The Regional Federation of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in Zamboanga is seeking the help of both the government and private sector to grant them the discounts and accessibility to business establishments. In a conference, the federation said majority of business establishments refuse to grant them the 20 percent discount in purchases, particularly medicines, as stipulated under the law. PWD Federation President Teddy Kahil added that thousands of PWDs in Zamboanga have complained about the lack of access ramps in department stores and other business establishments.


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  1. Rosauro Feliciano on

    What exactly the law says about providing discount to disabled people? The applicability of the law should be based on discernment about which type of business establishment the law is applicable; can the law be implemented on restaurants, grocery stores, supermarkets, drug stores; small scale or big time business establishments? That the law has to be unmistakably clear in distinguishing between reasonable and unreasonable customers, which in this case the business establishment will be required to maintain log books of the so called disabled customers in order to monitor their purchasing activities and impose limitation for unreasonable disabled customers; that for every purchase the relevant customers need to affix his/her signature. Why simple thing became so complicated?