DOT MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 2017 – 02 Series of 2017 – GUIDELINES ON THE PROVISION OF THE
EXPANDED BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITY PURSUAN TO REPUBLIC ACT NO.
10754, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “MAGNA CARTA FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY”
DOT MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 2017 – 02
Series of 2017

GUIDELINES ON THE PROVISION OF THE EXPANDED BENEFITS AND
PRIVILEGES TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITY PURSUAN TO REPUBLIC ACT10754, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS
THE “MAGNA CARTA FOR PERSONS
WITH DISABILITY”

WHEREAS, on 23 March 2016, Republic Act No. 10754, entitled “An Act Expanding the Benefits and
Privileges of Persons with Disability,” was enacted to further amend Republic Act No. 7277 to provide
additional benefits and privileges to persons with disability (PWD).
WHEREAS, Section 32 of RA 7277, as further amended, provides for at least twenty percent (20%)
discount and exemption from the value-added tax (VAT), if applicable, on the following sale of goods
and services for the exclusive use and enjoyment or availment of the PWD:
On the fees and charges relative to the utilization of all services in hotels and similar lodging
establishments; restaurant and recreation centers;
On admission fees charged by theaters, cinema houses, concert halls, circuses, carnivals and other
similar places of culture, leisure and amusement;
On medical and dental services including diagnostic and laboratory fees, and professional fees of
attending doctors in all private hospitals and medical facilities, in accordance with the rules and
regulations to be issued by the DOH, in coordination with the PhilHealth; and,
On fare for domestic land, air and sea travel.
WHEREAS, the above mentioned privileges are available only to PWD who are Filipino citizens upon
submission of his/her proof of entitlement, such as passport for persons with apparent disability, valid
identification card issued by the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) or the Provincial / City /
Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (P/C/MSWDO) of the place where the person with
disability resides, or transportation discount fare identification card issued by the National Council for
the Welfare of Disabled Persons (NCWDP).
WHEREAS, the privileges granted under RA 10754 may not be claimed if the person with disability claims
a higher discount as may be granted by the commercial establishment and/or under existing laws or in

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