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The first week of October is Elderly Filipino Week. According to the 2010 census, senior citizens or those aged 60 years old and over comprise 6.8% of our total population.

60 years old and over comprise 6.8% of our total population. A i k a R

Aika Rey @reyaika

Published 3:00 PM, October 08, 2015 Updated 2:15 PM, October 09, 2015

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MANILA, Philippines – In 1994, former president Fidel Ramos declared the first week of October as Linggo ng Katandaang Filipino (Elderly Filipino Week) through Proclamation No. 470.

Every year, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), with other government agencies, local government units (LGUs) and nongovernment organizations (NGOs), lead the celebration of Elderly Filipino Week.

This is to emphasize the important role of older persons in nation-building, and to raise and address issues concerning the sector.

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Based on the 2010 census, about 7 million – aged 60 years old and over – comprise our population. They are provided with benefits and privileges through the following legislation:

Republic Act No. 7432 , or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of Republic Act No. 7432, or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of

2003

RA 9994 , an amendment to RA 7432 to include additional services RA 9994, an amendment to RA 7432 to include additional services

RA 10645 , an amendment to RA 9994 to provide mandatory PhilHealth coverage for all RA 10645, an amendment to RA 9994 to provide mandatory PhilHealth coverage for all senior citizens.

Through years of upgrading and expanding services, here’s a list of benefits and privileges our elderly are entitled to:

DISCOUNTS*

20% discount on:and privileges our elderly are entitled to: DISCOUNTS* Medical-related privileges Medicine and drug purchases

our elderly are entitled to: DISCOUNTS* 20% discount on: Medical-related privileges Medicine and drug purchases

Medical-related privileges Medicine and drug purchases

on: Medical-related privileges Medicine and drug purchases Medical supplies, accessories and equipment Medical and
Medical supplies, accessories and equipment

Medical supplies, accessories and equipment

Medical and dental services

Medical and dental services

Professional fees of attending physician

Professional fees of attending physician

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FAST FACTS: What benefits are senior citizens entitled to? Professional fees of licensed health workers providing

Professional fees of licensed health workers providing home health care services

Transportationlicensed health workers providing home health care services XX X Air and Sea Land: LRT, MRT,

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Air and Sea

Air and Sea

Land: LRT, MRT, PNR, buses, jeepneys, taxi and shuttle services

Land: LRT, MRT, PNR, buses, jeepneys, taxi and shuttle services

Hotels, restaurants, recreational facilities, places of leisure Hotels, restaurants, theaters, cinemas, concert halls, circuses, leisure and amusementLRT, MRT, PNR, buses, jeepneys, taxi and shuttle services Recreation centers Fees, charges and rental for

Recreation centers Fees, charges and rental for sports facilities and equipmentcinemas, concert halls, circuses, leisure and amusement Funeral services Funeral and burial expenses include casket

Funeral services Funeral and burial expenses include casket or urn, embalming, cremation cost, and other services.Fees, charges and rental for sports facilities and equipment Utility discount Grant of a minimum of

or urn, embalming, cremation cost, and other services. Utility discount Grant of a minimum of 5%
or urn, embalming, cremation cost, and other services. Utility discount Grant of a minimum of 5%
or urn, embalming, cremation cost, and other services. Utility discount Grant of a minimum of 5%

Utility discountor urn, embalming, cremation cost, and other services. Grant of a minimum of 5% discount relative

Grant of a minimum of 5% discount relative to the monthly use of water and electricity, provided that the meter is registered under the name of the senior citizen residing therein and does not exceed 100 kWh and 30 m³.cremation cost, and other services. Utility discount EXEMPTIONS Tax exemption Exemption from payment of

EXEMPTIONS

Tax exemptiontherein and does not exceed 100 kWh and 30 m³. EXEMPTIONS Exemption from payment of individual

Exemption from payment of individual income tax of those who are considered to be minimum wage earnersdoes not exceed 100 kWh and 30 m³. EXEMPTIONS Tax exemption Training fee exemption Training fees

Training fee exemptiontax of those who are considered to be minimum wage earners Training fees for socio-economic programs

Training fees for socio-economic programs conducted by private and government agencies subject to the guidelinesconsidered to be minimum wage earners Training fee exemption

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issued by DTI, DOLE, DA, TESDA and DOST-TRC.

