Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has now signed an ordinance requiring fast-food chains within the city to employ senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs).
The Ordinance No. 8598 states that at least two senior citizens and one PWD must be provided temporary employment for “not more than six months” at each fast-food establishment. They will be given a salary of at least minimum wage and must render “a minimum of four hours of work for at least four days each working week.”
However, the ordinance also provides that establishments are prohibited from assigning tasks considered “hazardous” to the seniors’ and PWDs’ health as well as responsibilities that are beyond their capabilities.
More details on the implementing rules and regulations will follow.
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