Galas Dipolog City Beach

It was a good day. We were very happy we went to the beach a week before T leave for work. We invited one of our friend with his family.

This place has been a great place in decades. People come to the beach in any occasions. You can enjoy swimming here for free.

This place is not just for swimmy day but you can also find seashells here if you dig the sand industriously and patiently.

I love the spacious area of this beach.

I love seeing my family enjoying their time here because I have so much good memories of this place since I was a kid. This beach is only 10-15 mins away from my home.

The wave were so bubbly that day, the low tide was so convenient for them.

This place is so beautiful but the government will close it to extend the citu boulevard. I will miss how it looks like and how it feels like. I think its a waste. But at least I am able to show it to my love, my kids before this place completely change. I had a great day with my family and friend, though the storm hit us that day too.

Purplelicious

One of the most season fruit this month is this purplelicious mangosteen. Oh…I love it!

How to I open and eat mangosteen?

1. Here’s the unopen mangosteen

2. Pull the top or the crown

3. Press till slice half

Tarah!!!! Its open, into my mouth and into my tummy.

My Aunt was kind today. She gave a bag of mangosteen from her farm.

Here are mangosteen facts.

Purple Mangosteen fruit is a store-house of many nutrients. It is a part of traditional medicines in many Asian countries. This fruit is used in treatment of various diseases and disorders. Healthbenefits of Mangosteen include reducing the risk of cancer, promoting the count of red blood cells, boosting the immunity system, regulating the blood pressure and heart rate, reducing the quantity of bad cholesterol, maintaining the healthy skin , weight management, providing relief from menstrual problems.

What Is Purple Mangosteen?

Purple mangosteen fruit belongs to the family of Clusiaceae, of the genus Garcinia. The scientific name is Garcinia mangostana. The fruit originated in the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas of Indonesia. It grows in several South East Asian regions. Thailand, Burma, India, Singapore and Vietnam are some of the countries where it was cultivated for many years and it is available in some regions of Africa. In the South-East Asian regions it is called “the Queen” of tropical fruits. Fresh purple mangosteen fruits can be available in the markets from June until October. This fruit is uniquely pear-shaped and its outer shell is purple in color when ripe. Internally white edible pulp is segmented like oranges and the seeds are found within the pulp. The pulp has soft fragrance with a sweet taste but the seeds are bitter in taste.

Purple Mangosteen Fruit Nutrition Facts:

Purple Mangosteen fruit has vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, antioxidants. The nutrition value per 100 grams (3.5 Oz) and the percentage of RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) are given below:

Vitamins:

Thiamine (B1) (5% of RDA) 0.054 mg

Riboflavin (B2) (5% of RDA) 0.054 mg

Niacin (B3) (2% of RDA) 0.286 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5) (1%) 0.032 mg

Vitamin B6 (1% of RDA) 0.018 mg

Folate (B9) (8% of RDA) 31 μg

Vitamin C (3% of RDA) 2.9 mg

Minerals:

Calcium (1% of RDA) 12 mg

Iron (2% of RDA) 0.3 mg

Magnesium (4% of RDA) 13 mg

Manganese (5% of RDA) 0.102 mg

Phosphorus (1% of RDA) 8 mg

Potassium (1% of RDA) 48 mg

Sodium (0% of RDA) 7 mg

Zinc (2% of RDA) 0.21 mg

Energy:

305 kJ (73 kcal)

Carbohydrates:

17.91 g

Dietary Fiber:

1.8 g

Fat:

0.58 g

Protein:

0.41 g

Health Benefits Of Purple Mangosteen Fruit:

  1. Prevents The Cancer:

Xanthones is found in Purple Mangosteen fruit. Xanthones are phytonutrients. Apart from the very rich nutritional value, the phytonutrients are antioxidants that help to remove the free radicals in the body and prevent the development of cancer cells; thus Mangosteen fruit helps to prevent the cancer.

  1. Boosts The Immunity System:

Mangosteen fruit contains various nutrients, minerals, vitamins and xanthone which help boost immunity system. It also contains high amount of vitamin C which fights against the free radicals and also protect our body from various diseases.

  1. Helps To Regulate The Blood Pressure And Heart Rate:

Mangosteen fruit is good source of magnesium which help to control the mechanical function of the heart, keep the blood pressure under control and is helpful for normal functioning of the heart.

  1. Improves Digestion:

Those who suffer from digestion problems can consume mangosteen fruit daily because it contains fiber that improves the digestion. Regular intake of fiber content helps to regulate bowel movements and reduces the chances of constipation as well as diarrhea.

