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Torre, Antonio banner PH challenge in Asian Seniors Chess

Jul 06, 2020 - 6:39 PM

Filipino Grandmasters Eugene Torre and Rogelio 'Joey' Antonio are among the favorites in the Asian Seniors Online Chess Championship

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‘Protection, not restriction’: Group asks gov’t for clear guidelines for senior citizens

Jun 19, 2020 - 7:57 AM

The group Seniors sa Panahon ng COVID says the current policy is 'open to misinterpretation and confusion'

Senior Citizens despite the rain wait for their turn in Plaza Sugbo to claim their P3,000 cash assistance from Cebu City Government on June 10, 2020. The senior citizens were eventually sent to another location to a closed coliseum for their shelter and to follow physical distancing.

CHR to DOTr: Lift 'discriminatory' train ban on senior citizens

Jun 02, 2020 - 5:39 PM

The Commission on Human Rights reminds government agencies to consider the situations of people when implementing policies

An unusual number of rush hour commuters queue and observe physical distancing during the resumption of MRT operations on the first day of the General of Community Quarantine in NCR on June 1, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Indian school confessions Facebook page mistaken for anti-Duterte campaign

May 14, 2020 - 1:39 PM

Pro-Duterte users spam a Facebook page meant for alumni of Daisy Dales Senior Secondary School in India, much to the confusion of the page’s admins

Jerrold Tarog's 'Senior Year' is now up online

May 10, 2020 - 7:13 PM

The charming coming-of-age film is streaming for free!

HIGH SCHOOL. Jerrold Tarog's charming coming-of-age film from 2010 is streamed online for free. Screenshot from the film

Coronavirus pushes more banks to tighten credit standards in Q1 2020

Apr 24, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Majority of banks say they have maintained credit standards, but more have started reporting tighter rules as the coronavirus pandemic raises economic risks

Senior high school students struggle to write in English – report

Apr 20, 2020 - 10:52 PM

What do you think can be done to improve the SHS curriculum in the country?

File photo of high school students

A doctor's advice for older persons in the time of the coronavirus

Mar 16, 2020 - 3:30 PM

'Share your wisdom and good counsel. You have much to contribute during this crisis.'

CARE FOR SENIORS. DOH chief Francisco Duque III says senior citizens will benefit from the new EO setting the maximum drug retail price. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Meet Jollibee's senior and differently-abled service crew

Mar 13, 2020 - 11:16 AM

You may find them working at company-owned branches of Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Burger King, and Red Ribbon in Manila and Pasay

Manila requires fast food restaurants to hire seniors, PWDs

Mar 07, 2020 - 1:20 PM

Under the ordinance, senior citizens, differently-abled persons, and PWDs 'will not be assigned tasks that are hazardous to their health or beyond their physical limitations or capabilities'

NO WORK ON HOLY WEDNESDAY. Manila city government offices will be closed beginning April 1, Holy Wednesday.

Devotion ‘to the last breath’: Senior citizens brave Traslacion 2020

Jan 09, 2020 - 5:14 PM

They tell Rappler they will join the annual procession as long as they have the strength for it, until their last breath

GREAT GRANDMA. Luisa de Guzman, 68, waits for the image of the Black Nazarene for the annual Dungaw. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

Francisco Datol Jr returns as Senior Citizens congressman

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The House allows Francisco Datol Jr to take his oath after the Comelec issues a certificate of proclamation to the Senior Citizens party-list group

THE RETURN. Francisco Datol Jr (2nd from R) takes his oath as Senior Citizens congressman on December 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Cayetano, House leaders ask Comelec to proclaim Duterte Youth, Senior Citizens

Nov 26, 2019 - 1:55 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon slams the House resolution, saying it 'encroaches' on the poll body's independence

PRESSURE ON COMELEC? House leaders file a resolution asking the Commission on Elections to proclaim two embattled party-list groups. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Young lands 8th in World Seniors; Caturla, Antonio finish in top 30

Nov 24, 2019 - 6:49 PM

International Master Angelo Young finishes inside the top 10 of the 2019 World Seniors Chess Championship

Young keeps top 5 bid as Antonio, Caturla falter

Nov 23, 2019 - 10:27 AM

Angelo Young needs to win his last match against Brazilian GM Darly Lima in order to barge into the top 5

BIDDING TO WIN. Angelo Young stands a chance against international Grandmasters in the 2019 World Seniors Chess championships. Stock photo

3 Filipino bets keep medal bids going in World Seniors Chess

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:49 PM

Grandmaster Rogelio Antonio Jr needs to win his last two matches to crash the top 3 as two other Pinoy chess players try to stay in the hunt

Angelo Young claims 3rd straight Grandmaster victim

Nov 19, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Angelo Young continues his stunning campaign in the 2019 World Seniors Chess Championships

