Man­daue, Lapu-Lapu to re­lease cash aid to 43K se­nior cit­i­zens

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - O. SOTTO COR­RE­SPON­DENT JESSA MAE

NEARLY 43,000 se­nior cit­i­zens in Lapu-Lapu and Man­daue cities will re­ceive their cash as­sis­tance to­mor­row (Sun­day, Dec. 9) for Lapu-Lapu se­niors and from Mon­day (Dec. 10) to Fri­day (Dec. 14) for Man­daue se­nior ben­e­fi­cia­ries.

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza said in a press brief­ing on Dec. 5 (Wed­nes­day) that about 24,000 se­niors of Lapu-Lapu City would each re­ceive P4,000 cash as­sis­tance from the city gov­ern­ment.

Radaza said that aside from the se­nior cit­i­zens, 5,000 per­sons with dis­abil­ity ben­e­fi­cia­ries could also be given their P3,500 cash aid from the Lapu-Lapu City gov­ern­ment.

She said the cash aid would be re­leased in their re­spec­tive barangays.

On Mon­day until Fri­day next week, the Man­daue City gov­ern­ment would re­lease the P2,000 cash as­sis­tance, which is the last in­stall­ment of the city gov­ern­ment’s P6,000 fi­nan­cial aid to se­niors.

Jessie Perez, Man­daue City So­cial Wel­fare and Ser­vices (CSWS) head, said in a phone in­ter­view on Satur­day that the 18,482 se­nior cit­i­zens of the city could claim their cash as­sis­tance start­ing Mon­day (Dec. 10) until Fri­day (Dec. 14) in their re­spec­tive barangays be­tween 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How­ever, se­nior cit­i­zens of Barangays Cam­baro, Cen­tro, Guizo and Man­tuy­ong can claim their P2,000 as­sis­tance at the Man­daue Sports Com­plex, start­ing at 1 p.m. on Mon­day.

Perez said that the city’s Of­fice of the Se­nior Cit­i­zens Af­fairs (OSCA) had al­lo­cated around P110 mil­lion this year for the se­nior cit­i­zens’ fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance.

Each ben­e­fi­ciary will re­ceive P6,000 cash for the year which will be given in three tranches, the P2,000 to be re­leased next week is the last tranche of the se­niors' cash aid for the year.

Se­nior cit­i­zens, how­ever, will have to per­son­ally claim their cash as­sis­tance and present their blue card or na­tional iden­ti­fi­ca­tion cards for se­nior cit­i­zens to claim the cash aid.

Perez said they were strictly im­ple­ment­ing this rule this year be­cause they found out that there were se­nior cit­i­zens from Bo­hol and nearby cities and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, who tried to claim the cash as­sis­tance./

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