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M.C.A. 12th May 2018 07:33 AM

Philippine Senior Discount Card
 
My Philippina wife has turned 60 and so I'm going to get her all set up with a Philippine Senior Discount Card through the Office for Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) it's 20% savings, :) here are some links if anyone else has a Philippine Spouse who is eligible, every little bit will help.

PDF application form with requirements:
http://chdservices.gov.in/Forms/Inpu...ep2015v1.0.pdf

Benefits so many listed I don't dare fit it into this section but with a simple Google search, you can find the many area's Seniors receive a discount, it seems to hit all area's.

Philippine Government document explaining eligibility:Benefits for senior citizens | Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

Signed bill and take note under Section 7 relating to foreigners. Republic Act No. 9994 | Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

I'm having trouble finding the location of OSCA offices in my region other than Manila but my last trip into Sta Cruz Laguna our nearest city I thought I had seen these abbreviations OSCA or similar so that would save us a trip if not we'll go to Manila, here's hoping for a shorter travel. :fingerscrossed:

bidrod 12th May 2018 08:08 AM

Requirements in Getting Senior Citizen’s ID
Birth Certificate
1X1 colored photo (latest)
Valid ID
Steps and Procedures in getting your Senior Citizen’s ID
Just go to your Municipal’s Office of the Senior Citizens Affair and apply for an ID. Please ask someone from your kin – your “apo” or your son or daughter to accompany you. The staff will just fill the card with your personal info like complete name, birth date and address. They will also ask you to sign the ID. Double check if the details are all correct and make sure your signature is the same as the signatures you use to your other IDs.

Chuck

fmartin_gila 13th May 2018 12:29 AM

My Asawa has had one since we moved back here in 2014 as she was 65 at that time. It is good for 20% discount plus do not pay VAT so amounts to about 32% off of covered goods & services. She kept insisting that I get one too, but as I read the laws governing the card, I understand a it is only for a ROP Citizen and not for foreigners. As I have recently received my 13A Permanent Resident Status, she kept insisting I get a Senior Card to. We went to the Senior Office in the City Hall building of Iloilo City where she was set straight that the CARD SHALL BE ISSUED ONLY TO ROP CITIZENS. A foreigner trying to use one will result in fraud charges with possible Fines, incarceration, & possible deportation. She does not mention it anymore.

Fred

M.C.A. 13th May 2018 02:42 AM

Limits on Senior Citizen Card
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fmartin_gila (Post 14425162)
My Asawa has had one since we moved back here in 2014 as she was 65 at that time. It is good for 20% discount plus do not pay VAT so amounts to about 32% off of covered goods & services. She kept insisting that I get one too, but as I read the laws governing the card, I understand a it is only for a ROP Citizen and not for foreigners. As I have recently received my 13A Permanent Resident Status, she kept insisting I get a Senior Card to. We went to the Senior Office in the City Hall building of Iloilo City where she was set straight that the CARD SHALL BE ISSUED ONLY TO ROP CITIZENS. A foreigner trying to use one will result in fraud charges with possible Fines, incarceration, & possible deportation. She does not mention it anymore.

Fred

Fred, everything I read shows this to be for a Philippine citizen only.

Are there any limits on groceries? This would be my largest savings, I heard that there might be limits per month or only the VAT is discounted but according to your post no VAT, we really stock up once a month at the grocery store my bill can be as high as 18,000 pesos.

fmartin_gila 13th May 2018 06:31 AM

I am not certain as to which products are discounted. I am not aware that there is a limit as to amounts. She just presents her book and the girl writes in it. At the grocery store, the whole bill is paid first and then they do the figuring and return the discount. They do not even bother that I will be consuming part of it. When at an eatery, she presents her card with the bill and then they figure it and pay the remaining bill after the discount is figured in. Some of the eatery's will discount the total bill and some will only discount her part of the bill. I just take it as it comes as it is rather pleasant to get some little benefit rather than being screwed which is normal for us.

Fred

Zep 13th May 2018 06:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by M.C.A. (Post 14425266)
Fred, everything I read shows this to be for a Philippine citizen only.

Are there any limits on groceries? This would be my largest savings, I heard that there might be limits per month or only the VAT is discounted but according to your post no VAT, we really stock up once a month at the grocery store my bill can be as high as 18,000 pesos.

You will probably get 100 to 120 pesos back on that amount. Not much of a discount on groceries. Fast Food restaurants seem to give the biggest discounts, sometimes seems like 30% off.

expatuk2016 13th May 2018 10:45 AM

Hi MCA the senior citizens office is in the Los Banos city hall on the National highway
My wife and bro in law have a card, very useful if your wife needs medication 20% discount.
The most you can get is around 68 pesos on groceries.
It give your wife priority in paying the water bill etc avoiding the long lines,even Robinsons she can push tto the front of the line in the senior idle very embarrasing for me !
But as the wife says its her right being a senior citizen.

M.C.A. 14th May 2018 12:39 AM

Los Banos (OSCA)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by expatuk2016 (Post 14426810)
Hi MCA the senior citizens office is in the Los Banos city hall on the National highway
My wife and bro in law have a card, very useful if your wife needs medication 20% discount.
The most you can get is around 68 pesos on groceries.
It give your wife priority in paying the water bill etc avoiding the long lines,even Robinsons she can push tto the front of the line in the senior idle very embarrasing for me !
But as the wife says its her right being a senior citizen.

Thanks, Expatuk If nothing in Sta Cruz this Wednesday we'll take a trip to Los Banos and find this spot. Good discount on medications, I heard you can get discount on electricity but it's only if you use less than 100 kWh so another bummer along with the grocery bill hopefully the card will at least work at Pizza Hut.

I feel embarrassed every time I go to the bank there are at least 30 people waiting to get their government assistance check cashed and it appears they aren't members so after walking in and then getting called within minutes I sometimes here hemming and hawing, I always tip but that doesn't help much for those waiting. :o

expatuk2016 14th May 2018 02:53 AM

Hi MCA the Los Banos civic centre is actually on the outskirts of lb on the left side going to Calamba
And yes pizza hut,jollibee,et,etc all give senior discount, even the doughnut and buko pie places,

Manitoba 14th May 2018 09:52 PM

I don't have the card buy usually get the senior preference in lines.

Very handy in taxi lines in Makati lol


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