  1. Promotes The Red Blood Cells:

Mangosteen fruit is helpful for formation of red blood cells and also protects our body from various diseases associated with the blood deficiency such as anemia.

  1. Weight Loss:

This fruit contains low calories with no saturated fat and it is rich in dietary fiber. So add this fruit in your diet which helps in healthy weight loss. Fiber content keeps you feeling full for longer, promotes better digestion of food.

  1. Reduce The Cholesterol:

Mangosteen fruit is very helpful to reduce cholesterol in the body and also control the level of triglycerides. Decreasing the level of the triglycerides will be an advantage for your body to keep and maintain the proper function of heart.

Purple Mangosteen Fruit

  1. Protect The Skin:

Purple Mangosteen fruit contains Xanthone compounds; this can cure skin diseases, repair the damaged cells in your body and protect them. This fruit also contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-allergy and anti-oxidant properties, which are helpful for reducing the risk of various conditions such as skin inflammation, skin aging, eczema, allergies and bacterial infections.

  1. Helpful For Menstrual Problems:

Purple Mangosteen fruit is helpful for reducing the premenstrual symptoms such as excessive mood swing, headache, and depression. Mangosteen root helps in regulating menstrual cycle in women.

Read and Understand:

Each Fruit Nutritional Values and Health Benefits,

Guava Fruit, Banana Fruit; Watermelons, Feijoa Fruit, Sapota Fruit, Tangelo Fruit, Quince Fruit, Tangerine Fruit, Strawberry Fruit, Purple Mangosteen Fruit, Pomelo Fruit,

Passion Fruit, Pitahaya or Pitaya Fruit, Prune Fruit, Pomegranate Fruit, Peach Fruit,

Pumpkin Fruit, Pineapple Fruit, Persimmon Fruit, Papaya Fruit, Orange Fruit, Olive Fruit, Mango Fruit, Lemon Fruit, Longan Fruit, Loquat Fruit, Lychee Fruit,

Jack Fruit, Asian Pear, Apricot Fruit, Date Palm Fruit, Coconut, Cherimoya Custard Apple Fruit, Blackberry Fruit, Cantaloupe Fruit, Gooseberry Fruit, Cranberry Fruit, Kiwi Fruit, Durio Zibethinus Fruit, Kumquat Fruits, Jujube Fruit, Grape Fruits, Boysenberry Fruit , Avocado Fruits, Carambola Fruits, Common Fig Fruit, Cherry Fruit, Apple Fruit

Each Vegetable Nutritional Values and Health Benefits,

Malabar Spinach, Cayenne Pepper Mirchi Powder, Garlic, Ginger, Green Beans-French-beans, Fenugreek, Drumsticks, Dill-Leaves, Curry-Leaves, Cucumber, Corn-Grain popcorn, Amaranth-Leaves, Carrot-vegetable, Coriander-Leaves, Cabbage, Bottle-Gourd, Capsicum, Cluster-Beans, Bitter-Gourd, Beetroot, Ash Gourd-Winter-Melon, Brinjal

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Family Pool Day

Unplanned trip is always great. We just decided to go for a swim out of nothing else to do. Kamea brought her favorite toys. Taer brought his boat toy sent by his grandma Danielle.

This place, Mibang Hotel, is very convenient for us. There are other pool place like Royal Farm that has more than one pool from toddler kid adolescent to an adult. But me and T prefer this place because it is not too crowded and feels more private. The feedback of sanity is also good they always said they always clean their pool here. We don’t want our kid to swallow water that has a lot of pee. Because that happens even us an adult.

We also bring my nephiew Yniego since he don’t have class. Some photos below were takin on T and Ks birthday. We went in the same place, obviously, this is our favorite pool place now in Dipolog City.

They also cater foods and cold beers here. This place also coordinates and caters seminars and other events.

Few friends came to T and Ks birthday the other week. I thank Marie Fe and Mike, again for the cake.

They prohibit you to bring large amount of food. You can bring some or small if you want like snacks or desert.

They have bar upstairs, where you can play billiard and Do KTV at the same time. When we get one of their rooms, I find it very convenient too,the size, the accomodation, the services. Best place for couples or a family, especially for kids .

Much love to my three😘😘😘

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Sweet Taste to Harvest

Its Rambotan season. Freshly picked from my own few trees. Planted them 10 years ago. This year will be the 5th year harvest. So far, my lovely trees were very kind.

Here are some facts of Rambotan fruit.

