Articles worth reading
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte

Belmonte eyes extension of deadline for tax payments

account_balanceQuezon City access_time4 days ago

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte eyes an extension of the deadline for tax payments from January 20 to February 2. “Our business community has requested for additional period of time to allow them to fully comply with the requirem...

Feast of Sto. Ni%uFFFDo

MPD announces Manila traffic rerouting for Sto. Niño feast

account_balanceManila access_time4 days ago

The Manila Police District announced road closures and rerouting schemes for the celebration of the Feast of the Sto. Niño of Tondo this weekend. The Lakbayaw Festival, commonly known as the Sto. Niño de Tondo feast, will be on Saturda...

Taguig News

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte visits the Taguig Center for the Elderly on Thursday evening. He is joined by City Mayor Lino Cayetano, House Speaker and 1st District Representative Alan Peter Cayetano, and then later, 2nd District Representative Maria Laarni Cayetano / PIA

Duterte visits Taguig Center for the Elderly

account_balanceTaguig chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte recognized the efforts of the city government of Taguig in taking care of its senior citizens during his visit to the Taguig Center for the Elderly.

"I join the City Government of Taguig in its mission to alleviate the plight of the elderly population. As one of the countries highly urbanized cities, I give due recognition in its efforts in securing the welfare of this vulnerable sector," President Duterte said in his speech.

He added that the features at the Center for the Elderly and the programs of the Taguig for the seniors "will surely make them healthier and more productive as they endure old age. These also can be their source of strength and inspiration as they continue to enjoy their lives and share in our collective task of developing a nurturing society."

At the same time, Duterte endorsed the Taguig Center for the Elderly to other city and municipal governments in the country.

The five-story building is the project of the local government. It offers rest and recreation to the elders, from therapy pool, massage areas, cinema to a clinic and a dialysis center, among other amenities. Senior citizens also enjoy free bus rides to and from the center.

President Duterte encouraged the local officials to carry on the city's banner of "malasakit" for the elderly even as they continue to sustain Taguig's rapidly booming economy.

He also considered Taguigenos as "very lucky" because it is blessed with resources which are used for the common good.

“For me, this program is an honest proof of your solidarity with the national government in promoting inclusivity, fairness and good governance. May you continue to support this administration’s development agenda and I wish that your pursuit to uplift the lives of our senior citizens will be emulated by other city and municipal governments in the country,” he said said.

For his part, Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano said, “this center means that our elders have an esteemed place in this city, that they have a place where they can enjoy, pamper themselves, build their circles.”

date_rangeDate Published
1 month ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Access road C-6 / DPWH

DPWH fast-tracks construction of access road to C6

account_balanceTaguig chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

A new access road project will shorten the route between South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Circumferential Road-6 (C6) once it is completed by March 2020. It is now being fast-tracked by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). DPWH...

2 Manila churches agree to administer weddings disrupted by Taal eruption

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Two Catholic churches in Manila agreed to assist couples whose wedding schedules were affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano. Fr. Reginald Malicdem, rector of the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception popularly known as Manila Cathedral, sai...

DILG Undersecretary for Peace and Order Bernardo Florece Jr. / PIA

Taguig promotes sustainable industrial peace

account_balanceTaguig chrome_reader_mode8 hours ago

Taguig City promotes industrial peace as it seeks to put an end to agitation allegedly being sowed by some “infiltrated” labor unions against perceived impunity, abuse of workers’ rights, and other forms of unfair labor practices by...