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DID YOU KNOW: 1st week of October is Elderly Filipino Week

05:00 AM October 03, 2018

Elderly Filipino Week is observed every first week of October by virtue of Proclamation No. 470 signed on Sept. 26, 1994, by then President Fidel Ramos.

The proclamation spells out the responsibility of the Executive Department, through the Department of Social Welfare and Development, to develop a social welfare program promoting the wellbeing of the elderly.

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According to the latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, there are more than 7.3 million Filipinos aged 60  and above based on the 2015 census. —Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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