Se­niors soon to get cash aid from City

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A to­tal of 17,204 se­nior cit­i­zens in Man­daue City will re­ceive the first tranche of their fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance from the City within the week.

Mayor Gabriel Luis Quisumb­ing led the cer­e­mo­nial dis­tri­bu­tion of cash aid in the Barangay Subang­daku gym yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Based on records of the Of­fice for Se­nior Cit­i­zens’ Af­fairs (Osca), Subang­daku has the high­est num­ber of se­nior cit­i­zens of the 27 barangays in Man­daue. This is fol­lowed by Barangay Pak­naan, with 1,073 se­nior cit­i­zens.

Each se­nior cit­i­zen re­ceives P6,000 as fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance ev­ery year from the Man­daue City Gov­ern­ment.

The cash aid is given in three tranches, in April, Au­gust, and De­cem­ber.

Se­nior cit­i­zens from Barangays Subang­daku, Cam­baro, Cen­tro, Guizo and Man­tuy­ong re­ceived their P2,000 yes­ter­day.

Jessie Perez, head of the City So­cial Wel­fare and Ser­vices (CSWS) Of­fice, said the se­nior cit­i­zens of the other barangays will re­ceive their cash aid in the fol­low­ing days.

“Kung mag-reval­i­date mi mo-in­crease ta og 25,000. Tun­god kay wa pa may guide­lines (for the dis­tri­bu­tion of fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for the se­nior cit­i­zens), sta­tus quo usa. Tanan ang nakadawat basi sa lista last year,” said Perez.

He said that the pur­pose of the guide­lines is to make sure that the real Man­daue­hanons will re­ceive the fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance.

Osca, which is un­der the CSWS, found out that there are se­nior cit­i­zens who are not from Man­daue but are res­i­dents from other ar­eas as far as Bo­hol.

“Kung taga-Man­daue ka, you don’t need to worry,” said Perez.

For the el­derly who can­not claim their fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance within the week, they can get it at the City Trea­surer Of­fice (CTO) from April 23 to April 25.

Se­nior cit­i­zens who can­not go to the venue in their barangay to claim their as­sis­tance, the CSWS, Osca and CTO rep­re­sen­ta­tives will go to their houses to give them their money on April 26 and April 27.

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