Rambutan is another delicious fruit in the lycheefamily (Sapindaceae) of tropical fruiting trees. Their outer rind is covered with soft, pliable, hair-like spines and hence acquired the name “rambut” in Malay. Botanically, this exotic fruit named scientifically as Nephelium lappaceum L.

Some of the common names are ramboostan, litchi chevelu or ramboutan (French), luuk ngaw (Thai), chom chom (Vietnamese), etc.

Rambutan fruit measures about 1.8 in long and 1 to 1.5 in wide. The outer skin is 2 to 3 mm thick and covered with soft, long, kinky spines (hairs) that turn red or yellow when ripe. Inside, the juicy, rice-white, edible aril (flesh) is attached to a single, large seed as in litchi in clinging types.

Lunch @ Cristobal Casa Cocina

Friday fix day. Me and T run to town to get the car’s aircon fix. Sharp 3:00 in the afternoon we were able to get done. Both were very hungry.

Best first thing to get while waiting for our orders – cups of water with good amount of ice cubes

(Beef Humba)

I ordered beef humba. This is my favorite food in this place. I like the sweet taste and how soft they cooked the beef. Thats one platter and I thought I could finish it but that was just a thought because we get here very hungry.

T got some fries and chicken. When you order fries here they might tell you that its good for 3 person but NO its good for one only.

This buttered chicken is crispy and hot. The taste is not pleasing though. We end up taking it home and cook it again.

We had melon shake. It was fine.

It was not a bad late lunch after all. This place is nice and cool though. You just need to get to taste all the food to be able to get the best food you would like to eat from here.

If you are a smoker you can smoke here. They have designated place inside to smoke and they also have dining area outside.

I love the design of their place.

One extra thing I like before we leave. TOOTHPICK. Two in one pack.

Mary Kay. Joining Demo with Marie Fe and Beautiful Ladies

Wohoo so we tried Mary Kay products today on Marie Fe’s free facial demo.

I am not super duper into expensive products. One, barely can afford at this point. And two, still because I cant afford and third I don’t wanna buy it because why if I don’t have to :D. Seriously because I am kinda lazy doing facial stuff. My beauty routine is wash my face with my favorite soap which I also use as my body soap then moisturizer that has sunblock then good to go with 3mins eyebrow lining + 2mins eye ink eyeliner + 5 seconds lip tint and 10 seconds cheek tint for everyday look :)

Anyways these charcoaly look from.last week when we girls tried facial all over using Mary Kay products. Marie Fe, my friend brought her kit for demo. I had fun tryng it with other ladies Claire and Shonnai.

As far as first impression, I like the tight effect of the charcoal. It was indeed fun experience. Thanks Marie for the fun day, facial day and make up day!

P.S. sorry for the close open eyes and blurry photos. These are no filters obviously. Our photographer needs more practice hahaha. These photos save for fun purposes only!

Happy Heart. Happy Tummy.

Hello world!!! I’m one of those happy girlfriend in the world. My baby daddy is home! Here is my happy heart and happy tummy date.

Mommy duties were quiet hectic. Today is my most day I am able to hold my phone long enough since my love came back.

So my Tanner came back from working in Seattle. 3 months was not that bad. It enhances my patience more and more being away from this crazy cool guy. We stayed in Cebu one night and one extra day so we could be alone together.

We love cheap but good food. We both like street foods. First date place was the siomai place we consider the best siomai in Cebu.

We spent whole day walking around Urgello where we used to live. Oir second date place hanging out with our friends. We had our dinner in one of the best BBQ place in Urgello Street. Tummies were very happy and bloaty.

Our third date place destination was Nua Thai. We deserve some good massage and get relaxed. Me and Tanner fell asleep the whole time we were massage. I love that aroma smell and the thai music. We had Thai and Swedish massage. We feel great!

Then we had sushi at Nonki in SM City Cebu. We cant let our date without sushi. Just our most favorite. The rest of the time were just killin making up 😉

When we get to Dipolog we had catched up date again. We went in Ati-Atihan restaurant. Had buko halo-halo and tempura.

Civet Cat is an Amazing Pet

“Rhako”

My hoppy mind is kickin today.

I thought I must write about Rhako. My mother’s civet cat pet. I never knee you can pet the civet. I used to be very scared of them before knowing they would kill chickens from any ones farm or backyard.

The first day my Mama got her, she only can crawl that time. We are not sure how old she was.

She likes sleeping in the bed with my mother, she likes to insert herself right in between Ma’s shoulder and neck.

