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William Baker, who righted a US Army wrong from 1906, dies...

IN the late-1930s, in rural Georgia, a former slave told his grandson a story about a case of racial injustice that had occurred three...

Iloilo City elderly get own ambulance

ILOILO CITY—Senior citizens in this city have expressed appreciation over the move of the local government to provide them with an ambulance. Three ambulances were...

Soccsksargen bags 5 DSWD ‘Bayani Ka! Awards’ in 2018

COTABATO CITY—An indigenous peoples’ (IPs) leader and four volunteer groups from Region 12  (Soccsksargen) have won recognition during the fourth National Bayani Ka! Awards...

Private-sector campaign for Pinoys abroad launched to spur tourism-industry growth 

CREATIVE Travel and Tour International (CTTI) officially launched a private sector- led tourism campaign called “Balik Pinas, Balik Saya” (BPBS) with the end goal...

Why my grandmother moved from Ilocos Norte to Palawan

TEODORA Marcelino, now 78, was barely out of her teens in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, when she learned that a beloved cousin drowned in a...

How old Marlboro smokers are being wooed to try new devices

Philip Morris International Inc. is taking a rather old-world approach to tackle slowing sales of its high-tech smoking devices in Japan: hitting the streets. The...

Senior citizens take over Baguio City administration for a day

BAGUIO CITY—A total of 37 senior citizens took over the management of city hall on Monday, as part of the celebration of Filipino Elderly...

96 Antique seniors to receive financial aid

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique—The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) is set to release financial assistance to 96 elderly Antiqueños next week. In...

3.8 million indigent seniors get P23-billion stipend

THE government is spending P23.18 billion next year to pay for the P500 monthly allowance of up to 3.8 million senior citizens tagged as...

Unemployment a risk for elderly work force in the Netherlands after reforms...

HELSINKI—According to a fresh dissertation, retirement is a long-term process rather than a single event. A comparison between the Netherlands and Finland by Senior...

It’s raining again. Seniors, get your flu shots

DURING the rainy season, senior citizens are more prone to contracting flu and flu-like diseases. In order to prevent this, a non-government organization is urging...

166,000 indigent elderly in West Visayas get one time cash grant

ILOILO CITY—The national government’s one-time cash grant has already benefited 166,520 indigent senior citizens in Western Visayas, data from the Department of Social Welfare...

Retire? These graying ‘encore entrepreneurs’ are just starting up

NEW YORK—The first time David Grupper was laid off from his job as an art director, he was 58. It was 2013 and it...

A child of the streets turns hero in Cebu

IN 1981 13-year-old Egmedio “Bill” Felisan was apprehended for eating food left unattended at a stall. He had thought they were someone’s leftovers. He...

Elegant seniors reign at Ms. Eternal Beauty Lipa 2018 beauty pageant

ETERNAL Gardens celebrated the timeless beauty and elegance of the elderly with the Ms. Eternal Beauty Lipa 2018 pageant held on September 15, at...

Smart trains Cebu ‘milleniors’ to be techies

SIXTY is the new 40. This isn’t just a catchphrase for people trying to keep aging at bay. Scientists affirm that what (or who)...

Batangas senior citizens share life after retirement in Grandparents’ Day fete

LIPA CITY, Batangas—To some senior citizens, life after retirement from their long years of regular office work or normal business hours is already a...

Ms. Grandma Malabon 2018: Celebrating age and grace

TIMELESS. That is probably the best word to describe the winners of the 2018 Grandma Malabon, a special pageant that pitted the most vivacious,...

Elderly women to bear the brunt of spending cuts, belt-tightening in...

AS Japanese society ages and the government cuts social welfare spending, older women are bracing for the impact. “The only people who can enjoy living...

First batch of Davao seniors enrolled in ‘Pagkalinga’ program

DAVAO CITY—Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” T. Go enrolled the first batch of senior citizens to the “Pagkalinga sa Bayan”...
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