DSWD SENIORS. Employees of DSWD XI who are senior citizens and those who have retired convene recently to organize the DSWD XI Senior Citizens’ Association. The initiative aims to mobilize and maximize the seniors’ skills and capability as well as further advocate their rights for them to fully enjoy their benefits and privileges and enable them lead a productive and active ageing even beyond government service.

Also discussed with the group were the main provisions of RA 9994 or The Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010. Further, each one was able to update the group of his/her current undertakings and plans. Coordinated through the DSWD Program for Older Persons, over 30 seniors were invited to attend. (DSWD)