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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 »

If ‘lolo’ or ‘lola’ wants to work…

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If “lolo” and “lola” want to work, employers shouldn’t turn them away on account of their age, according to a bill in the House of Representatives.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 kids killed, grandmother hurt in Bacolod City fire


Three children were killed while their grandmother was injured in a fire that hit six houses in Barangay (village) Handumanan, Bacolod City, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ward for elderly now a must in QC hospitals


The Quezon City Council has approved a resolution that would require all of the city’s government hospitals to establish wards for senior citizens.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Neglected old Australian woman suffers brutal fate

In this Oct. 8, 2013 photo, stone steps lead to the front door of the home of Marguerite Thoresen in Brisbane, Australia. Thoresen's mother, 88-year-old Cynthia Thoresen, lived at the house when she suffered a fall and then lay helpless for up to three months, screaming into the silent void of a world that had forgotten her.  AP PHOTO/TERTIUS PICKARD

By the time the ambulance showed up to the house, the old woman’s screams were, as the paramedics would later tell it, already at a 10 out of 10.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

QC councilor pushes VAT exemptions for elderly’s food, mineral supplements


A Quezon City councilor has proposed further amending the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 to include food and mineral supplements among the VAT-exempt items which the elderly can purchase at 20 percent less.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Seniors get relief from fees in Mandaluyong


Senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) can now use pay toilets in Mandaluyong City for free.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Elderly, persons with disabilities given free access to pay toilets in Mandaluyong

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Senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) can now use pay toilets in Mandaluyong City for free.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Age doesn’t matter, says Cayetano in anti-discrimination in work bill


A bill that will prohibit and penalize employers who will decline any application or forcibly lay off a worker on the basis of age and other forms of discrimination has been filed at the Senate.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Elderly killed in Cebu fire

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An elderly woman was killed in a fire that destroyed her home in Mandaue City early morning on Wednesday. Maria Pino, 79, a widow, was alone when the fire engulfed her house at Purok 3, Barangay (village) Cubacub, Mandaue about 12:45 a.m., said Senior Fire Officer 1 Cipriano Codilla Jr., investigator of the Mandaue City Fire department.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

For elderly in Makati, voting can be tedious but ‘worth it’

San Antonio village makati city

With several flights of stairs between them and their polling precincts, some elderly Makati citizens and their companions could not help but be rankled by the voting process in San Antonio village on Monday.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

101-yr-old woman’s secret to long life: Shun worries


Lucilla Vallarta Yncierto refuses to be weighed down by problems. Instead, she keeps a pleasant disposition, which, her relatives say, is her secret to long life.

Posted: April 12th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Japan man dies after hospitals reject him 36 times

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A 75-year-old Japanese man died after 25 hospitals refused to admit him to their emergency rooms 36 times over two hours, citing lack of beds or doctors to treat him, an official said Tuesday.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  • Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful
  • Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces; Painters repulse Bolts
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Visiting chefs from Denmark get creative with ‘ube,’ ‘ buko,’ ‘calamansi,’ mangoes
  • Salted baked potatoes
  • A first in a mall: Authentic Greek yogurt–made fresh in front of diners
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks
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