Duty Free Philippines extends shopping privileges for senior citizens, PWDs

Manila, Philippines — Senior citizens and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) can enjoy their shopping privileges in all Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) stores, within 365 days from the date of arrival in the country, DFPC Chief Operating Officer (COO) Vicente Pelagio A. Angala announced.

According to Angala, the privilege is extended to senior citizens and PWDs with

Filipino passports or natural born Filipinos who acquired foreign citizenship.

While Regular Filipino Travelers (RFT) and Foreign Individual Travelers (FIT) can shop within 48 hours upon arrival.

The one-year shopping privilege also comes with a 5 percent discount in all regular items (except liquors and cigarettes), with no minimum purchase requirements.

In order for senior citizens and PWDs to obtain the discount, they need to show their passports and PWD IDs at the registration counters of DFPC outlets.

When purchasing goods and services that are already on promotional discounts, PWDs can avail either of the offered discount or the 5 % discount, whichever is more favourable.

Beneficiaries are also reminded that if the consumer is both a PWD and a Senior Citizen, he may only avail of the 5% additional discount from only one category.

Angala also revealed DFPC’s plan to host an event where PWDs or senior citizens can get a 10 percent discount every first Sunday of the month.

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