Fe Sumandal, adviser for the Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines (FSCAP
) Quezon City Chapter said the vulnerable groups believe that the UHC bill will provide them more benefits from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).
Officers of the provincial Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines (FSCAP
) will take over the Office of the Provincial Governor and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on Monday, October 17, as the Senior Citizens Officials for-a-Day (SCOFAD) as the province celebrates Elderly Filipino Week.
Meanwhile, the members of Federation of the Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines (FSCAP
), said that they are also looking forward to the bill's passage as it will bring more benefits for the elderly.
An estimated 600 older persons from the local government units in the National Capital Region and senior citizens associations like the Confederation of Older Persons Association of the Philippines (COPAP), Coalition of Services for the Elderly (COSE), and Federation of Senior Citizens Associations in the Philippines (FSCAP
) participated in the culminating activity of Elderly Filipino Week held on October 7 at SM North Skydome in Quezon City.?
Jorge Banal, president of the Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines (FSCAP
) NCR and Quezon City chapter said, CVD is one of the top killers in the Philippines and with other lifestyle-related non-communicable diseases such as cancer, respiratory diseases, and diabetes, make up half of all deaths in the country annually.