Aquino starts helping old man from precinct where they both cast votes-A A +A
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has fulfilled his promise to give medical assistance to an ailing 75-year-old man he met when he voted in Tarlac for the barangay elections last Monday.
In a press briefing Tuesday, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Domingo Simon, who has gall bladder ailment, has been given necessary medical treatment at a hospital in Tarlac.
"Mr. Domingo Simon is currently at the Tarlac Provincial Hospital where he is being given necessary medical attention," he said.
He said the Presidential Management Staff has coordinated with the Social Security System to know what additional assistance can be provided Simon.
The Palace official added that Simon could seek further medical assistance from public hospitals in Metro Manila if necessary.
Aquino met Simon when he voted for the barangay elections in his home province of Tarlac last Monday. Simon voted in the same precinct where the President and his sisters Ballsy and Pinky also cast their votes.
The President promised to help Simon with his medical needs and with his pension as the old man complained of having difficulty in claiming it. (SDR/Sunnex)