Owner of lechon restaurant faces jail for ‘refusing’ senior citizen discount

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Davao City’s ‘Edong’s Lechon House’ Owner Arrested For Not Granting Senior Citizen Discount – www.philippineslifestyle.com

The owner of Edong’s Lechon House has been arrested for refusing to grant a discount to a senior citizen.

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National Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Richard Tuason, owner of Edong’s Lechon House after Renato Hidalgo, the senior citizen, filed a complaint saying he was refused the discount at the establishment.

Under Republic Act #9994 (Section #4), Senior Citizens are entitled to a 20 per cent discount and exemption from value-added taxation on certain goods and services.

Mr Tuason is blaming his cashier, a person by the name of Jing. The NBI said they are looking for this worker but they are reportedly out of the country.

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He added that his establishment never denies discounts to senior citizens.

If he is found guilty of the charges he could face up to a 100,000 peso fine and a maximum of six years in jail. He posted bail of 10,000 pesos.

 

 

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