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Laws to protect the elderly urged


With the growing number of aging Filipinos, various sectors are calling for the passage of laws to protect the elderly against abuse, described by many as a “hidden disease.”

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Man, 85, arrested for stalking woman, 80, in Japan


Police have arrested an 85-year-old man in western Japan for allegedly stalking an 80-year-old woman he reportedly met when she shared a hospital room with his now-dead wife, they said Monday.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hope for seniors at Golden Acres

DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman.  FILE PHOTO

There’s a glimmer of hope for the 213 abandoned seniors at the Haven for the Elderly.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Recto pushes for Philhealth coverage of TB, all senior citizens

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If passed, two bills by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto would see the Philippine Health Insurance Corp (PhilHealth) expand its coverage to include treatment of tuberculosis and make it mandatory to cover all senior citizens.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Valenzuela proposal protects elders from abuse


Utterly wrong in any society but not really covered by a specific law, the maltreatment of senior citizens usually goes unreported and unpunished, the victim being too weak or frail to complain.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »