Seniors, PWDs get parking benefits in Makati
By Allison Lopez
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 22:19:00 08/23/2009
Filed Under: Local authorities, Laws
MANILA, Philippines – Makati City's senior citizens and persons with disabilities have been exempted from a three-hour parking limit in the Central Business District.
The Makati city council recently approved Ordinance 2009-029 to grant exemption to the elderly and PWDs from Ordinance 97-175, which limits the use of on-street parking in the CBD to a maximum of three hours, after which motorists should vacate the area or incur penalties.
However, the senior citizen or PWD would still have to pay the parking fee for the first three hours, while the fee for the excess hours would be settled upon leaving the parking space.
Senior citizens in Makati are already exempt from the number-coding scheme through an ordinance earlier approved by the city council.
Aside from enjoying free movies in the city, the elderly also receive other perks like cash gifts and cakes on their birthdays.