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Saturday, July 22, 2017
Story and photos by Rosabel Toledo ON nonpeak months when buses to and from Baguio aren’t even half-filled with excited tourists, the city falls into a sleepy lull: Rates for transient homes drop, the queue for a combo meal at Good Taste clears up, and one can walk Mines View Park...
PURITA “Puring” Cruz, 74, is just waiting for a notice from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) before she could start receiving her social pension. After 14 years of depending from her generous neighbors and from the occasional endowments from her children and grandchildren, Puring sees the light...
MORE than 2 million marriages take place each year in the US and, increasingly, they are uniting people of different races and ethnicities. Today, according to the Pew Research Center, 1 in 6 newlyweds in the US is involved in a mixed marriage. That is a fivefold increase from 1967,...
BEYOND providing access to education, an advocacy group is urging the government to decentralize Philippine education and overhaul teacher development to address the inefficiencies in the country’s current education system. The Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) stated the problem lies with the systemic issues of the Department of Education (DepEd)...
OSAKA, Japan—The minimalist rooms at the Hotel Relation here in Japan’s third-largest city are furnished with plain twin beds. Flat-screen televisions adorn the walls. Plastic-wrapped cups and toothbrushes are provided in the bathrooms. And just across the hall are the rooms where the corpses rest. Checkout time, for the living...
IN 2012 Parkview Healthcare Center’s history of safety violations led California regulators to issue an ultimatum reserved for the most dangerous nursing homes. The state’s public health department designated Parkview, a Bakersfield, California, nursing home, a “special-focus facility”, requiring it to either fix lapses in care while under increased inspections...
YUTA Suzuki was studying finance with the goal of becoming an investment banker. Then his father called. “He came to me with a serious face and said, ‘I heard you’re good at math,’” Suzuki, 37, said. “We have a small problem. We need your help.” His father, Toshio Suzuki, was the...
ABOUT 130 job-order or contractual workers of the Manila City government may soon expect the release of their salaries after the city council’s regular session on Tuesday. Despite numerous initial concerns and queries from District 3 Councilor Mary Grace R. Chua regarding the nuances of the resolution, the P13,926,120 budget...
LUCENA CITY, Quezon—Senior citizens in Quezon province flex their aging muscles as they seek to strengthen their ranks to alleviate their plight in their twilight years. “We are profiling our members province-wide as a way to strengthen our ranks so we can be recognized as an organization and ask for...
QUEZON CITY Mayor Herbert Bautista on Wednesday said more than 30 beneficiaries of the death-benefit welfare assistance program received their P5,000 financial assistance from the Quezon City Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (Osca). Bautista approved City Ordinance 2544, otherwise known as the Death Benefit Welfare Assistance Ordinance of 2016,...
AS operator of a seniors’ residence in the Philippines, I am facing an interesting problem: The scarcity of nurses with geriatric knowledge. We have more than 200,000 registered nurses in the country who are either unemployed or not working in their profession. I would have never imagined that the...
NEW YORK—On a bright weekday morning in 2009, Stephen M. Chaleff, a retired executive, stood outside his home in Rye, New York, and wondered: “Where is everybody? There’s nobody here!” Staring out onto the deserted street, Chaleff decided he needed a change. “When you’re used to doing a lot of different...
GENERAL SANTOS CITY—Four residents in the town of Malungon, Sarangani province, each received P100,000 for living beyond 100 years, officials said on June 21. Malungon Mayor Maria Theresa Constantino led the tribute to the town’s centenarians, as she urged their respective families to take care of them. The centenarians also received...
SAN FRANCISCO—Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have found that older people with persistent pain show quicker declines in memory as they age and are more likely to have dementia years later. Published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, findings from their study, which appears to be the...
CLIMATE change is coming for you in the night. That’s the conclusion of scientists who study how heat disturbs sleep—and how projected warming is expected to make bad sleep even worse. Led by Nick Obradovich of Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a team of researchers are the...
ARCHBISHOP of Manila Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle celebrated his 60th birthday on Wednesday with a thanksgiving Mass and a simple lunch with family, fellow clergymen and friends. “Today, I thank the Lord for the gift of 60 years. I stand by the commitment to love God and others always by...
FOR decades, Nestlé SA has tried to get its infant-milk powder into the hands of China’s new mothers with promises of brighter, healthier babies. Now it’s trying to do the same for the elderly. Last week the company launched “Nestlé YIYANG Fuel for brainTM senior milk powder,” a formula...
THE city government of Makati has paid P7,090,613.05 to five cinemas in the city for free movie tickets for senior citizens and persons with disability (PWDs) of the city who availed themselves of the privilege, from January to March this year. In a report to Mayor Abby Binay, Accounting Department...
CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar—The number of poor senior citizens in this city entitled to their monthly social pension has increased from 1,000 in 2016 to 3,000 this year. Maricel Aquino, city social welfare and development office focal person on senior-citizen program, said last Friday the national government has increased the budget...
GENEVA, Switzerland—One in six elderly people aged 60 and older, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, suffers various forms of abuse, inflicting an impact on their health and well-being, a latest study by the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The study, supported by the WHO and published in the Lancet...
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