Article 12. UTILITY DISCOUNTS


Section 1.
Five (5%) Discount - The grant of a minimum of five percent (5%) discount relative to the monthly utilization of water and electricity by households with senior citizens; Provided, That the individual meters for the foregoing utilities are registered in the name of the senior citizen residing therein: provided, further, that the monthly consumption does not exceed one hundred kilowatt hours (100 kWh) of electricity and thirty cubic meters (30 m’) of water: Provided, furthermore, that the privilege is granted per household regardless of the number of senior citizens residing therein.


To avail of the discount under this Section, the senior citizen shall:
1. Apply for the discount personally or thru a representative. There shall be annual renewal of
application to the utility provider.
2. Submit requirements:
a. Proof of age and citizenship
b. Proof of billing. Meter registration should be in the name of the senior citizen for a period of one year
c. Proof of residence


Section 2.
Fifty (50%) Discount - The grant of a 50% discount on all electricity, water, telephone
consumption for DSWD-accredited senior citizens centers and residential care institutions or group homes that are government-run or organized and operated by non-stock, non-profit domestic corporations primarily for the purpose of promoting the well-being of abandoned, neglected, unattached or homeless senior citizens.

Such senior citizen centers and residential care or group homes must have been in operation for at least six (6) months and must have a separate meter for said utilities/services.