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NCSC honors 3 seniors for devoting lives to charity and volunteerism

Most people think that when one reaches the senior age of 60 and above – he or she would just slow it down, take it easy and just enjoy retirement but for these three indefatigable personalities, life simply doesn’t stop with ageing as they continue to do charity works and volunteerism to help the less fortunate people. As part of …

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‘Super Lolo’ scales Mt. Apo’s peak at age 83

As in many stories that we’ve witnessed or heard – Senior citizen Pascasio Carcedo’s near-impossible feat of scaling the country’s highest mountain at age 83, started with a childhood dream. Measured to its peak at 10,311 feet above sea level, Mt. Apo has always been the target of many local and foreign mountain climbers to conquer as a prelude to …

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PAGCOR and four other agencies intensify efforts to address illegal POGO-related crimes

AMIDST reports of increasing number of kidnapping incidents related to illegal offshore gaming operations in the country, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has intensified the collaboration with its partner government and law enforcement agencies. In an inter-agency meeting among PAGCOR, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Justice (DOJ), Philippine National Police (PNP), and the National …

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NCSC leads Elderly Filipino Week celebration

Every year from October 1-7, the entire nation honors its senior citizens with a country-wide celebration of Elderly Filipino Week and this year’s festivity is no different. In fact, it even promises to be a better and bigger one. The Elderly Filipino Week celebration is anchored on Proclamation No. 470, s. 1994, issued by former President Fidel V. Ramos. It …

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SUN Awards highlights Elderly Filipino Week celebration

All is set for this year’s Sampung Ulirang Nakatatanda or SUN Awards as part of the National Commission of Senior Citizens (NCSC)-led country-wide celebration of Elderly Filipino Week slated October 1-7. The conferring of Ten Outstanding Older Persons is spearheaded by the Coalition of Services of the Elderly, Inc. (COSE) in recognition of our senior citizens’ important and valuable contributions …

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Germany to hire registered nurses

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) is accepting applications for 600 Filipino registered nurses for partner hospitals and elderly care centers in Germany under the Triple Win Project (TWP). The TWP, which started in 2013, has been commissioned by the German Federal Employment Agency (ZAV/BA). The Deutsche Gesellschafts fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is supporting its implementation in partnership with …

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Post Office celebrates 60 years of Asian-Pacific Postal Union, Manila’s contribution recognized

Postmaster General Norman N. Fulgencio of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) delivered his message as guest speaker in celebration of the 60th founding Anniversary of the Asian-Pacific Postal Union or APPU held at Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. In his speech attended by more than 100 delegates and participants from Asian-Pacific region, he said, “This event is very special for all …

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Celebrating the Elderly Filipino Week

Every year from October 1-7, the entire nation honors its senior citizens with a country-wide celebration of Elderly Filipino Week and this year’s festivity is no different. In fact, it even promises to be a better and bigger one. Just to refresh our memory, the Elderly Week celebration is anchored on Proclamation No. 470, s. 1994, issued by former President …

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Consumer group wants J&T’s license revoked

Urges DICT, gov’t to probe violations of delivery firm The United Filipino Consumers and Commuters (UFCC) filed a case today at the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to revoke the operating licenses of J&T and its franchise partners due to unlawful business practices. The move comes after the inaugural State of the Nation Address of President Bongbong Marcos …

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PAGCOR turns over P3.46 million worth of relief aid to provinces hit by Florita

Just a day after severe Tropical Storm Florita lashed some provinces in northern Luzon, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation’s (PAGCOR) new top management immediately sent a team to distribute relief goods to the affected localities on August 25 to 26, 2022. Cagayan Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office Head Helen Donato (5th from left) receives the relief donation from …

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