Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Estate planning seminar for seniors to be held May 5

THE Philippine Association of Retired Persons Inc. (Parp) will hold a talk on “Estate Planning for Seniors” this Sunday, May 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Capitol Central Hotel, N. Escario St., Cebu City.

Resource speaker will be lawyer Rosalyn Caesar, a law professor at the University of San Jose-Recoletos for over 20 years now. The talk is free for Parp members and P100 for non-Parp members, including snacks.

The talk will help senior citizens prepare their estate for the time when they will no longer be around. Parp decided on this topic as senior citizens and family members with senior parents can know more about laws governing their loved one’s estate.

The Parp started in 1999 in Manila and presented itself to the Social Security System (SSS) and the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) as representatives of retirees. Among Parp’s accomplishments was the increase in SSS monthly pension to P2,500 as a result of the insistence of its national executive board headed by founder, Amado Cabaero, in numerous meetings with SSS. In Cebu, Parp facilitated the release of the GSIS pension of one of its members who had not received her pension for 20 years.

The latest move of Parp was to push for the approval of legislation for the creation of the National Commission of Senior Citizens. The move was facilitated by its vice president for external relations, lawyer Mafeo Vibal, who lobbied for the approval last January of House Bill 8837 filed by senior citizen party-list Rep. Francisco G. Datol Jr.

The National Commission of Senior Citizens is envisioned to be a centralized national office “to formulate policies for the promotion and protection of the rights and well-being of senior citizens.” Once passed into law, seniors will have to deal with only one central office, not several offices, for their concerns.

For more information, contact Grace Cabaero - Ferreros at 0943 862 3206 or (PR)


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