Hontiveros Wants to Increase Senior Citizen Age Qualification to 65 year's old





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Currently, a person is qualified to register as senior citizen when he/she reaches 60 years of age.

Hontiveros’ bill would affect 137,000 incoming senior citizens in the next five years according to Philippine Statistics Office.

Although the bill would likely be scrapped on Senate hearing, Hontiveros’ move is seen as inhuman by several rights groups.


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Att. Rafael Absalon of Seniors of the Future said that the bill is a blatant attack against not only our senior citizens, but all people.

“Yong bill ni Senator Hontiveros ay halatang hindi pinag-isipan. Ang mga matatanda ay dapat ngang kaawann. Hindi naming maintindihan kung ano ang dahilan at ginawa ni Sen. Hontiveros ang ganyang bagay”, Absalon said.

Hontiveros, in her draft explained that the plan is to save government’s money. She also cited that many senior citizens are still working between the ages of 60 to 65 years old. She noted that many senior citizens at the age of 61 to 64 are still working as taxi and jeepney drivers.

“People are just getting government’s money while still working”, part of the bill said.
The bill also stated that the government can use the money to educate younger people instead of giving to the “olds”.



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“The government should invest more on young people instead of nursing older generations. Young people should be aware about Martial Law atrocities so the mistake will not be repeated”, part of the draft said.

The bill also plans to discontinue the P500 social pension every month allocated for senior citizens. /Vernalyn Bruzo




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4 comments:

  1. This Hontiveros Bil has no Substance. She is attacking and insulting the Elderly. And Why did she connect his Bill to Martial Law Regime? Is it because we the Elderly who lived before, during and after Martial Law are the One who really knew what was the Real Condition of our Country?

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  2. Hontiveros is a brainless,heartless creature who deserve to be kicked out for good from any position in government institutions

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  3. C hontiveros at isang virus na untiunting umaatake para pahirapan tayong mga Pilipino. Hndi talaga mppigilan lumabas ang tunay na kulay ng isang nagpapanggap na lingkod ng bayan na wala nmn talagang malasakit sa atin. Ang main agenda nya ay pigilan umupo ang isang Marcos at gagamitin nya ang posishon nya at mkinarya ng gobyerno para ipush ang mpangsarili nyang agenda imbes na tuparin ang sinumpaan nyang tungkulin na mglingkod sa bayan

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  4. nakalimutan ni Sen Hontiveros na ang mga senior citizens once contributed to that government money thru taxes and contributions sa SSS., etc. and these seniors are only getting a minimal amount from that government money na ipinagdadamot nya sa mga matatanda

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