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Indigent seniors of E.B. Magalona receive social pension
SOME 2,137 indigent senior citizens of E. B. Magalona received their social pension from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the fourth quarter following a simultaneous distribution programs in all 23 barangays of the municipality last week.
Distribution for Barangays 1, 2, and 3 were held at the Public Plaza, while the distribution for the other 20 barangays were conducted at their respective covered courts, a statement from the town said.
Indigent senior citizens - those without pensions from Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) or Social Security System (SSS) - receive a stipend of P500 per month, or P1,500 per quarter, from the DSWD to augment their daily subsistence and medical needs.*