Senator Sonny Angara welcomes the creation of the National Commission on Senior Citizens. The Senator is glad about this development and said that he will continue supporting senior citizens. President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 11350 for the creation of the Commission for the dear senior citizens of the country. Sen. Angara said that parents have sacrificed so much for their family especially for their kids. They have devoted their lives working for the future of their children that they did not even think of preparing for themselves. Sadly, there are many instances that once they become old, their children neglect them.
The NCSC was created to assist the senior citizens in their need. There will be policies and activities that will be formed for their benefit. One of the mandates of this agency is to make everyone know what the rights of the seniors are. Along with the creation of the NCSC, the National Coordinating and Monitoring Board under Republic Act 9994 or better known as the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010 was dissolved. Meanwhile, all the projects and programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development for the seniors who are poor and vulnerable will be passed on to the NCSC.
According to Sen. Angara, there will now be an agency that will solely take care of the needs of the seniors. The agency will see to it that the laws and regulations meant for the seniors will be implemented. Since the NCSC is for the benefit of the senior citizens, it is expected that a senior citizen will head the agency. On the 18th Congress, Angara filed a law that will give an additional 100% social pension to the Filipino senior citizens. He aims to make increase it to Php12,000 per year instead of the Php6,000 per year. This is under Senate Bill No. 133.