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Saturday, May 27, 2017
DAVAO CITY—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) began distributing the P100,000 onetime payment for Filipinos who breezed past their 100 years and are still living. DSWD Regional Director for Davao Region  Mercedita Habagat said the government already paid the amount to 20 certified centenarians here, from out of...
SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique—The oldest centenarian in the province of Antique used to be a sacada or a sugar migrant worker who reached 107 years old. Esteban O. Mediore, an indigenous person (IP) from Poblacion Norte, Tobias Fornier, supported his family by working as a sugar migrant in Negros...
THERE’S a time in everyone’s life to save. There’s also a time when you’re supposed to spend. That time is commonly known as retirement. Millions of Americans aren’t doing that, however, which has put the US in a perverse situation. Younger generations aren’t saving enough as their income slips further...
SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique— Western Visayas has the highest number of centenarians throughout the country with 360, Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Director Rebecca Geamala said in a media interview on Monday. Geamala added that  Region 6 topped the National Capital Region’s 155 centenarians and Eastern Visayas...
IN last week’s column “Dementia—Do not take it personal”, I wrote about the history of dementia globally and in the Philippines, and lined out the symptoms and how to not take it personal, as it is not your loved one talking, but the disease. Today, let us get more personal....
By Aurora Almendral | New York Times News Service BUSCALAN, Kalinga—She wakes up every morning at dawn and mixes an ink out of pine soot and water. She threads a thorn from a bitter citrus tree into a reed, crouches on a 3-inch-high stool and, folded up like a cricket,...
IN last week’s column, we talked about the importance of geriatric-care services and nursing homes in various forms for our elderly. A big contributor to the rising demand of this services is dementia. In this week’s column, I will give an overview about dementia, its history and the frustration...
By Marchel P. Espina / Philippines News Agency MURCIA, Negros Occidental—A retirement home and caregiver center operated by Japanese firm Sanko Group of Cos. was inaugurated inside the Mambukal Resort here on Friday. The opening rites was led by Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, Sanko Group Chairman Kaicho Hatsue Kato and Country...
ALMOST 3 million grandparents in the US are raising their grandchildren, but outdated health practices and myths may be putting some of those youngsters at risk, new research contends. “When grandparents step up to the plate, it can be wonderful for grandchildren, but can also pose challenges in terms of...
By Gladys S. Pino/PNA TRECE Martires City, Cavite—The provincial government of Cavite disbursed more than P28 million for medical, burial and various assistance that benefited 7,772 socially disadvantaged Kabitenyos, a first quarterly disbursement summary report disclosed on Monday. Provincial Social Welfare Development Office (PSWDO) officer in charge Ma. Felipa R. Servanez said...
MACAO—Macao’s statistic department on May 6 published the detailed results of 2016 population by census carried out in the special administrative region (SAR), showing an accelerated population growth coupled with continued population aging in the last five years. The Statistics and Census Service said the population of Macao totaled 650,834...
BACOOR CITY, Cavite—Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla led the inauguration of a new building for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) on Monday at the Bacoor Government Center, Bayanan. Mercado-Revilla officiated the ribbon-cutting rites with the PWD group President Jerwin Bautista, who is also the Panapaan village chief, and...
By Marc A. Daubenbuechel We are starting a column on Eldercare this week, authored by Marc Daubenbuechel who has been based in the Philippines since 2006. He is an expert in elderly care and assists in developing the geriatric sector in the Philippines through international projects.      Marc earned a...
LONDON—Older people should play active video games to boost their brain health, a study by academics at the University of Manchester showed on Wednesday. A study found that active gaming is good for brain health and memory, and video games that involve physical activity significantly boost brain health as people...
LAOAG CITY—Generating thousands of jobs for students, out-of-school youths and even senior citizens, the Public Employment Service Office (Peso) of the local government unit of Ilocos Norte is this year’s best performing PESO in Region 1. The latest record showed that Ilocos Norte’s unemployment rate is down to 4.2 percent,...
By Annabel J. Petinglay / Philippine News Agency SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique—The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Antique provincial office is tapping the voluntary services of senior citizens to help monitor the prices of basic goods. DTI Antique Information Officer Lynna Joy Cardinal said in an interview on Friday...
IMUS CITY, Cavite—Around 596 trainees—including persons with disabilities and senior citizens—completed their computer certificate modular courses last week from the Cavite Computer Center (CCC). Provincial Information and Communication Technology Office (PICTO) Head Camille Lauren V. del Rosario, with Senior Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Specialist Ramir Montoya as...
"YOU know in your heart of hearts that when the account balance hits zero, the girlfriend is gone,” Wendy Johnson says. Johnson has been investigating suspicions of financial abuse of the elderly for six of her nine years on U.S. Bancorp Investment's complaints-and-investigations team. Most of the referrals she gets...
By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan/PNA JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano N.  Aguirre II on Monday asked the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to release P139 million in benefits for retired Public Attorneys Office (PAO) lawyers as ordered by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Quezon City. In his four-page letter address to Budget...
NARAHA,  Japan—The children returned to Naraha this spring. For more than four years, residents were barred from this hamlet in Fukushima after an earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at a nuclear power plant north of town. When the government lifted the evacuation order in 2015, those who returned were...
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