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