FREEBIES

Free medical and dental servicesto? issued by DTI, DOLE, DA, TESDA and DOST-TRC. FREEBIES Free vaccinations GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE XX X

Free vaccinationsand DOST-TRC. FREEBIES Free medical and dental services GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE XX X Social Pension Indigent senior

GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

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Social Pensionservices Free vaccinations GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE XX X Indigent senior citizens shall be entitled to a monthly

vaccinations GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE XX X Social Pension Indigent senior citizens shall be entitled to a monthly

Indigent senior citizens shall be entitled to a monthly stipend amounting to P500 to augment daily subsistence and other medical needs.

Mandatory PhilHealth coverageP500 to augment daily subsistence and other medical needs. All senior citizens are covered by the

All senior citizens are covered by the national health insurance program of PhilHealth.and other medical needs. Mandatory PhilHealth coverage Social safety nets The social safety assistance shall

Social safety netsby the national health insurance program of PhilHealth. The social safety assistance shall include, but not

health insurance program of PhilHealth. Social safety nets The social safety assistance shall include, but not

The social safety assistance shall include, but not be limited to, food, medicines, and financial assistance for house repair to cushion effects of economic, disaster and calamity shocks.

Death bene t assistance t assistance

disaster and calamity shocks. Death bene t assistance Assistance of a minimum of P2,000 shall be

Assistance of a minimum of P2,000 shall be given to the nearest surviving relative who took care of the deceased senior citizen.

OTHERS

Express laneswho took care of the deceased senior citizen. OTHERS

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FAST FACTS: What benefits are senior citizens entitled to? Express lanes shall be provided in all

Express lanes shall be provided in all private, banking, commercial and government establishments; priority shall be given in their absence.

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Educational privilegespriority shall be given in their absence. XX X Assistance shall be granted to senior citizens

Assistance shall be granted to senior citizens to pursue education through provision of scholarships, grants, financial aids, subsidies and other incentives.be given in their absence. XX X Educational privileges Bene ts and privileges for retirees Continuance

Bene ts and privileges for retirees ts and privileges for retirees

and other incentives. Bene ts and privileges for retirees Continuance of the same benefits and privileges

Continuance of the same benefits and privileges by GSIS, SSS and PAG-IBIG as enjoyed by those in active service.

Privileges on special discounts in special programsSSS and PAG-IBIG as enjoyed by those in active service. In order to avail of these

In order to avail of these benefits, the senior citizen or his/her authorized representative shall present a valid and original Senior Citizens’ Identification Card. Details for ID application may be found here.

*Here are some things to take note on purchases:

Credit Card Payments

20% discount and VAT exemption shall also apply to purchase of goods and services paying through credit cards.

No double discounts

In cases where the senior citizen is also a person with disability (PWD), the senior citizen can only use either his/her senior citizen ID or PWD ID to avail of a 20% discount.

Tax deduction

Establishments may claim the discounts as tax deductions based on the cost of

goods sold or services rendered. — Rappler.com

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HOAX: P6,000 'monthly' pension for senior citizens

The Social Welfare Department has been providing a pension worth P500 a month – not P6,000 a month – to indigent senior citizens for years

Rappler.com

Published 7:58 PM, July 27, 2018 Updated 11:10 AM, July 30, 2018

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Screenshot of a website claiming that senior citizens can avail of a P6,000 pension per month from the government

Claim: An article offers a supposed "guide" to claiming a "P6,000 monthly

pension for senior citizens" as a "gift" from President Rodrigo Duterte.

It only contains a video with a "News Beat Social" watermark.

The article in the domain dailyguidanze.info also doesn't have any timestamp, but is full of ads. It was spotted by Facebook's Claim Check dashboard as early as July 16, and has been shared over 26,300 times as of this posting.

Domains that contain similar content include pinoyofwnow.com and buzzhivetv.com.

Rating: FALSE

The facts: The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has

been providing pension for the elderly for years now. This pension is worth

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The embedded video is from a "News Beat Social" report by United News International, uploaded on YouTube in February 2017. It reported on the same senior citizen pensions, and accurately mentioned that it amounts to P500 per month.

