P23M Social Pension Funds ready for pick up-A A +A
Monday, September 3, 2012
THE Social and Welfare Department of Western Visayas confirmed that the checks for social pension funds for July to September 2012 are ready for pick up by the LGU treasurer at the DSWD regional office.
May Rago-Castillo, DSWD regional Information officer, said the SPF is a government subsidy to the indigent senior citizens aged 77 years old and above.
In the Western Visayas, Iloilo has the highest number of beneficiaries for SPF with 6,021 senior citizens given the amount of P9,031,500, followed by Negros Occidental and this city with 3,528 beneficiaries who will receive P5,292,000 SPF.
The P23,614,500 SPF will be given to the 15,743 beneficiaries in the areas of: Antique with 2077 beneficiaries will receive P3,115,500.99; Aklan with 1,835 beneficiaries who will receive P2,548,500.00; and Guimaras with 582 beneficiaries who will receive P874,500.00. (Teresa D. Ellera)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 03, 2012.