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Monsanto, CWL give help to abandoned elderly in Laguna

MONSANTO Philippines recently partnered with the Catholic Women’s League-Immaculate Conception Parish of Los Baños (CWL-ICP) to reach out to the abandoned elderly of Bahay...

Brunei to face aging population from 2020

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN—Brunei will move towards an aging population after the year 2020, Haji Aminuddin Ihsan, the sultanate’s minister of Culture, Youth and Sports,...

10 elderly women killed in nursing home fire in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile—A fire swept through a nursing home in southern Chile on August 14, killing 10 elderly women, officials said. Investigators were trying to determine...

‘Tata’ Juan’s sweet legacy: Muscovado sugar

SANTIAGO CITY—While the world is scrambling for its sugar supply, this city in southern Isabela is intensifying its muscovado sugar production. “The reported high demand...

Antique seniors receive DSWD’s unconditional cash aid of P2,400 each

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is now releasing the P2,400 cash assistance to the elderly qualified for...

3rd US nursing home employee charged in abusing patient

BOYNTON BEACH, Florida—A third Florida nursing-home employee is charged with using duct tape to restrain a patient with dementia. A Boynton Beach Police statement on...

Hard work will take you places

"THEREFORE, John, you must work hard!” was a famous line from the sitcom John en Marsha in the 1970s, the same line that inspired...

Mizuho eyes $11 trillion held by Japan’s rich elderly

MIZUHO Financial Group Inc.’s trust banking arm has its sights set on exactly where the wealth is in Japan: the $11 trillion held by...

How older Americans are raising and lowering labor participation

ABSENT an aging population, America’s rate of work force participation would have started to rebound in recent years to its prerecession level, according to...

Retired soldier, 88, visits Singapore

THE aging soldier was gung ho. He was ready to fly to Singapore where one of his nieces lives with her expatriate husband. Alex...

Lost connection: My grandmother’s search for her brother

JULY 16, 1974 was the date of the last letter my grandmother received from her brother who worked for the US Navy. She was organizing...

20,000 elderly in Antique to receive unconditional cash transfer very soon

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique—About 20,000 elderly in this province are entitled to receive the national government’s unconditional cash transfer (UCT) through the Department...

P2.32-million social pension released to Bacolod senior citizens

BACOLOD CITY—A total of 1,547 indigent senior citizens in this city received P2.32 million in cash assistance given under the government’s Social Pension Program...

DSWD-Eastern Visayas distributes UCT cash grants to poor elderly

TACLOBAN CITY—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office here will start releasing the P200 unconditional-cash grants to poor senior citizens in...

Over 2,000 indigent seniors in Iloilo City receive pension

ILOILO CITY—Some 2,191 indigent elderly pensioners from the city  proper district received their social pension for the first two quarters of this year. Each indigent...

195,000 older citizens in Bicol receive UCT benefits

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay—Some 195,107 indigent senior citizens in Bicol began receiving P2,400 under the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Program of the Department of Social...

Samuel Amante Jr.: A fashionable man of God

ON the couch in the corner of a room inside a teal door along the busy street of Congressional Avenue in the bustling city...

Ex-broker gets up to 4 more years in jail for scamming elderly...

A former stockbroker convicted last week of defrauding his elderly mother, ex-girlfriends and a military veteran out of $360,000 will get as many as...

UCT benefits 328,000 indigent families, elderly in Region 1

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union—A total of 200,883 indigent families from the entire Region 1 have received P2,400 worth of the unconditional cash transfer...

GSIS extends pensioners’ Apir compliance deadline to July 31

THE Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has extended the deadline for its old age and survivorship pensioners to comply with the Annual Pensioners’ Information Revalidation...