By: Elena Grace Flores
YouTube video by Bongbong Marcos
Senior Citizens | Bongbong Marcos
Talking about the Senior Citizens
Tayong mga Pilipino ay malaki ang respeto at pagpapahalaga sa mga nakatatanda. Kaya’t sa panahong ito ng paglaganap ng COVID-19, dapat masiguro ang kanilang kaligtasan.
Old People’s Home
Bongbong Marcos narrates his mother’s own experience. Then First Lady Imelda Marcos said that she failed only in the Old People’s Home project. This is because Filipinos prefer to take care of their elders at home. Not to separate in them in the home of the aged facilities and later forget about them just like in some other cultures. Seniors citizens serve as the guide for the young Filipinos and a source of wisdom for those who are willing to listen to them.
Longetivity is Enhanced
Marcos also observes that the Filipino life span increases. This can be the result of improved medical care. As a senior citizen himself, he knows the advantages given by the government to this age group. There’s a 20% discount on all goods that are vatable. Hotels and restaurants are also included in this long list of establishments. He is not sure if motels are in the list – but he’s thumbs up to those 60 years old folks and over who are still sexually active.