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100 Senior Citizens in Pasay City were hired as airport ushers

Up to 100 senior citizens have been hired as temporary airport ushers by the local government, authorities, and departments in Pasay City.

Through the agreements signed between the Pasay City local government, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), the Department of Labor and Employment and The Provincial Partylist.

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According to the report of Manila Bulletin, the memorandum of agreement was signed on Tuesday, December 3, by Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, The Provincial Partylist Rep. Ronnie Ong, and MIAA General Manager Eddie Monreal.

Hired senior citizens will perform lightweight tasks such as guiding passengers to the airport where to sit, and to offices they need to go to or which lanes to queue in. They will work for three hours in the morning and another three hours in the afternoon for 15 days, and will each receive a salary based on a P537 daily wage rate.

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Aged 60 to early 70s, the senior citizens were selected based on their health condition and fitness to work.

“Through this project, we are giving our senior citizens the opportunity to still maximize their productivity, mingle again with people in a regular work environment, and even provide some amount to their families with their salaries,” said Mayor Calixto-Rubiano.

“It is also a fitting recognition and appreciation of senior citizens as productive members of society even in their 60s, 70s or older,” the Pasay City mayor added.

Mayor Calixto-Rubiano previously served as the congresswoman of Pasay City. He authored the bill that became Republic Act 10911 or the “Anti-age Discrimination in Employment Act, which allowed senior citizens to work nationally.

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