Taking care of the Elderly is an important initiative that should not be sidelined in the fight towards ensuring that they too have equal access to social services and benefits like all the other individuals. The Coalition of Services of the Elderly, Inc. (COSE), has been active in championing for the needs and wants of the elderly through capacity building, advocacy among many more initiatives. These activities have empowered older persons by reaffirming faith in themselves as well as having the freedom to engage further in societal issues.
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The audio clip above was taken on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day when COSE was lobbying for the passage of the Anti-Elder Abuse bill.
Voice heard is by Tatay Mario Sunga who is 69 years old living in Arayat. He is a member of COSE; an organisation that works into Enhancing Access to Social Protection Programs through Older Persons Engagement in the Philippines.
Translation: June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. All forms of abuse against the elderly should be stopped. Pass the Anti-Elder Abuse bill.