SLIDESHOW: Paru-parong Bukid

Story and Photos by Rem Zamora for

Posted at Oct 11 2012 05:48 PM | Updated as of Oct 16 2012 01:10 AM

Kimona ni Lola, or Grandma's terno, marked the end of Elderly Filipino Week for some 12 lolas in San Juan City.

The 12 lolas paraded with their kimonas in a fashion show in San Juan City to cap a week-long celebration, from October 1 to 7, dedicated to the elderly.

Almost as forgotten as the celebration itself, the lolas did not mind the small crowd and the small celebration. For the lolas and the organizer of this event, the more important objective is for the elderly to remember that they can remain active to counter the effects of aging or even Alzheimer's Disease.

Donned in kimonas, a traditional Filipino dress for women during the Spanish days, the lolas walked the catwalk as family members cheered them on.

Most of the kimonas were personally made by the lolas. The kimonas were adorned with recycled materials such as paper cups, sea shells, and even rugs.

The show was made possible thru the efforts of Philippine United Senior Citizen Association (PUSCA) and Maria Clara ni Rizal (Maclariz) and in cooperation with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).