Senior Citizens in the Philippines are entitled to discounts to a wide spectrum of products and services.
Here is a quick list of benefits:
1). Medical and dental services in private and government facilities including lab tests such as X-rays, blood tests, etc
2). Professional fees of attending physicians and licensed health workers
3). Medicines both generic and name brands, vitamins and mineral supplements with doctor’s prescription
4). Medical supplies and equipment including eyeglasses, hearing aids, wheelchairs, dentures, crutches, etc
5). Domestic air and sea travel fares plus public transportation fares including taxis and shuttle services
6). Hotels, resort accommodations and use of amenities including spas and gyms
7) Restaurants and take-out for food, beverages
8). Leisure and recreation such as cinemas, theaters, concert halls, museums, as well as sports facilities.
On Wednesday, movies are free in Makati - one of the top business and upscale neighborhoods
Mandatory 12% VAT (value added taxes on goods and services) is removed. With an additional 20% discount on food and drink, the total discount senior citizens receive is 32%!
One needs the government issued Senior Citizen Discount certifying your legal address and that you pay taxes in the Philippines. https://www.moneymax.ph/blog/
Aloha -- Cathi