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SYDNEY—Elderly people who care for others live longer than those who don’t, an Australian study has found. The study, released by Western Australia’s (WA) Edith Cowan University (ECU) on Wednesday, found grandparents who provide occasional care for their grandchildren live up to five years longer than those who don’t. The research...
SWEDEN’S population is about to cross 10 million. While that’s an arbitrary threshold, the record population growth that made it happen goes a long way to explaining the nation’s booming economy. It will also—if handled the right way—help Sweden tackle the challenges posed by an increasingly aging society better than...
LONDON—Overcrowding in UK hospital emergency rooms has become a “humanitarian crisis,” the British Red Cross has said, urging the government to spend more on social care for the sick and elderly. The charity said it has dispatched volunteers in several areas of the country to help patients go home and...
BACOLOD CITY—Starting this month, the City of Bacolod is giving out cakes and cash gifts to senior citizens as part of the program dubbed “Malipayon nga Kaadlawan, Lolo kag Lola.” As of January 6, 101 senior citizens have each received a birthday cake and a cash gift of P200 during...
SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique—The provincial government here will soon activate its monitoring board for the elderly created through an ordinance passed last year. The board is chaired by Antique Gov. Rhodora J. Cadiao with the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) as secretariat. Its members include the Provincial...
CHO YONG-MOON, 75, spends nine hours a day, five days a week using his free pass on the Seoul subway to shuttle parcels back and forth between clothing and jewelry stores. With pension payments falling short of living costs for many of the elderly, he’s among a growing number of...
JUSTICE Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II said on Tuesday he recommended to President Duterte the granting of executive clemency to 134 inmates. In a news  conference, Aguirre said the list of the inmates came from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City, the Correctional Institute for Women in Mandaluyong...
BACOLOD CITY—A total of P277,500 in social pension was released by the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Negros Island Region (DSWD-NIR) to 185 senior citizens in this city on Wednesday. Each senior citizen received P1,500, representing the amount for the last quarter, during the turnover rites held at the Bacolod...
GOVERNMENT chief peace negotiator (GRP) Silvestre Bello made a historic first by visiting one of the village strongholds of the rebel New People’s Army (NPA) in Paquibato District, Davao City, on December 26, to attend a peace forum that also coincided with the 48th anniversary of the Communist Party...
KIDAPAWAN CITY—About 100 poor elders here were given free cataract and pterygium operations on December 20 as an early Christmas gift from the city government. Mayor Joseph Evangelista said the program aims to ensure indigent patients could avail themselves of cataract and pterygium surgeries for free in a bid to...
BEIJING—China will fully open its elderly care market by 2020, a General Office of the State Council statement announced on December 23. The move will substantially increase the supply of products and services in the market, standardize regulations and raise service quality, the statement said. Foreign investment in the sector will...
SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique—Thirty elderly from Barangay Igbalangao in Bugasong town each received a bucket of rice from the benevolent staff of Radyo Natin FM Station on December 23. Station Manager Jose Allan S. Bartolo initiated the activity as part of his advocacy to share whatever was given to...
ILOILO CITY—The city government here again brought cheer to more than 25,000 indigents, senior citizens and persons with disability (PWDs) with its gift-giving activity on December 23 and 24. City Social Welfare and Development (CSWDO) head Alfredo Villanueva said they decided to hold the gift-giving for PWDs and the elderly...
THE bonus that millions of Japanese seniors enjoyed in recent years when their pension income remained the same while consumer prices and wages fell is about to end. In an effort to make the pension system more sustainable as the elderly population swells, parliament approved a bill on Wednesday that...
By Rizal Raoul Reyes / Photos by Nonoy Lacza On December 8 Romarico G. Vitug celebrated a magnificent milestone in his life as he marked his 100th birthday. Aside from being a landmark event, it also enabled the second, third and even fourth generation of the family to learn and be inspired...
PRESIDENT Duterte said he will release the elderly and ailing political prisoners in the country before Christmas Day.He made this announcement on December 5 before lighting a 12-foot Christmas tree made of 360 pieces of Las Piñas Christmas lanterns at the Malacañang Palace building in a ceremony attended by...
SAN JOSE De BUENAVISTA, Antique - More than 1,000 senior citizens from the 18 towns of Antique province gathered for their 2016 Congress at the EBJ Gymnasium in the capital town San Jose de Buenavista, on December 13. Dr. Neneth Q. Pador, Iloilo Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer and...
MANILA City Hall and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) have partnered in extending financial grants to local senior citizens’ organizations that could use the fund for their livelihood program. Manila Mayor Joseph E. Estrada, on behalf of DOLE-National Capital Region (NCR),  on Friday  presented a P210,000 check to...
PRESIDENT Duterte on Monday said he will release older and ailing political prisoners in the country before Christmas Day. He actually said he would only order the release of 130 political prisoners if the government peace panel and the National Democratic Front (NDF) sign a bilateral ceasefire deal during talks...
AS much of working age, Japan frets about having enough money in old age, the nation’s seniors are increasingly propping up consumer spending, accounting for the little growth in consumption the country has seen in recent years. It is something of a paradox. In rapidly aging Japan, the world’s oldest...