Manila Mayor Orders Jollibee & McDonald’s to Hire Old Geezers

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I like this new Manila mayor. In contrast to former Manila chiefs, Isko Moreno is on a fast track to “git ‘er done.” While former actor Moreno may be a better dresser than Larry the Cable Guy, he’s still following Larry’s advice. Furthermore, the mayor is literally taking a sledgehammer to clean up Manila. When the Mayor’s not having Chinese guys arrested for peeing in public, the Manila mayor orders Jollibee and McDonald’s to hire old geezers.

Manila Mayor Orders Jollibee & McDonald’s to Hire Old Geezers

OK, while Moreno didn’t specifically use the term “old geezer,” he has instructed fast food chains to accept senior citizens as crew members. Furthermore, the Mayor also wants PWDs, persons with disabilities, hired.

In over ten years since retiring to the Philippines I have never seen an older person working at a McDonald’s save for one manager at a McDonald’s in Bacolod City. Furthermore, the man wasn’t even close to being in the senior category but was middle-aged.

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The McDonald’s Manager in Bacolod City

First of all, never mind that there’s already a law in the Philippines banning age discrimination. Like many laws in the Philippines, they’re not enforced.

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10911 enacted into law on July 21, 2016, states that it is an ACT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ANY INDIVIDUAL IN EMPLOYMENT ON ACCOUNT OF AGE.

However, here’s the kicker:

Sec. 6. Exceptions. – It shall not be unlawful for an employer to set age limitations in employment if:
(a) Age is a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary in the normal operation of a particular business or where the differentiation is based on reasonable factors other than age. (Source: Chan Robles Virtual Law Library.)

Nevertheless, kudos to Mayor Moreno for trying to buck the status quo.

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Author: The Kano

POST AUTHOR: "THE KANO." Dave DeWall, "The Kano", is the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of "Philippines Plus" in publication since August 2009. He is also the CEO of Lizard Poop Productions and author of the best-selling guide book "The Philippines Expat Advisor." Dave moved to the Philippines in July 2009 from Central Illinois with his lovely wife of over 19 years, "The Sainted Patient Wife." The couple reside in a rural province in Western Visayas, Guimaras. The small island province is said to have the sweetest mangoes in the world. They do not have any children but are the proud owners of eight active canines, including a Belgian Shepherd called "Killer" "Killer" has bitten five people in the last two years along with one goat and a carabao. "Killer" doesn't like strangers. Or goats. Or carabaos.