Benefits that Victims of Marcos Martial Law May Avail

Non- Monetary Reparations for the victims approved by the HRVCB

  • TESDA: Free training for one (1) relative of the victim (up to 4th degree relation)
  • DOH: Free hospitalization and No Balance Billing if victim or relative of victim is confined at the charity ward  of the hospital
  • DSWD: Comprehensive psychosocial services and rehabilitation -counseling, livelihood and financial aid

For Victims (and non-victims) that are Senior Citizens (as per R.A. 9994 or “Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010)

  • A Senior Citizen Card and booklet may entitle discounts to the following:
  • Medicine: Generic and branded medicines, vitamins, and mineral supplements (with doctor’s prescription)
  • Medical supplies and equipment: Hearing aids, eyeglasses, wheelchairs, crutches, dentures, etc.
  • Medical and dental services in private facilities: Laboratory tests such as blood tests, X-Ray, etc.
  • Professional fees of attending physician and licensed health workers
  • Domestic air and sea travel fares
  • Public land transportation fares: Jeepneys, buses, taxis, shuttle services, MRT, LRT, PNR, etc.
  • Hotels: Accommodation and amenities in hotels, beach resorts, mountain resorts, etc.
  • Restaurants: Food, beverages, dessert, and other consumables for dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, and delivery orders
  • Recreation centers: Rental and other fees for sports facilities such as gyms, badminton courts, tennis courts, ballroom dancing studios, bowling lanes, etc.
  • Places of leisure: Cinemas, museums, parks, theaters, concert halls, etc.
  • Funeral and burial services for deceased senior citizens: hospital morgue, embalming, casket or urn, cremation, etc.

Other benefits:

  • Income tax exemption for minimum wage earners
  • Training fee exemption on socio-economic programs
  • Free medical and dental services in government facilities
  • Free flu and pneumococcal vaccinations for indigent senior citizens
  • Scholarships and financial assistance for seniors’ education in public
  • Express lanes for senior citizens in all government offices and commercial establishments

To know more about R.A. 9994, click here.

Other benefits for all Filipino Citizens

  • Education: Free tuition fee for all government colleges and universities. Check the list of the schools included by clicking here
  • PhilHealth: Guidelines and details for PhilHealth members may be viewed by clicking here


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