They are know as best coffee maker. They make expensive coffee.

We have no coffee farm and shes an adorable pet at home.

Better Market in Dipolog City

 

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FYI Saturday is the best day to come here-MARKET day although Friday they are already here gathering with their fruits and veges for sale. Saturday is the main day for market day and another option day for me. A “satur-date” with my basket!!!

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It was very very hot in Dipolog City ( it’s summer duh!?) 45 degrees celcius hot, is not too bad to walk under the sun to get the foodies for this week. I had to walk a little faster though because I don’t want to be too burn :D. Sweat feels like nothing when you get the fresh  fruits and veges in a cheap deal. If it’s not Friday near my home(Polanco) then I go here in town. It’s not that big of a difference to travel from home to here, only 20mins difference. I swear, I…love… market. I love seeing and looking and picking and asking more discounts from the very kind vendors. I don’t mind nasty smells. They smell alive to me.  I always feel like I am the luckiest when I got the cheapest deal . Same time, I seemed sounds like taking advantage of those kind vendors but nahhh… usually they harvest their fresh fruits or vegetables from their own farm, that’s why it’s cheaper. I am super down to this place and one of those very recommendable market to go especially those who are like me, who likes, cheap but fresh and good ( duh… all fresh are good).

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Favorite! Favorite! Favorite BAH-NAH-NAH!!! I (I love how my son say it “Nah-nah-nah” haha…so cute ) . This banana is the family’s favorite kind. We call it “saging kosta” here, that’s the local term but in other areas or provinces in the Philippines, they have different term for that.  Saging (pronounce as “saggy + ing = sagging” ) a Filipino term for banana.  Kamea love this banana, she could 3-4 at most. They are tiny but the taste is very sweet and tasty. This banana is the cheapest banana of all. They sale it 10-15 Pesos ONLY per kilo.

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Yes! this is also a banana, other kind. We call it “saging sab-a” . You can directly eat it when it’s ripe but it taste better when you cook it in a variety way. This one of the main ingredient to be mix with our popular dessert “Halo-Halo” and our popular “Banana-Q”.  Here are the other way to eat the saging saba. (Note: these photos are grabbed from Google, just so you readers who don’t usually eat it, can have some idea). They all taste sweet.

 

 

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This is a one of the special thing here. “Bamboo shoots”. I love it when my Mama cook it with coconut milk with more ginger, lemon grass and holy mint and add “chilli” on it. I’m craving it right now. ( This is the horrible part, these foods, doesn’t help me to loose weight, I ate rice with it and I eat a lots!. ) It is so good to add with other veges with it or meat like chicken. (Again, bamboo shoot dish’s photo are grabbed from Google for some idea). I am literally salivating while posting this images :)

 

 

 

 

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” Pa-O”- Young fern. Very cheap!, for only 10 Pesos.  Just another special vegetable here for other to try and to enjoy. I love it in salad, or with coconut milk or “gisa” -cook in oil. I always know that it has excellent source of many natural polyphenolic flavonoid compounds such as α and ß-carotenes (and other kind of nutrients). Carotenes convert into vitamin-A inside the body but even if I didn’t know that (from Google) I always LOVE PA-O because of it’s taste. Fresh taste of veges grew on me since I was a kid, because of my grandmother. That’s the great things my grandma contributed to my childhood that I carried up until now. I love vegetables and I also love meat and other food. Generally I love food and I love to eat. If only I can find a way to eat all I want to eat at a time without getting tummy sickness or, being bloated or worse gets fat- I WOULD EAT more than I should eat. (Gahhh…glutony :D ) . (I know and I am sorry, grabbed images again)

 

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Dipolog City Fish Port is the better place to go in the city. There many other stuff to buy their too like herbal medicines, flowers, fishes in the tank(alive) and mainly fresh fishes and other sea foods that you can get in a good and cheap deal.

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Sunday Captures Cebu

It’s been a week already sinced we came visit here in Cebu for my kids general check up and vaccinations. It was also very frustrating not to be able to get the most thing that needed to be done here. If spending more time and money being here means testing our faith, then maybe this is what it is. Crazy how things works with faith then. They always say every thing works and happen in a perfect timing. So be it, currently there’s nothing I can do but wait , I did my best seeing the Doctors and followed their procedures and schedules. Despite of all of unpleasant things, days must go on with good vibes.

Walking such a big help. It helps me sweat out my frustration. These views really helps a lots too. What is the most appreciated…the dearest love of my life who’s very supportive and loving. #iloveyoumorebae #thankyousomuch

Had to walked alone though. Kids stayed with their grandma at a pension house.

