DSWD 6 needs P2.4 million more incentives for Iloilo centenarians

ILOILO CITY—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Western Visayas has requested an additional P2.4 million for centenarians who have not yet...

US pacemaker recycling to benefit poor heart patients in Philippines

ANGELES CITY—Representatives from this highly urbanized city were in Michigan, USA, on November 6 to attend the 64th anniversary of World Medical Relief Inc. (WMRI). The...

Southern Cotabato launches 120-day supplemental feeding in remote villages

GENERAL SANTOS CITY—The provincial government of South Cotabato has launched a 120-day supplemental feeding program for children in communities with high prevalence of malnutrition. Ma....

86 Bulakenyo centenarians get cash incentives, plaques

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan—The provincial government of Bulacan awarded 86 Bulakenyo centenarians with certificates of appreciation and cash incentives in recognition of their valuable...

New York City’s latest luxury senior-housing tower to be constructed in...

NEW York City is getting another luxury senior-living development, this time, in Brooklyn. Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors bought a 16-story building in Brooklyn Heights...

Zamboanga City to grant cash incentive to senior citizens

ZAMBOANGA CITY—Senior-citizen residents of this city are set to receive cash incentives from the local government. This, as the City Council on Monday approved on...

Over 3,000 indigent elderly receive pension in Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan—More than 3,000 indigent senior citizens received their monthly pensions from the Palawan government’s local social pension (LSP) this year for...

Cavite indigent patients receive free health services, drugs

MARAGONDON, Cavite—Four towns in Cavite received their ambulances as 406 mostly poor patients got free quality health-care services from the provincial government. Gov. Jesus Crispin...

Tacloban City honors World War II veterans

TACLOBAN CITY—They are now in the twilight of their life. Their bodies hae been weakened by age and the many battles they fought—in life...

PGH introduces osteoporosis-management models

THE Department of Orthopedics of the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH), along with the UP-PGH Alumni Association last Friday led the launch...

Ilocos Norte calls for monitoring of elderly during calamities

LAOAG CITY—The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office is currently completing a list of all its senior citizens to ensure their safety during natural...

Baguio City honors outstanding senior citizens

BAGUIO CITY—Twelve senior citizens from various sectors were honored here on October 25 for their continuing contribution to the development of the community. The city...

DOH ‘Ngipin’ project brings smiles to Romblon’s elderly

THE Department of Health’s (DOH) office in the Mimaropa region has distributed free dentures to indigent senior citizens in Odiongan municipality, Romblon province in...

National Artist Frank Sionil Jose leads 2017 Dangal Awardees

National Artist for Literature Frank Sionil Jose led this year’s sterling list of awardees at the 5th Dangal (Dakilang Adhikain ng Ating Lahi) Awards...

Tacloban celebrates Elderly Filipino Week

TACLOBAN CITY—The number of registered senior citizens in this city who are availing themselves of social pensions has increased dramatically over the year. Data from...

DSWD backs calls for pension hike

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) supports proposals to make the pension fund for all senior citizens in the country universal. “If we...

DTI, EU call for social enterprise camp participants

COTABATO CITY—A foreign-funded group and the Department of Trade and Industry in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DTI-ARMM) are pursuing applicants for this...

Kidapawan, Palawan honor centenarians

COTABATO CITY—The Office of Senior Citizen Affairs (Osca) of Kidapawan City honored and recognized four centenarians this year as part of the local government’s...

Ilocos Norte eyes home for the aged

LAOAG CITY—A home-care facility for the aged is being considered for Ilocos Norte, courtesy of the provincial government. Dr. Josephine Ruedas, officer in charge of...

Cultural award to septuagenarian puts spotlight on Sarangani’s tribal ‘school of living...

DAVAO CITY—Two tribal women septuagenarians wowed visitors at a tribal village in Malapatan town, Sarangani province, as the newest government-supported school of living tradition...