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A thread on this subject last year showed plenty of interest either for or against. 

It now seems to have been clarified. 

Although of course what constitutes a resident?., Tourist, Balakbayan, 13a, SSRV, 

 

 

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to_dave007

Lawmakers have passed a bill?..  what bill?

would be good to get the card..  but only if it's legit.

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lamoe

More on requirements

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https://ofwmoney.org/senior-citizen/

 

Guide to Foreigner to get a Senior Citizen Card in the Philippines

All the requirements that they need to submit are as follows:

ID card issued by the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs in the place where they reside

A Philippine Retirement Authority identification card;

An Alien Certificate of Registration I-Card;

And other documents that establish that the resident alien is at least 60 years old and a Philippine resident.

How much is a senior citizen ID card?

You can get a senior citizen card in the Philippines for free.

As explained, there is no fee to pay for applying for a senior citizen I.D. card.

 

 

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Jawny

I don’t recall reading where this proposed bill made it out of committee. 

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Woolf

this has been up here before

at that time the bill had not been signed

and I have not seen or heard that it has been sighed until now 

please show us the bill signed

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Woolf
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Here is the bill

IT HAS NOT BEEN SIGNED

https://www.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/112729581!.pdf

if signed it is only for residents     e.i. not for those on tourist visas nor for BBs

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SkyMan
19 minutes ago, Woolf said:

Here is the bill

IT HAS NOT BEEN SIGNED

https://www.senate.gov.ph/lisdata/112729581!.pdf

if signed it is only for residents     e.i. not for those on tourist visas nor for BBs

There's a newer version but also not signed.

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Woolf
2 minutes ago, Davaoeno said:

It was never passed into law !! 

What was never passed in law  ???

The "expanded senior citezens act of 2003" was

as far as I know the the bill including allians was not

there is another law for senior cittizens

http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/research/Philippines/RA 9994 - The Expanded Senior Citizens Act.pdf

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hyaku
42 minutes ago, Woolf said:

 

This is what I found

"Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2003."

http://www.chanrobles.com/republicactno9257.htm#.XOetvMgzZhE

It does not clarify what a "citizen" is. To the best of my knowledge you have to be born here to a citizen. Or of a Filipino parent.

 

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Woolf
1 minute ago, hyaku said:

It does not clarify what a "citizen" is. To the best of my knowledge you have to be born here to a citizen. Or of a Filipino parent.

 

 there is a senate bill to include aliens 

that indicates to me that that foreigners are NOT included in any of the senior citizens benefit laws

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SkyMan
55 minutes ago, Woolf said:

http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/research/Philippines/RA 9994 - The Expanded Senior Citizens Act.pdf

 

19 minutes ago, hyaku said:

It does not clarify what a "citizen" is. To the best of my knowledge you have to be born here to a citizen. Or of a Filipino parent.

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Section 3. Section 2 of Republic Act No. 7432, as amended by Republic Act No. 9257, otherwise known as the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2003", is hereby further amended to read as follows:

SEC. 2. Definition of terms. - For purposes of this Act, these terms are defined as follows:

"(a) Senior citizen or elderly refers to any resident citizen of the Philippines at least sixty (60) years old;

"(b) Geriatrics refer to the branch of medical science devoted to the study of t....

 

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Headshot
35 minutes ago, hyaku said:

It does not clarify what a "citizen" is. To the best of my knowledge you have to be born here to a citizen. Or of a Filipino parent.

That isn't quite right. The Philippines does not recognize citizenship solely by physical birth in the Philippines. If two foreigners give birth to a child in the Philippines, the child is NOT a Philippine citizen. The Philippines only recognizes citizenship due to at least one of the parents being a Philippine citizen at the time of birth (regardless of place of birth). A child can be born on the other side of the planet and still considered a Philippine citizen as long as one of the parents is a Philippine citizen (of course, the birth must be certified by a Philippine embassy and registered with PSA to qualify for citizenship if the birth takes place outside of the Philippines).

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cookie47

OK, Below is the link to the site I got my info. 

As it is dated 2019, I "assumed" (poor choice) it was correct and enacted into law. 

If I'm wrong I'll go back to my Knitting. 

Tab well down until it mentions foreigners. 

 

 

https://ofwmoney.org/senior-citizen/

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