FIVE senior citizens aged 95 and above received P100,000 incentive each from the Pampanga Provincial Government through the One-Time Cash Incentive Program of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO).
Led by the PSWDO, together with Board Member Fritzie David-Dizon, Capitol staff visited the beneficiaries in Sta. Rita, Lubao, and Floridablanca.
According to PSWDO head Elizabeth Baybayan, this is a way for the Capitol to recognize the contribution of senior citizens in their respective communities.
Guagua Vice Mayor Sajid Khan Eusoof also assisted with the distribution.
This program was implemented by virtue of provincial Ordinance 683, series of 2014, or “An Ordinance Enacting the Senior Citizen Code of the Province of Pampanga.”
Initially, only those who have reached 100 years old were entitled to receive the incentive. It can be noted that Pampanga is the pioneer in the distribution of cash incentives to centenarians worth P100,000.
Ordinance 647 or the Senior Citizens Code was then amended by the Provincial Board, lowering the age of the beneficiaries from 100 to 95 years old.