Republic Act No. 9994 – EXPANDED SENIOR CITIZENS ACT OF 2010 – edit

February 15, 2010

This bill seeks to amend RA 7432, as amended by RA 9257, in order to address the above concerns of our valued senior citizens by: a) increasing the discount granted to them to thirty-two percent (32%); b) imposing stiffer penalties to pharmacies and drug stores which refuse to honor senior citizen card issued by the government; and c) providing them free vaccination against influenza virus and other pneumococcal disease prior to their discharge from any government hospital where he or she is admitted for a period of more than twenty-four (24) hours for a condition unrelated to the influenza virus or pneumococcal disease.