Thursday, December 09, 2021

Senior citizens get P300,000 incentive

PAMPANGA. Board Member Fritzie David-Dizon hands over the P100,000 check to 96-year-old Mercedes Cuengco of Sta. Cruz, Porac town. (Pampanga PIO)

THE Provincial Government of Pampanga gave P300,000 cash incentives to three senior citizens aged 95 and above from the second district of Pampanga with each receiving P100,000.

The distribution was led by Board Member Fritzie David-Dizon and Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) Head Elizabeth Baybayan.

The said cash gift is part of the privileges and benefits provided by the provincial government to senior citizens under Ordinance No. 683. 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.

For those who want to apply for the said program please contact your Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO).


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