Moreno to fastfood chains: Accept seniors, PWDs as work crew
MANILA, Philippines — All fastfood chains in Manila are now encouraged to employ senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) who are wanting to apply as crew in their restaurants.
This after Manila Mayor Isko Moreno announced on Thursday that he already instructed one of his officials to order fastfood chains to accept senior citizens as crew.
“Kayong mga senior, mag exercise na kayo,” Moreno first said during the signing of a city ordinance granting a P500 monthly allowance to senior citizens and PWDs.
“Dahil si Fernan Bermejo ay inatasan ko nang tupdin yung commitment natin na tumanggap ang mga Jollibee, McDonalds, lahat ng food chains ng senior citizen […] including PWDs,” he added.
Bermejo is the head of the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) of the local government of Manila.
According to Moreno, this would allow senior citizens who are still in good shape and health to have earnings while not exploiting their body too much.
“If Americans can do it, if Singaporeans can do it, if Japanese can do it, why not Manileños?” he said.
“Hintayin niyo. Ipina-cocoordinate ko na yung ating PESO [tungkol dito sa instruction],” he added. /jpv
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