Senior citizens in Mandaue City receive P1k financial aid
CEBU CITY, July 10 (PIA) -- Around 12,000 senior citizens of Mandaue City have received P1,000 financial assistance from the city government. They will receive the same amount in December if funds are available.
â€śWe are planning to increase the financial aid to senior citizens depending on the availability of funds,â€ť said Councilor Jefferson Ceniza, chairman of the committee on social services, adding they are also thinking of increasing the assistance to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) from P500 to P1,000.
The city will be releasing the balance of P1,000 in December this year.
â€śNalipay ko sa akong nadawat dako nig tabang sa among kan-onon (I am happy with what I received as this really is a help for our food),â€ť said Jose Conde, 63, former utility driver from Barangay Maguikay.
Aside from financial assistance, Mayor Jonas Cortes has given the senior citizens a service vehicle, an office and 50 percent discount if hospitalized at the city hospital over and above the 20 percent discount provided by law.
Nedy Sienes of the Office of the Senior Citizens (OSCA) said they conducted house to house visitation to revalidate the beneficiaries. Starting today until Friday the distribution will be held at the respective barangays, specifically at their sports complex or barangay halls.
Sienes said that based on their records there are 14,000 registered senior citizens, but there are 12,000 who were qualified beneficiaries based on their voterâ€™s registration certificate. (PIA-Cebu with Mandaue News Service)
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