elderly in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on elderly in the Philippines

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‘Protection, not restriction’: Group asks gov’t for clear guidelines for senior citizens

Jun 19, 2020 - 7:57 AM

The group Seniors sa Panahon ng COVID says the current policy is 'open to misinterpretation and confusion'

Senior Citizens despite the rain wait for their turn in Plaza Sugbo to claim their P3,000 cash assistance from Cebu City Government on June 10, 2020. The senior citizens were eventually sent to another location to a closed coliseum for their shelter and to follow physical distancing.

[OPINION] The coronavirus pandemic bares older Filipinos' vulnerability

Apr 07, 2020 - 2:53 PM

'If testing remains limited, many COVID-19-related deaths might be masked as common pneumonia, the second cause of death among older Filipinos'

A doctor's advice for older persons in the time of the coronavirus

Mar 16, 2020 - 3:30 PM

'Share your wisdom and good counsel. You have much to contribute during this crisis.'

CARE FOR SENIORS. DOH chief Francisco Duque III says senior citizens will benefit from the new EO setting the maximum drug retail price. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

[OPINION] Is the Philippines ready for its 'graying' population?

Sep 08, 2019 - 4:00 PM

By the time the Philippines becomes an aging society, more elderly people will be needing support from the government, and not just from their families

PH lags in providing pension amid increasing life expectancy – ILO

Dec 02, 2017 - 11:57 AM

The International Labor Organization says that from 2000 to 2015, life expectancy in the Philippines grew by 5 years – the fastest increase observed since the 1960s

SOCIAL PROTECTION. The Philippines lags behind its Asian neighbors in providing adequate social pension for senior citizens.  Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Without pension, senior citizens forced to continue working

Jun 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM

In Caloocan 72 year old Arturo Fabular walks for 10 hours each day to sell ice drop candy just to make ends meet

NO RETIREMENT. Arturo Fabular walks the stretch of Caloocan City and Meycauayan in Bulacan to sell ice drops.