How much discount are senior citizens entitled to get?

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – How much discount should a senior citizen be entitled? Is it 20 percent, or 32 percent? Can establishments even impose limitations on these perks for the elderly? The internet is recently awash with…

Establishments not implementing senior citizen discount may face closure

Pia Piquero 01/31/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Establishments that will not strictly honor the senior citizen discount policy may face closure, a local legislator warned. This was after a complaint was lodged in the office of the Committee on Senior…

Pasig City tells hotel to explain disregard of senior discount or face closure

Zacarian Sarao 01/17/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Pasig City on Wednesday ordered a hotel to explain why the local government should not issue a cease and desist order after it denied a 20-percent discount to a senior citizen. INQUIRER.net will withhold…

Lola from Alegria, Cebu shows off diving skills at 75

Immae Lachica 10/11/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— This 75-year-old lola from Alegria in Cebu is making waves online because of her diving skills. Meet Urusula Likido, the lola (grandma) who is trending online due to her amazing diving skills. Her video was…

83-year-old vendor in Guadalupe, Cebu City inspires netizens

Immae Lachica 10/10/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— An 83-year-old vendor selling goods in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City is touching the hearts netizens. The story of Nanay Martis became known after a netizen shared her story on his social media account. That netizen…

House OKs early voting bill for PWDs, seniors, healthcare workers, lawyers on 3rd reading

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 05/08/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWDs), healthcare workers and lawyers may soon be allowed to vote earlier than the rest of the population after a bill on the matter was approved by the House…

87-year-old abandoned senior citizen rescued in Lahug

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/24/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) and personnel from the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) Emergency Medical Services rescued an abandoned 87-year-old senior citizen in…

Sunday morning accident in Mandaue City injures senior citizen

Futch Anthony Inso 12/11/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu –  A senior citizen sustained minor injuries after his vehicle was reportedly hit by another private vehicle while he was traveling along the national highway in Barangay Jagobiao, Mandaue City early on Sunday morning,…

Lolo killed, 11 others injured in Sogod, Cebu accident

Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 11/30/2022

(UPDATED) CEBU CITY, Philippines — A senior citizen died after his house was rammed by a bus involved in a five-vehicle smashup along the national road in Barangay Liki in Sogod town on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.…

Bill seeks to criminalize abuses vs elderly

Julie Aurelio 09/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Agusan del Norte Rep. Dale Corvera has filed House Bill No. 5116, or the proposed Senior Citizens Protections Act, which wants to penalize acts of abuse against the elderly which may result in their physical or…

OSCA Cebu City cleans list of cash aid beneficiaries

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Office for Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) in Cebu City is currently ramping up its evaluation of members to remove senior citizens who have passed away but are still listed as eligible for…

Online scams and the elderly

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 09/04/2022

We who were born in the age of passbooks and real bank tellers will never feel at home in the world of digital banking and automated teller machines (ATMs). This is not a Luddite resistance to all…

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