- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law to create the National Commission of Senior Citizens
- The new law seeks to increase the monthly pension of the senior citizens
- The NCSC will be operating under the Office of the President
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President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure seeking to create the National Commission of Senior Citizens (NCSC).
KAMI learned that under the Republic Act No. 11350 or the National Commission of Senior Citizens Act, only one agency would be in charge of providing services and programs for the senior citizens, instead of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
In a report by the ABS-CBN News (author Apples Jalandoni), the new law seeks to provide P1,000 monthly pension to senior citizens.
Senior Citizen party-list welcomed the passage of the new law.
"'Pag nagkaroon ng ospital para sa senior, hahaba ang buhay," Senior Citizen party-list Rep. Francisco Datol said.
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The new measure will abolish the National Coordinating Council and Monitoring Board, which handles the Expanded Senior Citizens Act.
The NCSC will be operating under the Office of the President. It will be composed of a chairperson and six commissioners.
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