Date Posted: 20 September 2019
SENIOR CITIZEN AND ELDERLY
The Commission has received numerous reports regarding the activities of an entity named SENIOR CITIZEN AND ELDERLY WELFARE CLUB OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.(SCEW).Based on the information received and verified by the Commission, the said entity sells SCEW cards which resemble that of the senior citizen’s ID card issued by the government,amounting to Php350.00 –Php600.00 per card to people aged40 to 59 years old, without any authority from the Office of the Senior Citizens Association (OSCA). Through the representation of its president,MR. RESTITUTO PEREZ, JR., the holders of these IDs would be able to avail of the discounts and privileges of the senior citizens to the detriment of the establishments which are mandated to honor the senior citizen’s card. The distribution of the SCEW cards is already widespread, with around 140 satellitesall over the country, thus, yielding to more numbers of personsbelieving that they wouldbe able to avail of the discounts only available to seniorcitizens.The public is hereby informed that based on the records of the Commission, SENIOR CITIZEN AND ELDERLY WELFARE CLUB OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC. is registered with the Commission as a non-stock corporation with the purpose of initiating and promoting a healthy and harmonious association to junior citizens aged 40 to 59 years old. It does NOTincludein its purpose the issuance of membership cards that offer to members the discounts and privileges available for senior citizens under Republic Act 9994 otherwise known as the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010.In view of the foregoing, the public is hereby advised to take the necessary precaution in dealingwith SENIOR CITIZEN AND ELDERLY WELFARE CLUB OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.or its representatives and not to believe in any of its misrepresentation that the SCEW cards may be used as discount cards and that its members may be entitled to the benefits and privileges given to senior citizens under the law. Should you have any information regarding the operation of the subject entity, please call the Enforcement and Investor Protection Department at telephone numbers 818-6047.For the guidance of the public.