No. of :

No. of Shares:

Currently viewed by: Marcus Rosit

Elderly Filipino week to highlight senior citizen’s legacy

DAVAO CITY (PIA) -- The National Commission of Senior Citizens (NCSC) in Davao region is set to celebrate the Elderly Filipino Week on October 1-7 in SM City Davao, highlighting the invaluable contribution and legacy of the senior citizens in nation-building.

NCSC Project Development Officer Angelo Pascual laid out the activities for the weeklong celebration, which will start on Sunday, October 1, with a simultaneous National Opening in Cebu, a “Walk for Life” around SM City Davao, a healthy breakfast, and a Zumba dance.

The weeklong activities will also highlight an exhibit, which will be opened on the second day, where products of the senior citizens, traditions, and practices that have not been passed on will be featured and displayed.

NCSC Project Development Officer Angelo Pascual invited the public, especially the senior citizens, to join the celebration of Elderly Filipino Week on October 1-7 in SM City Davao.

“Yung exhibit, kasi napinsin 'nyo yung mga culture natin dati nawawala na, so hindi na na-transfer ng mga senior, yung technical, yung engineering, paano paggaw… pagkain kasi meron na ring mga native na pagkain na nawawala na rin dahil sa panahon. So we’re trying to preserve that (The exhibit, because you noticed that there are cultures before that we lost because the senior citizens have not transferred them, the technical, the engineering, how to make something... the food because there are also native foods that are disappearing due to time. So we're trying to preserve that),” Pascual explained during his guesting in the Kapehan sa Dabaw episode on Monday, September 25.

Local and national agencies will also participate in  facilitating the registration of senior citizens on PhilHealth, National ID, and the Office for Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) on the third day and onwards.

A legacy tree-planting activity will be conducted on the fourth day in Matina Aplaya, Davao City and Matanao in Davao del Sur.

On the following day, there will be a medical mission, which will be participated in by various partner agencies and local government units (LGU).

Pascual invited the public, especially the senior citizens, to join them in celebrating and recognizing the invaluable legacy of the senior citizens.

“We encourage everyone, especially the senior citizens, to avail of the services for the weeklong celebration of the Elderly Filipino Week,” he said.

The celebration will conclude with a recognition and a closing ceremony on the sixth and seventh day, respectively. (ASO/CLC, PIA-XI)

About the Author

Antonino Oblianda

Job Order

Region 11

Feedback / Comment

Get in touch