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Valenzuela proposal protects elders from abuse

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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

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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’

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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

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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 »

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