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Funeral and Burial Services Privileges for Senior Citizen in the Philippines

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(Senior Citizen Benefits in the Philippines) 

The beneficiary or any person who shall shoulder the funeral and burial expenses of the deceased senior citizen, shall claim the discount under this Rule for the deceased senior citizen upon presentation of the death certificate.

Such expenses shall cover the purchase of:

  • Casket or urn,
  • Embalming,
  • Cremation cost, and
  • Other related services such as viewing or wake cost, pick-up from the hospital morgue, transport of the body to intended burial site in the place of origin,

Note: This shall exclude obituary publication and the cost of the memorial lot.

 

A. You should determine the amount of VAT Exemption Sale. 
Every senior citizen should always remember that they are all exempted from paying the Value-Added Tax (VAT), which goes to say that they should deduct the amount of VAT from the original selling price. The formula for this is VAT Exempt Sales = Selling Price / 1.12

If the selling price is ₱800.00 and the VAT Rate is 12%, then it would be ₱800.00 / 1.12 = ₱713.01
B. Deduction of your 20% discount 
The formula for deducting your 20% discount is, Senior Citizen Discount = VAT Exempt Sale x 20% Example: ₱713.01 x 0.20 = ₱142.60
C. Computation of your billable amount
Now that we’ve figured out the VAT Exempt Sale and the amount of your senior citizen discount, it’s now time for you to know that exact amount of money that you should pay.
Formula would be, Amount of collectible = VAT Exempt Sale – Senior Citizen Discount
Example: ₱713.01 – ₱142.60 = ₱570.41

 

(Senior Citizenship Benefits in the Philippines) 

 

 

 

Admission Fees Privilege for Senior Citizen in the Philipines

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(Senior Citizen Benefits in the Philippines) 

 

The discount shall be applied to admission fees charged by:

  • Theaters,
  • Cinema houses and concert halls,
  • Circuses,
  • Carnivals, and other similar places of culture, leisure and amusement such as museums and parks.

A. You should determine the amount of VAT Exemption Sale. 
Every senior citizen should always remember that they are all exempted from paying the Value-Added Tax (VAT), which goes to say that they should deduct the amount of VAT from the original selling price. The formula for this is VAT Exempt Sales = Selling Price / 1.12

If the selling price is ₱800.00 and the VAT Rate is 12%, then it would be ₱800.00 / 1.12 = ₱713.01
B. Deduction of your 20% discount 
The formula for deducting your 20% discount is, Senior Citizen Discount = VAT Exempt Sale x 20% Example: ₱713.01 x 0.20 = ₱142.60
C. Computation of your billable amount
Now that we’ve figured out the VAT Exempt Sale and the amount of your senior citizen discount, it’s now time for you to know that exact amount of money that you should pay.
Formula would be, Amount of collectible = VAT Exempt Sale – Senior Citizen Discount
Example: ₱713.01 – ₱142.60 = ₱570.41

(Senior Citizen Benefits in the Philippines) 

 

Recreation Center Privileges for Senior Citizen in the Philippines

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(Senior Citizen Benefits in the Philippines) 

 

The discount shall be for the utilization of services in the form of:

  • Fees,
  • Charges and rental for sports facilities or equipment, including golfcart rentals and green fees,
  • Venues for ballroom dancing, yoga, badminton courts, bowling lanes, table or lawn tennis, workout gyms, martial arts facilities.

Note: Non-profit, stock golf and country clubs which are not open to the general public, and are private and for exclusive membership only as duly proven by their official Securities and Exchange (SEC) registration papers, are not mandated to give the 20% senior citizens discount. However, should restaurants and food establishments inside these country clubs be independent  concessionaires and food sold are not consumable items under club membership dues, they must grant the 20% senior citizen discount.

 

A. You should determine the amount of VAT Exemption Sale. 
Every senior citizen should always remember that they are all exempted from paying the Value-Added Tax (VAT), which goes to say that they should deduct the amount of VAT from the original selling price. The formula for this is VAT Exempt Sales = Selling Price / 1.12

If the selling price is ₱800.00 and the VAT Rate is 12%, then it would be ₱800.00 / 1.12 = ₱713.01
B. Deduction of your 20% discount 
The formula for deducting your 20% discount is, Senior Citizen Discount = VAT Exempt Sale x 20% Example: ₱713.01 x 0.20 = ₱142.60
C. Computation of your billable amount
Now that we’ve figured out the VAT Exempt Sale and the amount of your senior citizen discount, it’s now time for you to know that exact amount of money that you should pay.
Formula would be, Amount of collectible = VAT Exempt Sale – Senior Citizen Discount
Example: ₱713.01 – ₱142.60 = ₱570.41

 

(Senior Citizen Benefits in the Philippines) 

Hotel, Restaurants and Leisure Places Privileges for Senior Citizens in the Philippines

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(Senior Citizen benefits in the Philippines) 

Senior citizen 60 years old and above can take advantage of this privileges povided by the Philippine government that are covered by the law.

