Rappler's latest stories on senior citizens in the Philippines
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
They tell Rappler they will join the annual procession as long as they have the strength for it, until their last breath
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.
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
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
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
UPDATED SC issues a status quo ante order against a Comelec resolution disqualifying Senior Citizens Abang Lingkod from the May 13 elections
UPDATE The temporary restraining order won t affect the party list groups already proclaimed says Comelec chair
Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr says groups in the same situation should file a manifestation with the Supreme Court to be proclaimed