, expanded the definition of the terms basic necessities and prime commodities.

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