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40,000 MORE QC SENIORS GET FREE MAINTENANCE MEDS

Since its relaunch on April 5, the Quezon City government has included an additional 4,920 senior citizens under its QC Senior Citizens Maintenance Medicine program. Through the program, each senior citizen resident who needs maintenance medicine for hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol will receive medicines including Losartan (50mg/tab), Amlodipine (5mg/tab), Metformin (500mg/tab), and Simvastatin (20mg/tab) […]

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QC SENIORS, SOLO PARENTS TO GET P500 MONTHLY AID

Qualified indigent senior citizens, solo parents and persons with disabilities in Quezon City will soon receive P500 monthly financial assistance from the city government for one year. Mayor Joy Belmonte approved Ordinance No. SP-3115, S-2022 to help alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the price increase of basic goods on the most vulnerable […]

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RAISE PENSION OF SENIORS TO P1,000 – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva is pushing to increase the monthly social pension of senior citizens to P1,000, saying that it is the least the government can do for a sector that is one of the worst-hit by the pandemic, the rising cost of fuel, and inflation. “The current P500 monthly allowance is not enough for the […]

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P1M CASH GIFT TO CENTENARIANS BILL GETS HOUSE OK

A measure seeking to grant additional benefits to Filipino centenarians hurdled third reading approval at the House of Representatives. The chamber approved House Bill 10647 with 193 affirmative votes, zero negative votes, and no abstention. The bill proposes amendments to Republic Act 10868 or the Centenarians Act of 2016. Those who reach the age of […]

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ABANTE URGES HOUSE TO OK SENIORS’ HOSPITAL BILL

Staunch senior citizens welfare advocate Deputy Speaker Benny Abante, Jr. called on the House of Representatives to pass the measure establishing the National Geriatric Health and Research Institute (NGHRI), and stressed on  Wednesday that the NGHRI would “provide our lolos and lolas with the medical care they  need––medical care they have earned, medical care they […]

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VILLANUEVA WANTS STIPENDS FOR SENIORS HIKED

Senator Joel Villanueva said that the country’s senior citizens deserve a long overdue increase in their pension in the middle of the pandemic. “Simple at straightforward po ang layunin ng mga panukalang batas na ito: Isanlibong piso kada buwan para sa indigent nating mga lolo at lola,” Villanueva emphasized. The vice chair of the Senate […]

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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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GIVE QC SENIORS FREE SHUTTLES TO VAX CENTERS

Quezon City District 2 Councilor Winnie Castelo is urging the city government to provide senior citizens with a free shuttle to vaccination centers in their barangay. “Giving them free transportation will lessen their fear of exposure to the virus. They will naturally feel safer in less crowded vehicles than in public utility jeepneys or buses,” […]

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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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GIVE QC SENIORS P50K LONGEVITY GIFT — CASTELO

Quezon City District 2 Councilor Winnie Castelo is proposing the grant of a P50,000 longevity gift to elderly residents of Quezon City who reach the age of 70 and 80. The proposal of Castelo, who is the vice mayoral running mate of mayoral candidate Mike Defensor, is contained in Proposed Ordinance No. 525, S-2021 filed […]