Full 20% discount for senior citizens
Seniors are entitled to full 20% discount on top of a discount granted by a 3rd party. Lawyer Romulo Makalintal sued Sofitel after the latter refused to give a 70% discount based on the lawyer’s 20% senior discount and 50% discount via a contract with Accor (where he pays an annual membership fee of P8,000.00). By way of defense, Sofitel gave only a 30% discount (50 minus 20) on the ground that giving 70% discount would violate the rule on “double discounts”.
DTI ruled in favor of Makalintal: “The prohibition on double discounting is applicable only when the discount is for the establishment’s promotion, but only if a DTI permit is applied for and granted.” #businesslaw