Friday, September 21, 2018
  • share this

Who says there are free movies for senior citizens of Quezon City?

12:11 AM October 06, 2015

QUEZON CITY prides itself in allowing its senior citizens to watch movies for free on Mondays and Tuesdays. Small wonder all cinemas in the city teem with seniors on these two days.

What I don’t understand is why there is a charge of P1.25 each time a senior watches a movie. It was just 25 centavos last year when I first became eligible for this benefit. This August, P1 was added. The movie ticket states that the 25 centavos is for “C. Tax” while the P1 is for an “Ordinance.”


From what I learned in school, “free” means costing nothing, no charge—gratis. No matter how minuscule P1.25 is, anything ceases to be free once you charge even a single centavo. Quezon City is reputedly the richest city in Metro Manila, maybe even in the entire Philippines. Why does it still have to ask this measly P1.25 from its seniors?


Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: citizens, Metro, news, Quezon City
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

NBI sues Zambo mayor, 3 others for murder and arson

September 21, 2018 10:23 PM


Lee, Cornejo want Taguig judge kicked out of judiciary

September 21, 2018 10:13 PM


PBA: Beermen crush Dyip, Elite stun Ginebra

September 21, 2018 10:06 PM


PH consulate in Houston to reopen September 24

September 21, 2018 10:01 PM

© Copyright 1997-2018 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.