 

Hotels and Similar Lodging Establishments

The term “hotel” shall include beach and mountain resorts. The discount shall be for room accommodation and other amenities offered by the establishment such as but not limited to:

  • Hotel-based parlors and barbershops, restaurants, massage parlor, spa, sauna bath, aromatherapy rooms, workout gyms, swimming pools, jacuzzis, ktv bars, internet facilities, food, drinks and other services offered.

 

Restaurants

The discount shall be for the purchase of:

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Dessert, and
  • Other consumable items served by the establishments offered for the consumption of the general public.

 

Guidelines in Restaurants and Similar Services

 

Guidelines for dine-in, take out, and availing of the senior citizen discounts in restaurants and similar establishments and services

  • For Dine-in services, the privilege must be personally availed of by the senior citizen and no proxies or authorization in favor of another person who is not a senior citizen will be honored.
  • The 20% senior citizen discount shall not apply to “children’s meals” which are primarily prepared and intentionally marketed for children. Similarly, the 20% senior citizen discount shall not apply to “pre-contracted” party packages or bulk orders. Consistent with the intent of the Act, the phrase “exclusive use and enjoyment” of the senior citizen shall mean “for the senior citizen’s personal consumption” only.
  • Food, drinks and other consumable items purchased by the senior citizen shall be processed separately as an independent transaction from his/her non-eligible companions to ensure that it is for his/her exclusive consumption and to enable computation of the 20% discount and the exemption from the Value Added Tax (VAT), which only the senior citizen is entitled to.
  • If the group of diners is composed entirely of senior citizens, all of whom present valid senior citizens IDs, each shall be entitled to a 20% discount and exemption from Value Added Tax.
  • The 20% discount shall apply to Take-Out/Take-Home/Drive-Thru orders as long as it is the senior citizen himself/herself who is present and personally ordering, and he/she can show a valid senior citizen ID card.
  • For Delivery Orders, the 20% discount shall likewise apply subject to certain conditions; i.e. senior citizen ID card number must be given while making the order over the telephone; the senior citizen ID card must also be presented upon delivery to verify the identity of the senior citizen entitled to the 20% discount.
  • the Most Expensive Meal Combination (MEMC) shall apply to food purchases by senior citizens. The MEMC is an amount corresponding to the combination of the most expensive and biggest single-serving meal with beverage served in a quick service restaurant, is deemed flexible and is adjusted accordingly by food establishments to estimate a single food purchase for an individual senior citizen.

 

A. You should determine the amount of VAT Exemption Sale. 
Every senior citizen should always remember that they are all exempted from paying the Value-Added Tax (VAT), which goes to say that they should deduct the amount of VAT from the original selling price. The formula for this is VAT Exempt Sales = Selling Price / 1.12

If the selling price is ₱800.00 and the VAT Rate is 12%, then it would be ₱800.00 / 1.12 = ₱713.01
B. Deduction of your 20% discount 
The formula for deducting your 20% discount is, Senior Citizen Discount = VAT Exempt Sale x 20% Example: ₱713.01 x 0.20 = ₱142.60
C. Computation of your billable amount
Now that we’ve figured out the VAT Exempt Sale and the amount of your senior citizen discount, it’s now time for you to know that exact amount of money that you should pay.
Formula would be, Amount of collectible = VAT Exempt Sale – Senior Citizen Discount
Example: ₱713.01 – ₱142.60 = ₱570.41

(Senior Citizen Benefits in the Philippines) 

Domestic Transportation Privileges for Senior Citizens in the Philippines

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(Senior Citizen Benefits in the Philippines)

 

Public Land Transportation Privileges

 

Fare in public railways, including LRT, MRT, and PNR, fares in buses (PUB), jeepneys (PUJ), taxi and shuttle services (AUV), are likewise subject to the 20% discount and VAT exemption, if applicable.

 

Air and Sea Transportation Privileges

 

Fare for domestic air, and sea travel, including advanced booking, shall be subject to the 20% discount and VAT exemption, if applicable.

