Awareness and Perception of Senior Citizens on the Implementation of Republic Act 9994 in San Isidro in Nueva Ecija in the Philippines

Jayson Y. Cablao, Camille Anne DG. Bonafe, Christine Alaine B. Espinoza, Olive Chester Cuya-Antonio, Rosemarie R. Casimiro

Abstract


This study determined the awareness and perception of senior citizens on the implementation of R.A. 9994, or the Expanded Senior Citizen Act of 2010. It employed both qualitative and quantitative research design as it described the profile of the respondents, determined the level of awareness of the respondents on the benefits granted by RA 9994, and analyzed the extent of implementation of the benefits and privileges based on R.A. 9994. The respondents came from the three clustered barangays of San Isidro, Nueva Ecija in the Philippines. The researcher used a 5-point Likert Scale questionnaire. The data gathered revealed that Senior Citizens were “Moderately Aware” of most of the parameters presented such as the 20% discount, government assistance, and priority in express lanes. On the other hand, the mean response on the extent of implementation was verbally described as “Slightly Implemented.” The Analysis of Variance showed that the level of awareness of respondents across the clustered barangays does not vary significantly. Thus, from the findings, it is recommended that a thorough study with a greater number of respondents, including the relatives/primary care giver, should be involved. Firm and systematic assessment is also recommended to monitor the implementation of the programs.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jpag.v9i2.14767

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