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Aging of population accelerates in Philippines

2010-06-22 02:50:54 GMT2010-06-22 10:50:54 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A 75-year-old woman sells cigarettes while taking care of her wheelchair bound grandson in Quiapo, Philippines, June 21, 2010. A latest study shows that the number of Filipinos aged 60 and above stands at 7 to 8 million, the fastest growing segment of the Philippine population. (Xinhua/Jon Fabrigar)

A 72-year-old woman travels 100 kilometers every day to sell dried fish for a living in Quiapo, Philippines, June 21, 2010. A latest study shows that the number of Filipinos aged 60 and above stands at 7 to 8 million, the fastest growing segment of the Philippine population. (Xinhua/Jon Fabrigar)

An 81-year-old spinster is just one of the booming elderly population that needs healthcare in Manila, Philippines, June 21, 2010. A latest study shows that the number of Filipinos aged 60 and above stands at 7 to 8 million, the fastest growing segment of the Philippine population. (Xinhua/Jon Fabrigar)

A 72-year-old woman travels 100 kilometers every day to sell dried fish for a living in Quiapo, Philippines, June 21, 2010. A latest study shows that the number of Filipinos aged 60 and above stands at 7 to 8 million, the fastest growing segment of the Philippine population. (Xinhua/Jon Fabrigar)

With the help of her grandchildren, a 77-year-old woman sells native products to help augment family incomes in Quiapo, Philippines, June 21, 2010. A latest study shows that the number of Filipinos aged 60 and above stands at 7 to 8 million, the fastest growing segment of the Philippine population. (Xinhua/Jon Fabrigar)

A 75-year-old woman sells cigarettes while taking care of her wheelchair bound grandson in Quiapo, Philippines, June 21, 2010. A latest study shows that the number of Filipinos aged 60 and above stands at 7 to 8 million, the fastest growing segment of the Philippine population.

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