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TUPM Gives its Senior Citizen Employees A Pre-Retirement Activity

Posted on 03.06.2017 | By Prof. Elizabeth J. Galvez

LAGUNA - The Committee on Senior Citizens and Persons with Disability (SC/PWD) of the Technological University of the Philippines-Manila conducted "An Activity for a Meaningful Retirement: TUP Pre-Retirement Program for SC and PWD," at Costales Nature Farm, Majayjay, Laguna_Province last February 24, 2017.

The participants composed of TUPM senior employees and committee members enjoy the orientation seminar on organic farming with Mr. Redentor Mark Costales, farm owner’s son as the speaker.

A total of twenty eight senior citizen employees of the Manila campus joined the one-day activity. The primary aim of the activity was to provide the senior employees an idea on how and where to invest their retirement benefits in the future by inspiring them to venture on their own organic business thru a 30-minute orientation seminar on organic farming. Likewise, the participants were treated to a sumptuous lunch of organic food and given a farm-like lifestyle experience.

One of the participants examining the different varieties of lettuce plants, which the farm sells for cultivation.

The activity was another project of the SC/PWD Committee of TUPM with its chairperson, Prof. Sixta R. Torralba; members, Prof. Elizabeth J. Galvez, Ms. Andrea M. Pascual, Ms. Christine B. Teson, Mr. Damian Q. Pulusan, Dr. Arjun G. Ansay, Ms. Vivian C. Santos, Ms. Ma. Agnes P. Inosanto, Dr. Emmanuel G. Ruiz II and consultant, Dr. Florida C. Labuguen.