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SENIORS’ UTILITY BILLS DISCOUNT GETS HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives unanimously approved on final reading a measure increasing the discount granted to senior citizens on their monthly electric and water consumption and exempting such bills from value-added tax. With 203 affirmative votes, zero negative votes, and no abstention, the chamber passed on third and final reading House Bill 10568, which would […]

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ALLOW WALK-IN VAXXING FOR SENIORS, PWDS – ORDANES

A party-list lawmaker urged local government units (LGUs) to allow walk-in vaccinations for senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWDs), and immunocompromised individuals. Senior Citizen Party-list Representative Rodolfo Ordanes made the call after Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reported that 1.5 million seniors have not yet received any vaccine. “Instead of online registration, […]

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LIFT LIMIT ON SENIORS’ DISPENSING MEDS — SOLON

A lawmaker at the House of Representatives urged the Department of Health to remove or suspend the limit in the dispensing of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drugs. In filing House Resolution 2420, Senior Citizens Party-list Representative Rodolfo Ordanes said the limitation on dispensing prescription and OTC drugs to senior citizens has led to numerous complaints […]

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ORDANES: CHOOSE BEST VACCINE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

To eliminate the hesitancy of the elderly in getting vaccinated, Senior Citizens Partylist Representative Ompong Ordanes called on the Department of Health (DOH) to explain what best COVID-19 vaccine should be given them.“Ang dapat na maipaliwanag ng [DOH] ay kung alin ba ang pinakamagandang bakuna sa aming mga senior citizens. Sila po ang nakakaalam nyan […]