When trying to visit the homepage of the dubious domain dailyguidanze.info, you will see a page only featuring the story of "The Scorpion and The Crocodile." It does not contain any further information about the website. The same goes for the two other domains.

In addition, a few seconds after watching the video, the user would be asked to share the article first before being able to watch the rest of the video. After clicking the button for it, a pop-up window would appear with the tag #6kpension automatically on the post, and would be shared from a supposed "DSWD Official" app which may compromise or improperly use the user's login

credentials. – Michael Bueza/Rappler.com

If you suspect a Facebook page, group, account, a website, or an article is spreading false information, let Rappler know by contacting us at factcheck@rappler.com. Let us battle disinformation one Fact Check at a time.

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benefits are senior citizens entitled to? XX X PHILIPPINES How to avail of PhilHealth coverage for

How to avail of PhilHealth coverage for senior citizens

Senior citizens may register through the Office for the Senior Citizen Affairs or the PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office in their areas

the PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office in their areas P a t t y P a

Patty Pasion @pattypasion

Published 11:30 AM, October 02, 2017 Updated 12:17 PM, October 02, 2017

AM, October 02, 2017 Updated 12:17 PM, October 02, 2017

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MANDATORY COVERAGE. Republic Act 10645 provides all senior citizens with health insurance care of PhilHealth.

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MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) estimates that there are 8 million senior citizens in the Philippines.

In 2014, the government enacted Republic Act 10645 that provides universal health insurance for senior citizens since their health is most at risk due to old age. This amended the provision that only indigent seniors are included in the mandatory PhilHealth coverage.

Those eligible to claim this benefit are:

Filipino citizens aged 60 living in the Philippines but are not included in any PhilHealth membership categorycoverage. Those eligible to claim this benefit are: Qualified dependents of senior citizens who are at

Qualified dependents of senior citizens who are at age 60 and abovebut are not included in any PhilHealth membership category Elderly dependents of PhilHealth members Meanwhile, employed

Elderly dependents of PhilHealth membersdependents of senior citizens who are at age 60 and above Meanwhile, employed senior citizens who

Meanwhile, employed senior citizens who have a regular source of income must continue paying their monthly contributions. Premiums of other elderly members will be sourced from the proceeds of Republic Act 10351 or the Sin Tax Law. (READ: FAST FACTS: What benefits are senior citizens entitled to?)

Those who are not yet PhilHealth members may register through the Office for the Senior Citizen Affairs (OSCA) or through PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office (LHIO) in their cities or municipalities.

Availing beneficiaries through the OSCA must:

Fill out two copies of the PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF) PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF)

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Submit the PMRF to the OSCA in the area where he/she livesFAST FACTS: What benefits are senior citizens entitled to? Wait for the OSCA to issue the

Wait for the OSCA to issue the issue a PhilHealth ID and member data record (MDR) after processing the application.Submit the PMRF to the OSCA in the area where he/she lives Those applying through the

Those applying through the LHIO should:

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Fill out two copies of the PMRFapplication. Those applying through the LHIO should: XX X Attach 1x1 photo taken within the last

Attach 1x1 photo taken within the last 6 monthsthe LHIO should: XX X Fill out two copies of the PMRF Present their senior citizens

Present their senior citizens ID issued by the OSCA or a valid government IDof the PMRF Attach 1x1 photo taken within the last 6 months Submit the accomplished PMRF

Submit the accomplished PMRFcitizens ID issued by the OSCA or a valid government ID Wait for the office to

Wait for the office to issue their MDR and PhilHealth IDOSCA or a valid government ID Submit the accomplished PMRF In availing of benefits in PhilHealth-accredited

In availing of benefits in PhilHealth-accredited hospitals with a Health Care Institution (HCI) portal, members should present only their MDR, senior citizen ID, or any proof of identity and age.

If a senior citizen failed to enroll before admission to a hospital without an HCI portal, he/she should fille out a PMRF and present a senior citizen ID or any proof of age to receive the corresponding PhilHealth deductions from his/her

bill. – Rappler.com

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