Courtesy Seats to PWDs, Pregnant Women and Seniors Required in Establishments in QC


 All private and public establishments located within Quezon City are now required to designate and provide courtesy seats for persons with disability (PWDs), pregnant women and senior citizens, under Ordinance SP No. 2804, series of 2018.

The measure also requires establishments to provide additional seating and post a courtesy seat signage purposely for PWDs, pregnant women and senior citizens. In case the designated seats are being occupied by other persons, they must vacate and give up the seats to PWDs, pregnant women and senior citizens.

 Owners, operators and managers of establishments who fail to designate courtesy seats will received the following penalties:
a.    First Offense – a Notice of Violation or Warning;
b.    Second Offense – Five Thousand Pesos (PhP 5,000) and/or suspension of business permit for six (6) months;
c.    Third Offense – Five Thousand Pesos (PhP 5,000) and/or revocation of business permit

For government institutions, the notice of warning will be issued to the head of office or department that fail to designate courtesy seats.

Under the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the ordinance, the Social Services Development Department (SSDD), the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO), the Office for Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) and the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) are tasked to strictly implement, monitor and inspect the establishments for compliance to this ordinance.


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