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SOLON URGES PALACE: FUND PENSION HIKE OF SENIORS

Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel has asked Malacañang to include in the proposed 2023 national budget the extra P25 billion needed to pay for the P500 increase in the monthly pension of indigent senior citizens. “We are hoping that the P25 billion will be factored into the budget bill that the Palace is scheduled […]

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4 DAVAO BRGYS GET AMBULANCES, SENIORS’ MEDICAL AID

Four barangays (villages) in Davao City are recipients of patient transport vehicles (PTVs) and financial aid for the elderly through the office of 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte.Duterte’s office said the vehicles were turned over to the leaders of barangays Langub, 22-C, 23-C, and Bago Aplaya by the lawmaker’s son, Rodrigo “Rigo” Duterte II. The […]

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VILLAFUERTE TO DOF, DBM: FUND P1K SENIORS’ PENSION

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has appealed to the Departments of Finance (DOF) and Budget and Management (DBM) to exert their “optimum effort” in looking for enough funds to enable the Marcos administration to possibly carry out fully beginning this year new amendatory law doubling to P1,000 the monthly social pension of more than 4 million […]

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SENIORS TO GET P1K MONTHLY PENSION BY 2023 – NCSC

The National Commission on Senior Citizens (NCSC) announced that the increase in the monthly social pension of indigent senior citizens could be enforced starting January 2023. NCSC chairperson Franklin Quijano said Congress would first have to approve the budgetary requirement for the new law, which raises the monthly social pension of indigent senior citizens from […]

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ONLINE PURCHASE DISCOUNTS FOR SENIORS, PWDS — DTI

The Department of Trade and Industry encourages Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) to utilize their 5% special discount for Basic Necessities and Prime Commodities (BNPC) following the release of the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 01, series of 2022, entitled “Guidelines on the Provision of the Mandatory Statutory Benefits and Privileges of the […]

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VILLANUEVA TO PRIVATE FIRMS: HIRE MORE SENIORS

Senator Joel Villanueva has filed a bill to expand and give equal employment opportunities to senior citizens and to encourage private companies to hire the elderly. “There is a need to provide opportunities for our senior citizens who are still able and willing to obtain gainful employment and wish to continue to become economically active […]

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VAXXED CATBALOGAN SENIORS TO GET CASH REWARD – UY

Senior citizens in Catbalogan City, Samar will receive cash incentives from the local government for voluntarily submitting themselves to COVID-19 vaccination. Catbalogan City Mayor Dexter Uy has issued a memorandum informing all village officials on the implementation of “Ayuda para sa Bakuna” vaccination drive for the first 500 elderlies who will get COVID-19 vaccines. “Our […]

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FREE MEDS, HOSPITALIZATION FOR N. COTABATO SENIORS

North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza assured senior citizens in the province of free medicine and hospitalization services.“Senior citizens play an important role in society and deserve to be provided not only respect but also what they need,” Taliño-Mendoza said. The lady governor led the oath-taking of newly-elected officers of the 121,000-strong Federation of Senior Citizens Association […]

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DUTERTE URGED: SIGN LAW ON SENIORS’ PENSION HIKE

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has expressed hopes that President Rodrigo Duterte before he leaves office by end-June, would sign into law an amendatory law doubling the monthly pension of indigent senior citizens to P1,000. One of its co-authors, Villafuerte said this pro-elderly measure only needs Duterte’s approval as both the Senate and the House […]

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P1K MONTHLY PENSION FOR SENIORS GETS SENATE OK

Re-elected Senator Joel Villanueva fulfills one of his campaign promises as Senate Bill No. 2506 which proposes a P500 increase in the monthly social pension for indigent senior citizens is passed on third reading in the Senate. “This is a huge blessing as we have already fulfilled one of our campaign promises even before our […]