The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

16 July 2010

Disabled persons' discount not honored by drugstores?

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ASP Chair Emeritus, Dang Koe's son, Gio, who has autism, was denied the 20% discount for PWDs during her purchase of medicine at drugstore. Click here to watch footage c/o Kapamilya Network, ABS-CBN's Bandila.

Join the Indignation Rally July 19, 2010. Assembly time 8am at Philcoa Jollibee parking lot.


Unknown said...

My son is an autistic child only today he was diagnosed of fever and severe plegm he needs to take antibiotics and 3 more kinds of medicine at the first drug store he was given a discount dahil lang po sa awa but the antibiotic sabi nila wala pero po nun di ko pa pinapakita id nya meron. at sabi pa po lugi daw sila kasi 5% lang mark up nila tapos 20% discount. what is this? nagpasa ng batas tapos di naman sinusunod. ok lang po walang discount kung normal anak ko alam ba nila ang hirap ng mag karoon ng ganitong kapansanan?

Autism Society Philippines said...

Regarding the violation of certain drugstores who still refuse the 20% discount on
medicine as provided in accordance with RA 9442 and its IRR and the
parameters stated in DOH Administrative Order 2009-0011,we would like to inform you that ASP together with other disability groups have already
filed a formal complaint on such violations with the Commission on human rights last July 19 during the Indignation Rally (see other posts in the blog)

If you wish to file your own complaint against the drugstore
please call our national office at 926-6941 or 929-8447 for assistance. Thank you

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