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  • Organisation

    Confederation of Older Persons’ Association of the Philippines Inc (COPAP) was formed through the support of the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE). The Organisation envisions having a national movement of older persons that advocate policies to address their issues and concerns. Started in 1989 in Barangay Commonwealth in Quezon City the Organisation was formalised as a Confederation in 2006. COPAP is known as the people’s organisation that pushes relevant policies, creates, and promotes community-based programmes of older persons to ensure that they become a proactive sector in the society.

    Today, COPAP has 114 Older Persons Organisation (OPO) members with more than 8,000 older persons from the Greater Manila Area (GMA) mostly belonging to urban poor families. COPAP is also known as one of the major forces that influenced the policy development related to older person sector in the country. Its major achievements are the passage of Cheaper Medicines Act (RA 9502), Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 (RA 9994), granting social pension for indigent senior citizens (P500) monthly stipend, and the Universal Phil Health Coverage for all senior citizens (RA 10645). Currently, COPAP and other older person’s organisations are heightening their campaign on the universal social pension.

    • Organisation

      Confederation of Older Persons’ Association of the Philippines Inc (COPAP) was formed through the support of the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE). The Organisation envisions having a national movement of older persons that advocate policies to address their issues and concerns. Started in 1989 in Barangay Commonwealth in Quezon City the Organisation was formalised as a Confederation in 2006. COPAP is known as the people’s organisation that pushes relevant policies, creates, and promotes community-based programmes of older persons to ensure that they become a proactive sector in the society.

      Today, COPAP has 114 Older Persons Organisation (OPO) members with more than 8,000 older persons from the Greater Manila Area (GMA) mostly belonging to urban poor families. COPAP is also known as one of the major forces that influenced the policy development related to older person sector in the country. Its major achievements are the passage of Cheaper Medicines Act (RA 9502), Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 (RA 9994), granting social pension for indigent senior citizens (P500) monthly stipend, and the Universal Phil Health Coverage for all senior citizens (RA 10645). Currently, COPAP and other older person’s organisations are heightening their campaign on the universal social pension.

    • Project

      Enhancing COPAP Leadership towards Organisational Sustainability project improves the quality of Confederation of Older Persons’ Association of the Philippines (COPAP) programmes and services through active participation and engagement of members. The project specifically (1) Strengthens Confederation’s capacities in managing their organisation as well as their programmes and services; and (2) Increases awareness of the COPAP members on their rights and entitlements.

      The project also enhances the organisational capacities of the confederation and its federation members; improving and sustaining their existing programmes and services including its management. This is done through major activities conducted along with awareness raising, assessment, and planning, capacity building activities, monitoring, and evaluation, etc.

  • Project

    Enhancing COPAP Leadership towards Organisational Sustainability project improves the quality of Confederation of Older Persons’ Association of the Philippines (COPAP) programmes and services through active participation and engagement of members. The project specifically (1) Strengthens Confederation’s capacities in managing their organisation as well as their programmes and services; and (2) Increases awareness of the COPAP members on their rights and entitlements.

    The project also enhances the organisational capacities of the confederation and its federation members; improving and sustaining their existing programmes and services including its management. This is done through major activities conducted along with awareness raising, assessment, and planning, capacity building activities, monitoring, and evaluation, etc.

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