Dumaguete senior citizens receive social pensions

Thousands of kids enjoy games, food. Culmination Program of the 2018 Children’s Games was attended by thousands of kids from 30 barangays of the city who competed in various games. This was then followed by a party featuring nutritious meals at Pantawan II Rizal Boulevard yesterday. The City Mayor commended the barangay and Sannguniang Kabataan officials as well as the parents for ensuring maximum participation of 10, 000 children.

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Some 2,335 indigent senior citizens in Dumaguete City received their quarterly social pension at Php1,500 each as the government’s modest assistance for their food and medication.

The funding comes from the Department of Social Welfare and Development and distributed through the City Government of Dumaguete under Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs and the Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines. Only eligible senior citizens that are entitled to the social pension, provided they qualify under Republic Act No. 9994  and those that include those without support from their family members, those who are not receiving any form of pension and who are sickly. (By Jennifer C. Tilos)

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