CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Indigents and people needing financial help from the Provincial Government of Pampanga would have to wait for at least 45 days before being able to access again the financial grant system of the province.
This as financial assistance by the Provincial Government is currently suspended due to campaign period for local candidates.
This include the pension of senior citizens, cash aid for persons with disabilities (PWD), burial assistance and the cash incentive for centenarians are temporarily halted.
The Office of the Provincial Accountant issued Memorandum 2016-02, which prohibits the regular program of the provincial government in granting financial assistance in any form during the campaign period.
This is in connection with the application of the prohibited acts prescribed by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Resolution 9981.
As provided in Section 104 of the Omnibus Election Code, no candidate or his agents or representative shall make any donations or gifts in cash or in kind during the campaign period.
Programs of the provincial government such as point-of-care, financial assistance through guarantee letter, and other medical assistance are also suspended until the end of the election period.