Senior citizens can now watch movies for free on selected days at Times Square Cinemas, a subsidiary of Pacific Ace Subic Bay Corporation in Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
Olongapo Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. said that Pacific Ace was the first to act in response to his letter asking theater operators in Olongapo to consider the Olongapo City Council Resolution No. 116, series of 2011, requesting all cinema operators to grant complimentary admission for Olongapo City senior citizens.
“Free admissions may be availed during the first movie screening every Mondays and Tuesdays and valid senior citizens identification card must be presented upon entrance,” Times Square Cinemas Manager Roldan Escala explained.
Moreover, the free cinema admission for the senior citizens of Olongapo City is applicable only for regular movie screenings and will not apply to public holidays, red carpet premieres, advance and special screenings and Metro Manila Film Festival showings.
Programs for the welfare of senior citizens are in the priority agenda of Mayor Gordon in his HELPS program.
HELPS stands for Health& Housing, Education & Environment Labor & Livelihood, Peace and Order, Sports and Social Welfare.
Last year alone, 6,280 medicine purchase slips and 1,111 grocery purchase slips were given by the City Social Welfare and Development Office to senior citizens in the city.