Rappler's latest stories on senior citizens
The Commission on Human Rights reminds government agencies to consider the situations of people when implementing policies
'Share your wisdom and good counsel. You have much to contribute during this crisis.'
You may find them working at company-owned branches of Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Burger King, and Red Ribbon in Manila and Pasay
Under the ordinance, senior citizens, differently-abled persons, and PWDs 'will not be assigned tasks that are hazardous to their health or beyond their physical limitations or capabilities'
They tell Rappler they will join the annual procession as long as they have the strength for it, until their last breath
The House allows Francisco Datol Jr to take his oath after the Comelec issues a certificate of proclamation to the Senior Citizens party-list group
(UPDATED) Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon slams the House resolution, saying it 'encroaches' on the poll body's independence
When the gift is given in kind, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno says they will hand senior citizens birthday cakes. Sounds familiar? It's because Moreno got the idea from the Binays of Makati.
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
Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Greenwich commit to employ 2 senior citizens and one person with disability for each of their branches in Manila
To be qualified for this benefit, the senior citizens will also have to be Blu Card holders for at least 5 years
The Commission on Audit calls on the Department of Social Welfare and Development to ensure that only qualified beneficiaries are under its Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens
All the members of the new commission must be at least 60 years old at the time of their appointment
Some PWDs and senior citizens are still denied of their right to vote in designated special polling places
Emergency Accessible Polling Place makes the voting process more accessible and easier for PWDs, senior citizens, and heavily pregnant women
The law may be in place, but much more should be done to make elections accessible to all
'Government response to access issues must be holistic and decisive; Otherwise the same issues will keep resurfacing every 3 years'
Private establishments that fail to implement the new policy will face fines and business permit suspension or revocation
Thousands share a man from Houston's detailed cheaper plan to retire in a Holiday Inn hotel than in a nursing home
Under Senate Bill No. 2159, the commission is mandated to promote and protect the rights of the elderly
All in all, Makati earmarks P40 million in 2018 for free movie tickets
PRESS RELEASE: The 10 awardees for 2018 have contributed to causes on environment conservation, human rights, cultural preservation, urban poor housing, education, HIV/AIDS, and the elderly
The Social Welfare Department has been providing a pension worth P500 a month – not P6,000 a month – to indigent senior citizens for years
Program proves senior citizens deserve bigger roles in preparing for disasters
Former health chief Janette Garin and Heath Undersecretary Roger Tong-an say the final source of funds for the project came from the health department’s miscellaneous personnel benefits fund
The number of senior citizens, which has grown from 6.3 million in 2010 to 7.6 million in 2015, is expected to reach 11.7 million by 2025, and 22.6 million in 2045
While many senior citizens persist, others choose to leave. 'Kami na nga 'tong gustong bumoto, pinapahirapan pa,' complains Cristina Cañete of Caloocan City.
Despite the absence of personnel to assist them, senior citizens brave the chaos of polling precincts for barangay elections 2018
It is a ‘moral responsibility’ of the cab drivers, says a resolution of the city council signed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan
People who have met Datu Mangontra Sultan do not see him as a person with disabilities and an internally displaced person, but as a strong and committed individual who wants to continue providing for his family
How can the Philippine government implement a universal social pension?
Advocates and lawmakers call for the passage of a measure that seeks to establish a universal social pension system for Filipino elderly
Senior citizens may register through the Office for the Senior Citizen Affairs or the PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office in their areas
The discount applies to full-fare domestic flights and comes on top of the 12% value-added tax (VAT) exemption
The budget carrier upgrades its booking systems to implement the discount for domestic flights booked through its website or mobile app
We gathered senior citizens and asked them questions about life happiness and the most difficult question of them all: What is love?
The Philippines’ older adult population is faced with issues that transcend desires for self actualization as it combats the threats of food insecurity house tenure and health care inaccessibility
The story of Luisa Nanay Nely Pagindian the manggagantsilyo from Manila inspires online users Here’s how you can find her and support her small business
In Caloocan 72 year old Arturo Fabular walks for 10 hours each day to sell ice drop candy just to make ends meet
Like scores of Filipino Americans we think of what it would be like to return The downside is we are both concerned deeply worried about personal safety
There are 9 residents of Narvacan Ilocos Sur who are 100 years or older They are all women and here are the secrets of their longevity
Meanwhile a House bill seeks early voting for PWDs and senior citizens within a week before election day
A study says providing a universal social pension of P1 500 for Filipinos 60 and above would cost the government P143 97 billion or 4 80 of its expenditures
This year P17 9 billion has been allocated for the Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens
The free rides will be available on all weekends and holidays from December 3 2016 to January 8 2017 in all LRT1 stations
The Department of Finance also defends measures criticized as anti poor – the proposed higher fuel excise tax and the planned removal of certain VAT exemptions
In our culture we respect senior citizens So why would we remove the exemption granted to them? asks veteran politician and Northern Samar 1st District Representative Raul Daza
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says now is the best time to adjust fuel excise taxes when crude oil prices are low and impact on inflation is almost negligible