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NCMB Resolution 02-10 Clarification on Alcoholic Beverages

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  September 30, 2010 NCMB RESOLUTION NO. 02-10 RESOLUTION CLARIFYING THE APPLICABILITY OF THE 20% SENIOR CITIZENSDISCOUNT TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WHEREAS, the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 or Republic Act No. 9994 andIts Implementing Rules and Regulations, provided for a twenty percent (20%)Senior Citizens' Discount from all establishments relative to the utilization of services in hotels and similar lodging establishments, restaurants and recreationcenters, and purchase of medicines in all establishments for the exclusive use andenjoyment of senior citizens; EHTISC WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9994 and its IRR states that the 20% discount shallapply, regardless of the amount, to all prices of goods and services offered to thegeneral public of the amount purchased from all establishments covered by the lawregardless of their classification;WHEREAS, RA 9994 and its IRR state that the 20% discount shall apply on thepurchase of food, drinks (including coffee and other beverages), desserts, and otherconsumable items served by establishments;WHEREAS, following the true intention of the law, the exclusive use and enjoymentof the senior citizens is the main restriction or limitation considered by the interagency committee headed by the Department of Social Welfare and Developmentin drafting the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9994;WHEREAS, during the 3rd Quarterly meeting for 2010 of the National Coordinatingand Monitoring Board (NCMB), it was recommended by the members that aclarification be made through an NCMB Resolution regarding the applicability of thesenior citizens discount to alcoholic beverages;WHEREAS, it would be in the best interest of Filipino senior citizens availing of their20% discount on food purchases, as well as restaurants and similar eatingestablishments for a categorical statement by the NCMB on the matter;WHEREFORE, foregoing premises considered, the Board RESOLVES, AS IT ISHEREBY RESOLVED, that:1.Discounted drinks from restaurants shall include alcoholicbeverages only under the following conditions  :a)if served with a meal and only in minimal quantities, i.e. , aglass of wine with sit-down dinner, a bottle of beer with asolo order; caTIDE b)may cover a pitcher of beer if served with a pizza or any  food item meant to be shared by senior citizens as a groupmeal.2.Bulk purchases of alcoholic beverages in cases and crates fromgroceries and supermarkets shall not be subject to the seniorcitizens discount since they are not considered primecommodities and basic necessities; and3.Purchase of alcoholic beverages in business establishments forentertainment or recreation other than restaurants, shall not besubject to the senior citizens discount.DONE this 30th day of September, in the year of the Lord, Two Thousand and Ten,in DSWD Bldg., Batasan Complex, Constitution Hills, Quezon City. (SGD.) ALICIA R. BALA NCMB Alternate Chairperson Undersecretary for Policy and Programs Group Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)  (SGD.) ENCARNACION G. BLANCO NCMB Vice Chairman Assistant Secretary Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)  (SGD.) PAULYN JEAN ROSELL-UBIAL, MD Member Assistant Secretary Department of Health (DOH)  (SGD.) TERESITA R. DOMINGO Member Assistant Secretary Department of Justice (DOJ)   (SGD.) JOSE P. ORDOÑEZ JR. Member National Secretary Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines (FSCAP)  (SGD.) FRANSISKUS KUPANG Member Executive Director Coalition of the Service for the Elderly (COSE)  (SGD.) COL. EMMANUEL V. DE OCAMPO, AFP (RET.) Member President Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP)  (SGD.) FELIPE HIDALGO, JR. Member Association of Retired Postal Employees and Senior Citizens, Inc. (ARPES)  (SGD.) SR. NIEVA MANZANO, DC Member Executive Director Louise de Marillac Foundation (LDMF) 

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