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3.4 MILLION SENIORS NEED TO BE VAXXED – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara prodded the health authorities and local government units across the country to step up its efforts to inoculate members of the elder population, a significant portion of which remain unvaccinated to this day. Even though the authorities prioritized senior citizens when it rolled out its vaccination program early this year, some 3.4 […]

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ABANTE : GIVE FRONTLINERS, SENIORS BOOSTER SHOTS

With government storage facilities now full of vaccines, Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr. is urging the The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to direct local government units (LGUs) to begin administering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to medical frontliners and senior citizens if demand for vaccines has slowed down. According […]

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OK P1K PENSION OF INDIGENT SENIORS, SENATE URGED

Anakalusugan party-list Rep. Michael Defensor is urging the Senate to pass the House bill seeking to double to P1,000 the monthly pension of some 3.8 million indigent senior citizens. “The bill is already with the Senate, after the House passed it in July. In fact, no less than Senate President Vicente Sotto III authored the […]

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VAXXED SENIORS IN PIDDIG GET FREE RICE – GUILLEN

The municipality of Piddig in Ilocos Norte is giving free rice as a gift to senior residents aged 80 and above who will get vaccinated against COVID-19. A mobile vaccination clinic was launched to reach out to more residents in rural areas, especially the senior citizens. The team went to Calambeg and Maruaya Elementary Schools […]

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ABANTE: NAT’L SENIOR CITIZENS HEALTH CENTER NEEDED

A House leader on Monday thanked his colleagues in the Committee on Ways and Means for supporting proposals to establish a national health center that specializes in the care of senior citizens––something that is long overdue given the growing number of the elderly in the country––and for approving tax exemption provisions involving the said institution. […]

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VAXXED KIDS, SENIORS NOW OK TO BE OUTDOORS — DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to allow children, aged five years old and above, and fully vaccinated seniors to visit outdoor areas. This is on the condition that the children are supervised by adults and that everyone adheres to […]

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ANGELES CITY DEPLOYS VAX BUS FOR SENIORS, PWDS

The city government of Angeles will deploy two buses for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination of some 462 bedridden elderlies at the comfort of their own homes. Mayor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr. said the buses – one owned by the city government and one lent by the local Korean community – will go around the […]

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PAGADIAN SENIORS GET PRIZES FOR VACCINE JABS – CO

The city government of Pagadian is launching a “pabunot promo” to entice senior citizens to submit themselves to the government vaccination program.  Mayor Samuel Co said he is coming up with the strategy after several senior citizens are hesitant to be inoculated against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “The city government is offering free transportation to […]

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HOUSE PANEL OKS LOWER UTILITY BILLS FOR SENIORS

A House of Representatives’ panel has approved measures that would give senior citizens bigger discounts on their monthly electric and water consumption. During the virtual hearing, the Committee on Senior Citizens approved House Bills 1903 and 3040, which would entail an amendment to Republic Act 7432, as amended by RA 9994, or the “Expanded Senior […]

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HELP SENIOR CITIZENS ADAPT TO DIGITAL WORLD – POE

Senator Grace Poe sought increased livelihood programs for the country’s greying population which they can do at home to help tide them over the coronavirus pandemic. “With their depth of experience and knowledge gained through the years, there is no doubt that senior citizens will make an integral contribution to economic development,” Poe said. The […]