July 19, 2024 7:40 PM

Honoring the Invaluable Legacy of Pavianhon Senior Citizens

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The Local Government of Pavia headed by Mayor Luigi Gorriceta through the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office, Office of the Senior Citizens Affiars and Senior Citizens Federation Association of Iloilo, Inc.-Pavia Chapter hold a Recognition Program for 70, 80, 90, 100 years old and the Oldest Senior Citizens in the Barangay.

A total of 394 Senior Citizens were given recognition which includes our Centenarian from Purok 1, Ms. Adela Mendoza and the Oldest in the Barangay Ms. Cendrilla Armada from Barangay Ungka 2. Aside from the monetary incentive that both of them received, Mayor Luigi Gorriceta and Vice Mayor Bibo Gerochi had also gave them additional P10,000 each.

This year’s theme, “Honoring the Invaluable Legacy of Filipino Senior Citizens,” beautifully encapsulates the significance of the event and the enduring values it represents.

Elderly Filipino Week is celebrated yearly during the first week of October, as mandated by Proclamation No. 470 issued by then President Fidel V. Ramos on September 26, 1994, to emphasize the contributions of the elderly to national development. As of the latest census of 2020, the total number of senior citizens in the Philippines is 9.22 million, based on the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Recognizing their significance, MalacaƱang has issued Memorandum Circular (MC) 34, a directive that underscores the importance of celebrating the Linggo ng Katandaang Filipino, or Elderly Filipino Week. This annual celebration, set for the first week of October each year, aims to honor and support the country’s senior citizens, echoing the principles enshrined in Republic Act (RA) 11350 and Proclamation 470.

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