Posts Tagged Senior Citizens

Elderly PUV drivers appeal to be allowed to resume driving despite age

Marje Pelayo   •   June 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Buses, modern jeepneys, and UV Express units will be allowed to ply on major roads starting June 22 on the condition of limited passenger capacity and under...

IATF: Selected senior citizens allowed to go out under ECQ, GCQ

Marje Pelayo   •   May 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The national government has further relaxed quarantine measures to consider selected senior citizens after several advocates pitched for them in areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and...

Manila gov’t to continue P500-monthly cash assistance to senior citizens

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 20, 2020

The Manila City Government said it will continue providing P500-monthly cash assistance to its senior citizens amid the enhanced community quarantine. According to Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso, they...

Mayor Isko signs ordinance requiring fast food chains to hire senior citizens, PWDs

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 6, 2020

Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso has signed an ordinance that would require fast food chains in Manila to hire senior citizens and persons with disability (PWD). Under Ordinance No. 8598, fast...

Free MRT-3 rides for the elderly this week!

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 1, 2019

In celebration of Elderly Filipino week, the Metro Rail Transit-3 is offering free rides to our beloved elderly from October 1-7. The free rides can be availed from 5:30 a.m....

Mayor Isko urges fast-food chains in Manila to employ PWD, senior citizens

Maris Federez   •   August 12, 2019

Mayor Isko Moreno on Monday (August 12) urged fast-food chains in Manila to accept persons with disability and senior citizens in their employ. “Bigyan niyo ng pagkakataon na makatrabaho muli...

Courtesy seats for PWDs, seniors, pregnant women now mandatory in QC

Robie de Guzman   •   March 7, 2019

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The local government of Quezon City has ordered all establishments in the city to designate courtesy seats for Persons with disability (PWDs), pregnant women and senior...

GIS EXCLUSIVE: Atty. Macalintal eyes changes to the benefit system for senior citizens

Marje Pelayo   •   January 7, 2019

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Veteran election lawyer Atty. Romulo Macalintal wants to enter politics to give voice to one of the most vulnerable sectors in the country – the senior...

House pushes for free education for senior citizens

admin   •   February 24, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The House Committee on Higher and Technical Education, as well as Basic Education and Culture, have approved the creation of a technical working group (TWG) that will harmonize...

HoR to push social pension to all senior citizens in the country

admin   •   February 14, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Several lawmakers are pushing to provide pension to all senior citizens across the country. Under the Universal Social Pension Bill, all requirements will be waived so that all...


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