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5% discount for Senior Citizens

by on Oct.30, 2010, under Breaking News

Senior Citizens can buy now more food and basic items at five percent discount as provided for under the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 or Republic Act No.9994. The Agriculture Secretary and the Trade Secretary signed a joint DA-DTI administrative order to implement provisions of the new law. More than 20 items were added in the original list under the old law which previously covered basic items like rice, corn, fresh and dried fish, fresh eggs, fresh vegetables, root crops, salt, firewood, charcoal and candles. The additional prime commodities under are fresh fruits, flour, dairy products not falling under section 2 of basic necessities, onions, garlic, geriatric diapers, herbicides; poultry, swine and cattle feed. Veterinary products for poultry swine and cattle; construction materials such as nipa shingle, plyboard, nails, steel wires, electrical supplies, light bulbs, and batteries. Each senior citizen should not buy more than P1, 300 per week of said food and basic commodities.

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