Elderly

Months past deadline, agencies ‘finalizing comments’ on online discounts for seniors, PWDs

Published by rudy Date posted on October 20, 2021

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House panel OKs seniors’ income tax exemption bill

Published by rudy Date posted on September 22, 2021

by Delon Porcalla – The Philippine Star, 22 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A committee of the House of Representatives approved yesterday a measure that will exempt working senior citizens from income tax payments being deducted by the Bureau of Internal Revenue from their monthly salaries.

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DSWD public consultation on online discounts policy to start next week

Published by rudy Date posted on July 4, 2021

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The victory lap: Why I still go to the office after retirement

Published by rudy Date posted on June 23, 2021

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House OKs proposal doubling pension of poor elderly

Published by rudy Date posted on June 4, 2021

by Edu Punay (The Philippine Star), 4 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — A bill seeking to double the monthly social pension of about three million indigent senior citizens from P500 to P1,000 was approved recently by the House of Representatives.

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Palace rejects easing of restrictions on seniors

Published by rudy Date posted on June 1, 2021

by Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star), 1 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang is against the proposal to allow fully vaccinated senior citizens to go out of their homes so they can contribute to economic recovery.

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Rules on online discounts for PWDs, seniors still pending months after request

Published by rudy Date posted on May 31, 2021

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Senate bill seeks P500 increase in monthly pension of indigent senior citizens

Published by rudy Date posted on May 29, 2021

by (Philstar.com), 29 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente Sotto III has filed a bill seeking to raise social pensions for indigent senior citizens from the current P500 to at least P1,000 per month.

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It’s high time we stopped undervaluing older adults

Published by rudy Date posted on December 7, 2020

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COVID-19 has worsened ageism. Here’s how to help older adults thrive.

Published by rudy Date posted on October 28, 2020

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Only 20% of seniors covered by pension

Published by rudy Date posted on October 24, 2020

by Lawrence Agcaoili (The Philippine Star), 24 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines —Only 20 percent of the 7.6 million senior citizens in the country are covered by either the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) or Social Security System (SSS), the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said.

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PRA suspends processing of Special Resident Retiree’s Visas amid review

Published by rudy Date posted on October 23, 2020

by Rosette Adel (Philstar.com), 23 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines— The Board of Trustees of the Philippine Retirement Agency, an attached agency of the Department of Tourism, on Friday announced the suspension of issuance of the Special Retirees Residence Visa (SRRV) pending a review and possible amendments.

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Age of foreign retirees in Philippines to be reassessed

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2020

by Catherine Talavera (The Philippine Star), 22 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA), an attached agency of the Department of Tourism (DOT), is set to re-assess the age requirement for foreigners seeking retirement in the country after senators raised job sufficiency and national security issues last Tuesday.

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Make time for us too, seniors urge government

Published by rudy Date posted on October 8, 2020

By: Leila B. Salaverria, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 8 Oct 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Senior citizens should be able to go to groceries and shopping malls during designated hours in a day in order to get their necessities, according to the National Commission of Senior Citizens, a newly formed government body.

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Social policies catalogue on population ageing

Published by rudy Date posted on October 5, 2020

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Pandemic seen increasing health expenditures for senior citizens

Published by rudy Date posted on August 22, 2020

By Cai Ordinario, BusinessMirror, 22 Aug 2020 Elderly Filipinos could account for more than 20 percent of the country’s total health expenditures this year due to Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

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Philippines barely pays the dues to keep its elderly healthy

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2020

by Ian Nicolas Cigaral (Philstar.com), 17 Aug 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Filipino senior citizens are forced to dip into their own savings to shoulder rising health costs that come with age, highlighting the insufficiency of public health resources that have come under intense scrutiny amid the pandemic and corruption allegations.

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COVID-19: Age-based measures coming out of lockdown

Published by rudy Date posted on July 14, 2020

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COVID causing depression in elderly

Published by rudy Date posted on June 21, 2020

by Shiela Crisostomo (The Philippine Star, 21 Jun 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Not only are the elderly more prone to contracting the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) but they are also vulnerable to bouts of depression and anxiety which are now associated with the illness, according to the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF).

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Lawmakers want review of disability benefits law amid ‘fake PWD’ allegations

Published by rudy Date posted on June 21, 2020

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Isko creates call centers for seniors

Published by rudy Date posted on June 19, 2020

By Itchie G. Cabayan, People’s Tonight, 19 Jun 2020 SOON, the senior citizens in Manila who have concerns or queries will only have to dial a certain number and need no longer go all the way to City Hall.

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Age demands action: Campaign toolkit to challenge ageism in the time of COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2020

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Reconsider travel limits for senior citizens in ECQ and GCQ areas, IATF-EID urged

Published by rudy Date posted on April 29, 2020

by Neil Arwin Mercado, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 29 Apr 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Several lawmakers have asked the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to reconsider its move to bar senior citizens living in areas placed on either enhanced or general community quarantine from leaving their homes.

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Elders on Facebook insist not all of them are sickly, vulnerable to COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on April 29, 2020

by Gabriel Pabico Lalu, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 29 Apr 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Senior citizens on Facebook have launched a group dedicated to proving that not all of them are vulnerable to COVID-19, as the government’s lockdown regulations have barred the elderly from leaving their homes.

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Senior citizens to get 6 months of pension in advance: lawmaker

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2020

by ABS-CBN News, 16 Apr 2020 About 9.7 million senior citizens will get 6 months of their pension in advance this April to help them cope with the coronavirus pandemic that prompted a lockdown of the entire Luzon and several regions, a lawmaker said Thursday.

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Who spends the longest time in retirement?

Published by rudy Date posted on February 19, 2020

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7 million senior citizens to benefit from EO setting medicine price cap – DOH

Published by rudy Date posted on February 18, 2020

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Middle age misery peaks at age of 47.2, economist says

Published by rudy Date posted on January 13, 2020

By Simon Kennedy, 13 Jan 2020 Middle age is miserable, according to a new economic study which pinpoints 47.2 years old as the moment of peak unhappiness in the developed world.

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DOLE reminds employers to accord elderly, PWD employees equal wages, benefits

Published by rudy Date posted on November 10, 2019

By Analou De Vera, Manila Bulletin, 10 Nov 2019 Employers should provide their workers, who are senior citizens and PWDs (persons with disabilities), with equal wages and benefits, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Sunday.

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Seniors to be shielded from neglect, abuse under proposed bill

Published by rudy Date posted on August 29, 2019

by Christia Marie Ramos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Aug 29, 2019 MANILA, Philippines – Senator Grace Poe has filed a bill that will protect the elderly from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

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