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Bacolod City, PhilippinesWednesday, June 19, 2013
Businesses refusing discounts
to senior citizens get warning


Business entities will face legal charges, if they are found not giving discounts to senior citizens who fail to present their senior citizens ID card or the “white card”, Vice President Jejomar Binay warned yesterday.

Binay called on companies, amid reports that there are business establishments, refusing to give 20 percent discount to senior citizens who do not have a white card.

“It has been reported that some establishments refuse to grant senior citizens discount in the absence of a white card. There is no legal basis for such a policy,” Binay said in a letter to Sec. Gregorio Domingo of the Department of Trade and Industry.

‘Airport access road
91% complete’

The P400-million access road that will cut travel time from Bacolod City to the airport in Silay City is already 91 percent completed, Frank Carbon, member of the project monitoring committee of the National Economic and Development Authority-6, said yesterday.

Carbon, however, said the completion will be delayed until October to give way for the installation of street and traffic lights in the area.

He said they met with the Korean contractor of the access road last week and the Department of Public Works and Highways-Manila is coordinating with the Road Board on it.

PGA now imports,
sells Bentley cars

PGA Automobile Inc. is now the country’s exclusive Bentley importer and distributor, a press release from the firm said.

The approval from Bentley Motors Ltd. Covers the sales and after-sales services of Bentley models in the Philippines, the press release said.

PGA will set up a service facility that will have specialized tools needed for various models of the brand.

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