WORLD CHESS STAR. Angelo Young continues his streak of upset wins over international Grandmasters. Stock photo

Young sparkles in World Seniors Chess tilt, other Filipinos faring well

Nov 18, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Angelo Young vaults into a three-way tie for the lead in the +50 Open division as Rogelio Antonio Jr and Cesar Caturla look to rise through the ranks

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Filipino GM to join World Senior Chess Championship

Nov 11, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Grandmaster Rogelio 'Joey' Antonio Jr will compete in the tournament he placed 2nd in two years ago

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Retiring Carpio gives West PH Sea lecture to SC workers

Oct 06, 2019 - 10:44 AM

In the JBC, chief justice applicants are asked whether Carpio's media interviews about China are 'improper'

LECTURE. Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio receives a plaque of appreciation from Supreme Court Employees Association (SCEA) president Erwin Ocson after giving a lecture on Defending Philippine Sovereign Rights in the West Philippine Sea on October 4, 2019. Photo courtesy of the SC Public Information Office

Manila seniors get P800 yearly birthday gift under new ordinance

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:53 AM

When the gift is given in kind, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno says they will hand senior citizens birthday cakes. Sounds familiar? It's because Moreno got the idea from the Binays of Makati.

ANNUAL GIFT. Senior citizens can get their gift either in cash or kind. Shutterstock photo

Private schools group decries budget cut in DepEd’s voucher program

Sep 18, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations says subsidy cuts could lead to a 'massive migration of students and teachers from the private schools to the public schools' past its capacity

NO TO BUDGET CUTS. The Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations of the Philippines says cuts in subsidies would result in migration of students from private to public schools. Rappler file photo

Gymnast Yulo shares gold with Olympic medalist in Japan tilt

Sep 15, 2019 - 7:44 AM

Filipino teen standout Carlos Yulo ties seven-time Olympic medalist Kohei Uchimura in the floor exercise of the All Japan Senior Championships

STELLAR. Carlos Yulo (right) shares the podium with legendary gymnast Kohei Uchimura of Japan. Photo from Linzi Arellano-Co’s Facebook account

[OPINION] Is the Philippines ready for its 'graying' population?

Sep 08, 2019 - 4:00 PM

By the time the Philippines becomes an aging society, more elderly people will be needing support from the government, and not just from their families

Ang pag-abot ng pangarap ng mga mag-aaral ng St Nicholas

Aug 31, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Kabilang sa broken family. Abandonado. Ulila. Nawalay sa pamilya. Working students. May mga estudyante sa St Nicolas Senior High School of Cabanatuan City na may mabibigat na pinagdaraanan. Maaari ninyo silang tulungan.

Isko Moreno, fast food chains sign pact to employ seniors, PWDs

Aug 23, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Greenwich commit to employ 2 senior citizens and one person with disability for each of their branches in Manila

MORE SENIORS. Jollibee and other fast food chains commit to employing more senior citizens in Manila. Rappler file photo

Albay school head urges firms: Give senior high school graduates a chance

Aug 03, 2019 - 10:10 AM

'Give these students a chance by looking at their outputs, competencies, and skills developed under this program,' says Merly Crucillo, Naga National High School assistant principal for senior high school

IMMERSION. Harold Esperanza worked as a technician for his immersion. Photo courtesy of Briane Esperanza

Makati residents 90-99 years old to get P10,000 cash gift yearly

Jul 30, 2019 - 5:29 PM

To be qualified for this benefit, the senior citizens will also have to be Blu Card holders for at least 5 years

COA tells DSWD to clean list of social pension beneficiaries

Jul 28, 2019 - 8:55 PM

The Commission on Audit calls on the Department of Social Welfare and Development to ensure that only qualified beneficiaries are under its Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens

New law creates National Commission of Senior Citizens

Jul 26, 2019 - 6:04 PM

All the members of the new commission must be at least 60 years old at the time of their appointment

Senior high students battle it out in tech contest imake.wemake

Jul 19, 2019 - 7:07 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Senior high school students can now apply to participate in the 3rd imake.wemake tech competition

Deforestation + climate change = dead end for wildlife

Jul 09, 2019 - 8:55 PM

Less than two-fifths of forests across Latin America, Asia and Africa currently allow for animals and plants to avoid potentially intolerable increases in temperature, according to a report from the journal Nature Climate Change.

DEFORESTATION. This aerial photo taken on March 3, 2018 shows a protected area of the Rawa Singkil wildlife reserve as part of the Leuser Ecosystem in Trumon, South Aceh, which is being burnt in preparation for the opening of a new palm oil plantation. File photo by Januar/AFP

DepEd Senior High School Voucher Program results for SY 2019-2020 released

Jun 24, 2019 - 5:55 PM

The voucher will cover only two years regardless of how long it will take for a student to finish senior high school

[OPINION] Why senior high school needs urgent fixing

May 30, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Despite severe birth pains, the SHS program is here to stay. But we need to know as soon as possible which parts of it are working and which aren’t.