 

A. You should determine the amount of VAT Exemption Sale. 
Every senior citizen should always remember that they are all exempted from paying the Value-Added Tax (VAT), which goes to say that they should deduct the amount of VAT from the original selling price. The formula for this is VAT Exempt Sales = Selling Price / 1.12

If the selling price is ₱800.00 and the VAT Rate is 12%, then it would be ₱800.00 / 1.12 = ₱713.01
B. Deduction of your 20% discount 
The formula for deducting your 20% discount is, Senior Citizen Discount = VAT Exempt Sale x 20% Example: ₱713.01 x 0.20 = ₱142.60
C. Computation of your billable amount
Now that we’ve figured out the VAT Exempt Sale and the amount of your senior citizen discount, it’s now time for you to know that exact amount of money that you should pay.
Formula would be, Amount of collectible = VAT Exempt Sale – Senior Citizen Discount
Example: ₱713.01 – ₱142.60 = ₱570.41

(Senior Citizen Benefits in the Philippines)

 

 

 

 

Medical-Related Privileges for Filipino Senior Citizens

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(Senior Citizen Benefits in the Philippines)

A.) MEDICINE AND DRUG PURCHASES

The 20% discount and VAT exemption shall apply to the purchase of the following:

  • Generic or branded medicines and drugs by or for senior citizens, including the purchase of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines.
  • Vitamins and mineral supplements that are medically prescribed by an attending physician for prevention and treatment of diseases, illness, or injury.
B.) ESSENTIAL MEDICAL SUPPLIES, ACCESSORIES, AND EQUIPMENT

The 20% discount and VAT exemption privilege shall also apply to following:

  • The purchase of eyeglasses,
  • Hearing aids,
  • Dentures,
  • Prosthetics,
  • Artificial bone replacements like steel, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs (whether manual or electric-powered), canes/quad canes
  • Geriatric diapers, and
  • Other essential medical supplies, accessories and equipment by or for senior citizens.
C.) MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICES IN PRIVATE FACILITIES

Medical and dental services, diagnostic and laboratory tests such as but not limited to X-Rays, computerized tomography scans, and blood tests, that are requested by a physician as necessary for the diagnosis and/or treatment of an illness or injury are subject to the 20% discount and VAT exemption.

D.) PROFESSIONAL FEES OF ATTENDING PHYSICIAN/S

The fees of attending physician/s in all private hospitals,medical facilities, outpatient clinics and home health care facilities shall be subject to the 20% discount and VAT exemption.

E.) PROFESSIONAL FEES OF LICENSED HEALTH WORKERS PROVIDING HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES

as endorsed by private hospitals or employed through home health care employment agencies are entitled to the 20% discount and VAT exemption. The burden of the discount shall be borne solely by the employment agency given the health worker’s very minimal share compared to the agency fee.

A. You should determine the amount of VAT Exemption Sale. 
Every senior citizen should always remember that they are all exempted from paying the Value-Added Tax (VAT), which goes to say that they should deduct the amount of VAT from the original selling price. The formula for this is VAT Exempt Sales = Selling Price / 1.12

If the selling price is ₱800.00 and the VAT Rate is 12%, then it would be ₱800.00 / 1.12 = ₱713.01
B. Deduction of your 20% discount 
The formula for deducting your 20% discount is, Senior Citizen Discount = VAT Exempt Sale x 20% Example: ₱713.01 x 0.20 = ₱142.60
C. Computation of your billable amount
Now that we’ve figured out the VAT Exempt Sale and the amount of your senior citizen discount, it’s now time for you to know that exact amount of money that you should pay.
Formula would be, Amount of collectible = VAT Exempt Sale – Senior Citizen Discount
Example: ₱713.01 – ₱142.60 = ₱570.41

(Senior Citizen Benefits in the Philippines) 

Senior Citizen Benefits in the Philippines

Filipino Senior Citizen

Filipino Senior Citizen

Any Filipino citizen who is residing in the Philippines who is 60 years and above can take advantage of this benefits provided by the Philippine government.

Republic Act No. 7432, better known as the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2003
RA 9994, an improvement to RA 7432 to include additional services
RA 10645, an improvement to RA 9994 to provide mandatory Phil Health coverage for all senior citizens.

BENEFITS of SENIOR CITIZEN in the Philippines

Twenty Percent(20%) Discount and VAT Exemption.

