In going after the fakes, let not the real PWDs suffer
Updated as of Jun 29 08:30 AM
MANILA -- On one of my rare visits to City Hall, I was offered a PWD (person with disabilities) card. The fixer’s elevator pitch was quite convincing. For a one-time fee of P4,500, the card would avail me of 20 percent discount on necessities and even some luxuries. I would be exempted from paying value added tax or VAT on most purchases. I could also skip queues almost anywhere, from MRT lines to bank tellers.
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