Elderly get free training on digital communication

DAVAO CITY—Senior citizens in the interior province of Compostela Valley got a free mentoring at digital literacy in a special program by the provincial...

More than 13,000 senior citizens from Iloilo City get social pension

ILOILO CITY—Beneficiaries of the national government’s Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens here have received their benefits for the past two quarters of...

Bacoor seniors laud LTFRB for prioritizing elderly in buses

SENIOR citizens in Bacoor City, Cavite, are lauding the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for its effort to implement the law by...

650 senior citizens in Bacolod receive P1.95-million social pension

BACOLOD CITY—A total of 650 senior citizens received P1.95 million in government social pension from the city government during the turnover rites on Monday...

Figure skater saves pups from South Korea dog-meat trade

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—Canadian figure skater Meagan Duhamel is hoping to win a gold medal in South Korea this month—though no prize could be more...

Kidapawan City vies for Guinness ‘largest’ samba dance

KIDAPAWAN CITY—It broke the world record in 2016 for the Cha-cha dance and this time, this city has attempted to break another Guinness World...

New report details misuse of antipsychotics in nursing homes

NEW YORK—United States nursing homes have significantly reduced the use of powerful antipsychotic drugs among their elderly residents, responding to pressure from many directions....

Nurses with a mission: Send older ER patients home with help

CHICAGO—When 86-year-old Carol Wittwer took a taxi to the emergency room, she expected to be admitted to the hospital. She didn’t anticipate being asked...

Elderly Britons borrowing on homes provide $10-billion boost

THEY have been attacked by critics for taking advantage of elderly Britons. But financial products that allow over 55s to borrow against the equity...

Iloilo seniors, PWDs get wheelchairs

ILOILO CITY—A total of 290 senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the province of Iloilo received their customized wheelchairs and mobility devices,...

Gift of tech for #SmartMillenniors

CHRISTMAS came early for the seniors of Barangay 734 in Paco, Manila, the first batch of #SmartMillenniors to successfully finish the three-day short course...

Septuagenarian tour guides add richness to Cavite museum’s stories

KAWIT, Cavite—Walking into the historic Museo ni Emilio Aguinaldo (MEA) is a pleasure, even as one gazes at the historical artifacts inside. Going around the...

Baguio solon seeks senior citizens’ discount hike on utilities

BAGUIO CITY—A bill increasing the discount rate of senior citizens on utilities from 5 percent to 10 percent has been filed in the House...

Free movies for seniors cost Makati P38.5 million in 2017

ABOUT 80,000 senior citizens in Makati City enjoyed free movies last year, costing the city P38.5 million, the Makati City government said. The city government...

Hot-spring tour site to rise in Leyte

BURAUEN, Leyte—The local government here is eyeing a hot spring within a natural park as a new tourism destination in Eastern Visayas. Burauen town tourism...

DSWD in Davao region covered more senior social pensioners in 2017

DAVAO CITY—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Davao region assisted 136,067 indigent senior citizens in 2017 through its Social Pension...

‘Sumilang’ 2018: A celebration of thanksgiving, merrymaking

SILANG, Cavite—The early Caviteños had long fought for independence against the Spanish rule and were deeply rooted to their rich cultural heritage that sparked...

Faces of war: Who are the men in soldier’s World War...

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York—Before the Army’s 27th Infantry Division was decimated in a bloody World War II battle, Stan Dube sketched portraits of his...

Tacloban seniors tapped as tour guides

TACLOBAN CITY—The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the city government here have trained senior citizens as tour guides to equip them with the necessary...

Japan emperor turns 84, thanks people over abdication plans

TOKYO—Japan’s Emperor Akihito marked his 84th birthday on December 23, 2017, with a pledge to fulfill his duties until the day of his abdication...