DOJ clears cops accused of killing QC prosecutor

May 27, 2019 - 8:55 PM

‘Mere speculations and probabilities’ aren’t enough to establish the guilt of SPO2 Rodante Lalimarmo, PO3 Arthur Lucy, and PO1 Jose Mercado, says the justice department

House approves bill requiring ROTC for Grades 11, 12

May 20, 2019 - 6:30 PM

If passed into law, the bill would make the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program mandatory for both male and female senior high school students

SOON TO BE REQUIRED FOR SHS? A soldier of the 1st Scout Ranger Regiment of the Philippine Army instructs an ROTC cadet officer on the finer points of the M16 rifle. Photo from Wikipedia

Do PWDs, senior citizens have access to special polling places?

May 14, 2019 - 6:56 AM

Some PWDs and senior citizens are still denied of their right to vote in designated special polling places

IN PHOTOS: Senior citizens, PWDs vote in accessible polling places

May 13, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Emergency Accessible Polling Place makes the voting process more accessible and easier for PWDs, senior citizens, and heavily pregnant women

The elderly take advantage of the EAPP or the Emergency Acessible Polling Place, a special voting area for senior citizens and PWDs, at the Don A Roces Science HS in Quezon City on election day, May 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Prosecutor junks perjury case filed by Okada vs former firm

Apr 28, 2019 - 5:39 PM

There 'is no falsity that can be attributed' to Tiger Resort official Dindo Espeleta, says Las Piñas City Senior Assistant Prosecutor Donald Macasaet

JAPANESE TYCOON. A perjury case filed by Japanese gaming tycoon Kazuo Okada against his former firm is junked by a local prosecutor. File photo by AFP

How elections are made accessible to PWDs and senior citizens

Apr 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM

The law may be in place, but much more should be done to make elections accessible to all

Senior citizen voter file photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Inclusive elections in May 2019? Let's manage expectations

Apr 18, 2019 - 3:51 PM

'Government response to access issues must be holistic and decisive; Otherwise the same issues will keep resurfacing every 3 years'

PWD photo by Shutterstock. Election photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

QC establishments to provide courtesy seats for PWDs, pregnant women, seniors

Mar 05, 2019 - 6:29 PM

Private establishments that fail to implement the new policy will face fines and business permit suspension or revocation

Grade 6 students to have grad rites this 2019 – DepEd

Mar 02, 2019 - 9:43 PM

But discussions are still ongoing as to whether Grade 6 completers in the future should have a 'moving-up' ceremony instead of a graduation ceremony

Texas senior's Holiday Inn retirement plan goes viral

Feb 27, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Thousands share a man from Houston's detailed cheaper plan to retire in a Holiday Inn hotel than in a nursing home

House bill requiring ROTC for Grades 11, 12 one step away from passage

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:51 PM

(UPDATED) If passed into law, the House bill would bar a senior high school student from graduating if he or she fails to complete the ROTC program

CADETS IN FORMATION. Competing cadets in the Ultimate ROTC Challenge 2018 attend the opening ceremony prior to the start of their respective events. Photo by the DND

Senate approves bill creating National Commission of Senior Citizens

Jan 29, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Under Senate Bill No. 2159, the commission is mandated to promote and protect the rights of the elderly

Senior Citizens of Navotas on August 2, 2017

Mandatory ROTC will expose students to corruption, says lawmaker

Dec 10, 2018 - 5:25 PM

But both the education and defense departments are backing the proposal to require ROTC for senior high school students

CADETS IN FORMATION. Competing cadets in the Ultimate ROTC Challenge 2018 attend the opening ceremony prior to the start of their respective events. Photo by the Department of National Defense

[ANALYSIS] Deep Dive | What's the big deal about seniority in selecting the Chief Justice?

Nov 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Appointing the judiciary’s head, whether the most senior or not, is the only way by which the President may legally exert influence over the judiciary

Garma, Torre rule Asian Seniors Chess

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:03 AM

International Master Chito Garma bags the 50-and-over division crown as Grandmaster Eugene Torre cops the 65-and-over title

EVERGREEN. Top-ranked Eugene Torre finishes with 7.0 points to retain his title. File photo

Asian Seniors Chess: Garma, Roca keep 1-2 spots

Nov 11, 2018 - 7:35 AM

International Masters Chito Garma and Petronio Roca turn back separate foes to stay on top of the 9th Asian Seniors Chess Championships