Apaliteño el­derly get P1.5-M pen­sion

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

APALIT - More than a thou­sand se­nior cit­i­zens from this town re­cently re­ceived their monthly so­cial pen­sion from the lo­cal govern­ment here.

Mayor Peter Nu­com dis­closed that the lo­cal govern­ment al­lo­cated some P1,575,000 for the quar­terly pay-out of 1,050 el­derly from the 12 barangays here.

He said that each ben­e­fi­ciary re­ceived P500 monthly, or a to­tal of P1,500 to cover the months of Jan­uary, Fe­bru­ary and March dur­ing the pay-out held at the mu­nic­i­pal multi-pur­pose hall here.

Nu­com said that the dis­tri­bu­tion of so­cial pen­sion is in pur­suant of Repub­lic Act 9994 or the Ex­panded Se­nior Cit­i­zens Act of 2010, the So­cial Pen­sion for Indi­gent Se­nior Cit­i­zens.

The pro­gram aims to pro­vide ad­di­tional govern­ment as­sis­tance which can im­prove the con­di­tion of indi­gent se­nior cit­i­zens by aug­ment­ing

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SE­NIOR HIGH ARE SOAR­ING HIGH. The ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cers and fac­ulty of Joc­son Col­lege In­cor­po­rated led by the school’s Vice Pres­i­dent Ma. Felisa ‘Leigh’Joc­son suc­cess­fully held its Se­nior High School’s 1st Com­mence­ment Ex­er­cises this year with Guest of Honor and Speaker Un­der­sec­re­tary Claro Arel­lano of the De­part­ment of La­bor and Em­ploy­ment.

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