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Senior Citizens’ Profiles from San Pedro Resettlement Area Cooperative Inc., (SPRACI)
City of San Pedro, Laguna

The following questions were used to conduct the interview: * Name * Location * Age * Civil Status * Educational Attainment * Benefits received from the Government * Benefits wished to receive from the Government * What are the Physiological Changes you Experienced and What are your views about those * Unforgettable Experiences/ Lessons in Life and their Significance or Role in the latter years * Message to the youth

Ernesto Villanueva
Pago City, Negros Occidental
73 years of age
Married
Property Custodian in SPRACI
Took Marine Engineering at the Philippine College of Arts and Trade (now TUP)

Benefits from the Government : * SSS Pension

Benefits wished to receive from the Government: He is already contented with the benefits he receives from the government. He is also thankful of whatever services he receives from the government.

What are the Physiological Changes you experience and what are your views about those Before he doesn’t have wrinkles, and now he also has some gray hair, eventually it will become white hair which is natural of being an elderly. And he also experiences some illness like arthritis. These are all natural and someday we will also experience these kinds of things.

Unforgettable Experiences/ Lessons in Life 2 weeks before his high school graduation, their house burned down resulting in his failure to attend the graduation. This caused him to go to Manila and become a working student. He worked in construction sites in order to sustain for his college education. Luckily, his determination and perseverance paid off.

Message to the youth “Filipino population is increasing rapidly, and life gets harder as we move forward”, says Mang Ernesto. For him, education is very vital. Due to his past experiences, he often advice his children to strive

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