OTHER PRIVILEGES

  • Income tax exemption
  • Exemption from training fees
  • Free medical and dental services in government facilities
  • Free vaccinations for indigent senior citizens
  • Educational privileges
  • Benefits and privileges for retirees
  • Privileges on granting special discounts in special programs
  • Express lanes privileges
  • Utility Discount

How to Apply 

First, you need to have a Senior Citizen ID. Here’s how you can get the ID. Below are the qualifications and requirements you will need.

Qualifications of a Senior

Must be 60 years old and above

Must be a Filipino citizen

Must be a Philippine resident

(FYI: Dual citizenship can also be applied. You just need to prove your Filipino citizenship and must have at least 6 months residency in the Philippines)

Requirements of a Senior

  1. BIRTH CERTIFICATE (NSO original copy). Don’t forget to make a xerox copy, at least 2 to 3 copies. You might be needing them in case they don’t have Xerox machine in their office, trust me this could happen in any department.
  2. LATEST 1×1 COLORED PHOTO (or we call it ID picture)
  3. VALID ID (Any of the following: Driver’s License, Passport, SSS ID, Postal ID, GSIS ID, PRC ID, IBP ID, Diplomat ID, OWWA ID, OFW ID, Voter’s ID, GOCC and Government ID).

 Procedures

So now you’re prepared. When you get all the needed requirements you bring them to the City of Municipal’s Office of the Senior Citizens Affair where you reside. A friend or a family member can accompany and assist you if needed, more especially to those who have disabilities that cannot manage to do this by their own. They need to bring a valid ID as a representative. They will provide you a form to fill up. You can also get a form online and fill it up in advance before you go to the office, the form also provided the requirements and other information you will need to know.

After that you will give the requirements to the staff, you may need to keep asking in this part and get a clear response from the staff so you can proceed to the next step clearly. Why?. Because some staff is lazy and “chin” up workers. I am not saying that all Filipino workers are likes this but you can encounter these type of people and might confuse you sometimes and would consume your time and your not gonna like it, as much as possible seniors should be stress-free or less stress (you had too much stress in life already ;) )

When applying for replacement of a lost Senior Citizen’s ID Card, an applicant must:

  • Submit two (2) copies of an Affidavit of Loss
  • Submit two (2) copies of a Police or Barangay Report, and
  • Pay an ID replacement fee of one hundred pesos ₱100.00

 

A. You should determine the amount of VAT Exemption Sale. 
Every senior citizen should always remember that they are all exempted from paying the Value-Added Tax (VAT), which goes to say that they should deduct the amount of VAT from the original selling price. The formula for this is VAT Exempt Sales = Selling Price / 1.12

If the selling price is ₱800.00 and the VAT Rate is 12%, then it would be ₱800.00 / 1.12 = ₱713.01
B. Deduction of your 20% discount 
The formula for deducting your 20% discount is, Senior Citizen Discount = VAT Exempt Sale x 20% Example: ₱713.01 x 0.20 = ₱142.60
C. Computation of your billable amount
Now that we’ve figured out the VAT Exempt Sale and the amount of your senior citizen discount, it’s now time for you to know that exact amount of money that you should pay.
The formula would be, Amount of collectible = VAT Exempt Sale – Senior Citizen Discount
Example: ₱713.01 – ₱142.60 = ₱570.41

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Day December

We were invited to a small party of a friend recently, at I was amused with the size of the house and was overwhelmed with all the things on their lawn.

Many plants catches everyones attention. Catches me most are the beautiful flowers that cared by friend’s wife. It was a beautiful day.

They also have some few animals there, like this adorable monkey.

Visiting their was like walking around the park.

Tanner brought his camera too and took as much pictures as he can. I am excited to let the filma get printed, that can wait though.

It was a great day, with my love!!!💟

SAND LOVE

Currently building our home sweet home. My loves first biggest project. Things has been tough but it’s alright. Tough times teaches us more to be braver and smarter. While loving Papa is away here’s the Mama make their kittens play. Kamea and Taer is loving the sand so much. After the two weeks straight raining, the sun shines back again. There is a big pile of rocks and sand at the front of the house so every morning while the sand is there I let them play. They feel like they were in the beach. They are enjoying it so much they don’t even want to get out. Oh…how happy Mama here, to see her happy babies. They are the most precious thing on earth. Much love 😘 But have to be careful and watch them very well, sand are too tiny , it might go in their eyes or accidentally swallow if it goes in their mouth. Oh my…thats scary.

Yay priceless gifts, priceless smiles, priceless contentment. SAND LOVE!!!