Government-run dating service is Taiwan’s solution to aging society

TAIWAN hopes to tackle the most pressing of first-world problems through increased government intervention in people’s love lives. The interior ministry said it will organize...

Polish bison off to help Spanish herd grow, stem extinction threat

WARSAW, Poland—Seven young female bison from Poland are being shipped off to help boost a herd in Spain and expand the population of Europe’s...

How power companies can save an aging Japan

TWO years ago, Japan passed a milestone rare in world history except in times of war, famine or natural disaster: Its population began to...

Makati allots P422.78 million for city’s older citizens in 2018

MAKATI City Mayor Abigail Binay assured close to 80,000 registered senior citizens in the city that their welfare remains a top priority of her...

Holocaust survivors get pampering makeovers

TEL AVIV, Israel—A group of female Holocaust survivors are enjoying a pampering “makeover” in advance of the country’s annual remembrance day. Seventy survivors, representing Israel’s 70th...

VMMC celebrated veteran-patients on Day of Valor

IN line with the Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) celebration last week, the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) hosted a party for their...

Taguig hands out birthday cash to 7,000 seniors in early-2018

THE city government of Taguig handed birthday cash gifts to almost 7,000 senior citizens for the first three months of 2018. One of them was...

Older people help promote Ilocos Norte’s ‘culture tourism’

LAOAG CITY—At least 30 senior citizens have joined the first batch of 300 newly hired tourism ambassadors who will assist tourists visiting Ilocos Norte’s...

Francisco Balagtas to be ‘buried’ on his 230th birthday

THE Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF), the government agency tasked to promote the Philippines’s national language, will mark Philippine literary giant Francisco “Balagtas” Baltazar’s 230th...

Senior citizens in Iloilo undergo disaster training

ILOILO CITY—Some 40 senior citizens in this city underwent a one-day training on disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) on March 23, which was...

1,482 poor Calambeños benefit from SM medical mission

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna—Some 1,482 Calambeños, comprising the indigent sector, benefited from the SM Foundation’s medical mission at the Terminal 1 of SM mall here...

6 more centenarians receive P100,000 cash gift from Manila

SIX Manileños who reached their 100th birthday were recently honored and gifted with P100,000 each by Mayor Joseph E. Estrada at the San Andres...

My Lai ceremony highlights peace, but dark memories recalled

MY LAI, Vietnam—Talk of peace dominated the 50th-anniversary commemoration of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, but among the hundreds in the audience were...

1,280 senior citizens get pensions sans fanfare in Laguna town

ALAMINOS, Laguna—The local government distributed last Thursday P1,500 each to 1,280 senior citizens of this town sans the pomp, pageantry and fanfare by politicians...

DSWD in Western Visayas to delist non-eligible social pensioners

ILOILO CITY—The Department of Social Welfare and Development Region 6 (DSWD 6) on Tuesday warned of the expulsion of non-eligible beneficiaries from the Social...

Cebu Capitol launches service caravan

CEBU CITY—The provincial government of Cebu brought basic services to the people of the Third District in Balamban town in Cebu on Monday. The event...

Grandma, 108, relishes long life with ‘malunggay,’ ‘camote’ tops

ECHAGUE, Isabela—Reaching the age of 108—and still counting— centenarian Juanita Cariaga of San Miguel, Echague, Isabela, considers her longevity as a feat for herself. What...

Family sues Michigan nursing home over abuse caught on video

LIVONIA, Michigan—The family of an elderly Lebanese man is suing a Michigan nursing home, alleging a hidden camera captured footage of the abuse and...

Austerity-fatigued elderly Spaniards pose challenge to pension system

AFTER working for 47 years, Alfonso Blas said the paltry pension increase he’s being offered is a scandal. “They tell us the crisis is gone,...

Cleansing of social-pension list in ARMM under way

COTABATO CITY—The cleansing campaign against irregularities in the release of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) funds in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)...