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Good news for elderly residents of Quezon City who are vehicle owners.
15Aug2011, 12:02AM: With the recent signing of city ordinance that took effect on August 8, senior citizens are now exempted from paying parking fees in city-based establishments. According to Mayor Herbert Bautista, the exemption was “part of the continuing benefits for [the] elderly in the Quezon City.”
For those who want to avail themselves of the privilege, they must present a valid senior citizens identification card upon entry into establishments such as malls, hospitals or any similar businesses which charge parking fees.
Overnight parking excluded
Based on a provision in the ordinance, cashiers or booth tellers (who violate) the ordinance shall be penalized with a fine of P500 or imprisonment of one to 30 days, or both at the discretion of the court.
The approved resolution, which was passed by the 26-member city council in June, also imposes a fine of P2,000 or imprisonment of one to 30 days for any operator or manager caught violating it. The license of parking operators may also also be suspended or revoked if they fail to give an exemption to qualified senior citizens living in the city, Bautista said.