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Monday, April 24, 2017
FEW places evoke the rise and fall of Japan’s industrial might than the head office of the Imperial Steel Works in Kitakyushu. The red-brick Meiji-era building was the heart of the nation’s first big steelworks. Now, it’s a Unesco World Heritage site. Kitakyushu, with nearly a million people, embodies the...
AMY A. Lecoq was a stay-at-home mother raising her young son and mourning the death of her mother. But when her grandmother reluctantly admitted five years ago that she had been swindled out of her life savings, Lecoq sprang into action. She shed her home-centered life, first to push prosecutors...
ILOILO CITY—One hundred nine elderly from the city and the province of Iloilo each received P100,000 on Wednesday as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) started its distribution of cash incentives to qualified centenarians in the Western Visayas. The recipients were among the 360 centenarian beneficiaries identified in...
CHINA may be at risk of getting old before it gets rich, but investors can still get rich from China’s getting old. And it’s not all just about buying health-care stocks. Cruise operators, convenience stores and cosmetics makers are emerging as sectors that stand to benefit from the demographic consequences...
THE Department of Social Welfare and Development granted Taguig an additional 3,828 beneficiary slots for the government’s social-pension program, as a result of the city’s efficient 88-percent rate of distribution of social pensions for elderly persons in the third quarter of 2016. Ramonita Jordan, head of the Office for Senior...
ILOILO CITY—The provision of additional cash incentives to centenarians will depend on the availability of funds, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said in response to an ordinance enacted by the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) “honoring and granting additional benefits and privileges to Ilonggo centenarians”. The mayor said the ordinance passed...
SAN FRANCISCO, California—Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found the unmet sleep needs of the elderly elevate their risk of memory loss and a wide range of mental and physical disorders. In an article published on April 5 in the journal  Neuron, the researchers argued unlike more cosmetic...
MOSCOW—The World Health Organization (WHO) has made some startling revelations ahead of the upcoming World Health Day as the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide turned out to be depression. The WHO warned currently over 300 million people over the world are trying to cope with depression and...
By Cody Cepeda | Special to the BusinessMirror IN one of the noisy street alleys of Pasay, just past Andres Bonifacio Elementary School (ABES), sits a burned, dilapidated house. There is a grim and despondent air to it, for what was once filled with singing, laughter and playful bickering is...
FORMER Zamboanga del Norte Rep. Romeo Jalosjos is one of the 36 applicants on the list for presidential pardon published by the Board of Pardons and Parole (BPP). The 76-year-old former lawmaker is seeking absolute pardon for his statutory rape conviction. Jalosjos was sentenced by the Regional Trial Court in Makati...
INFRARED saunas are the next model boxing. It’s the latest new-old thing that has received attention from fashion types, celebrities and social-media influencers. If you are a physician or longtime wellness nut, it’s likely you already know about them. For decades hospitals and medical-treatment centers have used them to foster growth...
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—They may be older, but they’re a fresh wind who can rev up tourism in Pangasinan. Thus said  Gov. Amado I. Espino III as he cited the group, known as “Class of Achievers”, way back in their grade school at the Saint Columban’s Academy in this city. The school...
THE Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board (HRVCB) has accelerated the process of evaluating and releasing of claims of martial-law victims as part of its commitment to President Duterte to expedite the release of claims. The HRVCB informed the Office of the President of their accomplishments and latest developments on the...
By Efleda P. Campos | Senior Editor AT least once a year since 1987, Eufrosino “Sonny” Camarillo, now 72, stages an exhibit of his historic photographs in various venues in Metro Manila—malls, schools, parks, building lobbies. The pictures depict history in the making, including events that led to the toppling of...
By Felix U. Basadre Jr.  | Correspondent THE senior citizens in Cebu City cannot trade places with the young, but in this city they become assets to team-playing,” said Domingo O. Chaves Jr., the head of the city’s Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (Osca) in a talk with the BusinessMirror. Right...
LISBON, Portugal—Diabetes killed 12 people a day in Portugal in 2015, a report released on Wednesday said. The report, titled “Diabetes: Facts and Numbers”  from the National Observatory for Diabetes, revealed the number of newly reported diagnosis grew in 2015, with around 168 new cases of diabetes identified every day. The...
HIGH-SPEED broadband. An award-winning brew pub built with recycled materials as part of a “zero waste” mission. An artist-in-residence program. Organic pizza from a wood-fired oven. There is new life in the mountains of Tokushima prefecture, in the neighboring towns of Kamiyama and Kamikatsu, even as depopulation afflicts most of...
LHASA, Tibet—Cering Yangzom, 71, begins her day at 6 a.m. with a kettle of strong buttered tea, despite her carer’s frequent advice against it. “Drink more pure tea. Too much oil is bad for you,” Lhaba often told Cering Yangzom. Cering easily dismisses the advice. “You kids have no idea about...
TACLOBAN CITY—More senior citizens of this city are expected to receive a monthly social pension after the qualifying age was lowered from 77 years old to 60. City Social Welfare and Development Officer Remedios Buna said the number of elderly who are qualified for the monthly social pension will also...
LORENZO Servitje Sendra was the oldest person on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index when he died last month with a $4.2-billion fortune. Thinking ahead, the Mexican billionaire had already transferred his stake in Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest breadmaker, to his heirs, enabling them to sidestep what amounts to a $2.1-trillion...
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