Inaabuso din: Belmonte declares June 15 as elder abuse awareness day

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Elderly should be protected from abuse and maltreatment too.

To ensure this, Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, who heads the 37-member Quezon City council, has declared June 15 as “Quezon City’s Elder Abuse Awareness Day”.

This is in support of the United Nations’ efforts to address the maltreatment of older persons.

Belmonte pushed for the Sangguniang Panglungsod 2670 of 2018, saying it is only proper the city government and even the entire country join the international community in stopping all forms of abuse on old people.

“Elder abuse is happening in our country and sadly, it remains one of the least investigated types of violence. It is time that we at the city government step up the campaign against this problem,” she said.

The vice mayor said elder abuse is a global social issue which deserves the attention of the Philippines as well.