Iriga: Growing Old in the Happy Island


A Mother’s Story of Resilience and Fulfillment Growing old in the Philippines comes with the major challenge of communities’ perception of a sense of duty, defined by established family roles and strong family bonds.

Elderly Filipinos recognize the potential for physical deterioration that often accompanies aging, but they generally maintain an optimistic perspective that portrays aging as a phase marked by heightened productivity and promising life experiences.

Apparently, many senior citizens continue to contribute to their families and communities in various ways – just like Nanay Lina Tatel, 76, a young wise leader we met in the happy island of Catanduanes.

(Source: DSWD Press Release)

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